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Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (S/R)

Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (S/R)

Ladies and gents who may be reading this, let me advise you that if you are a fan of hard rock or metal, there is precious little reason to visit the former industrial powerhouse and now excluded candidate for European City of Culture that is.. Read More
HARK – Machinations (Season Of Mist)

HARK – Machinations (Season Of Mist)

Bewildering. It can be a good or a bad description. I think the last time that word fell to nicely summing up music for me was Mastodon’s ‘balance point’ album Blood Mountain; the one where their sludge based heaviness still counterbalanced their burgeoning prog urges... Read More
Kairon; Irse! – Ruination (Svart)

Kairon; Irse! – Ruination (Svart)

Ever wondered what it might sound like to be catching up on your old Simon & Garfunkel/ Stone Roses / Mercury Rev records, having a warm breeze blowing in your face, while sitting on a carousel going slightly too fast? Accompany that with a slightly.. Read More
Mithras - On Strange Loops (Galactic Records)

Mithras – On Strange Loops (Galactic Records)

Leon Macey is well known in the UK Death Metal scene. A champion of this diverse and strong community through his various musical projects and his media work, he is also the brainchild and sole surviving member of Mithras, the brutal death metal band with.. Read More
Darkrypt - Delirious Excursion (Transcending Obscurity)

Darkrypt – Delirious Excursion (Transcending Obscurity)

Debut death metal from Mumbai here. Always glad to be reminded that this is a global family, it also has a couple of guest slots from visiting uncles Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, The Grotesquery, all the rest.) and Nitin Rajan (Primitiv) plus lyrical contributions from Riju.. Read More
Mos Generator – Abyssinia (Listenable)

Mos Generator – Abyssinia (Listenable)

Having dragged myself kicking and screaming into the twenty first century with an online social media footprint, the ubiquitous Facebook was kind enough to remind me that just over a year ago I was sweating in a packed out converted oyster cellar in Edinburgh, busy.. Read More
Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts (Peaceville)

Katatonia – The Fall Of Hearts (Peaceville)

I have followed Sweden’s Katatonia religiously for over two decades and they have given me some of the most brilliant memories within music during that time either with landmark releases or just awe inspiring live performances whether electric or acoustic. Each album Katatonia has released.. Read More
Gorod – A Maze Of Recycled Creeds (Listenable)

Gorod – A Maze Of Recycled Creeds (Listenable)

When I read that French 5 piece, Gorod are often described as jazz / death metal I thought ‘oh ffs’. I mean I hate jazz, to me it sounds like all the musicians are trying to race each other to the end of the song…... Read More
District 97 -In Vaults (Laser's Edge)

District 97 -In Vaults (Laser’s Edge)

Chicago based progressive metal band District 97 have received critical acclaim for their work so far with members of/formerly of the likes of King Crimson, Asia, Transatlantic, Yes and Genesis all singing their praises along with Rolling Stone magazine throwing its weight behind them. With.. Read More
Closet Disco Queen – S/T (Hummus Records)

Closet Disco Queen – S/T (Hummus Records)

The releases by Hummus have given me the opportunity to experience and indulge in some of the most experimental music I’ve heard in a long time. Closet Disco Queen whose strange moniker shines a light on the aural strangeness contained within the seven songs of.. Read More
Iris Divine - Karma Sown (Sensory)

Iris Divine – Karma Sown (Sensory)

Iris Divine are a trio who hail from Northern Virginia. This might surprise many of you who listen to them because there is so much going on at times, it is a wonder how just three men could perform what they do. Playing progressive metal.. Read More
Seth – Seth (Minotauro Records)

Seth – Seth (Minotauro Records)

Minotauro records have developed a reputation for being the champions of forgotten bands and the latest of these to get the Minotauro treatment is 80’s Boston prog rockers Seth. A quick search of the internet for Seth and the imprint they left on rock history.. Read More