Album Review: Gojira – Fortitude

Following on from the success of 2016's Magma, France's Gojira are gearing up to once again recast the mold with seventh album Fortitude. So how do you top a successful previous release? Well, how about a spiraling cacophony of riffs and thunderous vocals. This is what the opening track "Born For One Thing" offers before … Continue reading Album Review: Gojira – Fortitude

Livestream Review: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – A Vulgar Display of Pantera

As the world starts to, dare I say, pick up the pieces from a global pandemic, live events in some cases are opening up to crowds, and live streams are becoming fewer and fewer. There was a live stream that happened over the weekend that was a little special, a chance to rewind back to … Continue reading Livestream Review: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – A Vulgar Display of Pantera

Single Review: Wrath of Man – Drowned in Rot

Preston's Wrath of Man follow up their 2019 demo with grotesque new single "Drowned in Rot". As I was casually enjoying a few beers at the weekend I was suddenly given a gift. A gift full of corpses and skulls in the form of "Drowned in Rot" from a band that play the kind of … Continue reading Single Review: Wrath of Man – Drowned in Rot

Single Review: The Blood Republic – “Unbound”

London psychedelic metal guru Zak Muller returns with his latest single "Unbound" from the soon-to-be-released 2nd studio album Archonic. The track immediately has a soothing familiarity with a great hook and absolutely molten vocals, its modern feel is tinged with soundscapes of the mid-'90s. The tone, and melodies that run through the track are intoxicating … Continue reading Single Review: The Blood Republic – “Unbound”

EP Review: Shrines – Ghost Notes

After a 3 year-long hiatus London's heaviest post-punk outfit Shrines return with new EP Ghost Notes. Opening track "Nexus" incorporates some really nice post-punk tones, but still maintains the band's sound from their debut album with some wonderful guitar solos and melancholic vocals. Get ready to imagine the lights and smoke machines as "Connexion" needs … Continue reading EP Review: Shrines – Ghost Notes

Album Review: Memoriam – To The End

With a newly recruited drummer, Spike T Smith - Birmingham's Memoriam are once again ready to do battle as they prepare to release their fourth studio album, To The End. "Onwards Into Battle" is a phenomenal opening track with galloping drums and guitar tones. Karl Willetts' familiar battle cry brings the album swaying and demanding … Continue reading Album Review: Memoriam – To The End