Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Edenbridge – The chronicles of Eden part 2

“The chronicles of Eden part 2” is as the name suggests, the follow up to the 2007 release “The chronicles of Eden”. That was a “Best of” featuring material from the first 5 years of the band. The new album is anothe “Best of”, this time featuring material from the …

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CORMAC NEESON – White Feather Deluxe – review

Cormac Neeson

CORMAC NEESON (The Answer) White Feather Deluxe – review Third times a charm and good luck have finally prevailed for Cormac with his re-release of White Feather (Deluxe). The long-awaited album has had quite the adventure from its limited run via Pledge music back in 2018. The album was originally …

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Straight to you Live

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will release their first live DVD at the end of November. There was a live album released a decade ago but not a DVD, and even if you prefer albums to DVDs, a new live release is definitely long overdue Kenny Wayne Shepherd says “People …

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George Benson – Weekend In London

Jazz icon George Benson has just released a new live album. It was recorded at an intimate show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London in 2019. Produced by Joe Bonamassa’s producer, Kevin Shirley it’s a great intimate live album. George Benson really shows why he’s such a legendary jazz …

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Sodom – Genesis XIX

In just under an hour Sodom vehemently prove that they are still flying the flag high for German thrash metal with the release on Steamhammer Records of their sixteenth studio album Genesis XIX. Still fronted by founder member Tom Angelripper since 1981, his dedication to the cause is utterly commendable, …

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Samantha Martin And Delta Sugar – The Reckless One

If there is a positive that has come from 2020 and there is not many, are the blues albums that I’ve been asked to review which takes me out of my rock/metal comfort zone. The Reckless One album, recently released by Samantha Martin And Delta Sugar on Gypsy Soul Records …

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Vaneno – Struggle Through Absurdity

Vaneno are a Portuguese Sludge Metal band from Lisbon, formed in 2017. Born from the plot of old and new friends that wanted to jam together, the band’s sound combines strong elements of Sludge Metal with elements reminiscent of Stoner, Doom and Death. This debut four track offering is a …

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After Smoke Clears – Edification

A little late to the table due to some technical issues, but never has the phrase ‘Better Late Than Never ‘ earned it’s stripes so much. After Smoke Clears hail from London and bring us their debut album ‘Edification ‘, which oozes some great nu/groove metal tunage indeed. ‘Edification ‘ …

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AC/DC – Pwr Up

    Just when we all thought that the Rock n Roll Train had finally come off the rails, the world’s biggest Rock band return fully charged and ready to go, with their latest album Pwr Up The well documented, less than ideal end to the Rock Or Bust world …

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When Rivers Meet – We Fly Free

Appearances can be deceiving sometimes, point proven by the cover of the debut album We Fly Free from husband and wife duo When Rivers Meet. I was expecting something laid back but could not be more wrong as they bring the noise with gusto. They are a new band to …

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons – We’re The Bastards

Releasing an album on Friday 13th? In Covid-19 ridden 2020? With 13 songs on it? What could possibly go wrong? The answer is absolutely nothing as Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons give a big middle finger to any doubts with We’re The Bastards released on Nuclear Blast Records! The …

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L.A. Guns – Renegades

I have seen L.A. Guns with most of their various line-ups throughout the years, a handful of times in Hollywood and a dozen or so times in the UK so I was really excited to hear Renegades, the debut album from the Steve Riley / Kelly Nickels / Scotty Griffin …

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Cats in Space – Atlantis

Cats in Space

Cats in Space are back with their fourth studio album, Atlantis. Their fans are clearly excited about it - when the presale started, the vinyl copies and limited edition bundles sold out in 48 hours.

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Them – Return to Hemmersmoor

Them are a band with German and American members with a strong King Diamond influence. Their new album, “Return to Hemmersmoor” is the third part of a supernatural trilogy which started with “Sweet hollow” and “Manor of the se7en gables”. To that end, the first track is an intro which …

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Evildead – United States of Anarchy

Back in the late 80s when California and New York were spawning the thrash bands that went on to dominate the genre – Metallica, Exodus, Anthrax etc, one California band, Evildead was formed. Their first gig was alongside Dark Angel, Cryptic slaughter and Possessed in 1987 and they released an …

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Twister – Cursed And Corrected

Now I’m of a certain age with over forty years of listening to and watching bands so it takes a lot to really impress me but here is my album of 2020 from one of the most exciting debuts I’ve heard for a long time. Channelling the audacity of early …

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Wyrmhaven – Delirium

I don't know what else I can say but please give this band 16 mins of your life and you won't regret it. The album is now 3 months old and it is criminally underrated. And being unsigned the band don't have the funds to promote themselves the full. Do you like Metal and Headbanging? Well so do they and trust me when I say they made an EP worth Headbanging to.

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