Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Helheim – Heidindomr Ok Motgangr CD review

Nordic black metal band Helheim have a knack for writing albums with wired album titles, and new album Heidindomr Ok Motgangr is not letting this trend down. With nine tracks that just total under an hour of pure satanic noise, the mighty Helheim manage to hook the listener with a …

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Falling Red – Hasta La Victoria Siempre CD review

Punk is all about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, and there is no better band to communicate this in their music that the mighty sleaze rockers Falling Red. Now in 2011 this Newcastle based band have released their finest work on a four track EP entitled Hasta La Victoria …

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HURON-Mary Celeste CD

You should never judge a book by its cover, and in Huron’s case this is more so than ever. From pictures they may just look like a Trivium covers band, but Huron are a force to be reckoned with, as their take on groove infected thrash metal is louder, bolder …

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Senser – The 100 Club, London – 24/06/2011

Senser isn’t the usual type band for Planet Mosh, as they aren’t pure metal. But they are worthy of being heavy enough to go and see.  Even though it was chucking down with rain the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street in London was full, such is the pull of …

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Craig McDonald – Pies, Pasties and Rock’n’Roll (CD)

A lot of you will be thinking who is Craig McDonald and should I have heard of him? The answer is if you live in the North West of England you should have heard of Craig McDonald – as a founding member of the sadly disbanded NWOBHM hopefuls Sinner, who …

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Evile-Five Serpents Teeth cd

It is said that grumpy people come from Yorkshire, as well as Yorkshire Tea, and Yorkshire puddings, which is really not a Pudding at all, but a starter, or is it?. Some people in Yorkshire eat it as a starter, some as a main meal, and others as a sweet, …

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Rhode Island Red-Kerosene EP.

Rhode Island Red are a London-based classic rock band formed in late 2009 by guitarist songwriter Dave Garfield (ex-Hunting Cows) and vocalist Lyla D’Souza. Lyla is a London based rock/soul singer songwriter who has been performing across the UK, Europe and Australasia for the past eight years. Working with producers …

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BAI BANG-Livin My Dream cd

This is the 7th release (sixth if you exclude the 2006 “best of” album) from Swedish rock band BAI BANG and carries on nicely from their last outing, “Are you ready” released in 2009, that record was nominated for the best “Sleeze/Glam record” in the Swedish metal awards, and “The …

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OUTLOUD-Love Catastrophe cd

Formed in 2004, the band released their debut album “We’ll rock you to hell and back again” in 2009 and was voted “best album of the year” by braveworlds.com All the vocals are sung in English, so no worries there, in-fact if I hadn’t told you this band where from …

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Tornado – Amsterdamn Hellsinki

Tornado were formerly known as Nemesis Divina, but changed their name to avoid people wrongly assuming they were a black metal group (Nemesis Divina also being the name of an album by black metal band Satyricon).  This release is the bands first album.  The band have been described as “Slayer …

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Devils Tower – Rhythm Brutality (CD)

Stumbling across these Vancouver based Canadian guys the other day on the .net I thought I’d give their debut album a listen – I’m glad I did and it is very easy to see why they are enjoying a resurgence. With sounds reminding me of the days when Samson, Angel …

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David Mark Pearce/Strange Angels cd

A blood curdling scream opens up the intro to this album, followed by a soaring solo, and then its straight into 2Alone I cry” , its now time to take a breather, and to find out a bit more about David Mark Pearce. A guitarist, songwriter and producer from Penzance, …

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GMT – Raw-Live (CD)

GMT ~ a phrase most people associate this with Greenwich Mean Time however all of us in the know realise that this comes from the names Guy, McCoy and Torme which together form the old school super rock group who’s songs are so good they can literally make time stand …

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Sarah jezebel Deva – The Corruption of Mercy

Sarah Jezebel Deva should be a well known name to a lot of metal fans. She was backing singer for Cradle of filth for 14 years and has sung on almost all their albums and she’s also been a member of Therion and Mortis. She also had a solo project, …

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No Guerra – Ahonikenk (CD)

  I stumbled across the band the other day and was quite literally blown away by what I heard, so much so I actually asked them for a copy of the album to review (I was that impressed). No Guerra, meaning No War, was formed back in 2000 in Buenos …

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Winds of Plague – Against The World (CD)

The Southern California purveyors of pain are going to quickly change the landscape of heavy music upon the release of their much anticipated release, “Against The World”, which is a perfect metallic assault of angst ridden fury. The group went back to their roots channelling the basic, urban hardcore elements, …

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Black Stone Cherry – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (CD)

”Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea”, is the third studio album from Kentucky natives Black Stone Cherry. It is by far the bands most commercial release, but that isn’t to say the band has lost any of their southern rock groove. In fact the band have progressed both …

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Williams/ Friestedt / Williams/ Friestedt cd

If your not familiar with Joseph Williams & Peter Friestedt, you will certainly have heard them individually, Joseph has sung with Toto on the Fahrenheit record from 1986 and The Seventh One from 1988. Peter, the acclaimed guitarist/songwriter has written and played with Chicago and Steve lukather amongst other AOR …

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Idiom – We Can’t All Be Superheroes EP (CD)

This EP kicks off to a powerful start with “Beast of Bodmin” in metal-rap with a great groove style. Its catchy and distinctive. “True Story” and ” Can’t Be” have a more Rage Against The Machine feel to them. All the tracks are filled solid guitar & bass riffs, driving …

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Rival Sons – Pressure and Time (CD)

Rival Sons, play blues-infused rock, but added to the mix are touch’s of Motown, soul and a heap load of Californian swagger. This 2nd full length outing for the band, (The first being Before The Fire, was self-released last year to a very strong response, as was the Self-titled EP …

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