ALBUM REVIEW: Rush – Permanent Waves: Fortieth Anniversary

In 1980, three friends from Toronto, Canada released Permanent Waves. Releasing to a position of number four on the Billboard 200 and three on the UK Albums chart, this is the album that gave us The Spirit of Radio, a much beloved song that has likely been the gateway into the world of progressive rock … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rush – Permanent Waves: Fortieth Anniversary

ALBUM REVIEW: These Wicked Rivers – Eden

Summer is on its way. In normal circumstances, us music lovers will be getting plans and things ready to attend one or more of the many festivals that happen. Due to a certain virus, this is not to be but fear not, bands are still releasing material. One in fact matches the vibes of warm, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: These Wicked Rivers – Eden

ALBUM REVIEW: Sinisthra – The Broad And Beaten Way

AMORPHIS vocalist Tomi Jousten has become a household name within the metal sphere. Given his brilliant vocal style, it’s easy to see why. This versatile vocal work can be heard on upcoming offering The Broad And Beaten Way from Finnish Metallers SINISTHRA. As most of us know, Finland is a brilliant breeding ground for household … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sinisthra – The Broad And Beaten Way

ALBUM REVIEW: Firewind – Firewind

Fire. Wind. Two major elements and forces of nature. Throw in a connection to the birthplace of Ancient myths, legend and history and you know you are in for a treat. As mighty as the Gods atop Mount Olympus, FIREWIND are back with their new self-titled album.This year marks twenty two years of the band … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Firewind – Firewind

ALBUM REVIEW: The Rocket Dolls – The Art Of Disconnect

Over the years, I have heard the name THE ROCKET DOLLS pop up time and time again. Thing is, I have never sat down and listened to them properly. After listening to their upcoming album, The Art Of Disconnect, I kick myself for not listening to them sooner. THE ROCKET DOLLS were one of many … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Rocket Dolls – The Art Of Disconnect

ALBUM REVIEW: Ante-Inferno – Fane

Are you looking for something that will bring torment and mayhem? Then look no further. ANTE-INFERNO’s upcoming debut will do just that. It is mandatory that the amp is cranked to the max when playing this album. ANTE-INFERNO are a black metal band originating from Scarborough, England. Judging from Fane’s strong content, it’s a solid atmospheric … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ante-Inferno – Fane

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Pestilence – Hail The Flesh

Originally formed in 2008 by bassist and vocalist Valax, BLACK PESTILENCE has grown with the addition of members Daniel Toews (Guitar) and Davey Hellfire (Drums). On reading their description of themselves as black metal ‘n’ roll, my interest was piqued and I had to give them a listen. I thoroughly enjoyed their upcoming release Hail … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Black Pestilence – Hail The Flesh

ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Sisyphus

Originally from South Africa and now Nottingham based doom metallers THE MEDEA PROJECT have released their first album Sisyphus. Named after the Greek mythological figure who was doomed to perform an endless task but this release curiously does not feel like an uphill struggle to listen to. The band is comprised of who are comprised … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Medea Project – Sisyphus

ALBUM REVIEW: Victoria K – Essentia

Symphonic Metal is a personal favourite sub-genre of mine. I love the idea that two opposing music genres can come together to create something so beautiful and majestic. The latest one to hit my radar are Melbourne based VICTORIA K. They are due to release their debut album Essentia and judging from the strong sounds, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Victoria K – Essentia