Album Review: Kreator – Hate Űber Alles

Anyone present on the Saturday night in 2021’s Bloodstock Festival would have been assured that the leaders of German thrash metal were still very much relevant to metal in 2021. A fearsome show that scooped set of the weekend for me, Kreator were in blistering form. Roll forward nearly 12 months and we now get … Continue reading Album Review: Kreator – Hate Űber Alles

Gig Review: Bryan Adams – Hydro, Glasgow (23rd May 2022)

It's not often you get a concert with no support act, and I have a feeling with a doors opening time of 6:30 that perhaps there was one planned but for some reason the decision was made to make this a one-act tour. The main event kicked off a little after 8pm so there was … Continue reading Gig Review: Bryan Adams – Hydro, Glasgow (23rd May 2022)

Gig Review: The Penny Rocks for Ukraine – Penny Theatre, Canterbury (13th May 2022)

This gig was definitely one to remember for the unsigned bands of Kent who gave up their time to raise over £600 for charities over in Ukraine. Though a smaller venue, the sound was impressive and resonated through the crowd. Opening up the event was Sayonara Suckers, a local band with a great sound that … Continue reading Gig Review: The Penny Rocks for Ukraine – Penny Theatre, Canterbury (13th May 2022)

Album Review: Malevolence – Malicious Intent

We've already had three singles released from Malicious Intent, and the album already seems to be creating a bit of a buzz. Hardly surprising when you dig in and let the rapid fire riffs and battering rhythms assail your ears. Malevolence manage to blend together some absolutely classic sounds with their own hard-hitting take on modern … Continue reading Album Review: Malevolence – Malicious Intent

Album Review: Decapitated – Cancer Culture

It’s a credit to the fortitude of Decapitated that over 25 years on from their formation they are still delivering music that continues to expand. The latest release, Cancer Culture, is a far cry from their debut Winds of Creation, and yet underneath both albums, the desire of founder member Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (guitar) burns … Continue reading Album Review: Decapitated – Cancer Culture

Album Review: Evergrey – A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)

I’ve got a soft spot for the Gothenburg outfit led by the amazing Tom S. Englund. I’ve never really devoted enough time to dive deep into their extensive catalogue, but when I do cross paths with them, I always enjoy their work. They are captivating live, polished and professional with heart and passion that makes … Continue reading Album Review: Evergrey – A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)