Quick Review: Dendera – Mask of Lies

Due to the pressures of "real life" (exam marking, coursework, etc.) I've fallen behind on reviewing quite a few releases that you really need to know about. On the cusp of its release, here's a very brief rundown of what's just about to arrive from British metal stalwarts Dendera. Their 2013 release The Killing Floor still … Continue reading Quick Review: Dendera – Mask of Lies

Album Review: Eivør – Enn

While I always saw Eivør close to metal imaginary with parts of its roughness, I would not have bet her getting closer to this genre following her Covid-era album Segl. Segl represents to me very well part of her Scandinavian musical heritage which is pop, seemingly heavily influenced by her American adventure and the connections … Continue reading Album Review: Eivør – Enn

Album Review: Al-Namrood – Al Aqrab

I keep nagging our writers to get their reviews in more than 17 minutes before album release dates, and this is not the first one I've dropped this week after the album has come out. So my apologies to the writers (but not too many, got to keep them in line) and to the members of … Continue reading Album Review: Al-Namrood – Al Aqrab

Album Review: Royal Republic – LoveCop

There's no secret around here that we frickin' love Royal Republic. Band of the festival at Bloodstock last year (for me at least) with a great catalogue of bouncy, silly, poppy, catchy rock numbers. We've very much been waiting for LoveCop since we had a release date, and the singles released so far haven't taken the edge … Continue reading Album Review: Royal Republic – LoveCop

Album Review: Exodus – British Disaster: The Battle of ’89 (Live At The Astoria)

I loved Exodus back in the day. I had the lyrics to "Verbal Razors" and "Open Season" etched into my physics binder at school. For some reason, though, it took me until 2010 to finally catch them live for the first time. They've never lacked quality, either, with their recent albums holding up well compared … Continue reading Album Review: Exodus – British Disaster: The Battle of ’89 (Live At The Astoria)

Album Review: Halestorm – Live at Wembley

A new live album from Halestorm is frankly long overdue after 2010’s Live in Philly so they’re finally righting that wrong by releasing Live at Wembley, documenting their monumental show at London’s arena at the tail end of last year. As a band who are no strangers to arenas in this country as a regular … Continue reading Album Review: Halestorm – Live at Wembley