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The Midwich Affair – Hard (single)

Staffordshire based The Midwich Affair in just under four minutes power out a song that straddles the line between indie and hard rock with latest single ‘Hard’. It lives up to its title with a no holds barred delivery that burst through my headphones as lead vocalist Vicky Travis channels …

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Noosed – Rise

14 minutes of sheer mayhem are on offer here from Hardcore Grudge Thrashers Noosed. There’s an industrial vibe oozing from the whole of this release together with an intensity which is, err, intensified by the production, or lack of it, but in a good way. Take ‘Never Going Home ‘ …

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AC/DC – Shot In The Dark (single review)

For well over forty years I’ve been listening, watching, headbanging and singing along to AC/DC, the greatest rock and roll band EVER! They have always done things their way, thundering along like a force of nature through many trials and tribulations. The losses of lead vocalist Bon Scott in 1980 …

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The Senton Bombs – Coaster (single review)

The Senton Bombs – Coaster (single review) Just when the UK needs cheering up, here come The Senton Bombs to save the day with ‘Coaster’, the fourth track taken from their forthcoming 2021 untitled studio album. ‘Coaster’ is a very personal song as frontman Joey Class says it’s “A special …

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Smogg – Entertaining Evil – Part 1

One man Manchester mutha Smogg returns with the first part of a double header entitled ‘Entertaining Evil ‘, and it’s brutal. As soon as opener ‘Sulphur-Exhaled ‘ begins you’re battered with speed, ferocious drumming and Pantera style riffage. It’s relentless. It’s unforgiving, and ‘Damned In Exile ‘ holds no mercy …

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Sander Cohen – Channelling Hank

This first EP from UK quartet Sander Cohen, is short, sharp, and straight to the point……and bloody good as well. Take a mixture of Nirvana and possibly Mudhoney and you have Sander Cohen. Opener ‘F**k You And Everything You Stand For ‘ is full of heavy guitars and screaming vocals …

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Crapsons – Clotheslined By A Nun

Well, well, well. Wirral’s finest junk punk wailers return with a brand spanking new EP. With acclaimed singles ‘You Don’t Know When You’re Going to Die ‘ and ‘Who’ll Babysit the Goths? ‘ included here, the duo back these hits up with new single ‘Clotheslined By A Nun ‘(the first …

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Viscula – Alien Milk (single)

‘Alien Milk’, another strong single release from London based indie rock band Viscula is a captivating little earworm to say the least. To these ears I was getting the quirkiness of John Otway or The Divine Comedy by its off the wall vibes. An almost deadpan vocal delivery from John …

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Elimination – Of Gods & Beasts

This is a relatively short EP from Suffolk metallers Elimination. However I feel a little sold short here as the Amazon version contains three live tracks which I haven’t received!! Nevertheless the three I have received are indeed welcomed with open arms in what is a bloody enjoyable EP. Formed …

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Learn To Lie – Cloud 9 (single)

Learn To Lie, a new band to these ears embrace the vibe of early nu-metal with a modern twist for their latest single ‘Cloud 9’. Formed in Stafford in 2017, the self proclaimed alt rockers kick out the jams hard and heavy. A sugar sweet vocal from Jake Regan with …

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Dygora – All Power To The People (video single)

‘All Power To The People’, the second of three single releases by Dygora from their upcoming EP release Ghetto Spiritual due out on Sept.3rd 2020 sees them once again smashing out some doom laden death metal. Judging by the delivery I’d be surprised if Omar Swaby has any voice left …

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NO :IR – Vanity (single)

Back in the day, a lot of the nu metal genre bands did absolutely nothing for me, but fast forward to the present day as Bristol based band NO :IR have relit a fire that went out many years ago with their single ‘Vanity’. Vocals are rapped, clean and blood …

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Takeaway Thieves – Find My Way Home (acoustic single)

Party animals Takeaway Thieves show their serious side with latest single ‘Find My Way Home’ due for release on Aug.7th 2020. They strip the song to its bare bones as lead vocalist Peter McLoughlin delivers some powerful vocals over acoustic guitar lines that could melt a glacier. An example being …

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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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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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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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