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Gojira continues its quest for world domination | Gojira

Gojira continues its quest for world domination

Gojira: Magma

Review by Simon
Sun 11-09-2016

All good things come to those who wait! Never a truer word said when it comes to the new album from Gojira in Magma....

Jorn puts his spin on an overall pretty good covers album | Jorn

Jorn puts his spin on an overall pretty good covers album

Jorn: Heavy Rock Radio

Review by David
Mon 27-06-2016

Jorn adds his power vocals to some hard rock and metal classics and adds enough surprises to make this a worthy purchase......

Melodic hard rock at its finest | Vega

Melodic hard rock at its finest

Vega: Who We Are

Review by David
Sat 11-06-2016

This under rated British hard rock band continues to impress with their fourth album chock full of melodic goodness......

Harry Hess is back with another melodic gem | First Signal

Harry Hess is back with another melodic gem

First Signal: One Step Over The Line

Review by David
Fri 10-06-2016

Even better than the debut and a close feel to the classic Harem Scarem self-titled album, Frontiers have managed to release another melodic masterclass. ...

Metal gods release kick ass live album | Judas Priest

Metal gods release kick ass live album

Judas Priest: Battle Cry

Review by David
Fri 10-06-2016

Not many bands after 40 years can still produce the goods live, yet Judas Priest go from strength to strength......

DevilDriver bring the heavy | DevilDriver

DevilDriver bring the heavy

DevilDriver: Trust No One

Review by David
Thu 19-05-2016

After the somewhat disappointing album 'Winter Kills', DevilDriver release a polished and heavy album without knocking it out of the park......

Perfect blend of Hard Rock and AOR | Ted Poley

Perfect blend of Hard Rock and AOR

Ted Poley: Beyond The Fade

Review by David
Wed 18-05-2016

Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley releases his best solo album to date with an album that is overflowing with melodies and just great rock tracks!...

Goo Goo Dolls release a rather bland pop album | Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls release a rather bland pop album

Goo Goo Dolls: Boxes

Review by David
Sun 08-05-2016

'Boxes' see the Goo Goo Dolls distance themselves further from their past with a more pop than rock based album......

SIXX AM release one of the albums of the year | Sixx A.M.

SIXX AM release one of the albums of the year

Sixx A.M.: Prayers For The Blessed Vol. 2

Review by David
Sun 01-05-2016

With Motley Crue now put to rest, Nikki Sixx turns his full attention to SIXX:A.M, and it really shows with the band releasing a damn near perfect album! ...

Swedish hard rock band with a more mature sound | Treat

Swedish hard rock band with a more mature sound

Treat : Ghost Of Graceland

Review by David
Sun 01-05-2016

These Swedish melodic rockers provide a more mature and modern sounding album, yet are still able to add the catchy anthemic songs they are famous for......

Rob Zombie keeps it short and sharp | Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie keeps it short and sharp

Rob Zombie: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser

Review by David
Sun 01-05-2016

Rob Zombie delivers a short yet ferocious and at times obscure album, which should satisfy old and new fans of the demented genius......

JR Richards delivers another solo gem | J.R. Richards

JR Richards delivers another solo gem

J.R. Richards: Honore et Amore

Review by David
Thu 21-04-2016

J.R. Richards leaves his past band Dishwalla in the rearview mirror as he releases his second impressive solo album!!...

Dynazty can shake the hard rock tag now and call themselves metal masters | Dynazty

Dynazty can shake the hard rock tag now and call themselves metal masters

Dynazty: Titanic Mass

Review by David
Sun 17-04-2016

Swedish band Dynazty continues down the metal path after changing direction with their fantastic last album 'Renatus', and continues to get better with Titanic Mass......

The Defiants produce the goods | The Defiants

The Defiants produce the goods

The Defiants: The Defiants

Review by David
Sun 17-04-2016

The Defiants have basically released a follow up to Danger Danger's 'Four The Hard Way' album, which is only a good thing......

Cheap Trick prove they still have tricks up their sleeves | Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick prove they still have tricks up their sleeves

Cheap Trick: Bang Zoom Crazy...Hello

Review by David
Sat 16-04-2016

After 43 years of making music and touring, one would forgive Cheap Trick of going through the motions. Yet they release one of the best albums of the bands career in Bang ...

Better Than Ezra still better than most | Better Then Ezra

Better Than Ezra still better than most

Better Then Ezra: All Together Now

Review by David
Sat 09-04-2016

You can be excused if you haven't heard Better Than Ezra since the huge hit 'Desperately Wanting' from the 90s. But singer/songwriter Kevin Griffin is still making music, a...

Southern rockers write love letter to their home town of Kentucky | Black Stone Cherry

Southern rockers write love letter to their home town of Kentucky

Black Stone Cherry: Kentucky

Review by David
Sat 09-04-2016

Black Stone Cherry burst onto the rock scene in 2006 with their self titled debut. A decade later and 3 solid albums which haven't quite lived up to the debut, the band lit...

