Album Reviews

Review: AVIANA – ‘Corporation’

Despite AVIANA’s apparent dissolving in March 2020, they’re back and stronger than ever, thanks to the constant efforts of frontman Joel Holmqvist. The full album has been a long time coming – almost every song has been released as a single so far, so the hype has been building for …

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Review: Troy Redfern – ‘The Wings of Salvation’

English singer-songwriter-guitarist Troy Redfern is not hanging about on his new album ‘The Wings of Salvation’. No settling-in period, no breaking the listener in gently. Ten tracks that fly past in the blink of an eye, and with zero fat included there is hardly time for the listener to draw …

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Review: The Rasmus – ‘Rise’

Being a pretty big Eurovision fan, seeing The Rasmus performing new material in their slot at the final was fantastic. It helped that the song they used – ‘Jezebel’ was also a great choice, upbeat, fun, and just a little bit sorrowful. The only real problem is that it was …

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Review: Behemoth – ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’

It’s a full minute into ‘Post God Nirvana’ – the first track on ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’ – before there’s any hint of Nergal’s vocals, and even then, it’s a loud proclamation offering snippets of Catholic prayer – more spoken, or shouted over the eerie, choral music than sang, with only …

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Review: Clutch – Sunrise on Slaughter Beach

I’m just gonna get this out of the way right now. Clutch are one of my favourite bands! I haven’t been there from the start though, it wasn’t until 2013’s ‘Earth Rocker’ was released that I really became a huge fan. I’d heard them before on comps, tracks like ‘Power …

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Review: Armor for Sleep – The Rain Museum

By the year 2009, it seemed that Armor for Sleep had everything working out for them. In the space of eight years, they built up a loving and loyal fanbase, consistently toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy, Saosin, and more, and even released their third album ‘Smile for …

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Review: Miss May I – ‘Curse of Existence’

It’s been five years since their last album – their first on new label SharpTone Records – but Miss May I have come back with a bang and a roar, and the effort shows. Even from the very first track on ‘Curse of Existence’ it’s obvious that they’re doing what …

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Review: Electric Callboy – Tekkno

German electronicore sextet Electric Callboy never fails to get you dancing and moshing at the same time. And on their sixth effort ‘Tekkno’, it’s no different – as they once again blend brutal metalcore riffs with bouncy EDM synths and rhythms. At times, it takes you right back to the …

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