Album Review: Normandie – Dark & Beautiful Secrets

If ever proof were needed that music is therapy, then it’s all here in Normandie’s third album Dark & Beautiful Secrets. It’s a record that finds vocalist Philip Strand bravely baring his soul through 10 groove laden songs and the result is an album that reaches uncharted emotional depths. The first thing to note about … Continue reading Album Review: Normandie – Dark & Beautiful Secrets

EP Review: Tumanduumband – Drowning In Fathomless Despair

A two piece satanic doom band hailing from Stourbridge, Tumanduumband have been carving out a unique niche with their brutally heavy, crushing sound. The current lockdown has found this devilish duo getting creative and have recorded this two-song monster solely using mobile phones. Normally Tumanduumband deliver skull pummelling riffs with just bass guitar and drums … Continue reading EP Review: Tumanduumband – Drowning In Fathomless Despair

Album Review: The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock and Roll

Let’s be honest, the last album from The Pretty Reckless was a bit...well, naff. What becomes apparent after a single listen of their latest opus is that this is the album which should have followed Going to Hell. Listening to Death By Rock and Roll is like putting on an old jacket from 2014 and … Continue reading Album Review: The Pretty Reckless – Death By Rock and Roll

Album Review: Love And Death – Perfectly Preserved

For those unaware, as I was, Love and Death is fronted by Korn's Brian "Head" Welch alongside Jasen Rauch of Breaking Benjamin (the latter produced the first album and now features on guitars and bass). The project has been on hiatus for eight years, but with touring being off the cards for the last year, … Continue reading Album Review: Love And Death – Perfectly Preserved

Album Review: Zed Destructive – Corroded By Darkness

I don't know a whole hell of a lot about Zed Destructive other than that they hail from Israel, and that their album Corroded by Darkness is out now. It's taken a while to filter onto our playlist, but it's one of those surprises that's been worth picking up and chucking on the mp3 player. … Continue reading Album Review: Zed Destructive – Corroded By Darkness

Album Review: Paranorm – Empyrean

It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything really new in the metal world. After researching recent releases I found one that really stood out. Hailing from Uppsala, Sweden,  Paranorm blend thrash, death and black metal with progressive and sci-fi vibes. There’s a few bands out there similar things blending different elements of extreme metal … Continue reading Album Review: Paranorm – Empyrean