Album Reviews

Cannibal Corpse Red Before Black

Review: Cannibal Corpse – Red Before Black

Referred to as the most controversial band of all time and the most important Death Metal band of all time, Buffalo Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse return seemingly out of nowhere with their 14th studio album Red Before Black. The key word to describe Cannibal Corpse is consistent, they are a band that have released quality content over the three ...

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Review: Samarkind – Debut Album

Samarkind are a new band featuring frontman David P. Byrne (note the ‘P’; it’s not that one from Talking Heads) who, according to the press release, was part of “successful hard rock band Assassin” and a “featured vocalist in the movie Trick or Treat”. Assassin, like Mr Byrne hail from Dublin and as far as I can make out had ...

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Chelsea - Mission Impossible

Review: Chelsea – Mission Impossible

Of all the bands who surfaced during year zero, 1976, when the punk wars raged full-on, Chelsea can probably consider themselves to be amongst the unlucky ones. Despite being at the epicentre of the storm while it raged and with many other similar bands going on to become household names (the Damned) and some to become iconic and well respected ...

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Supersonic Blues Machine - Californisoul

Supersonic Blues Machine – Californisoul

Supersonic Blues Machine are probably a name you aren’t familiar with, but it is a name that is known well among a few and for good reason. The band is a formation of three extremely talented musicians that have earned their stripes with much more well known, household name bands. Their first release early 2016, ‘West of Flushing South Frisco’ ...

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Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony

Sons of Apollo – Psychotic Symphony

Well, what can you really expect to get when you stick names like Sheehan, Portnoy, Sherinian, Bumblefoot and Soto in a room together to form a band? I’m pretty sure there isn’t a word for it yet, but needless to say expectations are high. Each and every name in that list is responsible for something defining in the musical World, ...

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Live Juju

Wo Fat – Live Juju: At Freak Valley and Beyond

Wait a minute, this isn’t new! Oh but it is! Wo Fat have been around the block a few times, and they’ve taken good vibes everywhere they go. So what better than to have that captured live and released? Back in 2015 they did that with this release, a live set of their 2014 performance at the German festival Freak ...

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Blues Pills – Lady in Gold - Live in Paris

Review: Blues Pills – Lady in Gold – Live in Paris

Blues Pills seem to have carved out a genre and a niche of their own these past few years. Not only do they write amazing songs, but nothing beats seeing them live on stage, preferably in an intimate setting such as a sweaty club or something along those lines. There is just something about them that rules. Not only is ...

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Savage Messiah - Hands of Fate

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate

Been to a metal show in the UK recently? You might be aware of Savage Messiah, an English band that is far, far beyond any ‘rising’, ‘new’ or ‘fresh’ labels at this point given their near ten-year history, extensive touring past and now their fourth full-length release – Hands of Fate. Savage Messiah are upfront, loud and proud about their ...

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Europe - Walk The Earth

Review: Europe – Walk The Earth

Joey Tempest told us, he’s Not Supposed To Sing The Blues and yet the rebirth of the bluesy Europe continues with their latest album .Walk The Earth. Following on from Last Look At Eden, Bag Of Bones and War Of Kings earthy, blues infused rock continues to be the foundation for their sound. The latest offering delivers an enjoyable mix of ...

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Johannes Luley – QITARA

Perfect Beings guitarist Johannes Luley’s second solo album branches out from the progressive rock of his main band to explore jazz rock and fusion over its mainly instrumental tracks. ‘The Doer’ opens proceedings with a flamenco played in between a full ensemble band riffing out hard over which Luley infuses John McLaughlin inspired scales to solo effortlessly, a saxophone following ...

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