Album Reviews

Buffalo Clover ‘Test Your Love’

Once one of the most eclectic band in Nashville, ‘Buffalo Clover’ now feeds a more fitting hybrid of roots-rock and soul into the Music City bloodstream. Front lady Margo Price was born and raised in a small farming town in the Midwest, she practised and played her music locally, and soon found herself in Nashville, Tennessee – where she he ...

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Children of Bodom ‘Halo of Blood’

Formed in 1993 in Espoo, nr. Helsinki, Finland, Children of Bodom has built a rock solid reputation as one of the greatest melodic death metal bands in the world. The band is one of the best selling artists of all time in Finland – with more than 250,000 records sold in that country alone. The group currently consists of Alexi ...

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Dehuman Reign ‘Destructive Intent’

Formed in 2011 in Berlin, Germany with the fierce determination to follow the path of original ‘Death Metal’ – the band ‘Dehuman Reign’ creates fast and raging old school metalwork without any modern influences or trends. They strive to attain pure, authentic and maleficent perfection. Their latest line-up was founded in March 2012, and it includes Alex on lead vocals, ...

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Sleeping With Sirens ‘Feel’

Formed in 2009, Sleeping With Sirens are a post-hardcore band from Orlando, Florida, USA. Although they have only been together four years, their music has continued to evolve, bringing with it an ever growing fan base. It’s easy to see why they are so popular, with their catchy songs that appeal to a wide audience. Title track ‘Feel’ kick starts ...

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Lordi ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’

Lordi, a metal band from Helskini, Finland are an eccentric band who wear demon style costumes and scare the hell out of people with one glance. The band formed in 1992, are back with their seventh studio album ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’. Surely there are a LOT of readers out there who remember this bizarre band, with them ...

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Newsted ‘Heavy Metal Music’

Anyone who’s been into Metallica for 10 years or more, or knows a fair bit about their history will know of Jason Newsted. He was their bassist for over 10 years of their career and it was a shock and shame that he left when he did, as his contributions on bass and backing vocals were a big part of ...

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Mayors Of Miyazaki – Holy Cop

After taking time out to focus on other commitments, London based math-punkers, Mayors Of Miyazaki are back with their second full-length album Holy Cop. The London based trio (including Silent Front drummer Gareth Thomas), have produced their latest achievement via We Be Records after having the album recorded by Harvey Birrell (PJ Harvey, Shellac, Cat on Form). Expectations were therefore ...

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Liquid Casing – A Separate/Divide

Names like Mogwai and The Mars Volta are offered as musical signposts for the aural outpourings from Houston, Texas four-piece collective Liquid Casing and there’s certainly an experimental progressive flow at work on A Separate/Divide, albeit jazzier like the waves of a tide ebbing to and fro, sometimes gently splashing collectively towards the shore at other crashing violently against each ...

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The Quireboys ‘Beautiful Curse’

We love The Quireboys. The band has been working hard (in one way or another) since 1984. You know what to expect with The Quireboys. Classic rock and a bit of blues. And a slice of glam here and there. There is no bone-splitting metallic sledge-hammering in the Quireboys repertoire. So do not expect the anguish and anger found in ...

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Dave McPherson – Dreamoirs

Fans of InMe will definitely know of frontman Dave McPherson, but as well as fronting arguably one of the UK’s most commercially underrated rock acts, McPherson has also been releasing solo material, with his debut solo album ‘The Hardship Diaries’, released in 2011, meeting great critical acclaim. The follow up, ‘Dreamoirs‘, has a very similar feel to its predecessor, throwing ...

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