Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Drollery – Caerbannog

If you like your songs short, hard and fast then Drollery fit the bill with their ten minute debut Caerbannog. Can't understand a word of it but I don't need Google translate to know a good tune when I hear it!

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Dygora – Ghetto Spiritual (video-single)

Something wicked this way comes, courtesy of dynamic death metallers Dygora with just-released video-single Ghetto Spiritual by Southside Records It took a few plays to get my head around these four minutes of rage that flails wildly on a shroud of doomy dirge. A cathartic vocal is one of the …

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New Device – Karoshi EP

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen or heard anything from London based New Device, the last time I think was Rockwich Festival. So their new 6 track EP Karoshi is a welcome return for me. Currently released by ND Records it opens heavily with ‘Burn Out The Sun’. …

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Onslaught – Generation Antichrist

Bristol Thrash Metallers Onslaught return with their seventh studio album spanning an incredible thirty five years, and I must admit to my shame in confessing that I have never listened to an Onslaught album….until now. I can’t believe what I have missed all these years. This album is brutal!! Dave …

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Dead Demons – Mortuus Daemonia (EP)

Yorkshire based yellers Dead Demons rise up with this frantic four-song EP, Mortuus Daemonia, due for release on August 14th 2020, to rattle your bones and not just your ears! It’s NWOBHM tinged which is fine by me as they open with ‘Dead Demons‘. Its creepy grooves capture the vibe …

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Stillbirth: Revive The Throne

If this is indeed the sound of the Coliseum. Well, Commodus must be sat on that throne because it's certainly the end of Rome and by the sounds of it the rest of the f**ing world while they're at it. 4/5 stars.

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Häxan – White Noise

Häxan

 Häxan is the second Welsh artist I’ve reviewed in two days, highlighting the wealth of talent there. Their debut album White Noise is an absolute belter from this female trio! The Cardiff based band certainly kick out the jams with this nine-song noisemonger, kicking off literally with ‘Damned If You …

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The Senton Bombs – Lake

This is a change of direction for Blackpool based The Senton Bombs with ‘Lake‘ the third single taken from their new album. It took a while to fathom it out but repeated plays fished out hidden depths that captured me hook, line and sinker! It’s a hunting tale of a …

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Laura Evans – Running Back To You (EP)

Laura Evans, a new artist to me that’s been highly recommended and all the accolades are well deserved after the first listen to her latest EP Running Back To You released on July 31st 2020. It’s not normally the genre of music I listen to but these 5 songs are …

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Underking – The Mask (single)

On 31st July 2020, Underking will release another very impressive single called The Mask, showing off their myriad of musical genres and will be free of charge to stream! Double tracked vocals add an eerie vibe throughout as musically it alternates between gritty hard rock and pummeling thrash metal workouts. …

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Virus – Evilution Apocalypse (single)

Dundee based thrashers Virus who formed in 1986 show no signs of slowing down, point proven and driven home by Evilution Apocalypse, taken from their forthcoming album of the same name. A sizzling six minutes start with a calm before the storm acoustic intro, followed by a melodic guitar piece …

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Second Cities – Love And War (single)

Snapping at the heels of their last single ‘Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman)’ comes the riff-heavy monster ‘Love And War’ from Birmingham based ragers Second Cities. This song does all it needs to do in just over three minutes of grooves that writhe and churn around thumping drum patterns and a …

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Goldray – Feel The Change

I’ve loved Psychedelic rockers Goldray since the day I heard debut album ‘Rising ‘. An album that accompanied me on my walk to and from work for a good couple of months until, that is, I was handed a pre-release of this absolute monster of their second album ‘Feel The …

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The Big Dirty – The Sex

With a band name like that and a debut album title to, don’t expect to use too many brain cells for The Sex, from Northampton based knobbers The Big Dirty! They’ve certainly put a spurt on in the studio to knock up these eleven leering songs that contain more double …

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The HU – The Gereg (deluxe edition)

In September 2019 I was asked to review what was to be my then most challenging album, The Gereg. It was by Mongolian band The HU, it blew me away and changed my views towards songwriting. Formed in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, they sing in their native tongue using khoomei (throat …

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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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