ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins

When opening the press pack, the bands listed under the “for fans of…” are ARKONA, KORPIKLANNI, WINDIR, NIGHTWISH, TURISAS and SKYFORGER. This piqued my curiosity as that is such a wide range of influences and since this is my first experience of Toronto Pagan/Folk act PROTOKULT, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With that said, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Protokult – Transcending The Ruins

ALBUM REVIEW: Orbital Junction – Egos And Instincts

If CROBAR and CLUTCH conceived a conspicuous love child, ORBITAL JUNCTION could be it. Their debut album Egos And Instincts is out now and after listening to it, it’s easy to see why they have been hailed ‘London’s best new stoner rock band’ by Desertfest. They were invited to play there last year and invited … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Orbital Junction – Egos And Instincts

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Memories Of Old – The Zeramin Game

Sometimes there is nothing better than losing oneself in realms of fantasy such as Cimmeria, Krynn and Middle Earth. These other worlds feature a wide array of characters, from mighty barbarians and evil wizards to creatures of myth and legend.   Hidden amongst the mists, is a new land to discover. Waiting, to share stories … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Memories Of Old – The Zeramin Game

ALBUM REVIEW: Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos

No introductions are required here, even those outside the rock and metal community know who Marilyn Manson is. A dark version of David Bowie comes to mind now I think about it. Music wise, I had heard key singles and covers from him. This is my first time actually sitting down and listening to a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos

ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers – Abyss

To say UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are a growing presence on the scene would be a huge understatement. They have stormed in with their powerful sound and after hearing their upcoming album Abyss, there will be new fans queuing to join the band on their epic adventures. This is the hugely anticipated follow up to Apex … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers – Abyss

ALBUM REVIEW: Awake By Design – Awake By Design

Over the years, I have heard the name AWAKE BY DESIGN and the thing I knew was they didn’t live far away from me. This is the first time I have sat down and listened to them properly. After hearing the strong sounds from their upcoming Self-Titled Album, I will be keeping a closer eye … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Awake By Design – Awake By Design

ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

The name LORD OF THE LOST has been bouncing around the rock and metal community for a while now. Their highly anticipated release Swan Songs III has been my opportunity to experience the stunning sounds of this band. The album also makes me feel ashamed that I haven’t sat down and listened to them sooner. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Of The Lost – Swan Songs III

ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

International metal band WARKINGS have released their long awaited follow up to Reborn. Revenge is rich of tales of battle, revenge, and the Gods. It's a listening feast that will have you roaring a battle cry. In the track Freedom, the listeners are lured in with a haunting bagpipe intro. The Viking’s bass and The … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

ALBUM REVIEW: Guns For Girls – Blood Harmonies

Guns for Girls where formed in 2007, they have been growing and developing since then. They have been playing as many live gigs as possible. Having had a high turn round in members they have recently settled down into a three-piece line up with vocalist and guitarist Gavin Herbert, bassist Carl Haden and drummer Dylan … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Guns For Girls – Blood Harmonies