Album Reviews

Review: Voodoo Circle – ‘Locked & Loaded’

Voodoo Circle founder, guitarist, and song-writer Alex Beyrodt gave long-time fans of the German Hard Rock outfit something to smile about when he announced a new studio album: ‘Locked & Loaded’. Beyrodt doubled down on the excitement by also announcing that album number six would feature the “classic” line-up of …

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Review: Magnum – ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’

When the book on British stalwarts Magnum finally closes, perhaps then, Tony Clarkin might finally get the recognition as a top-quality songwriter that he richly deserves. Also, one of the most consistent songwriters to boot. With a new Magnum studio album in the works (expected 2022), Clarkin has turned his …

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Review: Phantom Elite – ‘Titanium’

Exit Eden: ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ – one of the most fun collaborative albums of the last decade. A simple concept: four powerhouse female vocalists adding a metallic edge to an album of pop covers with the might of Napalm Records behind them. Such good fun, and an album able to …

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Review: Verity White – ‘Ungrounded’ EP

One of the most pleasing aspects of checking out new material from Verity White is that the listener simply does not know what to expect. Cookie-cutters not required here. Copy and paste have been disabled. Or, if you prefer, expect the unexpected, as Verity and Alex White very seldom repeat …

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Review: CJ Wildheart – ‘Siege’

With his first solo album in three years, the ever-likeable CJ Wildheart lights a molotov cocktail and launches it through the window of a shit-filled 2020. Then he lights another, and another, and another. Social media followers of CJ wouldn’t have been expecting ‘Siege’ to be anything but a hardcore, …

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Review: Joe Bonamassa – ‘Guitar Man’

Watching ‘Guitar Man’, it becomes abundantly clear from the off that Joe Bonamassa was never going to fail in his quest to not only make a career from playing the blues, but said career would be successful. In the dictionary under “driven”, it should simply say; “see Joe Bonamassa”, and …

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