Album Reviews

The Tangent Proxy

Intelligent Prog Rock by The Tangent

The Tangent, despite having been around for fifteen years, are quite likely one of the best prog rock bands you’ve never heard of. They’re lauded by their musical peers and their fans devour their every release. The fact they’re held in high esteem in the prog world can be seen by their last studio album, The Slow Rust of Forgotten ...

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Almost Ruined Everything

Pock Rockers Notches release Almost Ruined Everything

For all those who long for the era of classic emo bands, who wish they could go back in time to see Husker Dü or Midway Still destroy someone’s basement, you need mourn no more, thanks to New Hampshire melodic punk rockers Notches. The first thing that grabs your attention upon pressing play on their sophomore album is the melodic ...

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Soulfly return to form with new album Ritual

Max Cavalera has made a name for himself by constantly pushing boundaries and shattering genres he is probably one of the most prolific artists in metal be it with Sepultura, Nail Bomb, The Cavalera Conspiracy or indeedSoulfly. So it comes as no surprise that he has been busy writing the follow up to Soulfly’s 2015 album Archangel. Ritual kicks off ...

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Electric Boys

Electric Boys open The Ghost Ward Diaries

Stockholm band, Electric Boys, formed back in 1988 and debuted with Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride 1989. Two further albums were released before they went on hiatus for a couple of years. Reforming on 2009, they recorded two more whilst touring with the likes of Metallica, Alice Cooper and Thunder. Taking us up to date, the line up of Conny Bloom (guitar ...

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Howling Lords

Howling Lords make the Texas Medicine go down

Hailing, probably literally, from the beautiful Isle of Lewis The Howling Lords are a heavy, riff based trio who formed in 2015 and have already racked up an eponymous album and an EP in 2016. They now have the second album on release called Texas Medicine. The three guys, Eoghainn Lapsley (pronounced, I think, Owen) on drums, Jens Johansen on bass, ...

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Radiant

Radiant are luminous

Radiant is a five-piece hard rock band from Northern Germany; they formed in 2014 when vocalist Herbie Langhans (Voodoo Circle, Avantasia), guitarist Flo Gottsleben and bass player Markus Beck (both ex-Seventh Avenue) got together, recruited drummer Manni Spalka and lead guitarist Carsten Stepanowicz and began to write and record in the old fashioned way…not by email, but by playing in ...

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Seventh Wonder

Seventh Wonder wonder no more

Swedish band, Seventh Wonder was formed in 2000 by bass player Andreas Blomqvist, guitarist Johan Liefvendahl and drummer Johnny Sandin and keyboard player Andreas “Kyrt” Söderin. They hit the ground running with a metal edged rock sound. Eighteen years later and now joined by Tommy Karevik on vocals and Stefan Norgren on drums, their fifth album, Tiara, is on release. It is a ...

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Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers cut loose on Bought To Rot

It’s not until you look at Bought To Rot the way that LAURA JANE GRACE looks at Bought To Rot that it starts to make sense. It’s a mixtape, a collection of songs influenced by the people that influence her and brought together by her and her new look band, THE DEVOURING MOTHERS (Atom Willard and Marc Jacob Hudson). It’s ...

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Creye

Creye me a river

Creye was put together by former Grand Slam guitarist Andreas Gullstrand in early 2015 with a vision of generating a sound that would take listeners back to the polished melodic rock of the 80’s. Their 2016 debut single ‘Never Too Late’, certainly promised that the AOR genre was about to have a new and powerful force. Inevitably they have been compared, ...

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City of Thieves

City of Thieves deliver Beast Reality

For a band sharing a name with a novel about the search for a dozen eggs in war torn Leningrad (strange but true), this trio certainly lob some sonic hand grenades into the current scene. They made their live debut as recently as 2015 at Camden Rocks Festival and City of Thieves have rapidly risen in the public eye and now ...

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