Synaptik - Justify & Reason
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ALBUM REVIEW: Synaptik – Justify & Reason

February 22, 2017 Andrew Massie

  British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from Norwich, UK recently announced the re-release of their incredibly successful debut album, ‘The Mechanisms of Consequence’ as a heavier remixed album. It contains a lot of variety with […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Centrate – Ritual

February 19, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Germany is full of great thrash metal bands, the big Teutonic 4 of course some of the pioneers of the genre. But underground it seems culturally part of the music scene there and is […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lioncage – Second Strike

February 15, 2017 Mark Rockpit

“The band LIONCAGE was founded in 2013 by Thorsten Bertermann (vocals), Torsten Landsberger (drums) and Lars König (guitar & mix). All three musicians had known each other for many years performing in professional tribute bands, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Maverick – Firebird

February 14, 2017 Mark Rockpit

You always remember the great ones, like that first time you dropped the needle on ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ or ‘ZZ Top’, the very first time you heard ‘The Black Crowes’ or the time ‘Mountain’ came on […]

The Parasite Syndicate
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Parasite Syndicate

February 12, 2017 Andrew Massie

  “This phenomenal debut album is a hard hitting slab of savage, bleak metal that seamlessly blends melodies  and raw emotions, dark and delicious music with huge riffs and a pounding backbeat, an enticing glimpse […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Thunder – Rip It Up

February 6, 2017 Mark Rockpit

In my humble opinion THUNDER is the UK’s greatest Rock band of the 80’s and I’ve been a paid up member of the ‘Thunder Channel’ ever since I saw them supporting AEROSMITH back on the PUMP tour. […]

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January 30, 2017 Leslie Phillips

These days Pop Punk bands are about 20 for a dollar, most sound remarkably similar, write to the same formula and for every decent song produce a dozen that dissolve and vaporize as soon as […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pride of Lions – Fearless

January 29, 2017 Mark Rockpit

  The music world is a strange place these days with bands that aren’t bands, bands that never tour, bands that create albums living in different cities and hundreds of solo and side projects that will never […]

Perception - Collapse
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ALBUM REVIEW: Perception – Collapse

January 16, 2017 Andrew Massie

  Oxford, UK progressive metal band Perception have released a new EP titled “Collapse” which combines elements of prog, metalcore and some neat groove based heavy riffs and drum patterns. I’m not a fan of […]

Despite - Synergi
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ALBUM REVIEW: Despite – Synergi

January 16, 2017 Andrew Massie

  DESPITE features three guitarists, each playing on eight-stringed instruments tuned a full octave below  standard guitar tuning which makes for a brutally heavy sound which is pretty apparent on this crushing  album titled “Synergi”. […]

Meat Wave - The Incessant
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ALBUM REVIEW: Meat Wave – The Incessant

January 15, 2017 Joseph Wilson

  Recorded with legendary Chicago engineer Steve Albini, The Incessant is a bracing, emotional punk record that confronts taking responsibility for your actions with dark humour and self-deprecation. It draws major influence from The Breeders, Hot Snakes, and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stephen Pearcy – Smash

January 14, 2017 Mark Rockpit

There’s a lot of albums out by ‘former lead singers of 80’s bands’ recently – the latest comes from ex-Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy. Indeed ‘SMASH’ hits the shelves just weeks after the latest talk of […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blow – When I’m Gone

December 20, 2016 Mark Rockpit

  Australian band ‘Blow’ have put together a great collection here of catchy hard rockers that thirty years ago would be catching far more ears than they are likely to do today; maybe even bothering […]

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In the Now – Daggers and Dice

December 5, 2016 Leslie Phillips

There’s a gentle Spanish style guitar in ‘Calm Before’ that welcomes you to In The Now’s debut album ‘Daggers and Dice’ and it works so well up against the Hard Rocking ‘Trigger’ that acts as […]

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