Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Kissin’ Dynamite – Money, Sex and Power CD review

German sleaze rockers Kissin’ Dynamite released their last record, Addicted to Metal, in 2010 via AFM records and to say it bluntly……. It was a bit of a disappointment. So many different sub-genres of rock and metal mixed together on one album really does not work. But with their new …

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Massive Wagon’s – Fire it Up CD review

The North West of England is home to many an awesome hard rock band, but Carnforth based southern rock band Massive Wagon’s are a band that are a cut above the rest, combining groovy guitar riffs that reek of the 80’s, driving rhythm sections and slick, Black Label Society esque …

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Promethium – Welcome to the Institute CD review

Hailing from Lancaster, Promethium is a super group made up of local North West based bands such as: Skin Crawl, Bodies, Desolate, Natural Thing and Massive Wagons. With a distinctive, outside the box approach to heavy metal, Promethium are a band who hold no punches, especially on their latest album, …

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Lullacry – Where angels fear

“Where angels fear” is the fifth album from Lullacry and the first Lullacry release since 2005’s “Vol. 4” and was produced by Mikko Herranen.  Lullacry are a gothic metal band from Finland. Whereas many gothic or symphonic metal bands have female singers who sing in an almost operatic, very pure …

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My Dynamite – My Dynamite

My Dynamite are a new Australian band who play classic rock in the Led Zeppelin vein, with comparisons also being made to Black Crowes, The Faces, Free and more.  There is a definite 1970’s feel, but not so much that it feels dated – instead it evokes memories of some …

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Overkill ‘The Electric Age’ cd review.

Hard to believe that Overkill have been around since 1980, what’s even harder to believe is that this new release could quite easily trounce all their previous albums and become known as the bands finest hour. Not only are we treated to a whopping 50 minutes playing time (which is …

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Midnight Realm – Polarissima (E.P)

Midnight Realm are a 6 piece melodic death metal band from Newcastle upon Tyne. The band originally started as a project between guitarist Daniel Russell and former keyboard player Alan Woodham back in 2007 but has since grown to become a complete unit with an ever growing fan base around …

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Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast

Good news for fans of US Thrashers Municipal Waste – their fifth album, The Fatal Feast is out next month. This is the bands first album since moving from Earache to Nuclear Blast and its clear that the move to a major label hasnt led to them toning things down …

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Deprevate – Deprevate (E.P)

Since their formation in late 2009, Deprevate have played shows with the likes of Skindred, Evile, esOterica, Exit Ten, at venues across the UK such as the Camden Barfly, Purple Turtle and many more. As well as racking up appearances at Sonisphere UK (acoustic secret set by Rich) and Hard …

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Man.Machine.Industry – Lean Back, Relax and Watch the World Burn

Hailing from Sweden, Man.Machine.Industry return with their fourth studio album inspired by the movie “Aftermath:Population zero”. It’s a huge beast of industrial metal that is relentless in its attack. On occasion I’ve been known to dip my toe into the sounds of industrial metal from time to time and right …

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Necronomicon, ‘Invictus’ cd Review.

The 7th and long awaited album is finally in our midst. To call Necronomicon ‘legends’ is a huge understatement. These guys have been flying the flag for German Thrash since the mid 80’s, hell, they ARE German Thrash. This album excels all it’s predecessors by a country mile, a finer …

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Voices Of Destiny, ‘Power Dive’ cd Review.

This is the follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘From The Ashes’, and the band have obviously come a long way in the short time since, ‘Power Dive’ has a much tighter more accomplished feel than it’s predecessor . Female vocalist Maike Holzmann sounds supreme, able to deliver …

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Irdorath, ‘Dekonstrukteur des Fleisches’, cd review.

Formed in 2005 Irdorath can hardly be described as newcomers ,although here in the U.K. we may not be so familiar with the band. All that may be about to change with the release of this their second full length album, which serves up a pure feast of Black Metal …

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Re-Armed, ‘Worldwide Hypnotise’, cd review.

There must be something in the Finnish air that makes it one of the most prolific Metal producing countries on the planet. Latest export Re-Armed carry on that tradition with this debut release via Massacre Records. The band’s roots can be traced back to 2001 with acclaimed demo tapes filling …

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4Bitten – Delirium

Hailing from Athens, 4Bitten have been around since 2002 but this release must surely be the highlight of their career so far. 11 blues based Hard Rock tracks of serious quality, played with an obvious passion and panache which would put many other bands to shame. From opening track ’Burning …

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Epica, ‘Requiem For The Indifferent’ cd review.

Ever since bursting on to the Metal scene in late 2002, Epica have always strived to create thought provoking and technically intricate compositions culminating in their previous release ’Design Your Universe’, which many thought would be the pinnacle of their career. To their immense credit the band haven’t rested on …

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T.Rex-Electric Warrior ( Deluxe Edition )

The word genius surely applies to Marc Bolan ( Mark Feld ),best known as founder/lead singer/lead guitarist for T.Rex but also a successful solo artist. He also had his own television show,a feat that many so called glam rock artists of today cannot aspire to! He had the diversity to …

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The Popes ‘New Church’ cd

The Popes return with their new album in March 2012 the follow up to the 2009 critically acclaimed ‘Outlaw Heaven’. ‘New Church’ is the bands strongest album to date. Shane MacGowan formed The Popes to record his album ‘The Snake’ in 1994 after leaving The Pogues. The band released two …

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Gypsy Pistoleros – Forever Wild, Beautiful and Damned cd

‘Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned’, the new greatest hits cd from Gypsy Pistoleros is a 14 track bundle of Latin flavoured Flamenco Glam, Sleaze, and Rock n Roll. The Gypsy Pistoleros are one of those few bands that can claim to be truly unique, a statement firmly proven on this …

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