Album Reviews

Review: Gomorrah – The Haruspex

Gomorrah was started in 2012 by a group of Missouri boys who moved to Ohio in hopes of becoming a part of a larger music scene. Colton, Mitch and Cody all set out to create a sound that encompassed all of their influences. They self-released an EP To the Depths in the fall of 2013. Since then the band has ...

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Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre

“Deep in the primordial darkness of the swamp, the Great Grey Witch watches and waits for her time for revenge… To those who would dismiss scientific inquiry in favour of dogmatic religious fanaticism, these tracks send a warning and a sense of dread that what you abused and left to rot may come back to destroy you…!” ‘Into The Gyre’ ...

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Varg

Review: Varg – Das Ende aller Lugen

With a rumble and a German sampled voice the album is underway. I love the German lingo – it really gives your tongue a good workout! This track is speaking over some intense music as the voice gets angrier you find it is in keeping with the title. ‘Das Ende aller Lügen’ – The snarling vocal and angry grooves plough ...

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Review: All Hail the Yeti – Re-Issue with Unreleased Demos

Having recently signed up with Minus Head Records, the first release was not one I expected, although having finished recording for a new full-length release (hopefully set for release this end of the year). This first release is a reissue of their debut, thrown in with a few unreleased demo tracks which would no doubt go down well to those ...

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Review: Sanktuary – Winter’s Doom

Power thrash champions Sanktuary hail from the harsh and blisteringly cold of the deep far North of Canada’s Yukon Territory situating themselves in the city of Whitehorse (pretty far north, like the Siberia of Canada eh!). They have been trekking across the country for the past 6 years to bring their fierce and dynamic high speed riffs, catchy hooks, and belted ...

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Review: Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

For most fans Jon Anderson will always be the voice of Yes, no matter how many years have now passed since he sung with them. News that wounds had been mended between his fellow co-founder and foil Chris Squire, before the bass player’s unfortunate death due to cancer, perhaps gives them some solace. For those fearing Anderson’s own health ailments ...

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Review: Inglorious – Inglorious

Looking for some retro rock with a bigger bang for your buck? Then it would be safe to say Inglorious are likely to be taking up a fair percentage of any spare cash you’ve got left hanging around this New Year. Not only is their debut album coming out in February but they’ve a heavy touring schedule ahead, opening for ...

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Review: Steven Wilson – 4 1/2

If you don’t know who Steven Wilson is, that’s forgivable, but only just. He is the genius behind Porcupine Tree. If you are still sitting there with a blank face then you have some serious catching up to do – I suggest you start with In Absentia (2002) and Deadwing (2005). If you are not a fan after those two ...

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Review: Downes Braide Association – Suburban Ghosts

With Suburban Ghosts, a follow up to their original collaboration Pictures of You, Chris Braide and Geoff Downes have produced a song cycle of sometimes haunting tunes regarding what many consider the birth of modern facile consumerism, ie. the eighties. While the Downes Braide Association has certainly picked up and ran with some of the synth pop sounds of those ...

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Original DIO members reunite as Last In Line – Heavy Crown

When this band was first announced it sounded like an odd kind of cash-in, although Frontiers subsequently picking up the recording tab isn’t that unusual; after all they do go in for 80s heritage acts. If you shared similar doubts don’t rush off, the results are far better than expected. Debut single ‘Devil In Me’ opens proceedings, defining a statement ...

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