Album Reviews


Review: Scenario II – A New Dawn

Beginning with Darkest Hour you are in fantasy land, sounding as epic as the track furthers. There’s an element of ambience and total surprise as a voice seems to appear over radio waves. Accompanying it are the most tribal drum beats which follow on introducing the next track, ‘A New Dawn’. Suddenly more surprise follows as a gruff voice seems ...

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Boris the Blade - Warpath

Reviews: Boris the Blade – Warpath

The axe has spoken in such melodic tones it’s difficult not to get wrapped up in it and bathe in its cantankerous ramblings, which seems the order of the day. Despite being written on New Year’s Eve, this kind of metal says “Enjoy the New Year, or be damned!” The love affair that I have with metal of this calibre ...

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Review: Deathless Legacy – Dance with Devils

Like with a good horror movie, this keeps you gripped with evil and demonic keyboard chills that run the full length of your spine and leaving it feeling like it will shatter with the arctic frost that has now engulfed your body. There are certainly a lot of satanic vibes going on here as the second track gets into full swing. ...

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Review: Warcrab – Scars of Aeons

A while back, Warcrab dropped Scars of Aeons, a 5-track master class in death metal. In a period where we have seen so many high-profile bands release some great (and not so great) albums, it is great to see the lesser known bands not only keeping up but in this case, surpass the releases of those big ones.Scars of Aeons by ...

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Henry Kane - Den Förstörda Människans Rike

Review: Henry Kane – Den Förstörda Människans Rike

“Solo-project from Jonny Pettersson founded in 2016 (Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn), playing nihilistic grind core with lyrics in Swedish touching the darker subjects of life!” It has taken me an absolute age to try and get the umlauts in the right place, as studying a bit of Danish, as well as a lot of German, I know that without ...

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Dreamshade - Vibrant

Review: Dreamshade – Vibrant

For me, music has always felt very personal. One of the best feelings in the world is hearing an album that gets you. So what does an album need to ‘get me’, firstly and most importantly it has to be crafted with passion. Of course, the talent needs to be there, no passionate band would get to where they are ...

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Renegade Twelve - Self-titled Debut

Review: Renegade Twelve – Self-Titled Debut

The raw curved ball is thrown out and caught with the brilliant track ‘Vanity’ – the aural chemistry is the perfect blend of seduction and irresistible intervention. The next track ‘Heroes of Mine’ simply shines with bristling rhythms that blossom in atmosphere and fascinating hues! ‘Bipolar’ does indeed change the direction a bit into a thicker chugging beat and enduring rhythm with ...

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Waterparks - Double Dare

Review: Waterparks – Double Dare

Despite not having an album out at the time, Waterparks have already graced the covers of Kerrang and Alternative Press. Now that they’ve released their first full-length, Double Dare, it’s fair to say that expectations are high. These three guys from Houston, Texas, have been earmarked for greatness so what do this band have that allowed them to get to ...

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In Flames - Battles

Review: In Flames – Battles

Considering that In Flames are a band that have been writing and producing music for 26 years you may be forgiven for wondering how they would keep from stagnating, yet on the verge of releasing their twelfth studio album Battles they are, yet again, showing they have the potential to produce something that is both exciting and engaging. Battles is that rare ...

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Glenn Hughes – Resonate

Review: Glenn Hughes – Resonate

They’d have us believe Resonate is one of the heaviest solo albums Glenn Hughes has produced.  If we mean heavy as in metal, that lies with Addiction. If we mean heavy as in the hippy vernacular, okay, I’ll go with the flow. To be sure, there’s plenty of sturm und drang going on between the grooves, and mainly from that ...

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