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Album review: Electric Guitars – ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Radio’ (Mighty Music)

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Electric Guitars – ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Radio’ (Mighty Music) http://ift.tt/2kYd0FA When a band call themselves Electric Guitars you expect them to play rock ‘n’ roll, right?  And to do so loudly and proudly?  Well, this particular Danish partnership have set themselves the challenge of getting more honest-to-goodness r’n’f’n’r played on our radio stations… But, have they succeeded with this, their third album?  Mark Ashby was the man to spin those dials, tune in and find out: from CD Reviews http://ift.tt/2lZjwAb [read on]

Album review: The Clamps – ‘Blend, Shake, Swallow’ (Heavy Psych Sounds Records)

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Clamps – ‘Blend, Shake, Swallow’ (Heavy Psych Sounds Records) http://ift.tt/2lxHn99 When a band namechecks the likes of The Hellacopters, Motörhead and Nashville Pussy, it’s too much for Ben Hughes to resist. So, when the second album from Italian speed-stoner rock ‘n’ roll merchants The Clamps landed on his doormat, he didn’t hesitate to blend it, give it a bit of shake and then swallow it whole. Yep, he just had to get them into his life: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Soen – ‘Lykaia’ (UDR Music)

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Soen – ‘Lykaia’ (UDR Music) http://ift.tt/2kErYjn Soen, the Scandinavian prog supergroup founded by former Amon Amarth and Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, with their line-up now enhanced by the recruitment of ex-Avatarium guitarist Marcus Jidell, have just released their third album, based around the theme of the ancient Greek rituals. Jonni D sacrificed himself on the altar of musical allegiance to delve deep into its grooves and deliver you, our dear reader, his considered opinion: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Neville Staple – ‘Return Of Judge Roughneck’ (Cleopatra Records)

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Neville Staple – ‘Return Of Judge Roughneck’ (Cleopatra Records) http://ift.tt/2lUl8ba If there’s one man on the ska scene that needs no introduction, it is the one man that most definitely can claim the title of THE original Rude Boy. He is, of course, the one and only Neville Staple, founding member of The Specials… Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam gets to hot steppin’ as he evaluates the return of Judge Roughneck with his new double album set: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Aversions Crown – Xenocide (Nuclear Blast Records)

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Aversions Crown – Xenocide (Nuclear Blast Records) http://ift.tt/2lk0e7R Rich Hobson reckons that Australia is a country so dangerous that even the metal is trying to kill you – and he may have found the latest assassins from down under intent on doing just that to our Über readers… and who quite possibly have saved the deathcore genre in the process… from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Tonight We Stand – ‘Redemption’ EP (Sliptrick Records)

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight We Stand – ‘Redemption’ EP (Sliptrick Records) http://ift.tt/2lhU1sJ The city of Venice may be slowly sinking, but can its latest musical exports prove to be the saviours of the equally failing metalcore scene, or will they fall by the wayside and themselves disappear below the waves of mediocrity? Our man Jonni D delivers his verdict on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Alter Eden – ‘Tigers And Lambs’ EP (Self-Released)

February 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Alter Eden – ‘Tigers And Lambs’ EP (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2lhY8Ff “Victory well and truly stolen from the jaws of defeat” is Nick Russell’s summation of this, the second EP from Midlands four piece Alter Eden.  Through its six tracks he unearths references to Tool, Rage Against The Machine and Black Peaks.  Click the link to find out more: from CD Reviews [read on]