Album Reviews

Review: The Birthday Massacre – ‘Diamonds’

The Birthday Massacre

Remember when Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta spat his dummy out over the fact that Deftones booked synth-pop act Chvrches for their annual Día De Los Deftones festival? Obviously oblivious to the fact that Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is a huge new wave/synth-pop fan, all JJ had to do to grasp …

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Review: In This Moment – ‘Mother’

In This Moment

Capturing the multi-media tour de force that is a live gig from In This Moment, and transferring it to a studio setting, is akin to capturing lightning in a bottle. In other words; damn near impossible. To simply call an In This Moment show a “gig”, is an understatement though, …

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Review: King Solomon Hicks – ‘Harlem’

King Solomon Hicks

Another day, another young hotshot Blues player. It’s hard to remember a time when the Provogue/Mascot label group didn’t have a debut album worth shouting from the rooftops about. On this occasion it’s 24 year old King Solomon Hicks with his debut album, named after his native ‘Harlem’. You might …

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Review: False Hearts – ‘Remedy’ EP

False Hearts

You know that GIF where the toddler has both fists up and is screaming “Yesssssssss” in triumph? That’s the appropriate reaction upon hearing the latest release from Cambridge’s finest – False Hearts. ‘Remedy’ is a four-track EP that takes the Americans on at their own game and burns their little …

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Review: Lucifer – ‘‘Lucifer III’

Lucifer

Keeping it simple when it comes to naming the new album, multinational heavy rockers Lucifer follow the same path as previous output and go with a simple numeral after the band name. Hence, third album = ‘Lucifer III’. Like its two predecessors, ‘Lucifer lll’ is steeped in ‘70’s hard rock/metal …

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Review: Body Count – ‘Carnivore’

Body Count

Like The Wildhearts last year with their towering ‘Renaissance Men’ album, Ice-T seems to be making it his mission to show the young pretenders how it’s really done. With an endless amount of lyrical inspiration available at a click of a button on any 24hr news channel, Ice-T and Bodycount …

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