Album Reviews

Review: Cry For Mercy – ‘Resist’

Although the last 13 months or so have been a tough time for musicians unable to ply their trade on stage, it’s also been a fertile time for those same musicians to create music in the recording studio. It seems that a week doesn’t go past without several top-quality rock …

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Review: Budderside – ‘Spiritual Violence’

Budderside

The Motörhead connection is strong with Los Angeles-based Budderside; the band was signed to Motörhead Music by Lemmy (RIP) himself, frontman Patrick Stone used to roadie for the iconic trio, and one of those icons – Phil Campbell – plays on this, their sophomore effort. Anyone expecting to be steamrollered …

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Review: The Outlaw Orchestra – ‘Powercut’

Those purveyors of fine heavy grass, those backwater renegades, and good old boys from the deep south (of the UK), otherwise known as The Outlaw Orchestra, are back with a new mini-album, and as the name suggests, it’s The Outlaw Orchestra unplugged, and stripped back. Stripping something back usually suggests …

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Weekly Singles Round Up

Another week, another fresh batch of new singles that have been catching our attention over the last week or so. From murder-folk armed with a bingo dabber to the beardos in Crobot announcing their return with some bad-ass grooves, from a short, sharp shock via Spain to fantasy/classic hard rock …

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Review: Evanescence – ‘The Bitter Truth’

‘The Bitter Truth’, the first album of original Evanescence material in ten years, is most certainly a result of the fractious and divided state of affairs in the modern-day world, or more specifically, the clown show that has just ended in America. This is Amy Lee at her most politically …

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Review: The Dust Coda – ‘Mojo Skyline’

‘Mojo Skyline’, the new album from London-based quartet The Dust Coda, surprises from the off, and it doesn’t stop surprising throughout the 12 featured tracks. Opening with a full-on throaty Accapella vocal from John Drake on ‘Demon’, the album instantly grabs the listener’s attention and doesn’t release them until the …

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Review: Unknown Refuge – ‘From the Darkness’

Try as one might, it’s impossible to begin a review of the debut album from Bolton-based quartet Unknown Refuge without mentioning their age. Age shouldn’t matter at all, you’re either good enough or you’re not. The fact that these four young guys are all under the age of 20 only …

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