Album Review: The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll

Well, this has been a looooong time coming. Nine years since the last album and more than two since the band announced it was finished and awaiting release, Let The Bad Times Roll is finally upon us. There's a lot of pressure on The Offspring to produce the goods, of course there is, so how … Continue reading Album Review: The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll

Album Review: DeathOmen – Above Holy Ground

We're always keen to support the "grass roots" on this website, and DeathOmen are very much an example of this. Above Holy Ground was self-released in December 2020, and features a variety of sounds and influences though mainly on the heavier end of the scale (death, thrash and just good old heavy metals). The piece of … Continue reading Album Review: DeathOmen – Above Holy Ground

Album Review: The Rumjacks – Hestia

Australian Celtic punks The Rumjacks released their latest bouncy belter on March 12th and we just had to make sure you heard about it. Featuring 14 tracks of catchy madness, it's a great album for fans of Dropkick Murphys et al. I love myself a bit of music to jig and kick people to, so … Continue reading Album Review: The Rumjacks – Hestia

Album Review: Blame Zeus – Seethe

Blame Zeus (makes a change from blaming Canada) are from Portugal, and formed in 2010. They have two earlier releases under their belts, and aim to make "the push" with Seethe and get their name known outside of the borders of their home territory. Straddling the line between hard rock and heavy metal they're certainly targeting … Continue reading Album Review: Blame Zeus – Seethe

Album Review: Lord – Undercovers

I'm a sucker for a decent cover version and we've been spoiled recently. Even some of the big acts are getting in on the game, with the likes of Saxon releasing an album consisting of tracks that influenced them. Lord may not be as well known on these shores but they're huge in their native … Continue reading Album Review: Lord – Undercovers

Album Review: Grande Fox – Empty Nest

A CD arrives. It sits there for a few days as I'm busy. I eventually pop it into the player, start it up and... I'm tapping my toe and banging my head within 20 seconds. Welcome to Empty Nest by Greek "Space Psychedelic Stoner Heavy" rock/metal act Grande Fox. It's dirty, it's sludgy, and it's great! … Continue reading Album Review: Grande Fox – Empty Nest