Death Angel give masterclass in thrash | Death Angel

Death Angel give masterclass in thrash

Death Angel: The Evil Divide

Review by David
Wed 06-04-2016

30 years of consistently representing the thrash genre, Death Angel release yet another example of how it is done!!...

Yes Collective Soul are still around and making rocking albums | Collective Soul

Yes Collective Soul are still around and making rocking albums

Collective Soul: See What You Started By Continuing

Review by David
Tue 05-04-2016

Remembered best for their output in the 90s and their mega hit 'Shine', Collective Soul have continued to make records and bloody good ones too, and this is no exception....

Zakk goes solo to follow up on his classic Book Of Shadows | Zakk Wylde

Zakk goes solo to follow up on his classic Book Of Shadows

Zakk Wylde: Book of Shadows II

Review by David
Tue 05-04-2016

Zakk Wylde releases Book Of Shadows II, 20 years after the guitar god showed us his softer side, yet incredibly brilliant Book Of Shadows album....

German power metal band goes to war | Mystic Prophecy

German power metal band goes to war

Mystic Prophecy: War Brigade

Review by David
Fri 25-03-2016

Mystic Prophecy are a band who have rarely let me down. Their last album Killhammer in 2013 was arguably the bands strongest to date. So how do they respond? With an album ...

Swedish hard rock at its finest | Eclipse

Swedish hard rock at its finest

Eclipse: Monumentum

Review by David
Sun 20-03-2016

I'm not sure who the Swedish kings of hard rock are, but they should move over, there is a new king claiming the crown!...

Bon Jovi releases an album full of b sides | Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi releases an album full of b sides

Bon Jovi: This House Is Not For Sale

Review by David
Sun 20-03-2016

Can you say 'let's release an album of b-sides to get out of our contract'? Unless you are a Bon Jovi fanatic who needs every one of their releases, I would not bother with...

Hard rock dream team are back with a killer new album | Voodoo Circle

Hard rock dream team are back with a killer new album

Voodoo Circle: Whisky Fingers

Review by David
Sun 20-03-2016

Are you a fan of Whitesnake's 1987 album? Well, you're gonna love this album......

Nevermore was born out of the ashes of Sanctuary now Sanctuary is reborn out of the ashes of Nevermore | Sanctuary

Nevermore was born out of the ashes of Sanctuary now Sanctuary is reborn out of the ashes of Nevermore

Sanctuary: Inception

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Sanctuary are back! You could be forgiven in thinking this leans more towards Nevermore than classic Sanctuary, but who cares when the music is this **** good!...

German metal kings do Judas Priest better than Judas Priest | Primal Fear

German metal kings do Judas Priest better than Judas Priest

Primal Fear: Rulebreaker

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Why change it if it ain't broke? Primal Fear lie somewhere between blatant rip off and sheer brilliance. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, you cannot deny the quality...

Thrash legends hit back hard | Megadeth

Thrash legends hit back hard

Megadeth: Dystopia

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Megadeth and Mustaine himself haven't sounded this good in a long time. A true return to their classic sound and a true return to form....

Dios old band are back together to make some noise | Last In Line

Dios old band are back together to make some noise

Last In Line: Heavy Crown

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Ronnie James Dio's original solo band members have created an album Dio I'm sure would gladly throw his devil horns up in acceptance for....

Progressive metal kings return with their most ambitious album yet | Dream Theater

Progressive metal kings return with their most ambitious album yet

Dream Theater: The Astonishing

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

An incredibly ambitious, brilliantly executed concept album, yet contains a story that just needed more work....

Ex vocalist from The Butterfly Effect shows the world his softer side | Clint Boge

Ex vocalist from The Butterfly Effect shows the world his softer side

Clint Boge: Songs of a Delicate Nature vol. 1

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

A lot of emotion and talent is packed into this short 19 minute Ep from past The Butterfly Effect vocalist Clint Boge....

Little known modern rock band from St Louis release their fourth album independently after a four year break | Cavo

Little known modern rock band from St Louis release their fourth album independently after a four year break

Cavo: Bridges

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Cavo have released their most diverse album to date. It might not put the band on the rock and roll world map, but it should....

Former Dangerous Toys frontman still kicking arse | Broken Teeth

Former Dangerous Toys frontman still kicking arse

Broken Teeth: Bulldozer Ep

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Broken Teeth are raw, gritty and here to kick your arse. This is the result of what happens when you mix the brutal force of Motorhead and AC/DC....

Tobias Sammet returns with his greatest rock opera to date | Avantasia

Tobias Sammet returns with his greatest rock opera to date

Avantasia: Ghostlights

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Tobias Sammet releases his masterpiece on the world. ...

