Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Crystal viper – At the edge of time

Polish Metal band Crystal Viper disappeared from the scene for a few years due to the health problems of frontwoman Marta Gabriel, but returned last year with live shows...

Graham Bonnet Band – Meanwhile Back In The Garage

At the ripe old age of 70 Graham Bonnet can still belt it out with aplomb, point proven by current studio album Meanwhile Back In The Garage released by Frontiers...

Ancient Lights – Ancient Lights

            Ancient Lights bestow an epic debut album upon the world in the form of the self titled ‘Ancient Lights’. Such was the depth of material available to the band,...

The Rolling Stones – From the vault: No security San Jose ‘99

Most bands that have been around for a while will have stuff that’s not been released – whether it’s songs that didn’t make an album, live videos or audio,...

Devildriver – Outlaws ’til the end vol 1

Outlaws 'til the end, the new album from Devildriver isn't a typical Devildriver release. For a start, it's an album of cover versions. Not just any cover versions though...these...

Tarja – Act II

Following the success of Tarja's "Act I" live DVD, she's now releasing Act II. The DVD was filmed on her Shadow shows tour, and consists of two very different...

P.H.O.B.O.S. – Phlogiston Catharsis

P.H.O.B.O.S. arrive with an eight track album ‘Phlogiston Catharsis’ that will tear up the rule book as regards defining genres in Metal The concept of Industrial Doom becoming a happy...

Line of fire – Nothing in my way

Eleven years after forming, Nottingham band Line of Fire have finally released their debut album. So why has it taken so long? Cynics will point to the fact the...

Ryders Creed – Ryders Creed

Ryders Creed should surely call themselves Apollo Creed because of the way they come out swinging throughout their self titled debut album. Since they formed just over a year...

Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre

Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre is the Devin Townsend Project's upcoming release; I was treated to an early copy of the DVD for review. With a...

Ryan Roxie – Imagine Your Reality, new solo album out now!

Ryan Roxie is an American songwriter/vocalist and guitar player.  Born in Sacramento, California, he is probably more famously known over these shores as Alice Cooper's long-time lead guitarist. His...

Dorrian Sorriaux – Hungry ghost

.           Blues Pills guitarist Dorrian Sorriaux has won plenty of praise for his playing in the band, but for his solo EP release, he's taken a very different direction musically....

Wacken 2017 – 28 years louder than hell

As this year's Wacken festival approaches it's time for their annual CD/DVD release featuring some of the best performances from the previous year's event. These releases are a great...

Big boy bloater and the limits – Pills

It's hard to believe that "Luxury hobo" Big boy bloater's last album came out 2 years ago. It's a sign of how good it is that I still listen...

MIST – Free Me Of The Sun

MIST at last release their Doom filled debut ‘Free Me Of The Sun’, following on from the well received E.P.’s that caught the attention of many a pair of...
Ghost - Prequelle (Cover)

Ghost – Prequelle

It took me a while to get on the Ghost train. I stupidly dismissed them as a novelty band but their headlining set at Bloodstock Festival in 2017 got...

Megadeth – Killing Is My Business….And Business Is Good: The Final Kill

Megadeth have been around for 35 years now, and are reissuing their classic album "Killing is my business...and business is good". The reissue carries the title "The final kill"...
Monument - Hellhound (Cover)

Monument – Hellhound

Something heavy this way comes from ROAR Rock Of Ages Records that goes under the name of Hellhound, the third studio album from metallers Monument! No cliche is left out...
Toledo Steel - No Quarter

Toledo Steel – No Quarter

At last, the wait is finally over. Southampton based metallers Toledo Steel unleash their debut album No Quarter via Dissonance Productions on June 1st! Now back to a five...
The Asif Outlaws

The Asif Outlaws – The Asif Outlaws

First caught this captivating band a few months ago opening a Cancer fundraising gig in Nantwich; proving my point to watch the opening bands as you never know what...