Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

I just had one of those "I'm off to a gig on Wednesday, I wonder if the band have anything new out?" moments. And realised that Kris Barras and the lads' new album dropped... today. Oops. So in the spirit of a) making sure I know some new stuff for the gig, and b) ensuring … Continue reading Album Review: Kris Barras Band – Halo Effect

EP Review: Botched Pneumonectomy – Promo 2024

Yeah, OK, I admit that this one's jumped the queue on novelty value... given that the vocalist is an actual freaking pit bull. Also, it's a charity release, and we like those. Promo 2024 will appropriately be raising funds for Angel City Pit Bulls, based in Los Angeles. This is one of the briefest releases we've reviewed … Continue reading EP Review: Botched Pneumonectomy – Promo 2024

Album Review: Def Leppard – Pyromania (40th Anniversary Edition)

This is going to be more of a "what's on it" than a review because, let's face it, everyone knows Pyromania. While Hysteria launched Def Leppard into the stratosphere, it was its precursor that really set them up for success and, arguably, contains a better collection of songs. Pyromania was "Mutt" Lange's second outing with the Sheffield … Continue reading Album Review: Def Leppard – Pyromania (40th Anniversary Edition)

EP Review: Oli Brown & the Dead Collective – Epilogue

We’re not far off Oli Brown & the Dead Collective undertaking their debut headline tour and in a welcome surprise, they’ve revealed the third and final EP in the trilogy before they furnish us with a full album. Aptly-titled Epilogue isn’t the end of The Dead Collective’s saga but rather the end of the first … Continue reading EP Review: Oli Brown & the Dead Collective – Epilogue

Album Review: When Rivers Meet – Breaker Of Chains Tour (Live)

There was a time in the late 1970s when, it could be argued, a number of live albums better represented how a band sounded than their studio albums. I offer Live and Dangerous by Thin Lizzy as exhibit A and Strangers in the Night by UFO as exhibit B (more evidence can be offered, if … Continue reading Album Review: When Rivers Meet – Breaker Of Chains Tour (Live)

Album Review: Stone Angels – Up in Smoke

When Stone Angels’ debut album, Give in to Temptation, landed in our inbox many years ago, it grabbed my attention because it was the sort of thing I was reviewing all the time back then. It was certainly an album which showed promise and whilst it didn’t offer anything particularly new, it was done well … Continue reading Album Review: Stone Angels – Up in Smoke