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Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell – Very Uncertain Times (Rise Above Records)

Bizarrely, having finished my chores this morning, just before sitting down to type I checked my assorted social media (okay, I have just one, Facebook; I get too confused by all the assorted platforms available) and the computer was kind… Continue Reading →

Lesbian Bed Death – Born to Die on VHS (Psychophonic Records)

Now I have reviewed a few albums by bands with questionable names. I have also reviewed a few albums that champion the horror flicks of my youth. Freddy Kruger’s Underpants 2017 thrash offering “1981” offered some from column A and… Continue Reading →

The Neptune Power Federation – Memoirs of a Rat Queen (Cruz Del Sur)

…and now for something completely different. I read the blurb from the list which Thee Ed sends us reviewers, and there was a lot there to make this crew stand out for me – name-checking Queen, Motorhead and Judas Priest…. Continue Reading →

The 69 Eyes – West End (Nuclear Blast)

Happy birthday to The 69 Eyes. Thirty years apparently. I mean that’s pretty great going for anyone. It’s funny though that even though I’ve been aware of them for maybe two decades this is our first waltz. Well opening song… Continue Reading →

The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon (Cruz Del Sur)

Once upon a time there was a band called The Lord Weird Slough Feg. After two or three albums they changed their name to the snappier Slough Feg. Now they’ve changed it back. I have no idea why if I’m… Continue Reading →

Scarcrow – Beyond The Black Rainbow (Scream)

Firstly, check the spelling. Scar, not scare. Makes a helluva difference if you’re trying to find them online. Jus’ sayin’…. With a debut album. named after a marginally obscure horror film, a song called ‘It Can’t Rain All The Time’… Continue Reading →

The Riven – S/T (The Sign Records)

As Metal and Hard Rock continues to evolve, with so many genres pushed and explored over so many years, stretching and expanding in that everlasting search for originality, sometimes I get a pleasant surprise when music totally rooted in the… Continue Reading →

Demon Head – Hellfire Ocean Void (Svart Records)

I must admit I was curious about this Danish band, mainly because I like their band name (no they are not some sort of bastardised Diamond Head in case you’re thinking that) plus the description of their music hooked me… Continue Reading →

Sanhedrin – The Poisoner (Cruz Del Sur)

If you’re middle aged, you’ve probably come to like metal via the classics: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest. If you’re younger, you’ve most likely discovered these bands later, working your way back, so to speak, for you simply… Continue Reading →

Ribozyme – Argute (Indie Records)

Well, that’s new. A press info that starts with a quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. If I now go on ranting about the quote, just remember that you went there first and don’t blame me for taking the bait. I’m a… Continue Reading →

New Light Choir – Torchlight (Svart Records)

Many things came into my head while I was listening to this album, which is a good thing, but I cannot accept the claim that New Light Choir “are devoid of the trappings of retro worship”. I’d agree that “retro… Continue Reading →

Flight – A Leap Through Matter (High Roller)

Oslo’s Flight, now with a new label, continues with their interpretation of classic 70’s heavy rock. For me there’s a splash of Winterhawk, Ashbury with some progressive elements that figured predominantly in the mid-70’s UK scene. The band has spent… Continue Reading →

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