Dennis Jarman

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

Joe Bonamassa – “Now Serving : Royal Tea Live From The Ryman”

Joe Bonamassa

Strangely enough in over ten years writing for Planetmosh this is my first review of Joe Bonamassa, so what better way to start than for review number seven hundred to be for this quite spectacular album “Now Serving : Royal Tea Live From The Ryman”. Due for release on June …

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Flotsam And Jetsam – Blood In The Water – album review

No matter what you can’t keep a good band down, point proven by veteran thrashers Flotsam And Jetsam who really kick out the jams with their fourteenth studio album Blood In The Water. Formed in 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona, they’ve consistently released heavy material but new drummer Ken K Mary …

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Burning Witches – The Witch Of The North

Burning Witches

The first thing I do when reviewing an album is count the track listing. If it’s more than ten then it has to be good to keep my attention. The Witch Of The North, recently released studio album by Brugg, Switzerland based band Burning Witches on Nuclear Blast Records have …

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Black Coast – Ache (single)

Losing the speed of their last two singles but definitely not any of the power, Stoke speaker blowing noisemongers Black Coast have released their latest tune ‘Ache’ on Feb 28th 2021 making it not just a normal Good Friday but a GOOD F**KING FRIDAY! They manage to make you lose …

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Mike Ross – The Clovis Limit (Tennessee Transition)

The Clovis Limit (Tennessee Transition) recently released on Taller Records sees Mike Ross a very busy man as his last release The Clovis Limit Pt.2 saw the light of day in October 2020. This latest album is acoustic, just one man and his guitar delivering four songs from The Clovis …

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The Big Dirty – Under The Crimson Moon (Single)

Back in the day before The Big Dirty came to be, two then well behaved members who never swore, rescued cats from trees, helped old ladies across the roads etc. recorded an EP that was not released. One of these songs was ‘Under The Crimson Moon’ which The Big Dirty …

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Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Single)

As somebody much more wiser than me once said, “Never judge a book by its cover”. With a song title of ‘Waiting For Your Love’, I was expecting some easy listening but how wrong was I as it’s barroom boogie at its beer swilling, pool playing best, point proven by …

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Avarus – Vultures (Single)

So how do Blackpool based metal maniacs Avarus follow their previous single ‘In Disbelief’? Well maybe an equally over the top one should do the trick and they’ve fulfilled their ever growing potential with the recently released ‘Vultures’ It’s a touch more melodic but could still stop a charging rhino …

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Candlemass – Green Valley (Live)


Not even Covid -19 could halt the doom metal of Candlemass as they live streamed their only gig of 2020, a lockdown show on Friday, July 3rd that resulted in this magnificent double album titled Green Valley (Live) recently released by Peaceville Records. Formed in Stockholm 1984 they pioneered the …

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Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse, conceived in Buffalo New York 1988 have unleashed their fifteenth studio album Violence Unimagined to the World via Metal Blade Records. Love em or hate em they have consistently raised the bar high with their uncompromising approach to how death metal should be played and this new release …

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Evile – Hell Unleashed


Welcome back Evile! And what a return this is with their stunning new album Hell Unleashed, released via Napalm Records. It’s their fifth studio release and an eight year wait since the 2013 Skull album but it’s worth it. Line up changes see the Huddersfield based band recruit Adam Smith …

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The Damn Truth – Now Or Nowhere

To be honest I’m a bit late arriving to the table for Montreal rockers The Damn Truth after reviewing their latest single ‘This Is Who We Are Now’ only a month ago which completely blew me away. It’s taken from their third studio album Now Or Nowhere, due for release …

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Blaze Bayley – War Within Me

If I had only one word to sum up Blaze Bayley, it would be PASSION! I’ve been a fan for many years, from early Wolfsbane gigs, the two albums he recorded with Iron Maiden (both of which fare better than some of the Bruce recordings) up until his solo career …

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Black Coast – Vodka Smile (single)

Stoke based Black Coast stoke up the fire and the flames of Hell with their recently released single ‘Vodka Smile’. This gnarly nugget is definitely 100% proof and not 37.5% especially from the vocal rant of Charlie Hewitt with a real lung shredding delivery. From the off they take no …

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Arielle – Inside And Outside (single)

Two pieces of good news arrive from Arielle to whet our appetites for her forthcoming studio album Analog Girl In A Digital World on Friday May 7th 2021. She has just released another single taken from it titled ‘Inside And Outside’ and will undertake four Livestream sessions on May 13th, …

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Massive Wagons – Changes

To borrow a song title of ‘Feel Good Hit Of The Summer’ from QOTSA, with their brand new single ‘Changes’, Massive Wagons have brought the summer vibes a few months early and it’s more than welcome to say the least! They’ve dedicated it as “This one is for the fans”, …

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Arielle – Analog Girl In A Digital World

After hearing and reviewing the ‘Peace Of Mind’ single by Arielle in February 2021 I took the bait due to the quality of the song but now I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker with her ninth studio album Analog Girl In A Digital World due for release on May 7th. …

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The Damn Truth – This Is Who We Are Now (single)

The Damn Truth

So here is yet another episode of “where have this band been all of my life?” as my love of Canadian rock/metal bands continue with Montreal based The Damn Truth. Their latest single ‘This Is Who We Are Now’ released on March 19th is taken from their upcoming studio album …

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Sky Valley Mistress – Acoustic Sessions EP

It’s been a while since I’ve had chance to review any new material by Sky Valley Mistress as it’s just over year since I did a piece for their stunning debut studio album Faithless Rituals. So fast forward to 2021 for their four track Acoustic Sessions EP. It’s the first …

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Enforcer – Live By Fire II


Even the more famous live albums are not 100% the real deal with parts added and/or deleted before they hit the shelves but Live By Fire II from Enforcer seems to be a warts and all performance from 2019 in Mexico City. The South Americans sure do love their metal, …

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