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SL Theory – Cipher (Rock Of Angels Records)

SL Theory is the brainchild of Greek multi-instrumentalist Sotiris Lagonikas, Co-founder of the bands What’s The Buzz? And Double Treat and a former member of six piece ‘Four Wheel Drive’. Based out of Piraeus, Lagonikas is a long time veteran… Continue Reading →

Daydream XI – Circus Of The Tattered And Torn (Sensory)

Progressive Metal and concept albums go hand in hand, much like those released in the 60’s and 70’s in the realms of the Prog Rock genre. Artistic licence to create long, convoluted and ‘deep’ stories which are conveyed through the… Continue Reading →

The Night Flight Orchestra – Amber Galactic (Nuclear Blast)

Although this is the band’s third album, I understand it’s their first for Nuclear Blast, so there may be plenty of people unaware of exactly who is in this project – so who the hell are they? OK, so you’ve… Continue Reading →

Horisont – About Time (Century Media)

Horisont are celebrating ten years in existence with this their fifth album and I’m very happy to say I’ve been with them all the way. Horisont love what they do and it always comes across in their progressive-tinged retro hard… Continue Reading →

The Midnight Ghost Train – Cold was the Ground (Napalm)

Topeka Kansas is the home to this trio of desert rockers. Comprising of Steve Moss on vox and guitar, Brandong Burghart on drums and Mike Boyne providing the four fat strings, these boys offer 11 dirty bluesy numbers via Napalm Records…. Continue Reading →

Torn The Fuck Apart – Sexually Transmitted Torture (Ossuary Industries)

Having had a digital promo copy of this album for quite a while now it was nice to get the diabolical CD from our editor at the recent Damnation Festival 2014 gig just so I can analyse the cover art… Continue Reading →

Mausoleum Gate – ST (Cruz de la Sur)

Now this got me excited I must say – ‘true’ heavy metal citing such legendary acts as Cirith Ungol, Uriah Heep and Warlord as influences, cloaked in the sort of obscure, dusty post-NWOBHM atmosphere that I personally find so intoxicating,… Continue Reading →

Sicadis – Blood Of A Thousand Hearts (SR)

When receiving self-released albums in for review, it really is a lottery when it comes to what sort of quality you get. Bands vary in what they consider to be a ‘finished article’ in terms of production and songwriting and… Continue Reading →

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