Album Review: Battle Beast – Circus of Doom

Finland's power metal powerhouse returns with sixth album Circus of Doom. The opening title track "Circus of Doom" serves as an absolutely perfect introduction to the album, lyrically accurate with a commanding riff throughout and immediately catchy chorus - I've missed this band! Where do I even begin with "Wings of Light"? Well, it's my … Continue reading Album Review: Battle Beast – Circus of Doom

Livestream Review: Crypt Crawler – Transmissions from the Future (28th November 2021)

Professionally recorded on August 10th, 2021 at Vision Studios, with a  live set features tracks spanning the band's full discography, followed by a Q&A. Crypt Crawler's Transmissions from the Future promised something special. Immediately this had me hook, line & sinker with the VHS style start and from there the band delivered an absolute non-stop … Continue reading Livestream Review: Crypt Crawler – Transmissions from the Future (28th November 2021)

Album Review: Defod – The Lengthening Shadow

The ritualistic sounds from North Wales, inspired by the landscape and ancient monuments, are once again ready to invade your ear canals as Defod return with new release The Lengthening Shadow. This album couldn't have been released at a more appropriate time of the year. It's cold and dark more than it is light, and … Continue reading Album Review: Defod – The Lengthening Shadow

Gig Review: Damnation Presents A Night of Salvation (Live Stream) – Leeds Uni, 5th November 2021

Before this year's Damnation Festival the aptly named Night of Salvation took place and as there was a huge demand the event was live-streamed by the festival via Hotel Radio. This did have one huge difference from most live streams in recent times - a full crowd! It was fabulous to see and even though … Continue reading Gig Review: Damnation Presents A Night of Salvation (Live Stream) – Leeds Uni, 5th November 2021

Gig Review: Cradle of Filth / Ward XVI – London Roundhouse, 31st October 2021

You may be reading this and be thinking this was over a week ago right? You would be correct, but I will level with you dear reader. There are many a reason for this, as this particular Halloween night was my first physical gig pre-pandemic. I got to see a few people who I hadn't … Continue reading Gig Review: Cradle of Filth / Ward XVI – London Roundhouse, 31st October 2021

Album Review: Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile

Suffolk’s unholy clan once again attempt to force open a portal to Hell with their latest offering Existence is Futile. while someone offers to play nowe kasyna bez depozytu. The album opens up as most Cradle albums do with an instrumental piece, in this instance "The Fate of the World on Our Shoulders". It is followed … Continue reading Album Review: Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile