ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Devolution Series #2: Galactic Quarantine

The Pandemic lockdowns have been very tough on all of us mentally, but in particular live music. No gigs for any bands which means no revenue with fans tickets cancelled and such. So musicians had to start getting creative with ways to connect with their fans. Devin Townsend started doing live online concerts for the … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Devin Townsend – Devolution Series #2: Galactic Quarantine

EP REVIEW: Juliet Ruin – Dark Water

Freshly unleashed upon my musical radar is JULIET RUIN, a band that I hadn’t come across ... until now! I’ve always been curious whenever hearing there’s a band whose lead vocalist can dual vocalise on clean and harsh vocals, so naturally I was interested in what this band had in store for us. Their latest EP … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Juliet Ruin – Dark Water

EP REVIEW: Seether – Wasteland – The Puratory

South African rockers SEETHER were one of my gateway bands into the genre and they were a key presence in my teenage years when it came to developing my music taste. The last full album I had listened to by them was Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces which was released in 2007, it made navigating … Continue reading EP REVIEW: Seether – Wasteland – The Puratory

EP Review: Malacoda – The Strain

Until recently, I wasn’t familiar with the works of MALACODA. I was originally intrigued with their genre label of Goth Power Metal as I hadn’t really heard that being done before. Naturally, I was curious to find out what that sounded like. Their latest EP The Strain was an intriguing EP that allowed me to … Continue reading EP Review: Malacoda – The Strain

ALBUM REVIEW: Leiþa – Sisyphus

It’s often with some degree of dramatic irony that I’m given albums to review. This time it's a progressive black metal and jazz affair by German act LEIþA (Translation from Old German: Suffering). This album was described to me as being akin to a few other albums I have reviewed and naturally I was interested. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leiþa – Sisyphus

ALBUM REVIEW: Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

No introductions required here. From casual listeners to highly loyal fans, every metal head has come across POWERWOLF at somepoint. The catholic werewolf priests have released their latest sermon Call Of The Wild and after having listened to it, it's easy to see why it's being hailed by fans and critics. Faster Than The Fire … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

ALBUM REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Will Burn – Thy Kingdom Will Burn

It’s no secret that Finland are one of the best breeding grounds for metal bands, the latest one that hail from this glorious land are THY KINGDOM WILL BURN. They have released their self-titled debut album and it will secure a place on the list of legends from Finland. If you need a new walk … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Thy Kingdom Will Burn – Thy Kingdom Will Burn

ALBUM REVIEW: Metalwings – A Whole New Land

I have heard the name METALWINGS pop up over the past few years but never actually sat down to listen to them until their latest release A Whole New Land. It is most certainly one of the more intriguing albums I have come across and it makes me curious to find out more. Let me … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Metalwings – A Whole New Land

EP REVIEW: The Ramshackle Army – Highflyer

I have been writing for Rock Out Stand Out for approximately 6 months now, and although a few great albums have come close, I am yet to give a 10 out of 10...well that's about to change! The only reason I would not have given this full marks is because it's an EP, not an … Continue reading EP REVIEW: The Ramshackle Army – Highflyer

ALBUM REVIEW: Vincent Crowley – Beyond Acheron

In Dante’s Inferno, the Acheron is the river that serves as the border to Hell. In more general Greek mythology, it was known as the river of woe or pain and it is the one that the immortal boatman Charon ferries the dead across. It is this what VINCENT CROWLEY’s newest album concerns itself with, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Vincent Crowley – Beyond Acheron