Black Coffee – Take ...

Black Coffee – Take One OK, I am going to open with a massive frustration of mine as of late. I have no issue with the amount of talent out there today, the UK is full to bursting with amazing young bands but recently I am being inundated with fresh, brilliant and unsigned American bands....

The Jupiter Blues EP

The Jupiter Blues – The Jupiter Blues EP Formed in 2017 under the moniker Jupiter Hollow, The Jupiter Blues are an electrifying four-piece committed to bringing audiences the very best in blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In just one year, the band has developed a formidable reputation as one of the liveliest and entertaining acts in the North West. In 2018, The Jupiter Blues will release the debut eponymous EP, produced by Michael Johnson, whohas worked with bands such as Joy Division and New Order. With a host of foot-stomping originals and tight, well-honed classics, The Jupiter Blues offer a showfilled with good vibes, musicianship and...

StoneWire – When the...

Album Review: StoneWire – When the Crow Flies Kent Based Southern Blues Rock band, StoneWire deliver a great first album with “When The Crow Flies“. The album kicks in with a fantastic track “Walk the Line”, quietly and with a fast pace builds up til it suddenly kicks you in the face with a...

Soulhealer – “Up Fro...

Finnish rockers return with their 4th studio offering “Up from the ashes” very much moulded in a in a 80s attitude with a traditional approach to heavy rock with more than a dusting of power metal. Before you even get to listen to the 10 tracks you have to peel your eyes away from the jaw...

Massive Wagons – Ful...

  Massive Wagons – Full Nelson Massive Wagons are the epitome of the age old saying hard work pays off. After eight years of touring their asses off they finally got a break and were signed to Earache records. Full Nelson is the accumulation of the blood, sweat and tears this band have...

Airrace – United Sto...

Album Review: Airrace – United Stories Founded in 1982 with a young Jason Bonham making his musical debut, the band released their debut album in 84 Shaft of Light earnt the group plenty of plaudits and high praise securing them prestigious slots on both ac/dc and queen tours but sadly by 85...

UDO STEEL FACTORY

UDO STEEL FACTORY UDO Steelfactory with a solid body of work behind him and judging by this new album STEELFACTORY he still has plenty to offer, forget balls to the wall and try a dose of album opener TONGUE REAPER with a gut wrenching scream from UDO that could fell a herd of buffalo at 100...

DEE SNIDER – FOR THE LOVE OF METAL

DEE SNIDER – FOR THE LOVE OF METAL Iconic metal vocalist Dee Snider’s new album is a love letter to everything good about metal. “For the Love of Metal” is the latest solo offering from the former Twisted Sister frontman. Teaming up with Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, the album features 12 songs of authentic metal. Released July 27th. The album opens with “Lies are a Business”. Immediately I was blown away by the speedy, metal sound. I know that Twisted Sister had a heavy side, but I’m much more accustomed to the lighter, more radio friendly sound of the singles. This high pace, in your face sound sets a precedent for the rest of the album that...

NINE INCH NAILS – BA...

NINE INCH NAILS – BAD WITCH In 2016 Nine Inch Nails planned on making a trilogy of E.P.s. Trent Reznor, the main man behind NIN, explained that he initially wanted to make 1 large album, but instead decided to experiment and split it into three parts. This would help to maintain the momentum...

Massive Wagons Full ...

Massive Wagons grab you good and proper on Full Nelson WELL holy fuckity fuck but Massive Wagons have gone and done it again – produced an album chock a block with wall-to-wall great songs. ‘Full Nelson – their first release on Earache – is further tribute to what the...

Primal Fear – Apocalypse

 Primal Fear – Apocalypse Primal Fear, formed in 1997, are at the forefront of German Metal, and they’re a household name in the Metal genre in general. Their latest album, “Apocalypse” (released August 10th on Frontiers Music) sets a high standard for fresh, gritty speed metal. Apocalypse has an authentic, classic speed metal sound. There’s a real Judas Priest feel throughout, emphasized by singer Ralf Scheepers’ (formerly of Gamma Ray) high-pitched, soaring vocals. I really enjoyed the style and I appreciated the albums uncompromising commitment to pure, in your face metal. “Apocalypse”, the titular and opening track, is a spooky,...

The World Ain’...

The Night Flight Orchestra’s Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough is a fine release – but is it an album in the wrong era WE have struggled with The Night Flight Orchestra’s latest release, ‘Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough’ on Nuclear Blast – tried...

Tricky Business EP

Tricky Business EP Tricky Business are a five-piece based in the English West Midlands, drawing influence from a wide variety of genres including; blues, classic rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and alternative. Each member brings their personal playing styles to create songs that feel familiar, yet unashamedly modern. The band comprises Ali Cheyne on Guitar, Rhys   Orton on Guitar, Luke Owne-Bowden  on Drums and Jack Read on Vocals and Bass, although on the EP Jordon played bass but he is no longer with Tricky Business.  The EP is available via the usual outlets of ITunes, Google Play and Amazon Music and links can be found at the bottom of...

Kenny Dubman – Ameri...

Kenny Dubman – American Songbook It was two years ago I discovered Kenny Dubman with his incredible release “ Reckless Abandon”. I was a little shocked to see that all that time had passed as that album is never far away and has been played to death in this house. It also came out of the blue...

Album Review: Enuff Z’Nuff – Diamond Boy

Album Review: Enuff Z’Nuff – Diamond Boy E’nuff Z’nuff, known for their hit’s “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing”, are releasing their latest album, “Diamond Boy” on August 10th. Their fourteenth studio album, E’nuff Z’nuff started in 1984 and are renowned for their melodic, power pop sound. Diamond Boy opens with “Transcendence” a minute-long intro track featuring choir-like vocals. It sets the tone for the rest of the album without diving straight in. The first few songs highlight everything there is to know about Enuff Z’nuff: Catchy melodic vocal lines, poppy rhythms and an overall atmospheric, spacey sound. “Diamond Boy”, the titular...

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