Dennis Jarman

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

Impalers – Styx Demon (The Master Of Death E.P)

Thrash is one of my favourite genres of metal and with bands like Impalers flying the flag high for it then it’s future is secured judging by their energy that flows through their Styx Demon (The Master Of Death E.P) currently available from Evil EyE Records. Formed in 2007 in …

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Paradise Lost – One Second (20th anniversary edition)

Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Halifax based goth metallers Paradise Lost released their One Second album. They confounded fans and reviewers alike as they threw a curveball by veering away from their heavier side by experimenting with electronics and keyboards, so to celebrate the anniversary, Music For …

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Perpetua – The Age Of Collapse

Edinburgh based metallers Perpetua certainly know how to bring the hammer down with their latest single The Age Of Collapse. Available from iTunes, Amazon and Spotify it is an aurally crushing seven minutes of brutality that does not overstay it’s welcome.  It kicks off with a devilish bark from lead …

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Voodoo Six – Make Way For The King

Make way for September 8th 2017 as this sees the release via Cadiz Music of Make Way For The King, the brand new studio album from London based Voodoo Six. Featuring new lead vocalist Nik Taylor-Stoakes, it contains twelve strong tunes of prime hard rock. Kicking off with the aptly …

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Furyborn – Dawn Of Leviathan

If you like your metal on the extreme side then you won’t be disappointed by the utterly overwhelming debut album Dawn Of Leviathan from Poole based ragers Furyborn. Coming across like a hybrid of the vitriol of the Berzerker and the technicality of Strapping Young Lad, after the brief intro …

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Iced Earth – Incorruptible

Incorruptible, the twelfth studio album by Iced Earth is another strong release spearheaded by founding member Jon Schaffer who formed the band in Tampa Bay, Florida 1985. After a few plays, two songs midway let it down a bit so it has not got a full five out of five …

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Kreator – Endless Pain/Pleasure To Kill/Terrible Certainty/Extreme Aggression re-issues

A rightly deserved place in the big four bands of German thrash metal, Kreator have come a long way from their beginnings as Tyrant in 1982, then Tormentor, then Creator, the word chosen from ‘Mountains’, a Manowar song before finally settling with Kreator. On June 9th 2017, BMG will be …

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Twisted Illusion – Insight To The Mind Of A Million Faces

If you thought that Temples Of Artifice, the debut album from Twisted Illusion was as mad as the film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, then the follow up double album Insight To The Mind Of A Million Faces sees the cuckoo laying a clutch of eggs in it and …

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Codex Alimentarius – The Infinite Growth Paradigm Vs Finite Resources (Mk II)

Well this certainly cleared a few insomnia fuelled cobwebs at 7am on a Sunday morning! The Infinite Growth Paradigm Vs Finite Resources (Mk II) from Exeter based Codex Alimentarius, formed in 2009 will be releasing this six track E.P on June 1st. Looking at the band line up saw me …

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Body Count – Bloodlust

Since 1990, Ice- T has vehemently made a stand against authority with his band Body Count. Inspired by Black Sabbath, Suicidal Tendencies and Slayer, his lyrics deliver a much more powerful message than the watered down commercial rap that the radio force feeds us. The subject matter of his lyrics …

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Ghost Bath – Starmourner

My first experience of Ghost Bath arose at the 2016 Bloodstock Open Air festival. They were the first band on the main stage at 11.30am Sunday morning and as I was reviewing and dashing between stages the plan was to watch the first half of their set and the second …

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Impavidus – Eradication Of Mankind

In my opinion an E.P should not be overly long and leaves you wanting more which is what Manchester based noisemongers Impavidus have done effortlessly with the storm they have whipped up in the studio for their latest release Eradication Of Mankind. The quartet go straight for the throat with …

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Vice – The First Chapter

An over the top album launch at Manchester Rebellion club for The First Chapter, the debut album from Bury based metallers Vice resulted in this review. They like to write long songs riddled with over the top guitar solos from Tom Atkinson and Jack Trelawny with Connor Summers smashing the …

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Silverchild – The Red Desert EP

I caught a live set by Silverchild a few weeks ago when they were part of a four band bill at the Underground in Stoke and was so impressed I had to check out their recorded material, so here are my thoughts on their seismic The Red Desert EP. You always …

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Night Ranger – Don’t Let Up

It may be a daunting task when your next studio album follows an excellent double live album release but with ‘Don’t Let Up’, San Francisco veteran rockers Night Ranger make it look easy. Self produced and released via Frontiers Music its the perfect album to blast out in the car …

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Obituary – Obituary

After listening to rock/metal for almost forty years, albums that really grab me by the scruff of the neck are few and far between but the self titled tenth album by Tampa Bay death metallers Obituary can be added to the list. The atmosphere they create on this ten track …

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Bad Ass Bash – Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield, 4/3/17.

An earlier start with almost twice as many bands as the previous day saw a mad dash for a Wetherspoons fry up before heading off once again to the Snooty Fox Club. On arrival a line up change saw planned third band Cadence Noir opening proceedings as they were two …

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Bad Ass Bash – Snooty Fox Club,Wakefield, 3/3/17.

A welcome return for me to Wakefield for the annual Bad Ass Bash saw all the bands booked by event organiser Martin Short playing for free with the proceeds once again going to Ian’s Chain and chART charities. Seventeen bands for only £14.50 was a sure fire bargain with proceedings …

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Firewind – Immortals

Its been a five year wait for Immortals, the latest studio album released via Century Media Records from Greek power metallers Firewind but the wait is well worth it as founding member Gus G leads from the front with guitar heroics throughout its nine tracks. Founded in Thessaloniki in 1998, …

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