Album Reviews

Album Review: Darkthrone – Old Star

Album Review: Darkthrone – Old Star

Darkthrone return with their follow up to Arctic Thunder. Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have been busy at Necrohell 2 Studios working away to create possibly their best album yet. In the build-up to the release, Fenriz stated Old Star would be the bands most 80’s sounding album to date with the focus squarely on the riffs and it doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading →

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Album Review And Interview: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol I Annwn

Album Review And Interview: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – Yn Ol I Annwn

Yn Ol I Annwn is no ordinary doom metal album, but then, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are no ordinary doom metal band. Album opener, Tralfamadore, sounds more like something you’d find on a Tangerine Dream album than you’d expect from a doom band. The 2 minutes of synth let you know you’re in for something a bit different. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Nex – The World Collapses

Album Review: Nex – The World Collapses

When a copy of The World Collapses landed on my desk to review I had no idea what to expect. Nex are a modern groove/death metal band from Poland who have been working on refining their sound since 2014. I hadn’t heard of them before but after listening to their debut album I’m definitely a fan. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Ola Englund – Master Of The Universe

Album Review: Ola Englund – Master Of The Universe

Ola Englund is a huge YouTube star, plays in The Haunted and Feared, runs Solar guitars and is a family man. How he found the time to record his first solo album is a mystery but with the release of Master Of The Universe, he has put together an early contender for album of the year. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Mansun – Six 21st Anniversary Reissue

Album Review: Mansun – Six 21st Anniversary Reissue

Is it really 21 years since Mansun released the iconic Six? Surprisingly, it is and to commemorate the anniversary, Mansun have remastered the album and collected various demos, outtakes and alternate versions of tracks for the special edition.

Mansun – Six

Mansun were riding high after their debut album, Continue reading →

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Weesp Interview And Black Sails Album Review

Weesp Interview And Black Sails Album Review

Weesp released their latest album, Black Sails, earlier this year. I caught up with Mike Zalutski and Dmitry ‘Mi’ Budko, the guitarist and bass players from the band to talk about the new album and the gear they use. Continue reading →

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Album Review: Paradise Lost – Believe In Nothing Remixed/Remastered Re-Release

Album Review: Paradise Lost – Believe In Nothing Remixed/Remastered Re-Release

Believe In Nothing was one of those rare albums which managed to be a disappointment and also be underrated at the same time. When it was originally released in 2001 I don’t think anyone was happy with it. Paradise Lost fans either wanted the band to return to their goth metal roots or take the band’s newer electro inspired sound to another level. The record label wanted them to become more mainstream. I don’t think the band really knew what they wanted but they weren’t allowed an opinion if the rumours surrounding the album are correct. Having said that Continue reading →

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Album Review: Tremonti – A Dying Machine

Album Review: Tremonti – A Dying Machine

It feels like Tremonti have been teasing us forever about the new album but A Dying Machine has finally arrived.

The fourth album from Mark Tremonti's self-titled band has a lot to live up to and it doesn't disappoint. A Dying Machine is the band's strongest release to date. Proving he is more than just a guitar hero, Mark Tremonti's vocals really shine as he continues to grow into the frontman role.

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