Album Review: Devil Sold His Soul – Loss

Since forming in London in 2004 Devil Sold His Soul have been terrifying listeners with their unique brand of metalcore and, more nuanced than their peers, they’ve a sound that pulls an array of influences into their orbit. Their fourth full length, Loss, finds the band consolidating their core sound whilst simultaneously pushing at its … Continue reading Album Review: Devil Sold His Soul – Loss

Single Review: Rosalie Cunningham – Number 149

I was a big fan of (self described) ‘vaudeville carny psych’ band Purson and was naturally upset when they split. However, lead vocalist Rosalie Cunningham sugared the pill somewhat by releasing a solo album (2019’s self-titled outing) and now this latest single “Number 149”. Continuing in a similar vein it’s organic and keeps the dark … Continue reading Single Review: Rosalie Cunningham – Number 149

Album Review: Void Of Vision – Hyperdaze (Redux)

With the music industry based in the Northern hemisphere acts from south of the equator are isolated. One advantage is original regional scenes developing, a case in point being Melbourne, Australia spawning a host of metalcore acts. Void Of Vision are leading the charge and they’ve used lockdown to reimagine their 2019 album Hyperdaze by … Continue reading Album Review: Void Of Vision – Hyperdaze (Redux)

Album Review: The Spill Canvas – Conduit

Now celebrating their twentieth anniversary, The Spill Canvas have been treading a unique path for two decades. After a period of inactivity their eighth album, Conduit, finds them forging new ground by introducing new shades and textures whilst never losing sight of their core sound. As if to make up for lost time, opening cut … Continue reading Album Review: The Spill Canvas – Conduit

Single Review: Mägpie – “Dancing With The Devil”

The word ‘legend’ is nowadays thrown around with reckless abandon but in the case of Cozy Powell, it’s perfectly apt. A cursory glance at my record collection reveals the depth of his legacy: Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Peter Green, MSG and Black Sabbath (amongst others) all had their sound anchored by Cozy’s thunderous drumming. By way … Continue reading Single Review: Mägpie – “Dancing With The Devil”

Album Review: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist

Since forming in Brighton in 2004 Architects have evolved from their techy beginnings into a more cohesive metalcore outfit. Their ninth album finds them forging new ground, a move which may alienate some fans but is sure to gain them many more. “Do You Dream Of Armageddon?” is the brief opener that employs a discordant … Continue reading Album Review: Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist