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Shuffle - #WontTheyFade? (Klonosphere)

Shuffle – #WontTheyFade? (Klonosphere)

When you get a press release which states that a progressive metal band has a huge host of diverse influences which contribute to making the band sound unique/individual/unheard of, it is like a red flag; it’s a trope many people use to try and put.. Read More
Septagon - Apocalyptic Rhymes (Cruz Del Sur)

Septagon – Apocalyptic Rhymes (Cruz Del Sur)

Last time out, Septagon didn’t quite live up to the hype and promise which the promotional material supplied with their album ‘Deadhead Syndicate’. Whilst it did bring some of the more technical and harder hitting aspects of the 80’s thrash scene to the sturdy and.. Read More
Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

Lost Tribes Of The Moon – S/T (S/R)

These days, it’s not uncommon for bands to start taking inspiration and influences from the decades which helped create, diversify and cement rock and metal as genres. Many of the doom bands dip into the proto-metal and blues laden classic rock sounds to augment their.. Read More
Night Machine - Themes Of The Dead (S/R)

Night Machine – Themes Of The Dead (S/R)

Synthwave is a fast-growing genre of music at the moment. Given how one person can easily compose an entire album off a few ideas and put it all together, there is no real surprise that there is a vast community of composers and musicians opting.. Read More
Hammer King  - Poseidon Will Carry us Home (Cruz Del Sur)

Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry us Home (Cruz Del Sur)

Hammer King are back again and as you would expect, they bring another dose of Power Metal for you all. Album #3 “Poseidon Will Carry Us Home” breaks the tradition the band has so far set with regards to its naming habits (there isn’t a.. Read More
Them - Manor Of the Se7en Gables (SPV)

Them – Manor Of the Se7en Gables (SPV)

Trans-Atlantic Power/Thrash outfit Them have returned once more, bringing with them another host of supernaturally inclined songs detailing the continued trials of the warlock K.K Fossor. 2016’s ‘Sweet Hollow’ began this tormented tale and it continues on at the Manor of the Seven Gables which.. Read More
Soulfly – Ritual (Nuclear Blast)

Soulfly – Ritual (Nuclear Blast)

It has been 20 years since Max Cavalera announced the presence of Soulfly on the music scene with their self titled debut album and despite numerous line-up changes over the years and some very noteworthy guest appearances, the band has always been an example of.. Read More
Gama Bomb - Speed Between The Lines (AFM)

Gama Bomb – Speed Between The Lines (AFM)

The Northern Irish fun filled thrash attack is back once again as Gama Bomb prepare to drop their payload of explosive and infectious thrash with album #6. Featuring some artwork which could rightfully be mistaken for a Judas Priest release, this 12-track, sub 40 minute.. Read More
Revocation - The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)

Revocation – The Outer Ones (Metal Blade)

Boston’s Technical Death/Thrash Metal titans Revocation are back again and adding their latest effort into what has been a packed 2018 in terms of album releases, both released and upcoming. Whilst people have been heaping praise on bands like Behemoth and Anaal Nathrakh, something far.. Read More
Terrible Claw – Sickening Annihilation (S/R)

Terrible Claw – Sickening Annihilation (S/R)

Sometimes, all you need is straight forward Death Metal. Sure, melodic, brutal and technical variants do the job with their take on one of the most diverse genres in music but stripping all that variety away and going back to the basics is needed to.. Read More
Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (AFM)

Ethernity – The Human Race Extinction (AFM)

Formed in 2000, Belgian Progressive Metal five piece Ethernity were up until recently a Six- piece. Due to vocalist Julie Colin leaving the band (due to Personal Reasons), the band are now seemingly on the hunt for a new vocalist and releasing Julie’s swansong: concept.. Read More
Brant Bjork - Mankind Woman (Heavy Psych)

Brant Bjork – Mankind Woman (Heavy Psych)

King of the Desert Brant Bjork is back once again, and luckily for me, I get to talk/write about him once more. 2016’s ’Tao Of The Devil’ was a phenomenal release in all aspects; loaded with sweet stoner grooves, filthy fuzz, Sabbathian sounds and blues.. Read More