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

Album Review: Mutes – …buried where you stand

Birmingham has been a great place for a number of years if you like your music noisy and filthy. Whether it’s a touring band bringing a crowd in or one of its many homegrown bands, there’s a massive passion for the more alternative side of the musical spectrum. Which is where Mutes come in. With … Continue reading Album Review: Mutes – …buried where you stand

Album Review: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive

US Prog/Doom legends Pallbearer return with their most serene and fragile offering to date, Mind Burns Alive. Some albums come through and completely side-sweep you from out of nowhere, and after experiencing them, you almost have to re-adjust and re-focus. Now, this is something I usually put at the end of a review, but quite … Continue reading Album Review: Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive

Album Review: Pain – I Am

A few months on from a brilliant headlining tour, and a few month prior to a supporting role in another, Peter Tägtgren's Pain are back for another foray into the world of heavy metal mashed with a bit of techno-y dance-y stuff, and the usual splurge of anti-authoritarian lyrical themes. Fans will already be very … Continue reading Album Review: Pain – I Am

Album Review: Slash – Orgy of the Damned

A blues album from Slash isn’t much of a surprise. His approach to guitar has always been rooted in rock’s precursor whether it’s on Guns N’ Roses or much more recent offerings with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. And that’s before you even mention It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere; that first Slash’s Snakepit album is some … Continue reading Album Review: Slash – Orgy of the Damned