Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Troy Redfern – Ghosts

Troy Redfern

Friday 6th August 2021 sees Troy Redfern unleash his sixth studio album ‘The Fire Cosmic’ via RED7 Records. An early taster came from the potent single ‘Waiting For Your Love’ and now a free download track ‘Ghosts’ is now available from it to. Both of these tunes bode well for …

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The Hot Damn! – Dance Around (single)

the Hot Damn

Goddamn here comes The Hot Damn! with their debut single ‘Dance Around’ released on July 2nd 2021 via Rock People Management. The four ladies are not just a super group but a super duper group consisting of Gill Montgomery (ex- The Amorettes), Josie O’Toole (ex-Tequila Mockingbird), Laurie Buchanan (Aaron Buchanan …

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Troyen – No Going Back (single)

For me in my late teens the NWOBHM genre was a very exciting time for rock/metal music. It threw up a variety of styles of bands, some made it, some didn’t but most importantly some decided to give it another go, one of those being Troyen. Formed in 1981 in …

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Robert Jon And The Wreck – Shine A Light On Me Brother (single)

Robert Jon

Formed in 2011, Orange County California based Robert Jon And The Wreck released my album of 2020 with the utterly heart melting release of Last Light On The Highway so fast forward to 2021 and their fourth studio album Shine A Light On Me Brother due out on September 3rd …

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The Quireboys – 7 O’Clock (Single Review)

The Quireboys debut album A Bit of What You Fancy, originally released back in 1990, spawned some classic tracks which are still a firm favourite with gig goers today. Hey You (it's) 7 O'Clock (time for a) Sex Party! Fast forward over thirty years and the band have recorded an anniversary edition of this quintessential album due to be released on 16th July 2021 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

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Hoss Thompson And Verity White – When Push Comes To Shove (Single)

Here’s a little ditty from the Motor City, well to be precise, Cumbria and Gloucestershire as Hoss Thompson from Thirteen Stars and Verity White join forces to bring even more sunshine to an already blazing summer as they team up for ‘When Push Comes To Shove’, recently released via WDFD …

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Dazzle Rebel – Condor Leader

I’m a firm believer in not just listening to the music that the printed magazines want us to but to look further afield to bands who self release their own music point proven by Condor Leader, the debut solo album from Dazzle Rebel due to be released on July 23rd …

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Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum

Fear Factory

In 1995 the World of metal music was shaken to its very foundations when Los Angeles based Fear Factory unleashed their Demanufacture album to critical acclaim. Labelled as industrial metal, cyber metal, futuristic metal or whatever genre you wanted to throw at it, the album was a major game changer …

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Joe Bonamassa – “Now Serving : Royal Tea Live From The Ryman”

Joe Bonamassa

Strangely enough in over ten years writing for Planetmosh this is my first review of Joe Bonamassa, so what better way to start than for review number seven hundred to be for this quite spectacular album “Now Serving : Royal Tea Live From The Ryman”. Due for release on June …

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Flotsam And Jetsam – Blood In The Water – album review

No matter what you can’t keep a good band down, point proven by veteran thrashers Flotsam And Jetsam who really kick out the jams with their fourteenth studio album Blood In The Water. Formed in 1981 in Phoenix, Arizona, they’ve consistently released heavy material but new drummer Ken K Mary …

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Burning Witches – The Witch Of The North

Burning Witches

The first thing I do when reviewing an album is count the track listing. If it’s more than ten then it has to be good to keep my attention. The Witch Of The North, recently released studio album by Brugg, Switzerland based band Burning Witches on Nuclear Blast Records have …

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Black Coast – Ache (single)

Losing the speed of their last two singles but definitely not any of the power, Stoke speaker blowing noisemongers Black Coast have released their latest tune ‘Ache’ on Feb 28th 2021 making it not just a normal Good Friday but a GOOD F**KING FRIDAY! They manage to make you lose …

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Mike Ross – The Clovis Limit (Tennessee Transition)

The Clovis Limit (Tennessee Transition) recently released on Taller Records sees Mike Ross a very busy man as his last release The Clovis Limit Pt.2 saw the light of day in October 2020. This latest album is acoustic, just one man and his guitar delivering four songs from The Clovis …

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The Big Dirty – Under The Crimson Moon (Single)

Back in the day before The Big Dirty came to be, two then well behaved members who never swore, rescued cats from trees, helped old ladies across the roads etc. recorded an EP that was not released. One of these songs was ‘Under The Crimson Moon’ which The Big Dirty …

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Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Single)

As somebody much more wiser than me once said, “Never judge a book by its cover”. With a song title of ‘Waiting For Your Love’, I was expecting some easy listening but how wrong was I as it’s barroom boogie at its beer swilling, pool playing best, point proven by …

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Avarus – Vultures (Single)

So how do Blackpool based metal maniacs Avarus follow their previous single ‘In Disbelief’? Well maybe an equally over the top one should do the trick and they’ve fulfilled their ever growing potential with the recently released ‘Vultures’ It’s a touch more melodic but could still stop a charging rhino …

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Candlemass – Green Valley (Live)


Not even Covid -19 could halt the doom metal of Candlemass as they live streamed their only gig of 2020, a lockdown show on Friday, July 3rd that resulted in this magnificent double album titled Green Valley (Live) recently released by Peaceville Records. Formed in Stockholm 1984 they pioneered the …

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RICKY WARWICK – When Life Was Hard & Fast – album review

Ricky Warwick

When Life Was Hard And Fast (WLWHAF) is the stunning second solo album from Ricky Warwick. Put together with a group of killer guests ranging from Joe Elliot, Luke Morley, to Andy Taylor, Dizzy Reed and Keith Nelson.  The album showcases Ricky’s musical prowess, with a slight lean towards Americana …

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SUMO CYCO – Initiation

What you’ve never heard of Sumo Cyco? Well you will do so soon. They have been around for 10 years now, have released two albums and have a loyal fanbase. What they have been lacking, up to now, was a major record label. Well no more, their new album has …

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Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined

Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse, conceived in Buffalo New York 1988 have unleashed their fifteenth studio album Violence Unimagined to the World via Metal Blade Records. Love em or hate em they have consistently raised the bar high with their uncompromising approach to how death metal should be played and this new release …

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