Leaves Eyes Sign Of ...

  Leaves Eyes Sign Of The Dragonhead Leaves Eyes are hailed as one of the best symphonic metal bands out there. Formed back in 2003 this five piece German Norwegian band are the historians of Viking and Norse folklore; every song telling a different story with the beautiful vocals of...

Halo Tora – Man of S...

  Halo Tora – Man of Stone, First Chapter I can recall about six years ago moaning about the lack of development and risk taking within the world of progressive rock\metal. Often derided as a bunch of Peart worshipping anorak’s by the ‘mainstream’ I was concerned that we were becoming a...

The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down

  The Dead Daisies – Burn It Down   For me The Dead Daisies have been flirting with greatness for some time. Live they are incredible and with the last studio album  Make Some noise we saw a massive step up for the band. When I reviewed that back in 2015 I stated for the record they would become the next arena band and I would suspect them to start headlining festivals. Today that got a whole lot closer with the release of “Burn It Down” The album opens with a lazy assed riff and drums with an attitude all of their own, it swings into Corabi’s melodies beautifully and I cannot over emphasize the importance that the hiring of the...

SAXON ALBUM REVIEW

  Where were you in ’79 when the dam began to burst, did you check us out down at the local show? Yes, Biff we tried to climb the fence at the Balloch Rock Festival to see you, not quite secondary school kids taking our lives in our hands. The festival took place in the bear park,...

Album Review Artist- Rick Parfitt Album- Over and ...

Album Review Artist- Rick Parfitt Album- Over and Out Reviewr- Simon Larkin I remember writing the review for Motorheads Live album ‘Clean the Clock’ that was released after Lemmy’s death and having many of the same emotions whilst listening to it. This one though is a much tougher listen, it’s almost as though Rick knew it was the end of the road. I am gonna be honest, big Scotsman or not, I managed to hold it together, feeling sad but holding it in, until ‘Without You’. At that point the damn bust and a wee tear or three were shed. I defy any true Parfitt fan to hold it together! Self pity out the way,...

Borealis album “The ...

  Borealis album “The Offering” Borealis are a Canadian five piece melodic power metal band and, despite being quite young, they are now into their fourth album. The Offering is a concept based around their love of horror movies, twelve blistering tunes and right from the first track The...

Hurry Up And Wait E....

  Hurry Up And Wait E.P. By FLICKERTAIL. Flickertail are a four piece Irish Australian rock n roll blues band from Sydney whose influences range from The Darkness to Oasis and Thin Lizzy, their soon to be released five track ep Hurry Up and Wait is five tracks, all of which have a mix of...

Promethium – Faces of War

  Promethium – Faces of War I have always wondered how bands structure an album. After they have written all the songs how do you pick the running order and more importantly what should you kick the album off with. In this day and age everyone has the attention span of a goldfish so you need to get it right. In my mind I can see the band sitting down and mutually agreeing we do the “lets rip their face of with a riff” approach and so “Enemies Fate” opens and does exactly that. What an star, powerful, brutal and as bloodthirsty as the Vikings they sing about. Good choice guys as this is probably one of my favourite subjects so stick...

Greek classic heavy metal thrashers SENSE OF FEAR

ROCKSHOTS RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Greek classic heavy metal thrashers SENSE OF FEAR for the release of their debut album “As The Ages Passing By…”. First unleashing their self-titled EP in 2013, SENSE OF FEAR are ready to reveal their follow up full length “As The Ages Passing By…”. Years in the making, the release has an old school heavy metal feel with a modern pounding anvil. Each track was carefully selected for a good old headbanging time along with telling a unique story. The band comments: “Each song has its own gravity to the album, and all together create SENSE OF FEAR’s presentation to the world as a band...

Can Therion’s ...

Can Therion’s three and a half hour metal opera Beloved Antichrist work REVIEWERS have an easy job. Labels and PR companies send albums, you give it a couple of listens and pen a few (ill) informed words and job’s done. And then arriving in your inbox is a three and a half metal...

Thundermother shake ...

Thundermother shake the earth on album number three IT has been all change on the Thundermother front as three quarters of the band were replaced, with only Filippa Nassil remaining. Has that diminished in any way from the band? Not at fucking at all. If there was any doubt about the new...

Maverick maturity is...

Maverick maturity is a marvel on Cold Star Dancer WITH each new album a band has to take a decision – to go on as before, or to challenge themselves. With ‘Cold Star Dancer’ Maverickhave taken the decision not to re-tread past glories, but to stretch themselves to new...

Bonamassa set to pay...

Bonamassa set to pay tribute to British Blues pioneers JOE Bonamassa, the two-time Grammy-nominated blues rock guitar icon, is set to release ‘British Blues Explosion Live’ on Friday 18th May on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray & 3LP (Black / Red, White & Blue) via Mascot Label Group in...

Tax The Heat prove c...

Tax The Heat prove compelling on Change Your Position THE first time we played Tax The Heat’s new album ‘Change Your Position’ we have to admit that the canine protector of metal mansions gave us a glower, as in what the fuck is that… But, by the second listen his...

Iron Angel deliver u...

Iron Angel deliver up classic metal on Hellbound WITH the same tortuous effort of downloading an album for review it often means that one adopts a serious demeanour: considering all the dynamics, the playing, the arrangements, and the lyrical content. But once in a while an album lands in the...

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