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Album review: BBQT – ‘Lets Go’ (No Front Teeth Records)

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

BBQT – ‘Lets Go’ (No Front Teeth Records) https://ift.tt/2IXiCPN When Dom D found out there was a band in Austin, Texas, who had the pop sass of early Blondie and loved to turn their guitars up to ten and rock out like The Ramones or The Buzzcocks, how could he not investigate further? Especially when it was released on one of his favourite record labels? You can find the result of his investigation on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews https://ift.tt/2IEZSRT [read on]

Album review: Spiders – ‘Killer Machine’ (Spinefarm Records)

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Spiders – ‘Killer Machine’ (Spinefarm Records) https://ift.tt/2rVtYtY Not The Black Spiders, nor The Spiders From Mars. Not even those glam slam kings of noise Spiders & Snakes. The simply monikered Spiders hail from Gothenburg, Sweden and, like at least two of the above acts their sound, is buried deep in the ‘70s: so far down in the 70’s that they surely must eat Pop Tarts for breakfast while watching re-runs of Starsky & Hutch. In fact, Ben H would put money on these guys thinking Twitter was something birds did in the morning and a hash tag was a game that stoners played: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Overkill – ‘Live in Overhausen’ (Nuclear Blast)

May 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Overkill – ‘Live in Overhausen’ (Nuclear Blast) https://ift.tt/2rWKzfY Gerald S kicks off this review with the caveat that Overkill are his favourite thrash band of all time – although, he is quick to add that he’s not a fan of everything they have produced during their 30+ year career. So, what will he make of this live recording from last year’s special ‘Horrorscope/Feel The Fire’ anniversary show in front of a bunch of rabid fans in Germany? Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast)

May 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast) https://ift.tt/2IuPiN3 Almost a decade since they split public opinion with the controversial ‘Abrahadabra,’ Dimmu Borgir return with ‘Eonian.’ The Norwegian black metal institution have been working on their tenth album since 2013 and there’s going to be a level of expectation that’s almost impossible to reach. Even so, it’s clear that Shagrath and co. have been writing for themselves and nobody else. Find out what we mean on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast)

May 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast) https://ift.tt/2IuPiN3 Almost a decade since they split public opinion with the controversial ‘Abrahadabra,’ Dimmu Borgir return with ‘Eonian.’ The Norwegian black metal institution have been working on their tenth album since 2013 and there’s going to be a level of expectation that’s almost impossible to reach. Even so, it’s clear that Shagrath and co. have been writing for themselves and nobody else. Find out what we mean on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast)

May 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dimmu Borgir – ‘Eonian’ (Nuclear Blast) https://ift.tt/2IuPiN3 Almost a decade since they split public opinion with the controversial ‘Abrahadabra,’ Dimmu Borgir return with ‘Eonian.’ The Norwegian black metal institution have been working on their tenth album since 2013 and there’s going to be a level of expectation that’s almost impossible to reach. Even so, it’s clear that Shagrath and co. have been writing for themselves and nobody else. Fond out what we mean on the other side of the link: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: James Williamson & The Pink Hearts – ‘Behind The Shade’ (Leopard Lady Records)

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

James Williamson & The Pink Hearts – ‘Behind The Shade’ (Leopard Lady Records) https://ift.tt/2Gu2WOF You shouldn’t need Dom D to tell you who James Williamson is, for Gawd’s sake: he’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll Fall of Famer and member of The Stooges. Now, he’s only gone and teamed up with Frank Meyer, he of The Streetwalkin Cheetahs, and Petra Haden, and together they’ve recorded an absolutely stonkin’ album. And the man with identical initials should know what he’s talking about, shouldn’t he? Go on, you know what to do to get the lowdown: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Diztord – ‘Living Is Easy’ (Self-Released)

May 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Diztord – ‘Living Is Easy’ (Self-Released) https://ift.tt/2LapJT6 Like a bag of Revels, Diztord’s sophomore release provides its listener with a variety of stylistic flavours across its ten tracks. However, like the proverbial bag of confectionary, not every selection goes down as easy as others. For every sumptuous toffee or full-chocolate success, there’s equal chance of a disappointingly frequent coffee or raisin pick. Anyway, this is a slightly meandering analogy to say that ‘Living Is Easy’ is somewhat of a mixed bag, as Jonni D now explains: from CD Reviews [read on]

Bands to watch at Camden Rocks Festival!

May 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

There are only a couple of weeks to go until this year’s Camden Rocks Festival! It’s always an amazing day out. 200+ bands across 20+ venues, in and around Camden Town. This year’s festival boasts an impressive line-up of talented up-and-coming rock bands as well as some more well known groups. The great thing about […] Read on: [read on]

Album review: Beskar – ‘Projection’ (Self-Released)

May 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Beskar – ‘Projection’ (Self-Released) https://ift.tt/2GsiBhk Formed by guitarist Frank Espen Larson, Norway’s Beskar are a studio-only progressive band with big ideas. Taking influences from all over metal’s broad history, the ‘Projection’ EP is a rich tapestry and in the course of its 32-minute run time, it’s possible to hear traces of just about any band you can think of. Repetitive stoner riffs from the Black Sabbath back catalogue? Spiralling psychedelic sequences from prog? Mosh-igniting Lamb Of God violence? It’s all in there, according to Tim Bolitho-Jones: from CD Reviews [read on]