Tag Archives: single review

Dygora – By Any Means (single review)

Well it’s finally here! ‘By Any Means’, latest single from Dygora is also the final cog in the wheel for the Ghetto Spiritual EP. They have saved the best till last as a lengthy intro of a glorious grind of riffing and kick drums that are like mini trip hammers …

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Viscula – Alien Milk (single)

‘Alien Milk’, another strong single release from London based indie rock band Viscula is a captivating little earworm to say the least. To these ears I was getting the quirkiness of John Otway or The Divine Comedy by its off the wall vibes. An almost deadpan vocal delivery from John …

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NO :IR – Vanity (single)

Back in the day, a lot of the nu metal genre bands did absolutely nothing for me, but fast forward to the present day as Bristol based band NO :IR have relit a fire that went out many years ago with their single ‘Vanity’. Vocals are rapped, clean and blood …

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Dygora – Ghetto Spiritual (video-single)

Something wicked this way comes, courtesy of dynamic death metallers Dygora with just-released video-single Ghetto Spiritual by Southside Records It took a few plays to get my head around these four minutes of rage that flails wildly on a shroud of doomy dirge. A cathartic vocal is one of the …

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Ward XVI – Imago (single)

If you thought that The Art Of Manipulation, debut album from Ward XVI was insane, then just wait until the follow up Metamorphosis hits the street on Sept.25th 2020.

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Thirteen Stars – Keep Calm And Carry On (single)

Taken from their latest album Finest Ramshackle Jam, Thirteen Stars tug at our heart strings with their latest single ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’. It comes with a fan featured video who sent photos and videos to accompany the band performing. It’s one of the more laid back tracks on …

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Underking – The Throne (single)

Underking returns chomping at the bit with The Throne, a teeth-gnashing single that highlights the more melodic side to them but it’s powerful enough to keep the headbangers busy! All music and lyrics come from head honcho Maxwell Jeffries. Vocals are delivered with angst that the subject matter deserves, musically …

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Small Town Saviours – No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes (single)

Lockdown lethargy is kicked up the arse by the latest single release of ‘No Rats, No Snakes, No Second Takes’ from the Newbury based nutters, Small Town Saviours. They don’t mess around here, just plug in and let rip with some 24 carat, unrelenting rock and roll delivered with a …

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Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)

Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans – Rip It Out (single)   They’re back! Stevie R. Pearce And The Hooligans are back with all guns blazing on upcoming single Rip It Out and they certainly do which makes it bode well for an upcoming studio album to. The single is …

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Avarus – In Disbelief (single)

Avarus – In Disbelief Avarus new single In Disbelief is free to stream from Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Deezer now! A bombastic blast of modern metal. I first saw Avarus at a festival at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool a couple of years ago, they played …

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Hedra – Broken Bones (single)

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Hedra – Broken Bones (single) On March 21st 2020, Norwich based noisemongers Hedra announced “Hedra for Universal domination”. Just six days later on the 27th they may be on their way judging by the release of latest single ‘Broken Bones’. Is there such a thing as a melo industrial genre? …

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King Creature – Desolation (Single)

I first heard Desolation, brand new single from King Creature when they played it live in Manchester last Friday, the day it was released It was one of my highlights of their set and they have captured that intensity in the studio. Earworm buzzing riffing backed by a vocal delivery …

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Kim Jennett – Psycho (single).

Earlier this year I saw a performance by the tour de force ball of energy Kim Jennett at the Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool. Her set flew by as she delivered with being on as well as offstage and ‘Psycho’, her opening song that day is her brand new single. …

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Reaper – Death Games.

My first impression of Liverpool based metallers Reaper was definitely not a grim one as they tear into current single ‘Death Games’ available now from their bandcamp page. The single thrashes and slashes akin to vintage Exodus as twin guitar mayhem from Daniel Moran (whose lead vocal sounds he gargles …

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The Black Bullets – When The Devil Comes Knocking.

On November 16th, The Black Bullets assault the airwaves with their brand spanking new single ‘When The Devil Comes Knocking’. I heard it first live at one of their gigs a few weeks ago at Percys in Whitchurch and the power it created there has been captured in the studio! …

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Falling Eden – Falling Eden (Single Review)

Falling Eden, the new kids on the rock block from Crewe impress from the off with their first self penned tune ‘Falling Eden’, due for release on March 23rd 2018 via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. Backed by a powerful, thought provoking video (which you can view at …

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Exmortus – For the Horde [video / single]

Ah, Exmortus heats up another day in metal-dom! Stark black and white imagery, a dragon, swords, horns, a battle, a horde, scantily-clad women, blood, and fire: these California natives have heavy metal’s best and brightest tropes fenced in and neatly dispatched. The quartet works diligently on their music, and the …

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Disfago – Disfago Double 7″ Single

Who are Disfago? You may ask because I can’t find much information about the band members. What I have managed to surmise is that they are a three piece thrash/punk band based in London who have all served time, in other bands, not literally! They released a five track double …

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Hello=Fire – Angle To See [single]

Wow, what a fantastic surprise. Hello=Fire‘s heavy, dramatic, bombastic single, “Angle To See”, released in 2013 for Record Store Day and recently promoted by Schnitzel Records, represents a near-180 degree turn from the melodic, varied rock and pop heard on 2009’s eponymous debut. Hello=Fire mainman Dean Fertita‘s tenure in The …

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Mini Mansions – Geronimo [single]

A band that’s been buzzed about as “a force to watch”, Mini Mansions hit BBC 1’s Single Of The Week with “Death Is A Girl” in mid-December, 2014. With that kind of accolade, and an upcoming full UK tour with Royal Blood, this sun-drenched American band are this week’s obvious Pop Focus choice. …

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