EP Review: Strike At Once – Bloom

Finland's Strike At Once have been going for a couple of years now, billing themselves as a "crossover metal" act. Bloom is the first time I've given them a real listen and, typically of pretty much everything out of Finland, it's pretty damn good. Only four tracks are on display, but as I am so sick … Continue reading EP Review: Strike At Once – Bloom

Album Review: My Pleasure – Revolver

I was going to pop this up as a Classic Cover article and point you at the album as a whole, but I couldn't pick a single song out so decided I just had to rattle off a quick review. With 8 hours to go (at time of writing) before Bandcamp Friday ends, maybe I'll … Continue reading Album Review: My Pleasure – Revolver

EP Review: Battalion Of Flies – In Dark Meadows… Chaos Reigns

Released a week ago, In Dark Meadows... Chaos Reigns" is the very belated follow-up to 2004's Blue Lips, Cold Kiss. So that took a long time, and an inevitable lineup change given the sixteen year gap (the EP being recorded in 2020 and funded by a Kickstarter). Taking up residence on the drum stool us CK Gillon, … Continue reading EP Review: Battalion Of Flies – In Dark Meadows… Chaos Reigns

EP Review: Black Honey – Written and Directed

Brighton-born, four-piece Black Honey are back with their second album Written and Directed­ and have once again released an absolute winner. After the release of their self-titled debut album (2018), the band was hit with a wave of success. Hitting the top 40s, Black Honey travelled the world, performing the album and blowing away audiences each … Continue reading EP Review: Black Honey – Written and Directed

Album Review: Toby Jepson – Viewfinder

“Prolific” is one of the many words used to describe Toby Jepson. A quick glance at Viewfinder’s tracklist will show you that with its extensive twenty tracks. This collection of songs from Jepson’s back catalogue provides insight into his post-Ignorance is Bliss and pre-Wayward Sons musical journey. Whilst it’s not a chronological order of his … Continue reading Album Review: Toby Jepson – Viewfinder

Album Review: Thronehammer – Incantation Rites

The weather has picked up, the skies are blue and the birds are chirping but right now I'm waiting for the sun to set and the temperature to drop as I have been served a slice of the murkiest doom from UK/German-based Thronehammer who have opened up a portal from hell, grabbing the listener and … Continue reading Album Review: Thronehammer – Incantation Rites