Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Horseman – Of Hope, Freedom And Future

                German Metalheads Horseman, saddle up and explode out of the stalls with their latest album ‘Of Hope, Freedom And Future’ With a history going back some ten years now, Horseman...

Torqued – Resurgence

I was lucky to catch these lunatics at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2017 as Torqued tested the resilience of the New Blood Stage with their seismic onslaught. So fast...

Vicious Nature – VII

Never mind nature calling, when Vicious Nature call you had better be ready for some over the top heavy metal, point proven by their current six track EP VII...

Millie Manders and the shutup – Shutup EP

I first came across Millie Manders and the Shutup earlier this year at Bearded Theory festival - they were an act I knew nothing about but when they came...

The Magpie Salute – High Water I

The Magpie salute was formed by Black Crowes gutiarist Rich Robinson and includes fellow former Black Crowes members Sven Pipien and Marc Ford. With a ten piece lineup, they...

Mike Vernon and the mighty combo – Beyond the blues horizon

Mike Vernon may be a new name for many but he's been in the music industry for many years, having founded Blues record label Blue Horizon which released singles...

Mad Max – 35

German hard rock band Mad Max release their new album "35" on the 10th August 2018. Why "35" as the title? Well it's 35 years since the band formed,...

Ward XVI – The Art Of Manipulation

Up for review today is the rather interesting concept album called The Art Of Manipulation from our fellow freaks on Ward XVI. They have come together to tell the...

Resin – The cycle of need

"The cycle of need" is the second album from Leicester band Resin. Musically they're hard rock with a healthy dose of Grunge, with the vocals in particular having that...

Theia – The Ghost Light

Burton Upon Trent based Theia have shown great promise with the studio album releases of Back In Line and Take The Pill but it has been fulfilled by the...

Airrace – Untold Stories

It's a return flight for me with Airrace as I first saw them support Ted Nugent at the Hammersmith Odeon in Feb 1984 and here I am today reviewing...

Man with a Mission – Chasing the Horizon

Man with a Mission (MWAM) release their new album Chasing the Horizon on August 10th 2018. Japanese super alt rockers Man with a mission bring an eclectic mix of musical styles....

Daughtry – Cage to rattle

American rock band Daughtry have released four studio albums, had four US number 1 hits and 4 Grammy nominations. They've sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles,...

Hell’s Gazelles – ‘Take Your Medicine’

It’s been two years since Hell’s Gazelles introduced themselves with their self titled debut EP.  Leaping on to the music scene, the Oxford based quartet have had quite ride...

Massive Wagons – Full Nelson

Even by the standards Massive Wagons have set by their three previous studio albums they have raised the bar higher with Full Nelson, due to be released via Earache...

U.D.O – Steelfactory

U.D.O, the band founded and led by former Accept vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, is back with a new album. The band has been fairly quiet in the last couple of...

Night Demon – Live Darkness

Night Demon released their second album "Darkness remains" and it was a damn good album. Despite being a modern band, their music is very much based in the NWOBHM...

Scream for me Sarajevo

"Scream for me Sarajevo", is a film about a concert by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994. If you're not a fan of Bruce or Iron Maiden...

Mob Rules – Beast reborn

German power metal band Mob Rules release their ninth studio album, "Beast reborn", in August. Their last album, 2016's "Tales from beyond" deservedly got great reviews, so they've got...

Halestorm – Vicious

Having been a fan of Halesform for many years, having first seen them play live 8 years ago, I was looking forward to hearing the new album. I really...