Album Review: Tommy Concrete – Hexenzirkel

We start off with a 17 minute epic in the shape of “What Unknown Force”. A dark foreboding bass line takes us slowly in along with the drums before the guitar wails in like early slower doom-laden Black Sabbath before Tommy’s haunting vocals come in, the female side vocals add a real deep dark element … Continue reading Album Review: Tommy Concrete – Hexenzirkel

Album Review: Grimgotts – Tales, Sagas & Legends

Anyone else read "Grimgotts" and immediately think of a bank in Harry Potter (and, yes, I know it's not the same spelling but it's close)? The vague connection is apt with Grimgotts being a fantasy-based symphonic/folk power metal band based in the UK. They're the kind of band who could rattle off a Potter-esque tune … Continue reading Album Review: Grimgotts – Tales, Sagas & Legends

Album Review: Royal Blood – Typhoons

Ah, Royal Blood. Too indie to be rock but too rock to be indie. Whilst that can be a death knell for some, for the Brighton duo it meant that all important phrase: “crossover appeal” and they exploded with their mediocre, if overhyped, debut album before bafflingly continuing that momentum with their damp squib tour. … Continue reading Album Review: Royal Blood – Typhoons

Album Review: Gojira – Fortitude

Following on from the success of 2016's Magma, France's Gojira are gearing up to once again recast the mold with seventh album Fortitude. So how do you top a successful previous release? Well, how about a spiraling cacophony of riffs and thunderous vocals. This is what the opening track "Born For One Thing" offers before … Continue reading Album Review: Gojira – Fortitude

Album Review: Animal Schoolbus – Going to Grammy’s House 2021

Animal Schoolbus is a novelty act of sort, but the kind cool, awesome, heartwarming novelty act that you're glad came along and hope stays for some time. Featuring a lead vocalist who's only nine years old (and only two when she made her first recording), and with her dad covering all instrumental duties this is … Continue reading Album Review: Animal Schoolbus – Going to Grammy’s House 2021

Album Review: The Chris Rolling Squad – Cannonball Holocaust

This one just popped into our mailbox and I loved the album title so here we are! The band claim to be "The missing link between Bo Diddley and Slayer" and I like that. They play a blend of rock n' roll and fast heavy metal. I'd not quite class it as thrash, but it … Continue reading Album Review: The Chris Rolling Squad – Cannonball Holocaust