Album Reviews

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke play to their strengths on Find A Light  

Blackberry Smoke are a southern rock/country rock band and seen by many as the spiritual heirs to the southern heritage of Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Black Crowes. Indeed, according to fellow southerners, Cadillac Three, “Blackberry Smoke are carrying forward the torch the Allmans and Skynyrd lit”. How true, or even accurate, this is is anybody’s guess, but what’s undeniable is ...

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Rotting Christ – Their Greatest Spells

Up there as one of the greatest musical exports Greece has offered our community, Rotting Christ have been able to release into the world a monumental amount of music in their time. A career as a band now spanning 30 years of greatness, and the reason behind this release. A band not unfamiliar with controversy, their name has caused stirs ...

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Palace Of The King – Get Right With Your Maker

Picture some crime thriller movie where there’s a scene taking place in a strip joint. That’s how the first couple of bars of ‘I Am the Storm’ start out. After that it’s a different kettle of fish with screaming psychedelic rock with a vocalist who sounds like a tired and weary Steve Marriott fronting The Black Crowes singing over the ...

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Bonfire – Temple Of Lies

Only guitarist Hans Ziller remains as an original member of German melodic rock band Bonfire, a band who’ve had their successes since the mid-80s albeit failing to crack the American market. But then, the influence of British bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep touring constantly throughout Europe with hit albums during the 70s became engrained within the consciousness of ...

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Ministry prove they can still do it with ‘AmeriKKKant’

Still Brimming with Al Jorgensen’s signature scathing political satire we have become accustomed too on the most recent releases. The brand new album AmeriKKKant is a breath of fresh air in their catalogue it still has plenty of the razor sharp riffs and fast paced frenzy but this album has what in my opinion they have lacked on a lot ...

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INK release debut EP Heaven

Heaven is debut EP of London based alternative rock trio INK. The group which consists of Todd Dorgio on guitar and, Corey Alexander on drums and Dougie Poynter from Mcfly on bass a sharing vocal duty with Dorgio. Heaven which was released worldwide on March 14th perfectly combines pop hooks with classic rock and grungey bass lines. Through merging these ...

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Heavy rock group Deadline to release Nothing Beside Remains

Deadline are a French band comprising Arnaud Restoueix on Lead vocals, Gabriel Lect and Christophe Gatter on Guitar, Sébastien Debbane on Bass and Backing Vocals and Fabrice Trovato on Drums and Backing Vocals. Although new to me, they have been around since 2009 when they released an EP and then, in 2014, their debut full-length album called Fire Inside. This ...

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James Stevenson 40 Years in the Rock 'n' Roll Wilderness (CD1)

James Stevenson releases 40 Years in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Wilderness

James Stevenson has had a long and distinguished career, predominately in the late punk and post-punk era. While still at school, in 1977 he was playing with Chelsea before moving to Gen X. He also spent some time with Glen Matlock in Hot Club, then was recruited into the ranks of Gene Loves Jezebel, and served time in the Cult ...

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Old Man Wizard

California’s Old Man Wizard return with their new release Blame It All On Sorcery

Old Man Wizard is a Californian 3 piece band who, have been around since 2011 and are about to release their second album called Blame It All On Sourcery. Band members Francis Roberts (Guitar, Vocals), Andre Beller (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and Kris Calabio (Drums, Backing Vocals) have put together 10 tracks of carefully structured rock with psych and prog ...

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Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball return with their 10th album Crystallizer

Back in 1995, there was a Swiss cover band called Cherry Pie and, after numerous live gigs, they decided they could do just as well themselves. Crystal Ball was born, and they released their debut album In The Beginning. They have now released their 10th album called Crystallizer. The current line up features Steven Mageney (Vocals), Scott Leach (Lead and ...

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