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

Album Review: Nemophila – Oiran Extended Edition

My first exposure to Japan’s Nemophila came via their lively take on classic metal standards (check out their YouTube channel and you’ll find raucous renditions of “Detroit Rock City”, “The Trooper” and “Whole Lotta Rosie”). However, they’ve equally stellar original tunes and it was only a matter of time until the world took notice and, … Continue reading Album Review: Nemophila – Oiran Extended Edition

Album Review: Åskog – Varþnaþer

The first time I heard Varþnaþer by Åskog, it was while I was taking a midday stroll between shifts at work with the sun shining brightly down on me- not a very fitting scene for reviewing a black metal album, I know. However, the vicious and malevolent tones throughout the album spawned some inner visions … Continue reading Album Review: Åskog – Varþnaþer

Album Review: Marillion – With Friends At St. David’s

Marillion’s latest album With Friends At St. David’s is, as the title suggests a live interpretation of the recent studio offering With Friends From The Orchestra, an album that reworked some classic tunes with the In Praise Of Folly string quartet. While touring that album with In Praise of Folly (now bolstered to a sextet) … Continue reading Album Review: Marillion – With Friends At St. David’s

Album Review: Myles Kennedy – The Ides of March

Since his long-awaited solo album in 2018, Myles Kennedy hasn’t had the opportunity to sit still. He toured the hell out of Year of the Tiger, released a third album with a certain top hat-wearing guitarist, toured the hell out of that, released a sixth Alter Bridge album and while the tour for that commenced, … Continue reading Album Review: Myles Kennedy – The Ides of March