Album Review: Dream Ocean – The Missing Stone

Dream Ocean popped into our field of view a couple of weeks ago when they released a cover of "The Phantom of the Opera" featuring Sabaton's Tommy Johansson. That song isn't on the album, but definitely gives a good feel for the band's output and style. The grand, operatic overtones of that one song were … Continue reading Album Review: Dream Ocean – The Missing Stone

Gig Review: The Quireboys – The Garage, Glasgow (14th October 2021)

There are bands and then there are bands. There are gigs and then there are gigs. The Quireboys made their long-awaited return to Glasgow’s Garage with their debut album A Bit of What You Fancy in full in an overdue thirtieth anniversary of its release and subsequent re-recorded version. Unsurprisingly, and two years since I … Continue reading Gig Review: The Quireboys – The Garage, Glasgow (14th October 2021)

Gig Review: BRIDEAR – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow (9th October 2021)

Here we are back in Glasgow for the first time in two years (thanks to recent events) and at a favourite venue of mine, Nice N Sleazy, to catch up with Japanese band BRIDEAR, their first time in Scotland. Their last time in the UK was back in 2019 where they performed in London at … Continue reading Gig Review: BRIDEAR – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow (9th October 2021)

Album Review: Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood

[Note - this review was drafted 2 weeks ago, but embargoed to keep as many surprises as possible for faithful fans! So don't read it if you want to wait till you've listened to guess what films the songs are based on - Mosh] Sequels, eh? Pff. Never as good as the original. Well, except … Continue reading Album Review: Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood

Album Review: Trivium – In The Court Of The Dragon

I was caught on the hop with this review after a reminder kicked in that it's out on Friday and "real" work and family have had me buried since I got my hands on it. It's also a really difficult review to write as (spoiler) it's really good. Which is pretty much not going to … Continue reading Album Review: Trivium – In The Court Of The Dragon

Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up the Score

When we spoke to Wayward Sons’ Toby Jepson a couple of years ago, their second album was all new and shiny and the intention was to release a follow-up as close to a year later as possible. Unfortunately, global events conspired against them and now, two years on, almost to the date, we have Wayward … Continue reading Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up the Score