Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Astralnaut – Back To The Bog

Arising from the ashes of local combos OceanFall, Third Harvest and Stoned Messiah, this five piece from the beautiful orchard county of Armagh have wasted no team in launching their debut four-track EP – clocking in at just shy of a mammoth 27 minutes (fuck, that’s longer than some albums!). …

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Unisonic – Unisonic Album Review

I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing Unisonic’s debut EP back in February and have been chomping at the bit since then to get my hands on the full debut album to review and finally I’ve managed to bend my ears around it and it has most definitely been worth …

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Gotthard – Firebirth

After the untimely death of original singer Steve Lee on that fateful autumn of 2010, it seemed to most that the band would hang up their gear and call it a day, as would many bands facing a similar situation. Which is why when I found out the news that …

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Daniel Trigger-Infinite Persistence cd

Daniel Trigger is an experienced hard rock artist from the Midlands UK, who has just released an album of original work called “Infinite Persistence”. It was in fact Europe that kick-started Daniel’s music career in 1989, where “The Final Countdown” was played during a laser light show at the London …

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Sacred Heart – The Vision (C.D)

  The 80s rock and new wave of British Heavy Metal explosion created a lot of successful bands on both sides of the pond be it Iron Maiden, Angelwitch, Def Leppard, Diamond Head etc in the UK or Bon Jovi, Great White, WASP, Skid Row etc in the US.  It …

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I Am I- Event Horizon.

  So mere weeks after Dragonforce release their new album with new vocalist Marc Hudson, their previous vocalist ZP Theart returns all guns blazing with his new band I Am I and an excellent debut album Event Horizon! I’ve always thought ZP was overlooked in Dragonforce as the guitar work …

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Green River Project – Green River Project e.p

  3 songs out of the 7 on the self titled e.p by London based Green River Project are instrumentals. That may seem excessive at 1st but on listening to the guitar histrionics by founder member Mick Priestley then its a bit of a no brainer.  Be it his gentle …

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Empires of Eden – Channelling The Infinite

Conceived and orchestrated by Australian shredding maestro Stu Marshall (ex-Dungeon), Empires of Eden once again brings together some of the most influential voices in metal.  With each track, the vocalists have had complete freedom to write the lyrics and melodies, bringing a tour de force of power metal to your …

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Slander – Get ‘Em Slandered (E.P)

  Originally forming on the crest of the rock explosion of the late 80’s Blackpool based Slander quickly made a name for themselves with there no frills brand of post nwobhm classic rock sounds. Having returned after a break of 15 years only to have to change their singer within …

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Sabaton – Carolus Rex

With six studio albums in their arsenal through the period of well over a decade, Swedish power metal kings Sabaton show no sign of relenting. They continue on the subject of war, this time focusing on their homeland and the biographical tale of Gustavus Adolphus Magnus (The Lion Of The North), and Charles …

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Fury – Fury (EP) & ‘Burn The Earth’ Review

The first time I heard of Fury was at Hammerfest IV earlier this year when they were added to the bill at short notice.  I absolutely loved their set in Wales and with Hammerfest fading into memory I was only too happy to review their two offerings; Fury (EP) and …

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General Surgery – A Collection of Depravation

Legendary Swedish goregrind outfit General Surgery have recently re-signed to Relapse Records and their first offering is this compilation featuring a uber 30 tracks titled ‘A Collection Of Depravation’ which was released on the 27 March 2012 ‘A Collection Of Depravation’ a collection that assembles nearly two decade’s worth of …

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Spawn Of Possession – Incurso

Spawn Of Possession’s third album ‘Incurso’, their Relapse debut as well as first new record in over five years has a lot to prove. It was released on 13th March 2012 via Relapse Records. ‘Incurso’ starts off to the sounds of ‘Abodement’ and short sweet instrumental opener that lead us straight …

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Dyscarnate – And So It Came To Pass

The Sussex three-piece death metal band Dyscarnate released their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘And So It Came To Pass’ on 27 February 2012 via Siege Of Amida Records.  If ‘Enduring The Massacre’ announced their arrival as a fresh force to be reckoned with on the international death metal scene, then …

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Driver/Countdown cd

Driver formed from the ashes of M.A.R.S. (A “supergroup” consisting of guitarist Tony MacAlpine, drummer Tommy Aldridge, singer Rob Rock and bassist Rudy Sarzo), who released a 5 song demo EP that never really got the recognition it deserved. The band split and Rob Rock went on to record with …

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A Fable For The Curious – Ruled

For all its many inherent faults, the internet, and especially social media, is a wonderful tool for those of us in the music business who are always on the hunt for new bands, new experiences and new sounds. So, when this quartet from Teesside contacted PM via our Facebook page …

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Line Of Fire – Hear Me Scream EP

Hear Me Scream is a 4 track EP from Line Of Fire who are a Nottingham based band.. The band was formed by Paddy along with Rod and Dave from Head Hung Low, which had disbanded. The three of them jammed for a few years and finally completing the line …

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Collisions – Believe In This EP

What do you get if you mix Skindred and Pendulum, with the Prodigy?, the answer is ‘Collisions’. Electro-metal fusionists Collisions are set to explode onto the underground scene with the release of their electrifying ‘Believe In This’ EP. Since forming in 2011, the Brighton four-piece have been filling dance-floors across …

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As Gods – Crystalline

As Gods have been around since 2008 and as their “about me” states they have gone a different route to a lot of bands which seem to obsessed with being the loudest and fastest band on the planet by going a more progressive, technical route. Opening track ”Crystalline” sets the …

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Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

Phantom Antichrist is the thirteenth album from German thrash legends Kreator.  If you’re thinking that after 30 years they might have softened and started to mellow then you couldnt be more wrong – Phantom Antichrist is just as hard, heavy and angry as ever. The album’s title relates to Osama …

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