Album Reviews

Review: Sabaton – ‘The War To End All Wars’

Having teased fans over several months by drip-feeding singles from their new album, Swedish metallers Sabaton have at last finally delivered the money shot in the guise of their tenth studio effort ‘The War To End All Wars’. A continuation of 2019’s ‘The Great War’, ‘The War To End All …

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Review: Once Human: Scar Weaver

Chances are that had the worldwide lockdown not happened, then ‘Scar Weaver’ might not have taken close to five years to land. But the flip side to that is that had it been business as normal for the live entertainment industry then LA-based five-piece Once Human might have found itself …

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Review: Naked Gypsy Queens – ‘Georgiana’

‘Georgiana’ – the debut EP from Tennessee’s hotly-tipped Naked Gypsy Queens – has been a long time coming. The title track itself was released as a single 12 months ago, with another track; ‘Down to the Devil’, released September 2021. Finally, after months of teasing, the Naked Gypsy Queens are …

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Review: Scarlet Rebels – ‘See Through Blue’

During the promo cycle for their 2019 album ‘Renaissance Men’, The Wildhearts frontman and the UK’s finest wordsmith, Ginger Wildheart, could often be heard bemoaning the fact that it was a bunch of 50-somethings that were taking on the powers-that-be through the medium of music. Governments and major corporations around …

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Review: The Autumn Killers – ‘Darkside’

One of the most pleasing aspects about young people getting into rock music today is that they don’t seem to have the same prejudices about different genres that those of us of a certain vintage can sometimes have. The rock/metal scene can often be like the classic Bob’s Country Bunker …

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Review: The Petal Falls – ‘All These Years’

It’s been a busy 18 months or so for Keith Leahy: the gatekeeper to the kingdom of ‘90s English melodic rock outfit The Petal Falls. After the rights to all material from the band reverted back to him a few years ago, and after some soul-searching, Leahy released the long-delayed …

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Review: Feuerschwanz – ‘Memento Mori’

There was something very apt about German folk metallers Feuerschwanz choosing to officially release their latest album ‘Memento Mori’ on December 31st, 2021. If ever there was a band tailor-made to bring the second-shittest year in recent history to a conclusion and put a well-needed smile on so many faces, …

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Review: Volbeat – ‘Servant Of The Mind’

Like some sort of bizarre version of the fight between rival news teams in the ‘Anchorman’ movie, the two opposing sides in the great mythical Volbeat fan-wars need to be kept apart and never the twain shall meet. In one corner you have the die-hard fans that have been with …

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Review: Epica – ‘Ωmega Alive’

Some 17 long months after their last gig, Epica returned to the stage for their first-ever streaming event, and their biggest production to date; ‘Ωmega Alive’. This specially recorded show gave the legions of Epica fans their first chance to hear new material from this years ‘Ωmega’ album live in …

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