Thrash gods Anthrax return with a brutal mix of new tracks | Anthrax

Thrash gods Anthrax return with a brutal mix of new tracks

Anthrax: For All Kings

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

Satisfying old school fans with this new release, while not quite matching the perfection of Worship Music....

Metalcore gods Killswitch Engage return with a blistering new album | Killswitch Engage

Metalcore gods Killswitch Engage return with a blistering new album

Killswitch Engage: Incarnate

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

A nice progression from Disarm the Descent wrapped up in a slightly more melodic package....

3 Doors Down return with a slightly more pop oriented album after a long hiatus | 3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down return with a slightly more pop oriented album after a long hiatus

3 Doors Down: Us and the Night

Review by David
Sat 19-03-2016

After the longest gap between albums in the bands career, a slightly more pop oriented sound is produced while maintaining the high quality that the last couple of 3 Doors ...

ACDC or Bust | AC/DC

ACDC or Bust

AC/DC: Rock Or Bust

Review by David
Wed 26-11-2014

AC/DC hit strong with the latest release!...

No division in the Great Divide | Allen/Lande

No division in the Great Divide

Allen/Lande: The Great Divide

Review by David
Wed 26-11-2014

It has been 4 years since the last Allen-Lande collaboration, and whilst the monster voices of Russell Allen(Symphony X) and Jorn Lande(Masterplan) remain, chief songwriter...

Another beautiful tragedy | In This Moment

Another beautiful tragedy

In This Moment: Black Widow

Review by David
Sun 23-11-2014

Maria Brink and her band In This Moment have been building a nice collection of albums since their 2007 debut 'Beautiful Tragedy'....

Slash releases 7th post Gunners album | Slash

Slash releases 7th post Gunners album

Slash: World on Fire

Review by David
Sun 23-11-2014

Slash, feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators brand new album World On Fire will be the seventh album released by Slash since leaving Guns N' Roses!...

Shinedown Unstoppable | Shinedown

Shinedown Unstoppable

Shinedown: The Sound of Madness

Review by David
Sun 23-11-2014

Will Shinedown receive success with The Sound of Madness...

Hymns For The Broken | Evergrey

Hymns For The Broken

Evergrey: The Storm Within

Review by David
Sun 23-11-2014

With amazing compositions and thought provoking lyrics of desperation and despair, mixed in with Tom S. Englund's incredibly powerful voice, they are a hugely under rated b...

Mr Big strikes again | Mr. Big

Mr Big strikes again

Mr. Big: ...The Stories We Could Tell

Review by David
Wed 19-11-2014

Can Mr Big deliver with only 3 years between albums?...

Sonic Highways USA Wide | Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways USA Wide

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Review by David
Wed 19-11-2014

After the massive success of their last album 'Wasting Light', and the acclaim Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary gained, the Foo Fighters have taken a massive risk with thei...

SOLA is a solid return which should leave MOST Motley fans happy | Motley Crue

SOLA is a solid return which should leave MOST Motley fans happy

Motley Crue: The End

Review by David
Mon 13-01-2014

It’s amazing Motley are all still with us today, considering all the sex, drugs and rock n roll. Now they're back for another crack......

A Dramatic Turn of Events strong without Portney | Dream Theater

A Dramatic Turn of Events strong without Portney

Dream Theater: The Astonishing

Review by David
Fri 13-01-2012

A Dramatic Turn of Events hits big!!!...

Rock with synth | Carpark North

Rock with synth

Carpark North: Lost

Review by David
Wed 11-01-2012

Electro rock 3 piece band from Denmark, Carpark North are well known in their homeland and various parts of Europe... now taking to the world!...

Shadow Gallery to new Heights with Digital Ghosts | Shadow Gallery

Shadow Gallery to new Heights with Digital Ghosts

Shadow Gallery: Digital Ghosts

Review by David
Wed 11-01-2012

With the introduction of new singer Brian Ashland, fans were excited to hear the band continue on...

Breaking the spell | Daughtry

Breaking the spell

Daughtry: Break the Spell

Review by David
Wed 11-01-2012

Had Daughtry gone Country? Heavy metal? Grown an afro and made a disco album?...

Balls Out | Steel Panther

Balls Out

Steel Panther: Lower The Bar

Review by David
Sun 08-01-2012

They do it so well, bands like Bon Jovi, Kiss and Whitesnake should listen to this album to remember just how good they used to sound....

Until We Have Faces | Red

Until We Have Faces

Red: Until we have faces

Review by David
Sun 08-01-2012

Reds massive breakout album...

AMERICAN CAPITALIST | Five Finger Death Punch

AMERICAN CAPITALIST

Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist

Review by David
Sun 08-01-2012

The first single 'Under and Over It' is a perfect example of what this band are capable of....

Still kicking and screaming | Sebastian Bach

Still kicking and screaming

Sebastian Bach: Kicking & Screaming

Review by David
Sun 08-01-2012

With a new whiz kid guitarist on board, have things improved for Baz?...