Home / Dennis Jarman (page 23)

Dennis Jarman

Full time downtrodden album/gig reviewer and part time rock God!

Lord Volture – Never Cry Wolf.

From the riff that heralds the opening of the title track to the breakneck ending of closer The Wolf At Your Door,Lord Volture have created a heavy metal monster of an album.Released on Nov.11th, Never Cry Wolf contains 11 epic tracks. Epic is the only way to describe it as …

Read More »

Torture Garden – Dead Romantic

If Torture Garden do not take this comment the wrong way then their 2nd release Dead Romantic could be the soundtrack for the armageddon.It is so crushingly overbearing the listener feels like the weight of the world is on their shoulders.It would be unfair to dismiss it as a doom …

Read More »

Zergoth – Psychological Defence.

Well this is an interesting concept.A metal album created over the internet by 2 musicians who did not meet up until after the album was finished.Vocalist Brandon Hoover from North Michigan USA searched the internet site Compose to assemble a band.He came across a guitarist Carlos Enriquez from Florida who …

Read More »

Lo! – Look And Behold.

As usual,when reviewing an album,i listen to it before i read up on the band so i dont know what to expect.Look And Behold,the debut album from Sydney,Australia based band Lo! begins with the instrumental Hath.It sounds like an intro for a death metal band but surprisingly segues into Deluge(Carrnivorous …

Read More »

Noctem – Oblivion.

Phew,this is intense stuff to say the least and definitely not for the faint hearted.I can honestly say that when i played this it was like hearing Slayer’s epic Reign In Blood for the 1st time.So basically if you like gutteral vocals,buzzsaw rhythm guitars with searing solos topped off by …

Read More »

Hammers Of Misfortune – 17th Street.

In my rough notes the 1st thing i jotted down after hearing the album was “bonkers but brilliant”!The name of the band suggests they are a thrash metal band but that is not the case.I can hear a lot of nwobhm in here with Deep Purple style keyboards thrown in …

Read More »

Y&T,Manchester Academy 3,Oct 2nd 2011

“One Meniketti,theres only one Meniketti”.This chant rang around the room a few times during the show as it did when Y&T played here exactly a year ago.The Academy 3 was full then and also last Sunday.They are still touring on the back of the excellent Facemelter album but surely a …

Read More »

Stampede,Manchester Academy 3,Oct.2nd 2011

At the end of Stampede’s set i posted on my facebook wall “Stampede stampeded Manchester” and they certainly did with a fantastic 6 song set opening for Y&T on selected UK dates.Rewind to the beginning of the evening and Stampede opened the show in fine style with Shadows Of The …

Read More »

Charred Walls Of The Damned – Cold Winds On Timeless Days.

When i review an album i play it before i look at any info so i can approach it with an open mind.So as soon as the opening track Timeless Days exploded through my speakers i thought “what a voice,this guy sounds just like Tim Owens”.So i played the album,looked …

Read More »

3 – The Ghost You Gave to Me

  According to Peter Griffin (Family Guy) then the bird is the word. Well, it has now been replaced by React. It is the 2nd track on 3’s new album The Ghost You Gave To Me and it is a bona fide classic. When the radio stations, youtube, etc pick …

Read More »

Slash UK,Brooker’s bar,Chester,24/9/2011

Before the review,a quick word about tribute bands.Love em or hate em you have to admire their dedication.Personally i love em as i appreciate that its done for the love of the music.Most tribute bands have full time jobs so only really get to play their gigs at weekends and …

Read More »

Livarkahil – Signs Of Decay

If you need to release some tension by throwing back your head and screaming “woooarghhh” then this forthcoming album by Livarkahil will certainly help you do that.11 tracks of punishing metal starting with the Manowaresque call to battle chant of In Nomine Patris to the military drumming pounding through the …

Read More »

Glorior Belli – The Great Southern Darkness.

    My second Metal Blade review of the week and this was the most challenging.The album in question is The Great Southern Darkness by French metallers Glorior Belli.Due for release on Sept 27th it took a few plays to get my head around it.Vocally wise its roots are set …

Read More »

Rose Funeral – Gates Of Punishment

    [media-credit id=4727 align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit] Hailing from Cincinnati,Rose Funeral have raised the benchmark in 2011 for their latest release Gates Of Punishment, tho the word bellow is more fitting than hail judging by the ferocity shown over the 11 tracks on display here.To be released on Sept.27th,Gates Of Punishment …

Read More »

Diementia – Tears Of Blood

    [media-credit id=4727 align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit]To get straight to the point,Tears Of Blood is one of the heaviest/thrashiest cds i have heard this year.An unsigned band from Glasgow,Diementia have recorded 11 tracks that blew me away on 1st listen .From the opening rush of Corruption to the semi acoustic/thrash  of …

Read More »

Anvil – Nottingham Rescue Rooms, 25/06/2011

Written by Dennis Jarman , photos by Sean Larkin Hot on the heels of a sold out Canadian tour and the release of their stunning new album Juggernaut Of Justice,the mighty Anvil returned to the UK last week.I caught their show in Manchester last Wednesday and it was their best …

Read More »