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Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons - The Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – The Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)

As an upfront and centre disclaimer, I’m a HUGE fan of Phil Campbell. I know that for a lot of people, the trio of Fast Eddie, Philthy and Lemmy were their definitive Motorhead, but I really rather prefer the final line up of the dirty.. Read More
Blazing Rust - Armed to Exist (Pure Steel)

Blazing Rust – Armed to Exist (Pure Steel)

Russia’s Blazing Rust was a find made possible by the “Masters of Metal” series of releases that have come out recently, in particular Volume 2 that came with Warlok, Carriage and Oath of Woe. This is traditional heavy metal, done the right way. There’s plenty.. Read More
Wolfpakk - Wolves Reign (AFM)

Wolfpakk – Wolves Reign (AFM)

Wolfpakk are a melodic metal band formed by the hugely talented Michael Voss and Mark Sweeney who invite guest vocalists to join them on their expertly crafted albums. This is their fourth and the third one in a row that I have had the pleasure.. Read More
Grim Reaper - Walking in the Shadows (Dissonance Productions)

Grim Reaper – Walking in the Shadows (Dissonance Productions)

Since reforming in 2006, I have been privy to a couple of excellent live shows by this band, featuring the well renowned singer Steve Grimmett. This is the first recording from the band since that reformation, in fact their first since ‘Rock You to Hell’.. Read More
Tortuga - Pirate's Bride (S/R)

Tortuga – Pirate’s Bride (S/R)

Ah-haaar me hearties, splice the main-brace, shiver me timbers, bury the booty and send Woodleg Willy over here to give me a jolly Roger. Yes, once more we set sail under the most contrived of metal sub-genres since Vondur tried to invent Star Wars black.. Read More
Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard (Ván)

Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard (Ván)

A couple of months ago at the pub, a friend broke an unwritten rule of the table by pulling out their smart phone to display an online piece they’d seen. Now, had it been some sleepy kitten or puppy falling over video, said person would.. Read More
Grand Magus – Sword Songs (Nuclear Blast)

Grand Magus – Sword Songs (Nuclear Blast)

It’s 2016, and it’s time for pure metal warriors Grand Magus to sweep down from the frozen Northlands and lay waste to all before them with their latest offering, the appropriately named ‘Sword Songs’, an album of nine tracks dedicated to the mighty mythology of.. Read More
Wounded Cross – Bonecrusher (Blackened Death Records)

Wounded Cross – Bonecrusher (Blackened Death Records)

It’s always good to have a new band cross your path, and the arrival of a hand written CD-R does give a little frisson of nostalgia, almost taking me back to the days when music was swapped via the media of tapes (before they became.. Read More
Necronomicon - Pathfinder... Between Heaven And Hell (Trollzorn)

Necronomicon – Pathfinder… Between Heaven And Hell (Trollzorn)

Klatuu… Barata…. Necktie!!! Oh shit, wrong reference! Necronomicon are one of those cult German thrash come heavy Euro metal bands who seem to have been around forever but unless you do some real digging, the casual listener to the Teutonic metal scene won’t really be.. Read More
Stormzone - Seven Sins (Metal Nation)

Stormzone – Seven Sins (Metal Nation)

It’s been at least 5 years since I’ve picked up a Stormzone release, in that time the band have continued to release material and if ‘Seven Sins’ anything to go by, I’ve been missing out big style. This is a concept album, and before you.. Read More
Civil War - Gods and Generals ( Napalm)

Civil War – Gods and Generals ( Napalm)

After recording ‘Carolus Rex’, the 4 founding members of Sabaton decided to leave and created a new band ‘Civil War’.  They decided on the same themes of History and War and added vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson to spice things up. Their first EP was released in.. Read More
Bloodbound – Stormborn (AFM)

Bloodbound – Stormborn (AFM)

Power Metal. Mocked by many, revered by some – but what exactly is it? For me it has encompassed so many bands that the actual genre is HUGE. In the 80’s it included acts as diverse as Running Wild, Savatage, Manowar, Helloween and Crimson Glory... Read More