Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

A Titan,A Deity-Descendant-EP Review-Planetmosh

Something wicked this way comes now courtesy of ‘Descendant’, the recently released five track EP from A Titan, A Deity. It follows the single ‘Revelations’, also on the EP. Opening monolithic track ‘Io’ is power with precision personified as a majestic intro heralds body blow strength jabbing riffs that impress …

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Collapser-Iron Lung-Single Review-Planetmosh

‘Iron Lung’, thankfully not a Radiohead cover but brand new single from ‘Collapser’ who describe themselves as “Dirty riff bringers from the Midlands”, hot on the heels of their debut single on October 1st ‘Planet Opioid’. Their video is more of a Collapser health warning than a government one as …

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Troy Redfern-Mercy-Single Review-Planetmosh

2022 seems to be a groundbreaking year for acclaimed guitarist Troy Redfern. Not just content from unleashing his Wings From Salvation album via Red 7 Records on September 23rd, he has also won the HRH Blues Award and has just released a single ‘Mercy’ taken from the album to! ‘Mercy’ …

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Fear Factory-Recoded-Album Review-Planetmosh

I’ll admit to a degree of trepidation before tackling this review of Recoded, the eleventh studio album by Fear Factory, released via Nuclear Blast Records on October 28th 2022 as it’s a remix of their previous Aggression Continuum, their previous album which I reviewed in June 2021, one of their …

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Bran – Odcházení

“Bohemia’s BRAN are a power-trio of ancient black metal might and majesty. They exhibit splendorous, spellbinding riff-sorcery so endemic to their country’s black metal idiom, but instead of hypnotizing monochromaticism, BRAN‘s epic constructions are always unfolding, always blossoming with a strict sense of narrative flow, surprising and engaging at every …

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Beaux Gris Gris And The Apocalypse-Watching The World Fall Down-Video Single Review-Planetmosh

May 2022 saw me review Good Times End Times by Beaux Gris Gris And The Apocalypse, their sophomore studio album released by Grow Vision Music/Devil Hills Entertainment, an electric ecletic listen and also a very rewarding one from the Orange County, California based band. My favourite track on the album …

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Massive Wagons-Triggered-Album Review-Planetmosh

Crash bang wallop! No, this isn’t the title of the new studio album from Massive Wagons, released on October 28th 2022 via Earache Records but it could be as ‘Triggered’ to my ears is the heaviest they’ve recorded musically and lyrically. Formed in Lancaster 2009 I was lucky to catch …

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Venom Inc. – “There’s Only Black” album review

The “Venom” name is a guarantee that this will be a heavy and gnarly listen.. It may not be the classic Abaddon/Cronos/Mantas lineup of the original incarnation, but it stays true to the musical values of old. We do have Jeff “Mantas” Dunn here, along with Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, …

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PIG – “Merciless Light” Album Review

Raymond Watts returns on crackling form with new album “Merciless Light”! For those who are unfamiliar with Raymond Watts, then all you need to know is that he has consistently produced very high-quality electro-industrial rock music since 1988 under the <PIG> monicker. This is the 13th album in his long …

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The Outlaw Orchestra-Back Under The Covers-EP Review-Planetmosh

The Outlaw Orchestra return from under the covers with their, erm erm erm, brand new five track utterly bonkers EP Back From Under The Covers. Five party starting and finishing cover songs start with a surprisingly full on take of ‘Come Together’ by the Beatles. Wow! How about those guitars …

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