Review: Graal – Chapter IV

Let me take you back to the late 1970s when rock was kind of fuzzy, featured a Hammond organ and guitars often sounded like lasers being fired in sci-fi films. Welcome to a world recreated by Graal. I do find it odd that a style referred to as "progressive" usually involves stepping backwards several decades … Continue reading Review: Graal – Chapter IV

Review: Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky

It comes to something when not a month goes by without another "most anticipated album of the year" nomination pops up. People say rock and metal are dead, yet all I see is revival and stubborn continuance in the face of everything that's always tried to put us down. Kentucky, despite being from one of the … Continue reading Review: Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky

London By Norse: Skuggsjá / Enslaved (Spinning Wheel Ritual) / Wardruna – The Coronet Theatre, London (19th March 2016)

This review is Part of series of articles on London By Norse. The various articles will be linked at the bottom of each page once they have been uploaded. Now this was the night which I imagine most people were looking forward to. The second ever UK performance of Wardruna and also the UK premiere … Continue reading London By Norse: Skuggsjá / Enslaved (Spinning Wheel Ritual) / Wardruna – The Coronet Theatre, London (19th March 2016)

London By Norse: Enslaved (From The Runic Depths) / HelHeim- The Underworld, London (18th March 2016)

This review is Part of series of articles on London By Norse. The various articles will be linked at the bottom of each page once they have been uploaded. Now this was one of the nights I was most looking forward to. With two of my favourite Enslaved albums being Ruun and Below The Lights, … Continue reading London By Norse: Enslaved (From The Runic Depths) / HelHeim- The Underworld, London (18th March 2016)

Review: Rhenium – Rise Above The Sea

The debut EP from one-woman symphonic metal artist Rhenium couldn't have arrived at a better time. It comes riding the wave of the genre's renaissance of the last few years, which has seen the likes of Delain, Epica, and Nightwish release career-defining albums: inspiring a new generation, spearheaded by bands such as Temperance, to breathe fresh air … Continue reading Review: Rhenium – Rise Above The Sea

Crossfaith / The One Hundred / Counting Days – The Haunt, Brighton (18th March 2016)

Prior to this gig I didn't listen to a lot of the music of the bands on the lineup as a part of a new reviewing tactic. However I had an idea of what was to come - an evening of head-crushing, double-peddling, wall-of-deathing splendour. There was all of this in spades! First on the … Continue reading Crossfaith / The One Hundred / Counting Days – The Haunt, Brighton (18th March 2016)