Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Anti-Clone – The Root of Man

Looking like the strange, steampunk cousins of Evil Scarecrow, Boston’s Anti-Clone are finally in a stable position after a few years of unrest. They’ve certainly built a rousing touring pedigree in recent times – Skindred, Breed 77 and American Head Charge have all allowed the Brits a share of their …

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Wytch Hazel – ‘Prelude’

Everywhere you like these days, there seems to be some new folk metal band emerging from whatever corner of the planet we call mosh you care to name, be it from the shadow of the northern lights to the wildest of the Asian steppes, blending their own particular brand of …

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Massive Wagons – Welcome To The World

Lancastrian Hard-Rockers Massive Wagons are set to release their third studio album on 29th April, titled Welcome To The World. The latest album comes as the result of a support campaign through PledgeMusic, which gave the dedicated followers of Massive Wagons an opportunity to show their support and gain an …

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Knock Out Kaine – ‘Cruel Britannia’ EP

Although they have been kicking up dust on the UK scene for a little more than a decade now, building themselves a sturdy reputation in the process, Lincoln’s Knock Out Kaine didn’t really cross my radar until the early part of last year, with the release of their second album, …

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Ace Frehley – Origins Vol. 1 review

The Space Ace returns with his sixth post-KISS solo album. His first, but not last if the title’s anything to go by, album of cover versions. No one would say Ace is the best guitarist out there but many, myself included, cite him as their favourite. He’s never been the …

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Matty James – The Road To No Town

Matty James, described on his website as “Part swashbuckling rocker, part acoustic balladeer, his style harks back to a bygone era when great songs and charisma triumphed over simply fitting a mould. With influences ranging from blues, folk, country, punk and rock n’ roll, the young troubadour has created a …

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Lita Ford – ‘Time Capsule’

Lita Ford needs no introduction, as her music and the longevity (four decades) of her career speak for themselves.  The name of this, her ninth solo album, is self explanatory:  it is made up from songs written and originally recorded many years ago – in a break following the recording of …

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The Texas Chainsaw Dust Lovers – ‘Me And The Devil’

Once upon a time (but not too long ago) in the west (but not too far west), four dust-covered strangers (it was obvious they were strangers in these parts, as they had French accents) wandered into a nameless town, exchanged their chainsaws for guitars and proceeded to lay waste to …

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Moonsorrow – Jumalten aika

If the Nazgul from Lord of the Rings had a stereo in Middle Earth, it would probably blast out Moonsorrow. Over the past two decades the Finnish outfit have firmly set up camp in the darker clearings of the heavy metal forest and enticed us with six challenging records and an unwavering spirit to write …

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Pensevor – Klothod

Epic doom aplenty! Hailing Farnborough, Pensevor really pack a punch and are wanting to prove it with their debut album Klothod. Klothod opens with the truly monolithic slab of doom “Totem”. A song that does exactly as it says on the tin, this is a track that will surely have …

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Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Delirium is the new album from the Italian Gothfathers Lacuna Coil. The band formed back in 1994 and have pulled through, growing and changing like an empty spiral of creativity, never ending and always evolving. From the debut In a Reverie, through to Broken Crown Halo, they have showed versatility …

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‘We Are Twisted Fucking Sister’ – The Twisted Sister documentary

PlanetMosh had the undeniable pleasure of reviewing We Are Twisted Fucking Sister – a captivating documentary DVD spanning the early, at times undisclosed career of Twisted Sister. From the club days surrounded by prog and disco, right up to the release of the seminal ‘Stay Hungry’ LP, this is the …

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Victorian Whore Dogs – Afternoonified

With two previous EPs to their name, Victorian Whore Dogs are becoming a well-known and well respected name in the UK underground metal scene. Afternoonified is their first full length and showcases songs both old and new. Opening with the power house of monolithic sludge “Mutton Shunter,” Victorian Whore Dogs …

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Boxes – Containment [prank]

Many of us are familiar with the endangered “physical media” known as CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl records. Something all physical media bought at retail has in common is that it is contained. This containment is called packaging, and is ubiquitous. Standalone, loose physical media were not reviewed because they’re …

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Persona – Elusive Reflections

Up for review today are Persona.  An alternative metal band raising hell from the land of Tunisia by using their fusion of modern metal with riffs of kings, synths and orchestration.  Person are a six piece band who can raise riffs and tones that would please the gods! The album …

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Blessed Hellride – ‘Bastards & Outlaws’

Blessed Hellride may hail from the Moselle region of southwestern Germany, but they sound like they were spawned on the dusty highways of suvern California, the bastard outlaw (sic) sons of Zakk Wylde hosting a gang bang with a female biker club while the throttle is still full open and …

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Tax The Heat – ‘Fed To The Lions’

PlanetMosh first crossed paths with Bristol rhythm and rollers Tax The Heat a little under two years ago, when they appeared at the Steelhouse festival at the tail end of July 2014, shortly after they had released their Chris (Masters Of Reality/Kyuss/QOTSA) Goss-produced debut EP.  Turn the clock forward 20 …

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Dakesis – The New Dawn

Since forming in Birmingham in 2008, Dakesis released an EP and their debut studio album Trial By Fire by 2011and it shows the confidence that they have in themselves to follow these up with a 78 minute long concept album titled The New Dawn. Concept albums can strike fear to …

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Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky

Kentucky is in their blood, many fans hankered after the sound of Black Stone Cherry’s self-titled debut and with their move to Mascot Records BSC were able to return home to where it all started. Whilst their last two albums sought to bring forward more American radio friendly songs, it …

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Sister Rose – Sister Rose

                      Sister Rose will soon be celebrating their 40th Anniversary having been formed back in 1978 by three musicians from Ramsbottom. Pete Nicolson on vocals/bass, Craig (Clanger) Fearnley on guitar and Johnny Jackson on drums. Despite having gone through various line up changes, and …

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