Album Reviews

Review: Twin Temple – ‘God Is Dead’

Developed in the United States post-World War II, Doo-wop was an early form of rhythm and blues music that sprung up on the stoops and street corners of African-American communities mainly in the large cities of the United States. Famous for its vocal harmonies as much as it was for …

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Review: ONI – The Silver Line

Jake Oni is truly a force to be reckoned with. ONI is both a band and one man’s vision – and what results is a project unlike any other. Pushing the boundaries of both progressive metal and modern-day metalcore, the Canadian band continue to surprise people with every release that …

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Review: Blackbriar – ‘A Dark Euphony’

In today’s edition of “Every Day Is a School Day” it turns out that ‘euphony’ means “good sound”, or better still – “…the quality of being pleasing to the ear”. Both of these descriptions sum up Blackbriar’s Nuclear Blast Records debut perfectly. However, one would be forgiven for perhaps going …

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Review: 3TEETH – ‘EndEx’

Landing in the same week that Sky TV launched their ‘Sky Dystopia’ movie channel, and a week after Warner Brothers finally released the innovative first two ‘Mad Max’ movies in mind-blowing glorious 4K UHD, L.A. industrial-metallers 3TEETH deliver their long-awaited new album ‘EndEx’, and the collapse of modern civilization has …

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Review: IRON ALTAR – ‘PROMETHEAN’

Still fresh from conquering the Jagermeister stage at this year’s Bloodstock Festival, Edinburgh’s IRON ALTAR are set to drop their second album at the end of September. Formed in 2016, the band churns out a blend of progressive, sludge, and death metal. Starting the album with ‘THE END’ we are …

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Review: Sam Millar – ‘More Cheese Please’

Life is hard. It really is hard. And just when you think there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon, something unexpected comes along (usually in a manila envelope with the letters HMRC emblazoned across the front) and pulls the rug out from under your feet. But, sometimes on …

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Review: Corey Taylor – CMF2

Corey Mother Fuckin’ Taylor. The Great Big Mouth. The Neck. #8. It doesn’t matter whatever or whoever you know this man as, you all know him as a living legend in the metal scene. The man who fronts not one, but TWO legendary metal bands; Slipknot and Stone Sour. The …

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Review: When Rivers Meet – ‘Aces Are High’

For UK award-winning husband and wife rock duo When Rivers Meet – Grace Bond (vocals, mandolin, violin) and Aaron Bond (vocals, guitar) – appearing on Joe Bonamassa’s recent ‘Keeping the Blues Alive’ cruise was the ideal opportunity to further When Rivers Meet in so many ways. Judging by the footage …

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