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: Ice War – Defender, Destroyer

There is a spell of frost unleashed from Canada’s capital ready to cool everyone down this summer. Battling the heat waves and leading the assault against the sun comes the new album from ICE WAR. ICE WAR is the brainchild of Jo “Steel” Capitalicide which was formed from the embers of IRONDOGS back in 2015. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ice War – Defender, Destroyer

ALBUM REVIEW: Massive Wagons – House Of Noise

Following on from their hugely popular 2018 album Full Nelson, comes the fifth studio album from Lancastrian rockers, MASSIVE WAGONS, titled House of Noise. Jam-packed with catchy, well-sung lyrics; groovy guitar riffs and extremely satisfying drum beats, House of Noise was a true pleasure to review. Air guitarists and air drummers, ready your instruments for … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Massive Wagons – House Of Noise

ALBUM REVIEW: U.D.O And The Musikkorps der Bundeswehr – We Are One

No introductions required here. Whether you are a casual listener or a die-hard fan, the name Udo Dirkschneider is hard to miss within the rock and metal community. Alongside his band and the Musikkorps der Bundeswehr (Concert Band of the German Armed Forces), he is due to release a special musical experience titled We Are … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: U.D.O And The Musikkorps der Bundeswehr – We Are One

ALBUM REVIEW: Serene Dark – Enantiodromia

Black Metal continues to prove that beauty can be found in the darkest of places and that there is more to the surface than meets the eye. Amongst the shrieks and distortion, there is a hidden message full of depth and meaning. The latest example I have come across are Ottwa based SERENE DARK. They … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Serene Dark – Enantiodromia

ALBUM REVIEW: Toby And The Whole Truth – Ignorance Is Bliss (25th Anniversary Edition)

Toby Jepson started his musical career in 1984 with the band LITTLE ANGELS. After an illustrious few years, unfortunately the band broke up in 1994. This profoundly influenced Toby’s music and he released his first solo album Ignorance is Bliss under the name TOBY JEPSON AND THE WHOLE TRUTH. He proceeded to tour under this … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Toby And The Whole Truth – Ignorance Is Bliss (25th Anniversary Edition)

ALBUM REVIEW: Dark Sarah – Grim

Gather around, get comfortable and prepare yourselves. There is a new story that is about to bestowed upon us. Cinematic Metal story tellers DARK SARAH are about to bring forth a new horror, fantasy story titled Grim. This tale will take you away to the mythical world involving orbs, ravens, rabbit-headed people and new nemesis … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dark Sarah – Grim

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: Conjuring Fate – Curse Of The Fallen

Irish metal band CONJURING FATE have released their latest album Curse Of The Fallen. Curse Of The Fallen is rich and full of tales, all different in nature. It's a listening feast of the supernatural, occult and murder. The track The Premonition is instrumental. The listeners are lured in with a haunting organ intro.  Guitarist’s Phil … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Conjuring Fate – Curse Of The Fallen

ALBUM REVIEW: Meridian Dawn – The Fever Syndrome

MERIDIAN DAWN delivers what can only be described as an onslaught of Melodic Death Metal right from the furious start of this album. They already have an EP titled The Mixtape in their discography. Antony Hämäläinen on intense guttural vocals, brilliant guitarist & bassist Nick Ziros and the superb skills of drummer Johan Nunez with his KAMELOT and FIREWIND background. This savage combination takes having a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Meridian Dawn – The Fever Syndrome