Dennis Jarman

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

The Miser – The Miser

Something heavy is coming this way so strap yourselves in, put on your headphones and crank up the self-titled four-track EP by The Miser! It features their singles, the latest one ‘Numb’ will be out on July 22nd 2020, as will a free download of the EP on their Bandcamp …

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The Big Dirty – Sensual Lover

The Big Dirty, another band in the ever-growing saga “why have I not heard of these before?”. Formed three years ago in Northampton, their latest single ‘The Big Dirty’, is the third taken from upcoming studio album The Sex, due for release on July 17th 2020. ‘Sensual Lover‘ has a …

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Mike LePonds Silent Assassins – Whore Of Babylon

Somehow in between playing with the Ross The Boss Band and Symphony X, Mike LePond has written all the music and lyrics for Whore Of Babylon, the third album from his band Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins and for good measure, he’s even produced it! Currently released via Silver Lining Music, …

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Found Missing? – Now I’m Awake (single)

Merely a year since forming, Colchester based quartet Found Missing? have certainly found their groove with their latest single ‘Now I’m Awake’, currently available to stream and download on all major platforms. First impression I got was of early Deftones but with more prominent bass guitar lines and you’re halfway …

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Hellucination – Do Ut Des (video)

I’ve never come across an Italian death metal band before and Hellucination from Rome have made me glad that I’ve done so with ‘Do Ut Does’, taken from their Multiverse album, and a quick review would read “brutally brutal”. A much more well deserved appraisal starts with the mind boggling …

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Underking – The Throne (single)

Underking returns chomping at the bit with The Throne, a teeth-gnashing single that highlights the more melodic side to them but it’s powerful enough to keep the headbangers busy! All music and lyrics come from head honcho Maxwell Jeffries. Vocals are delivered with angst that the subject matter deserves, musically …

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Massive Wagons -House Of Noise

Massive Wagons

Full Nelson, the last studio album from Massive Wagons opened a lot of doors for them but the soon to be released follow up, House Of Noise on July 17th 2020 won’t just do the same, it’ll smash the windows to and blow the roof off! It’s a heavier album …

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Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light Part III

Twisted Illusion – Excite The Light Part III Mad Max? He’s nothing compared to Mad Matt, as Matt Jones, head guru of Twisted Illusion defies musical genres to baffle us with the brain mangling new studio album Excite The Light Part III. If you thought the first two were complex, …

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Avarus – In Disbelief (single)

Avarus – In Disbelief Avarus new single In Disbelief is free to stream from Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer now! A bombastic blast of modern metal. I first saw Avarus at a festival at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool a couple of years ago, they played …

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Cecil – FATHOM TIME Album review

Cecil

Cecil – FATHOM TIME During lockdown,  Cecil have mixed and mastered some never before heard tracks which we know you will love, so support these wonderful musicians during these desperate times by heading over to Bandcamp to pre-order their new 15 track album ‘FATHOM TIME’. Preview the song ‘Contender’  here …

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The Senton Bombs – Blue Sunset (single)

“Punks not dead” scream out The Senton Bombs with Blue Sunset, their second manic single of 2020. Released on Regolith Records, it will be available on all digital outlets from June 1st. They crank it up by showing off their heavier side as they pummel us for an unrelenting three …

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Tokyo Blade – Dark Revolution

Over the last few years, Dissonance Productions have released some very impressive albums  and Dark Revolution from vintage rockers Tokyo Blade is another worthy addition to their roster! Founded in Salisbury, Wiltshire in 1979 but known as their current title since 1982, eleven tracks hit hard and heavy in just …

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Dog Tired – Lord Of The Vile (video)

Dog Tired

Lord Of The Vile, taken from current studio album The Electric Abyss sees Scottish crushers Dog Tired pummel on a metronomic pound. They, unfortunately, slipped past my radar since I last saw them tear through their set at Wildfire Festival in 2015 but it’s great to hear that they are …

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Canedy – Warrior

Carl Canedy is probably best known for being the drummer of The Rods but things are about to change as he releases his solo album Warrior with his side band Canedy, available now digitally and on streaming platforms with CD and vinyl formats available in August on Sleazy Rider Records. …

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Baleful Creed – The Lowdown

  No lows, just highs on this bruising new album The Lowdown from Belfast based Baleful Creed. Currently available on their bandcamp page, these ten songs hit hard and heavy as opener ‘Mr.Grim’ is far from grim as it lumbers along on a steadfast stoner stomp and wailing wah-wah solos …

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Bad Touch – Kiss The Sky

Since their beginnings in Dereham, Norfolk 2010, Bad Touch have consistently released impressive music and that work ethic sees them on another high with their soon to be released fourth studio album Kiss The Sky via Marshall Records on June 19th 2020. Available on white vinyl, CD, or digital download …

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