Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Death On Fire-The Dying Light 7″ Single Review-Planetmosh.

Midwest death metal band Death On Fire unleash a 7″ vinyl single/tee shirt bundle titled The Dying Light due for release on February 18th 2022. It’s a taster for a soon to be released studio album Burial Hymns. The band were formed in 2016 by lead vocalist/guitarist Tim Kenefic and …

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Elles Bailey-Shining In The Half Light-Album Review-Planetmosh.

I first came across Elles Bailey from a track called ‘Woman Like Me’ that featured on The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock – Volume 1 album in 2021, a beautiful ballad to say the least and I was completely hooked when I heard her single ‘The Game’. So fast …

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Dead Demons-Another Space In Time-Single Review-Planetmosh.

Following on from their four track E.P Mortuus Daemonia released in August 2020, South Yorkshire band Dead Demons unearth their latest single Another Space In Time on March 1st 2022. It’s a five minute epic composed of two parts. The first half opens with an intro of gently picked guitar …

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AGVIRRE _ _ _ _ _ _ released on January 28th 2022

I imagine there is an age old conundrum of how to put the experience of a musical performance into words. Every review you read is an effort to do exactly that. It is always, to a certain extent, doomed to failure. We can use all manner of catchy terms in …

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The Autumn Killers-Social Animals Single Review-Planetmosh

With their Darkside album released in September 2021, South Wales based The Autumn Killers took a completely different path to their previous style as they introduced a more technological approach to the twelve tracks that blew me away on the first listen and on March 4th 2022 they release ‘Social …

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Praying Mantis-Katharsis Album Review-Planetmosh

For almost fifty years now, London formed melodic rockers Praying Mantis are still delivering quality music, point proven by their latest studio album Katharsis released via Frontiers Music s.r.l on January 28th 2022. Eleven tracks of the highest order begin with ‘Cry For Nations’ that take us on this musical …

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The Damn Truth-Only Love Single Review-Planetmosh

2021 was an excellent year for me discovering new music and the major highlight came from Montreal based The Damn Truth with their third album Now Or Nowhere that crossed the line between rock and roll tinged with psychedelia. 2022 sees them returning to the UK in February as support …

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Elles Bailey-The Game Single Review-Planetmosh

You can see why Elles Bailey was named artist of the year at the UK blues awards 2020/2021 judging by the quality of her latest single ‘The Game’, the fourth single taken from her upcoming studio album Shining In The Half Light, released on Earache Records February 25th 2022. The …

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Scarlet Rebels – See Through Blue Album Review – Planetmosh

With the pandemic etc. disrupting our lives it doesn’t seem like two and a half years since Scarlet Rebels not just released but unleashed their debut album Show Your Colours containing a whopping fourteen songs hammered out by a three guitar line up and thankfully they still hit hard and …

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Lawnmower Deth – Blunt Cutters Album Review – Planetmosh

Formed or spewed up in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire in 1987, not quite right in the head thrash metal band Lawnmower Deth seem to have caught the eyes and ears of Classic Rock mag and Metal Hammer with some well earned praise so I’ll do the same by reviewing their thrashterpiece new …

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Tailgunner-Guns For Hire Single Review-Planetmosh

Now this is the way to start a new year as England based thrashers Tailgunner rip through their debut single ‘Guns For Hire’ fast and furiously in just over three fiery minutes to take our minds off all the shit that is currently going on to prove that music is …

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Kreator- Violent Revolution Album Review- Planetmosh

Well it looks like my first review of 2022 is going to be a heavy one as Kreator celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their Violent Revolution album by re-issuing it with a mind and ear boggling array of different formats on January 21st 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Since forming …

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Demonstealer – The Holocene Termination EP Review – Planetmosh

One of the three guises of Sahil Makhija is Demonstealer who have just released their second astonishing EP The Holocene Termination. Over the last twenty years he has pushed the boundaries of Indian metal Worldwide with Demonstealer and Demonic Resurrection. This four track firestorm rages hard, leaving me breathless at …

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Disconnected Souls – Petrichor Single Review- Planetmosh

Eschewing from my usual heavy metal reviews, I thought for this Christmas Eve I’d tackle something not so straightforward and my train of thought lead me to Chester based Disconnected Souls who have recently released their stunning new single ‘Petrichor’. Petrichor is actually a natural phenomenon, a distinctive Earthly scent …

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Non Residents – Comfortably Tied Single Review – Planetmosh

Chilean natives Non Residents unleash their latest single ‘Comfortably Tied’, taken from their debut album Against Police Brutality. They formed in 2019 in Brooklyn, New York and this is where they filmed the video for the single on a shoestring budget that captures the feel of their struggle. These four …

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Praying Mantis – Closer To Heaven Single Review – Planetmosh

Although included in the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement in the late 1970’s, London based Praying Mantis preceded the genre as they were formed in 1973 by brothers Chris and Tino Troy who still remain in the current line up. They chose a more melodic route, point …

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Bernie Marsden – Chess Album Review – Planetmosh

At the end of July 2021, Bernie Marsden released an album of blues covers called Kings that introduced me to songs from Freddie, Albert and B.B King as part of the ‘Inspiration Series’ that came after a backstage conversation with Billy Gibbons about their influences and heroes. It came out …

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Brutal Ruin – Sideshow single review – Planetmosh

Stoke On Trent based bruisers Brutal Ruin bring some yuletide brutality courtesy of their latest single ‘Sideshow’. In just under four minutes they conjure up a feast by channeling the early rawness of Venom, the industrial grind of Godflesh and pummel along on some devilishly hellish grooves, all pinned down …

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