Album Reviews

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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Review: Tempt – ‘Tempt’

With the much-missed UK music journalist Malcolm Dome championing their cause, NYC-based outfit Tempt raised a few eyebrows with the UK & EU release of their debut album ‘Runaway’ way back in 2016. Now, with the might of Better Noise Music (5FDP, Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria, amongst many others) behind …

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Review: Alice Cooper – ‘Road’

Throw a dart at a calendar and chances are that it will land on a date that Alice Cooper is performing in concert, or on the road travelling to the next gig. Showing zero signs of slowing down in his seventh decade as a live performer – why should he? …

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Review: Mammoth WVH – Mammoth II

It’s a solid fact at this point: if you have the surname Van Halen, you are automatically musically gifted. Jan Van Halen was a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist in swing bands throughout Europe in the 1930s/1940s. His eldest son, Alex Van Halen, is a drummer who formed the legendary metal …

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Review: Rénovations – ‘Blank’

Rénovations caused heads to spin with the release of their debut album ‘Break The Frame’ in 2022, and with the quickfire release of the follow-up ‘Blank’, the Edinburgh-based Electro-Grunge trio are up to their old tricks again and fucking with anyone who simply has to pigeonhole a band into one …

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