Album Reviews


VOYAGER release Colours in the Sun

Of not too many bands can it be said their sound is one of ‘epic electro progressive power pop metal,’ but such is the claim made about Australian band Voyager. The band blends together a contemporary feel for the electro sound prevalent in the early eighties with touches of melodic rock and occasionally pop, but all performed with a considerable ...

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Nile return with Vile Nilotic Rites

Nile have released their ninth studio album, Vile Nilotic Rites via Nuclear Blast recently and they’ve picked up precisely where 2015’s excellent, What Should Not Be Unearthed left off. On that previous release, Nile began exploring the tight line between maintaining their extreme sound yet adapting it just enough to make it, dare I say, a little more accessible? It’s ...

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The Dirty Denims

The Dirty Denims are set on Ready, Steady, Go!

Dutch band The Dirty Denims follow up 2017’s Back With A Bang. Called Ready, Steady,Go! it provides six tracks of hard rock interlaced with punk, pop and that all important sense of fun. Imagine the offspring of AC/DC, The Stranglers and Blondie having a party. Opener ‘Ready Steady Go’ shows the AC/DC lineage with a hint of Rosie, maybe if ...

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Marisa And The Moths

Marisa and the Moths Bring Filthy Pretty Grunge

The Reading UK based, female-fronted, alt-rock, grunge outfit Marisa And The Moths with songwriter Marisa Rodriguez on lead vocals and guitar, released their electrifying debut single and music video “Skin” on Friday 13th September 2019 taken from the forthcoming self-titled album. The single had that kind of teetering boom that is more of a wobblebonk than anything. Then we got ...

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American Punk-rockers The Menzingers open up on Hello Exile

American Punk-rockers The Menzingers bring the punk with their latest release Hello Exile, which welcomes us to the various human connections they’ve felt, and makes us feel them, too.  ‘America (You’re Freaking and Out)’, either introduces strangers to The Menzingers’ sound or reintroduces old friends. With a welcoming beat on the drums and catchy lyrics, which actually have meaning, it’s ...

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Alter Bridge – Walk the Sky

Alter Bridge are one of those rare musical commodities the rock world, they are constantly reliable in the content the write, the time of release after the previous, and they match it on the live scene too. Thanks to that, they have become one of those perfect gateway bands for people to get into the rock world with, and sell ...

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Pyramido – Fem

Fem is the upcoming fifth full-length album from Swedish sludge outfit Pyramido as they continue to add to their body of work and look to further their reach from their native Scandinavia. All of Pyramido’s work I have taken a look at has a DIY feel to it and this album is no different, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with ...

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4th LABYRINTH set to release new album Better filled with catchy hooks

The debut release of Cambridge-based band 4th Labyrinth, 2015’s Quattro Stagioni, brought the band some degree of public and critical acclaim. The album was plugged in a number of publications and featured on several radio stations across the county, which included the Beeb. Since then the band have been gigging around the country, appearing at festivals, supporting acts like Wishbone ...

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Stevie D.and Corey Glover

Stevie D featuring Corey Glover are Torn From The Pages

You must have heard of Stephen DeAcutis… no? Well, how about Stevie D? He is the ridiculously talented guitarist, producer, multi-Instumentalist, engineer, writer, and performer who has been involved with many and varied acts such as Vanilla Fudge,Vinny Moore, Pat Travers, Carmine and Vinny Appice, Punky Meadows, and Cyndi Lauper to name but a few. He has now teamed up with ...

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Grand Royal

Grand Royale don’t Take It Easy

First of all, this is NOT the Beastie Boys tribute band that plies their trade in Portland, Oregon (the home of Grimm!) so beware your Googling! This Grande Royale are from Sweden and presents a clever blend of 70s era American rock and the ever-strong Scandi rock of the 90s and beyond. Now on to album number five (counting a live ...

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