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Album Reviews

Soulfly : Archangel

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

He’s a busy chap, that Max Cavalera. Fresh back from hitting the festivals of Europe with Cavalera Conspiracy buddies he’s gearing up for the imminent release of Archangel, the latest […] [read on]

Limb : Terminal

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Album number two for London’s Limb is about to drop. The band have had quite a buzz around them for a bit; receiving plenty of nods of appreciation from all […] [read on]

Scorpions – Return To Forever

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By MARCUS’ ROCK BLOG (8/10) I can’t make head or tail about it when it comes the Scorpions. The heavy metal dinosaurs have been on the road for many years doing a ‘Farewell tour’ which led them all over this planet. Everybody thought that the band from Hannover, Germany was slowly preparing for retirement. But sometimes things don’t turn out as you might expect. This is also the case when it comes to the Scorpions. Instead of going to pension they release a new album called Return To Forever. And it’s a quite good one too. It took a while to get from the first thoughts for such an album to the real release [read on]

The Answer – Raise A Little Hell

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By STEVE MASCORD/Hot Metal THE problem with the prevailing narrative about The Answer – that they were going to the Next Big Thing but never got there – is that NO-ONE became The Next Big Thing (OK, maybe Steel Panther). But it’s true the County Down outfit haa occasionally drifted from their soaring blues rock canon, if not very far. Even though there isn’t one stellar track on Raise A Little Hell to match “Nowhere Freeway” from 2011’s Revival, this is their strongest collection of songs. Recorded in Spain between running with bulls and drinking, the platter opens with the anthemic “Long Live The Renegades” – completed [read on]