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Album review: Cradle Of Filth – ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’ (Nuclear Blast)

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Cradle Of Filth – ‘Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay’ (Nuclear Blast) http://ift.tt/2fedXZ5 Gerald Stansbury admits that, over the past 20-odd years, not all of Cradle Of Filth’s albums have connected with him.  So, what would he think of the band’s 12th studio album, unleashed upon an unsuspecting Überverse this very day?  Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? And to click the link and get lost in it’s dark embrace: from CD Reviews http://ift.tt/2xVnpw0 [read on]

Album review: Belphegor – ‘Totenritual’ (Nuclear Blast)

September 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Belphegor – ‘Totenritual’ (Nuclear Blast) http://ift.tt/2xj14b1 Some people might have thought UR boss Mark Ashby is mellowing in his old age, what with all the country and blues albums he has been reviewing of late… nothing could be further from the truth, as now proves by turning up the speakers and thrashing like a maniac to some good old-fashioned black metal. Click the link to find out why he reckons that this, the 11th album from Austrian blasphemers, is a masterpiece of the genre: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Darts ‘Me.Ow’ (Dirty Water Records)

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Darts ‘Me.Ow’ (Dirty Water Records) http://ift.tt/2hl39JE With one half of the band – drummer Nicole Laurenne and bassist Christina Nunez – previously having been members of The Love Me Nots, The Darts had already gone a long way towards winning over Gerald Stansbury to their new project… so, would he find that their debut album would indeed be the cat’s whiskers?  Click the link to find out: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’ (Fantasy Records)

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’ (Fantasy Records) http://ift.tt/2xk6nol Lukas Nelson is the son of one musical legend and a close collaborator with another – but does that stop him ploughing his own furrow as, ten years into his career, he finally gets around to releasing his debut album? Click the link to find out all about his famous connections and whether or not these have had any bearing on his own sound: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Ice War – ‘Ice War’ (Shadow Kingdom Records)

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ice War – ‘Ice War’ (Shadow Kingdom Records) http://ift.tt/2xjqO4L Ice War – or, rather, Jo Capitalicide – believes in keeping his metal simple, taking it back to its roots and eschewing all the fancy modern trickery and sub-categories which have made their way into the genre… Looking to deliver a hard-hitting metal album that has its roots firmly entrenched in the early days of metal with a rounded sound that owes nothing to the more modern stylings, can Ice War provide a fresh delivery to a classic sound? Phil Cooper has the answers on the other side of this link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Dyscarnate – ‘With All Their Might’ (Unique Leader Records)

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dyscarnate – ‘With All Their Might’ (Unique Leader Records) http://ift.tt/2xj9qwR Quite how UK death metal trio Dyscarnate have been so shamefully underappreciated by the metal community, both on their home turf and abroad, is something of a mystery to our man Jonni D, as he reckons that, with three albums under their belt and over a decade into their career, these lads have been the most consistent purveyors of death metal on this side of the Atlantic. Click the link to find out why he reckons they might be just about to break through with all their might: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The Gun Club – ‘Elvis From Hell’ (Bang! Records)

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Gun Club – ‘Elvis From Hell’ (Bang! Records) http://ift.tt/2hegUwY It seems like only yesterday that Dom Daley was mulling over some plundering of bedroom demos and recordings from The Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.  Now, he’s delving back into the JLP archive with this newly unearthed double dose of more gems and rareties, and revelling in the experience. Click the link to find out more: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Paradise Lost – ‘Medusa’ (Nuclear Blast)

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Paradise Lost – ‘Medusa’ (Nuclear Blast) http://ift.tt/2fiV9eU On a constant path of reinvention, Paradise Lost have never been a band to shy away from taking musical left turns whenever the mood took them. The only consistent throughout their career has been a dogged adherence to reinventing the wheel in expanding the boundaries of what a band could achieve within doom metal. without alienating their fanbase. So why should ‘Medusa’, the band’s 15th studio album, be any different? Rich Hobson has the answers: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Bigfoot – ‘Bigfoot’ (Frontiers)

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bigfoot – ‘Bigfoot’ (Frontiers) http://ift.tt/2xlmqUr What’s that we here stomping its way out of Wigan and into big bad rock ‘n’ roll Überverse?  Is it the Abominable Snowman? Or a Yeti? No, it’s five lads on a mission, to rock your world to its foundations with their particular brand of riffage. Click the link to find out why David O’Neill is already converted to their cause: from CD Reviews [read on]