Livestream Review: Ash – 1977 25th Anniversary A Global Transmission

To celebrate 25 years of their platinum selling UK #1 debut album 1977, Northern Irish rock trio Ash performed the album in full during a very special online show on 5th June, which I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to view. 1996 seems like a long time ago. I was only 12 years old but … Continue reading Livestream Review: Ash – 1977 25th Anniversary A Global Transmission

EP Review: 30 Immolated;16 Returned – “The Burial of the Dead”

The Burial of the Dead - excerpts from Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (1913) by 30 Immolated; 16 Returned. Holy shit- this EP could make a small child cry, perhaps even a room full of them! What in the cocaine-fueled acid trip hell did I just listen to? Objectively speaking, it was a sonic assault … Continue reading EP Review: 30 Immolated;16 Returned – “The Burial of the Dead”

Single Review: 40,000 Leagues – Reaper

40,000 Leagues first came to our attention in March 2019 as a Band of the Day, and then popped up again on the BadgerFest bill the same year. As with everyone, their plans went a bit awry shortly after that as our friendly neighbourhood Covid virus wreaked havoc across the globe. Well, they're back and … Continue reading Single Review: 40,000 Leagues – Reaper

Gig Review: Mountain Caller / Morag Tong – The Black Heart, London (29 May 2021)

This show was originally scheduled to take place in November 2020 to coincide with the release of the band’s debut album Chronicle I: The Truthseeker but due to various pandemic-related reasons we had to wait until 29 May... but it was totally worth the wait. This was my first gig at The Black Heart since … Continue reading Gig Review: Mountain Caller / Morag Tong – The Black Heart, London (29 May 2021)

Album Review: Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum

Aggression Continuum marks a milestone in Fear Factory's history - the last one to feature the vocals of mainstay and co-founder Burton C Bell, leaving Dino Cazares as the only other long-stander in the group. Dino, of course, didn't appear on Transgression or Archetype, though otherwise has been on every album and is now the (excuse … Continue reading Album Review: Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum

Album Review: Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia

Blackberry Smoke aren’t a band I have on regular rotation nowadays but whenever they release a new album, I’ll happily raise my head and venture back into their world. Mainly because I know that whatever they release, it’ll be some of the highest calibre Southern rock that will grace the speakers. You Hear Georgia doesn’t … Continue reading Album Review: Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia