Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition

ALBUM REVIEW: Polish black metal juggernauts Blaze of Perdition pull you into the murky depths of madness with Conscious Darkness. POLAND is a country that needs no introduction when it comes to producing some of the most extreme music on this planet, and Blaze of Perdition are no exception to this. Their innovative and oppressive style is wonderfully showcased throughout the duration of ‘Conscious Darkness’, an album that contains four very lengthy songs ranging from eight to fifteen minutes in length. This isn’t an album for the casual listener but rather an album to immerse yourself in, boldly exploring its complexities. The album opener...

Hard hitting ferocit...

ALBUM REVIEW: Hard hitting ferocity from Cannibal Corpse on Red Before The Black IMAGINE being thrown into a gorilla enclosure. The gorilla is jacked up on steroids, has been on a three-day bender and has heard you’ve been talking shit. The only thing you have to defend yourself with is a...

French black metalle...

ALBUM REVIEW: French black metallers Aosoth deliver the darkness by the truckload with ‘V: The Inside Scriptures’. In the now burgeoning French black metal scene it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. With bands like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega putting French black metal firmly on the...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol Oct25

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary o...

LIVE REVIEW: W.A.S.P. celebrate 25th Anniversary of Crimson Idol GIVEN the 25 years since its release, ‘The Crimson Idol’s is as much as seminal release from W.A.S.P., but is also a moment captured in many fans minds as a moment in their personal lives, making the ‘Re-Idolized’ date in Belfast a guaranteed sell-out. There was the expected buzz around the October 18th event at Limelight 1, which unfortunately for support act, The Cruel Knives, meant concentration was not in any way focussed towards the stage. While they were energetic and engaging at times they were struggling to keep attention away from the bar....

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight Oct16

IVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limei...

LIVE REVIEW: Hurricane Darkness rips into The Limeight ON what may become known as Ophelia Eve, a storm of a different kind arrived in Belfast’s Limelight and played like it was their last night on Earth. The night began with Cork three piece ‘Mindriot’. The room was already full when they kicked things off. The lads even managed to get the punters chanting along. They made the most of their little sliver of stage and warmed the crowd up considerably for the impending storm, even if lead vocalist Tony’s banter between songs was difficult to comprehend; a combination of a heavy bass and an even heavier accent! After a small break, The...

Samarkind- Samarkind

  Samarkind- Samarkind What the hell are they putting in the water in Ireland? The emerald isle already has a host of brilliant young talent, The Answer, Baleful Creed, Gasoline Outlaws and The Screaming Eagles to name but a few. Yes, they have also produced gods in the likes of thin Lizzy and Gary Moore so be prepared to add another name to the list, Samarkind are about to send shockwaves through the rock world with this debut release. From the moment opener “ Black Rain” hums its way to your ears till the bluesy “Blue Mountain” fades out you are going to be in blues/rock heaven. I can happily say this is the best debut of 2017 for...

Inglorious The Classic Grand Glasgow

  Inglorious The Classic Grand Glasgow 10/10/2017 Music fans were spoiled for choice as to which gig they were going to go to on a Tuesday night in Glasgow. Gary Numan , The Kentucky Headhunters , Midge Ure and their support bands all playing . What a clash ! The first of many in the next couple of months I guess. Can I make it from one venue another to see the 2nd support band or catch the headlining band finish ? Too much hassle and nothing guaranteed so I stayed put where I was. I arrived at the Classic Grand as Toby Jepson and his Wayward Sons were playing to an almost full venue. I caught 5 numbers by them . Not sure how much time...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormb...

ALBUM REVIEW: Stormbringer strident on third release Born A Dying Breed FOR their third album it seems the English rockers Stormbringer have nailed a sound that they are comfortable with, a band comfortable in their own rock ‘n’ roll skins. Given their début release in 2011 had a...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Gun...

ALBUM REVIEW: LA Guns back with a bang on The Missing Peace People said it would never happen, that we’d never see new L.A. Guns material with Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the same L.A. Guns banner. But it has and finally, ‘The Missing Peace’ is here! Long awaited...

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge’s triumphant return to Belfast’s Ulster Hall Oct12

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge’s triumphant retur...

LIVE REVIEW: Alter Bridge’s triumphant return to Belfast’s Ulster Hall AFTER playing two gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier in the week it was clear the band was pumped up and that Belfast was in for yet another spectacular Alter Bridge show. Playing to another nearly sold out crowd they brought with them London formed rock band As Lions playing songs from their début album ‘Selfish Age’ it was evident from the start that this band had energy and a good stage presence of a band that had been performing for a while, playing songs such as ‘White Flags’ and ‘Bury my Dead’ they got the crowd’s attention. The lights...

LIVE REVIEW: The Glory that is Inglorious live Oct11

LIVE REVIEW: The Glory that is Inglorious live

LIVE REVIEW: The Glory that is Inglorious live ON an autumnal Tuesday evening the bright light in our lives that bears the label classic rock breathed life into Belfast’s Ormeau Avenue Limelight in the shape of Inglorious. Though foreshortened by the usual student disco shit happening later in the night, Inglorious grasped an adoring crowd by the scruff of the neck – in the nicest possible way of way of course. Before that tender rock choking local metal heroes Stormzonesurmounted an albeit cramped stage to assault the unwary with a set crackling with songs oozing with their typical energy. Harv as the deadly vocal jester...

ALBUM REVIEW: Lush e...

ALBUM REVIEW: Lush exploration of darkness from The Fright on Canto V DANTE explored the sinful nature of humanity in his tales exploring the circles of hell. While we may be living in a time when there are less wars and less global deaths, despite what rolling news might tell us, it is still...

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