Album Review: Tremonti – Marching in Time

It made sense almost a decade ago for Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti to form his own self-named side project which focused more on metal. And he’s had plenty of opportunity to release material as we now have album five, Marching in Time, in our hands. As the band explored different flavours between double albums, concept … Continue reading Album Review: Tremonti – Marching in Time

Album Review: Spiritbox – Eternal Blue

Vancouver Island's Spiritbox finally deliver their highly anticipated debut album. Named after the device capable of communicating with the dead, there's is very much a sense of the paranormal running through all that Spiritbox do. Case in point is opening track "Sun Killer" which has ethereal tones combined with crushing riffs. This leads into my … Continue reading Album Review: Spiritbox – Eternal Blue

Album Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Blues Album

As one of the most prolific artists in modern times, Joanne Shaw Taylor is back with her latest album, following on from 2019’s Restless Heart. Simply named, The Blues Album, it sees Taylor release her first covers album which as her seventh album feels overdue yet deft choice. Had she released this a decade ago, … Continue reading Album Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Blues Album

EP Review: Cottonmouth – Altered Mind

Cottonmouth are a band that had eluded my radar until very recently, now they seem to be everywhere for me....including on my regular playlists of choice. I’ve even managed to catch them play at Bloodstock which was where they cemented my loyalty as a fan. If you are unaware of them, they are a Nottinghamshire … Continue reading EP Review: Cottonmouth – Altered Mind

Album Review: Carcass – Torn Arteries

After changing their music significantly some years ago, then retiring, then coming back after eight years, Carcass seem to now (hopefully) be a mainstay of the extreme metal scene. And if they can continue to produce absolute classics like Torn Arteries then that's even better news. Little has been released from the album so far ("Dance … Continue reading Album Review: Carcass – Torn Arteries

EP Review: Bastette – Exposed

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” Was a question once posited by one of, if not the, most magnificent bands to walk this earth. Pop rock marvels Bastette continue to ponder the notion on their new EP, Exposed, through the lens of 2021 and their own personal experiences. As we hit a … Continue reading EP Review: Bastette – Exposed