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Album Reviews

Album review: Alestorm – ‘No Grave But The Sea’ (Napalm Records)

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alestorm – ‘No Grave But The Sea’ (Napalm Records) http://ift.tt/2sbZf9G Avast ye landlubbin’ swine, it’s time to crack open the rum and hoist the mainbrace, ‘cos everybody’s favourite pirate metallers are back in port, and with a crackin’ new album in tow… pressganged into joining the scurvy crew and risking getting ‘Fucked With An Anchor’ is cabin boy Marc Leach, who sat up all night writing this review – well, the drink was free, after all: from CD Reviews http://ift.tt/2rdUDCN [read on]

Album review: Veridian – ‘40826D’ (Primordial Records)

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Veridian – ‘40826D’ (Primordial Records) http://ift.tt/2s55yMN Reading upstarts Veridian have named their debut EP after the hexadecimal code for the colour from which they take their name.  But, did it have our recently unretired retro rocker David O’Neill getting all colourful himself, or did it just blend into the background, to be passed on to his son?  Click the link to find out: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Chuck Norris Experiment – ‘Chuck Me’ (Transubstans Records)

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Chuck Norris Experiment – ‘Chuck Me’ (Transubstans Records) http://ift.tt/2r1SeJd Hands up if you want a good old school hard rockin’ album that’s doesn’t harbour any pretensions and is what it is, and from the sleeve to the production says “fuck you, we came to rock” – and that’s what it does. Too slow down the back there – but right up the front was the one and only Dom Daley, waving feverishly and screaming “Chuck Me Sir!”: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Dirty Denims – ‘Back With A Bang!’ EP (Self-Released)

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Dirty Denims – ‘Back With A Bang!’ EP (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2qi26RK With a name like The Dirty Denims you can take a pretty fair guess at what style of music this Dutch four piece rock ‘n’ roll band are cooking up.  Ben Hughes was the man tasked with venturing into the kitchen and seeing if he could stand the heat generated by their latest EP: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Harem Scarem – ‘United!’ (Frontiers Records)

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Harem Scarem – ‘United!’ (Frontiers Records) http://ift.tt/2rWwMFv They may have officially stopped recording back in 2009, but they return to the UK later this year for the third edition of the Rockingham festival – which sounds like as good an excuse as any to drop a new album, if you ask us… David O’Neill plugs himself into ye olde stereo deck and discovers just one of the musical pleasures he missed while enjoying parenthood: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Defences – ‘With Might And Main’ (Self-Released)

May 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Defences – ‘With Might And Main’ (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2qRL6k9 It’s no great secret that metalcore as a genre has been run through the mill in recent years. Following the scene’s boom in the Noughties, much of the successive music has become more and more polished in an attempt to appeal to a younger crowd; one that is less likely to be predisposed to the more traditionally ‘metal’ elements of the style. However, a few promising exceptions to the homogenous metalcore norm have been making some very noticeable waves of late. Jonni D hails the entrance onto the scene of just one such band – Defences: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Bad Sam – ‘Bring Me The Head Of…’ (Kriminal Records)

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bad Sam – ‘Bring Me The Head Of…’ (Kriminal Records) http://ift.tt/2q9ybv3 Coming out of nowhere, a new Bad Sam album hits the streets without any fanfare at all – but it is a most welcome gift, at least as far as our man Dom Daley is concerned, who finds it the perfect antidote to all the mayhem going on around him in the world outside his own little punk ‘n’ roll kingdom. Click the link to find out what happened when he lit the fuse and then sat on top of this particular powderkeg: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Hunter & The Bear – ‘Paper Heart’ (Self-Released)

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hunter & The Bear – ‘Paper Heart’ (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2q9tkdt Jim Rowland is a big fan of up-and-coming beat combo Hunter & The Bear and their fiercely independent approach to everything they do. So, will their debut album set his paper heart on fire or will it get all soggy with tears of joy? There’s only one way to fined out, and that’s by clicking the link: from CD Reviews [read on]