ALBUM REVIEW: Ecryptus – Kyr’am Beskar

For a franchise that is so well known for its musical content Star Wars has an alarmingly small repertoire of original music made in tribute to it. Now obviously some styles are more fitting than others. For example I doubt easy listening tribute to Tatooine’s finest would go down overly well but a death metal … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ecryptus – Kyr’am Beskar

ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

When we think of thrash music we think of the big names like METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, and SLAYER. While METALLICA remains the biggest band in thrash metal and arguably in the world, there is still an underground world of thrash going strong. One of the most promising names in underground thrash are WARCALL and they’re … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

ALBUM REVIEW: Aexylium – The Fifth Season

It’s vital that someone hollers a battle cry to both ELUVEITIE and ELVENKING, their love child has been found. It comes in the form of Italian Symphonic Folk Metal troupe AEXYLIUM and they are due to release their latest album The Fifth Season. Judging from these brilliant and uplifting sounds, they are ones we ought … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Aexylium – The Fifth Season

ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

2021 keep up with the brilliant releases within Symphonic Metal, next on this ever-growing list comes from Italian troupe ETERNAL SILENCE. They have released their latest instalment Timegate Anathema and it is something to cherish. This is my first experience of ETERNAL SILENCE and after listening to this Symphonic Metal gem, it won’t be my … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Eternal Silence – Timegate Anathema

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

“Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

Newcomers LYCANTHRO are making waves with their incredible debut album Mark Of The Wolf, which is out now. Before the release, Rock Out Stand Out's Lotty Whittingham spoke to vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Delbridge about the release, mental health and BLIND GUARDIAN's Hansi Kursh having magical powers. Hello James, thanks for joining us. For those who … Continue reading “Everyone I know has a band or artist they go to who motivates them. It’s such a powerful thing.”

ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

Ottawa, Canada are about to get a wake up call like no other thanks to new Heavy Metal werewolf pack LYCANTHRO. Could someone please alert JUDAS PRIEST and BLIND GUARDIAN because I may have found their demonic offspring. They are due to release their debut album Mark Of The Wolf and judging from these sounds, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Lycanthro – Mark Of The Wolf

ALBUM REVIEW: Karpenter – Sleepless

The ever-looming darkness of horror is always a good source of inspiration for the genre of Metal. Bubbling away like a mad scientist’s experiment, comes a new source of terror in the form of Italy’s KARPENTER. Sleepless is the album opener. Imagine the musical compositions of the fabled and legendary John Carpenter mixed in with … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Karpenter – Sleepless

ALBUM REVIEW: Illusory – Crimson Wreath

With this anti-war and unfortunate loss of life topic in this masterpiece, even with a sorrowful and melodic tune and rhythm it still has a metal fire lit behind it. It comes through at an unexpected time but due to the way it has been composed it completely binds together in this audio magic. Each … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Illusory – Crimson Wreath

ALBUM REVIEW: Before & Apace – The Denisovan

In my reviews and other writings, I relish the chance to show off some piece of obscure knowledge. There is an element of joy that I get that can only be found as a result of two disparate topics coming together in the most peculiar of ways. And I think, just maybe, I’ve found a … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Before & Apace – The Denisovan