Category: Review

Review: “Ritual” by Soulfly

Brazilian Metallers now relocated to Phoenix Arizona, Soulfly have often come in for a large amount of often unnecessary stick. Metal purists have often argued that Max Cavalera should have stayed with Sepultura after “Roots” in 1996 rather than leaving the band on a high and forging his own path. But so much water has

Review: “The Middle Farm Experiment” EP by No Worth Of Man

After a 5 year hiatus from music, Farnborough trio comprising Vocalist Pete Gale, Guitarist Alex Punchard and Drummer Gareth Lucas returned to the scene with a singular mission. To create funk infused heavy hitting modern Metal. Recorded at the iconic Middle Farm Studios in Devon with engineer Chris Edkins, the bands newly released second EP

Review: “1877” EP by The Hopewell Furnace

When you call a place like Eckley Pennsylvania home, things are fairly bleak. The center of the coal mining region of the American Northeast isn’t exactly the happiest of places at the best of times. But from trials come fire and brimstone and  The Hopewell Furnace have a reputation for dark, atmospheric and some even

Review: “Phronesis” by Monuments

Having taken a break, London based DJent Metal heroes Monuments announced their return with “Phronesis”, released via Century Media on Friday 5th October. The band had given hints that they were recording via Social Media and even announced the completion of the record in July. Fast forwarding a few months and the band are now

Review “The Silver Scream” by Ice Nine Kills

Often labelled as “Theatri-core”, Boston Massachusetts Metalcore Heroes Ice Nine Kills have been long known for the Horror themed lyrics and Theatrical nature while fusing together a miriad of Metal stylings to bring their sound together.  While 2015’s “Every Trick In The Book” took its inspiration from classic horror novels, the bands fifth outing taking

Review: “The Price of Freedom” EP by Last Wishes

Recorded in Dublin in the spring 2018 by Killian McAuley with Mixing and Mastering by Adam Rogers, Belfast Hardcore quartet Last Wishes released “The Price of Freedom” at the end of August, their fifth release since their 2015 demo debut. We had the joy of witnessing the band’s set at this summer’s Upsurge Festival at The

Review: “Juracan” EP by The Arusha Accord!

Rewind back to the start of summer 2017. Reading Tech-Metallers The Arusha Accord announced their return some 8 years after the release of debut full length “The Echo Verses” with a triumphant sold out show at Reading’s Sub89. The band then played the main stage at UK Tech-Fest and dropping singles “Vultures” and “Blackend Heart”.

Review: “Disconnect” EP by Bleach!

Manchester Hardcore Quartet Bleach have had the pleasure of having their debut EP Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by none other than Loathe guitarist Erik Bickerstaffe. It’s not often that a band in Loathe’s position would have the opportunity to put their name behind another band in this way, with labels and management often pulling the

Review: “Lyfeless” EP by A Legacy Unwritten

Atlanta, Georgia is the home of Deathcore crew A Legacy Unwritten. Starting out circa 2015 with their debut full length “Vanitati Mortem” or “Death Meaningless” before 2016 stand alone single “Forgotten” and EP “Six”. The quartet, comprising vocalist Erik Green, guitarist duo Corey Richburg and Stephen DeFoor alongside sticksman Austin Zamaryka have taken 2 years to

Review: “wWoof?” EP by “aAnd?”

Released on 13th July, after recording at Aandmade Studios in Bournemouth with Mixing and Mastering from Dan Evans, chequered quartet aAnd? returned just short of 4 years after the release of their debut “aAlbum?” and with a re-recording of “I Am A Mighty Pirate… Prepare To Die!” in the mix. So how have the band fared in