2020 Crew Review: John H – Writer/Reviewer

Looking back over the EPs and albums that I enjoyed the most throughout 2020 it feels like the early part of the year was a very long time ago (did Konvent's Puritan Masochism really only come out in January?!). With my end of year round-up, I’m going to mainly focus on some smaller releases - … Continue reading 2020 Crew Review: John H – Writer/Reviewer

Album Review: OHHMS- Close

Kent's progressive sludge crew OHHMS are back this time bringing not only a more autobiographical approach but a religious and spiritual lyrical theme to third album Close. Opening track "Alive!" completely throws you off guard with its gentle introduction before accelerating into a torrent of disheartened misery with some fantastic guitar work before we are … Continue reading Album Review: OHHMS- Close

ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

ArcTanGent Festival announces its first main stage headliner for next year, as a UK 2020 exclusive, it is the incredible Opeth! Joining Opeth will be Tesseract (UK festival exclusive), This Will Destroy You, Amenra (UK 2020 exclusive), Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing two full albums sets - Grievances and Time Will Die And Love Will … Continue reading ArcTanGent Festival Announces First 28 Bands For 2020

2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Man, oh man, 2018 was another year of fantastic releases, gigs and fun musical times! As ever, choosing 'the best' or even a bunch of favourites was not going to be easy, but here goes... Album of the year: There were certain weeks in the year that I found it difficult to keep up with … Continue reading 2018 Crew Review: John Higham – Writer

Album Review: OHHMS – Exist

Their full-length debut The Fool may only be a little over a year and a half old but Canterbury five-piece OHHMS are not ones to rest on their laurels and are back with another offering of prog-influenced post-metal in Exist. Having previously not been afraid to highlight political or social issues, see “The Hanged Man” … Continue reading Album Review: OHHMS – Exist

Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)

Another year, another sold-out Damnation Festival. The Leeds University Union based all-dayer manages to appeal to a broad-ranging crowd with some of the best acts belonging to various sub-genres booked to play. Amazingly, even with a mid-afternoon fire alarm evacuation, everything ran extremely well and pretty much on time. From a fan’s point of view, … Continue reading Festival Review: Damnation Festival 2018 (3rd November 2018)