Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Cave Growl – Something Drunk CD review

If there ever was a band to give Korpiklaani a run for their money at a drinking contest it would be Cave Growl. These French folk metal stooges may sound on record as rough as your grandmas ass, but underneath the shocking production, the terrible recording and the quite frankly …

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Coma Divine – Dead end circle

Coma Divide are a new band from Germany.  I’m not clear if the name was a deliberate reference to the album of the same name by Porcupine Tree, but it’s bound to cause confusion when trying to do internet searches for instance. Coma Divine consists of singer Sonja Kraushofer, who …

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Komatoze – ‘Sucker For Love’ and ‘Stand Up’ (CD)

Komatoze’s new tracks ‘Sucker For Love’ & ‘Stand Up’ are a superb example of how far these guys from Greenock have progressed since they started out in 2007. Still in touch with their original sound however they have grown up with it and then perfected their distinctive, foot stomping, head …

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Battlecross – Pursuit of honor

“Pursuit of honor” is the debut album from Battlecross.  As you can probably tell from the spelling of the title, Battlecross are from the USA (Detroit to be precise).  The band was formed in 2007 and are best described as Thrash metal. Battlecross have definitely gone for speed and power …

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Nightvision/Consequence Of Sin cd

Nightvision are carving out a nice little niche for themselves, neither too heavy, nor to light, indeed it is this very “sound” that they have created that makes them stand out, some may say they are to heavy to be a mainstream rock band, other say they are to light …

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The Ransack – Bloodline (CD)

Hailing from the north of Portugal their reputation as one of the country’s finest exports is well-deserved. With 10 solid years of underground activity, they naturally became the Portuguese flagship of Melodeath. The guys have pushed themselves to new limits for ‘Bloodline’ their third studio album and created their most …

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Powerwolf – Blood of the Saints

“Blood of the Saints” is the fourth album from German/Romanian power metal band Powerwolf. The album starts off with an intro that sounds like music from a horror film – rich gothic feeling music including what sounds like a church or cathedral organ along with a raspy voice speaking in …

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Stream of Passion – Darker days

“Darker days”  is the third studio album from Stream of Passion.  As the band is a female fronted symphonic metal band, you might have assumed that they originate from the Netherlands (home of so many great bands of this genre including Epica, Within Temptation, Delain, Revamp and many more, and …

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After Oblivion – Vultures

Risen from the ashes of Path Beyond Serenity, an oriental flavoured melodic death metal band! After Oblivion came to life in 2007. Eastern melodies were ditched for a more intense and sharp sound, still very resolutely rooted in traditional Death Metal, a genre often perceived as destined into oblivion. And …

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Bitch – Be My Slave & Damnation Alley CD/DVD

This release consists of the first Bitch EP (Damnation alley) from 1982 and their first album (Be my slave) from 1983.  Both have been remastered and sound better than they’ve ever sounded before.  As well as the album and EP on a CD the package also includes a DVD containing …

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EXIT STATE/ BLACK VEINS cd

EXIT STATE/ BLACK VEINS. I first saw Exit State in in October last year supporting Marseille, and im glad I did, as i decided they where one of my bands to watch out for in 2011. It was fitting that they played just under Gun at the latest S.O.S Festival, …

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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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