Album Reviews

Review: Sonny Jim – ‘Sweet 16’

Sonny Jim

Any review regarding Sonny Jim has to begin with the following quote from Classic Rock Magazine: “Wales’ hidden answer to the Foo Fighters”. No place to start other than that quote. Not only does it offer up a brief introduction to a band that constantly surprises on each new offering, …

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Weekly Singles Round Up

It’s Friday and the sun is shining (finally), and there is no let-up in the number of artists finding inspiration during the pandemic. Here is a small selection of recent single releases that are catching our attention. From country/pop from Wales, prog metal from Finland, and old-school metal from Scotland, …

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Review: Ronnie Atkins – ‘One Shot’

It’s nearly impossible to discuss the new solo album from Danish rock legend Ronnie Atkins without bringing up his battle with cancer, so it’s perhaps best to mention it straight away. Ronnie was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 cancer over Easter 2020 and told it was incurable. After the initial …

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Review: Saxon – ‘Inspirations’

Cover versions and covers albums alike have and will continue to divide opinion for decades. On one hand, it can be a lazy album filler with little thought put into it, on the other, a song can have new life breathed into it. It can also be a great way …

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Review: LANDMVRKS – ‘Lost In The Waves’

Marseille, France metalcore band LANDMVRKS are set to release their upcoming third album, ‘Lost In The Waves’ on the 19th of March 2021, via Arising Empire. The follow-up to their 2018 release ‘Fantasy’; ‘Lost In The Waves’ has been one of many COVID-19 lockdown creations. The album totals at just …

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Album Review: The Rumjacks – ‘Hestia’

With St. Paddy’s Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate (socially distanced of course) than with the rousing new album from Australian Celtic punk ‘n’ folk band The Rumjacks? Even a Zoom party needs a soundtrack to raise the roof and ‘Hestia’, studio album number five from …

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Weekly Singles Round Up

Artists are putting time spent in lockdown to good use and the sheer amount of top-quality singles released on a weekly basis shows no sign of abating at any time. This week, amongst others, we have symphonic power metal from Paraguay (with a recognisable face attached), some magical power-pop from …

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Review: Thunder – ‘All The Right Noises’

It’s hard to come up with a British hard rock band, still recording top-quality albums today, as loved by their fanbase as much as Thunder are. Deep Purple maybe? They certainly are on an (ahem) purple patch of form with recent studio albums ‘Infinite’ and ‘Whoosh!’, so maybe we can …

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