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The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Midnight Prophecy – Midnight Prophecy

One of the most impressive debut albums I’ve heard in 2018 comes from Midnight Prophecy as their self titled nine track opus has more gallops than the Grand National and more cheese than Wallace and Gromit could ever eat! On a more serious note they have raised the bar high …

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Crapsons – Deaths & Spelling Mistakes

Crapsons are a punk rock duo from Wirral. Well known for their on-stage energy, they cross over heavy, distorted punk riffs with comical, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, singing about every day pressing topics from death, sheds and biscuits. So after the success of their first single ‘You don’t Know When You’re Going …

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Cadence Noir – Physical Copy

It’s a miracle! It’s a Christmas miracle! Our saviour is here! No no no, not that fictional story we were told at school but the debut album Physical Copy by the five wise members that make up Cadence Noir!  The eight year wait has finally come to fruition with a …

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Blood Feast – Chopped, Sliced And Diced

Blood Feast are a five-piece thrash unit from New Jersey, USA. ‘Chopped, Sliced And Diced is their 8th release since (incredibly) 1987. They have released three full length albums in their 31 year career, and this will be their second EP release. The band split up originally in 1991. They …

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Zealot Cult – Spiritual Sickness

Formed in 2008 hailing from Ireland, Zealot Cult have built themselves a reputation based on hard work and attention to musical detail which is presented here on their first full length in all its glory. The title track arrives with a bang, no intro, no false sense of security – …

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Serrabulho – Porntugal

Serrabulho are a four piece grind / hardcore band from Portugal, releasing their third full length album, Porntugal, and I really do not know where to start with this one. This is proper hardcore thrash but when it comes to lyrics I can only describe most of them sounding like …

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Ginger Wildheart – G * A * S * S Mark II

G * A * S * S Mark II  or Ginger Associated Secret Society was formed by Ginger Wildheart for fans a few years ago. He would write three songs a month for a year that they had access to and then choose the best of them for a general …

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Furor Gallico – Dusk Of The Ages

    Furor Gallico brings their unique brand of Folk Death Metal to the table with the long awaited album ‘Dusk Of The Ages’. Formed in 2007, the band have honed their sound into something rather special, combining highly contrasting styles of music together to create a real breath of …

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King Creature – To The Bone

King Creature were formed in 2013 and have had the amazing honour of supporting Motorhead at The Eden Sessions in 2015. I have to say I am stunned by opening track ‘World Of Sin’. This takes me back to Alice In Chains’ ‘Sap / Jar Of Flies’ EP. It’s hauntingly …

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Corpsessed – Impetus of Death

Finland’s finest Doom/Thrashers Corpsessed release their second full length album ‘Impetus of Death’. The first ‘Abysmal Thresholds’ was released back in 2014 and was well received. However, with ‘Impetus Of Death’ Corpsessed have tuned their sound somewhat differently, in that it now sounds cleaner and more ‘live’. I prefer this …

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Rush – Hemispheres (40th anniversary edition).

Hemispheres, the sixth studio album by Canadian trio Rush celebrates its 40th anniversary with four different formats, one of which is this 2xCD deluxe edition. The first CD is a remaster of the album and the second CD features a live set from the Pink Pop festival on the 4th …

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Tantrum – Melt It Down

Scottish Metallers Tantrum, through a support pledge project, have released their debut album ‘Melt It Down’. They asked fans to help fund the release by pre-ordering the album and pledging certain amounts of money in return for exclusive gifts. The more you pledged, the bigger the gifts. For example, pledge …

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Deus Mori – And From The Trenches Bore Darkness EP.

It’s great being old sometimes especially when the lead singer from Deus Mori asks you if you like black metal, would you like to review their debut EP And From The Trenches Bore Darkness and you can reply with “I saw Venom in 1985 so yes it would be a …

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Letheria – Death Principle

Letheria are a hardcore thrash band from Finland. Formed in 1998 these guys have released seven demo’s, three E.P’s and now finally a full length album, Death Principle, only the 20 years later! At first I’m finding it hard to work out what it is Letheria are about. The first …

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Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour – In Vino Veritas album review, album out now

Tyla’s Dogs D’amour – INVINO VERITAS  – album out now Back on the juice or is that just irrelevant?!  In Vino Veritas is the latest album from Tyla’s Dogs D’Amour.  But as we know  Tyla J Pallas has been a hard-working underdog since becoming part of The Dog’s D’amour and …

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P.O.D – Circles

90’s nu-metal band P.O.D are back with a new album – Circles. A Christian metal band, Payable on Death (abbreviated to P.O.D), they’ve had remarkably few lineup changes, with the current lineup being the same as the band had in 1994. For this album P.O.D teamed up with L.A. production …

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Jason Becker – Triumphant hearts

In 1987 Jason Becker released his first album, Speed metal symphony as part of the duo Cacophony with Marty Friedman. They released a second album before breaking up and Jason Becker then went on to release several solo albums. Then in 1996 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) …

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Those Damn Crows – Murder And The Motive.

Once in a while an album comes out to reaffirm that rock is not dead (so that’s a big middle finger in the air to Billy Corgan and Gene Simmons) as Bridgend based Those Damn Crows do it with ease on the release of their debut Murder And The Motive. …

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Molars – Tight, But Not Groundbreaking

Based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, Molars are a Midwest Emo/Pop-Punk trio formed in 2018. Their debut EP Tight, But Not Groundbreaking will be released on 14th December. For fans of Tiny Moving Parts, Taking Back Sunday, American Football, and The 1975. What band they fail to add to this impressive …

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Lacuna Coil -The 119 Show – Live In London

The passage of time becomes very apparent  when sitting down with this sprawling cd set. It is strange to hear thank-you for 20 years, I would not have pegged it at anything like that much time. Admittedly I lost touch with Lacuna Coil around the Karmacode album during their ascent. …

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