ALBUM REVIEW: Sick Society – Urn01

SICK SOCIETY styles themselves as ‘primitive metal’ and I can hear it in the raw instrumentation. It’s as if someone took modern metal, put it in a large vat and rendered it down to a concentrate of riffs, aggressive drumming and brutal vocals. The album, entitled Urn01, begins with the tones of Boots Randolph’s long … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sick Society – Urn01

ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

An oubliette is a medieval space for imprisonment with only a trapdoor in it’s ceiling. The word comes from the French word oublier, which means to forget. THE RETICENT’s new release, The Oubliette, is pitched as a man’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease and is not in songs but stages. The first stage sees the listener … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

What is there to say about DEVIN TOWNSEND that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? He started out as a vocalist for legendary guitarist STEVE VAI’s band all the way back in 1993. Then he left to do his own thing and now has some of that legendary status for himself. His newest release, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1

ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

Rikard Sjöblom is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has been very busy in the last two decades releasing a total of twenty one albums. Rikard Sjöblom exists. Gungflies do not exist but fortunately Sjöblom has taken it upon himself to create one. Alone Together is the twenty second release in his catalogue. A progressive rock odyssey, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

EP REVIEW: Penguin On Fire – Ma’Or

PENGUIN ON FIRE are a deathgrind and grindcore band from Ma’or, Israel and formed of Tom Rachmann (Vocals) and Eden Goldstein (Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals). They are, as described on their website “two village boys who got together in the summer of 2010 to make the most brutal and heavy music they could do.” The … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Penguin On Fire – Ma’Or

ALBUM REVIEW: Hifiklub, Matt Cameron, Reuben Lewis, Daffodil – Rupture

Angel by MASSIVE ATTACK is one of those songs that even if you are not a part of its scene, it has been so prevalent in the media that you have heard it. From a cover by SEPULTURA to featuring in movies like Snatch, Firewall and the 2004 remake of Flight of the Phoenix. If … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Hifiklub, Matt Cameron, Reuben Lewis, Daffodil – Rupture

ALBUM REVIEW: Morse/Portnoy/George – Cover To Cover Anthology

Let’s take a minute to enjoy the great things in life. A cool breeze on a hot summer’s day. The first bite into a crisp apple. Your musical heroes coming together to produce covers of well regarded rock classics. For those who don’t know who these people are, here's a rundown. Neal Morse (Vocals, Keys, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Morse/Portnoy/George – Cover To Cover Anthology

ALBUM REVIEW: Fight The Tornado – Maelstrom Of Thought

Very few things in life are certain. We like to pretend that to some degree our understanding of what constitutes what is solid, a concrete foundation on which to build further understanding but frankly, it isn’t. Musical genres flow into each other and collide and splinter and reform in interesting ways developing influences that aren’t … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Fight The Tornado – Maelstrom Of Thought

ALBUM REVIEW: Heathen Beast – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard

Before I begin, I would like to note that this particular review will likely contain the most swearing on this website. HEATHEN BEAST have opinions and that opinion is largely “f this and f that” HEATHEN BEAST originate in Mumbai, India. They are a black, grind and death metal trio formed of Carvaka (Vocals/Guitars), Samkhya … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Heathen Beast – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised But It Will Be Heard

ALBUM REVIEW: Hanibal Death Machine – A Bout De Souffle

Taking inspiration from artists such as MARILYN MANSON and ROB ZOMBIE, and singing in French,  HANIBAL DEATH MACHINE have a very defined sound. Their latest release A Bout De Souffle (English: Breathless) provides yet another distinct flavour in the field of industrial music with mass appeal. Formed in 2014 by Jean-Luc Loret (Vocals), Corentin Altar … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Hanibal Death Machine – A Bout De Souffle