Tag: Nick Cave

Review: “Anno 1696” by Insomnium

“The Torsåker witch trials were a horrible source of nightmarish inspiration. All that talk about 70 women beheaded in this small Swedish parish? It’s real stuff from history! And as if that weren’t enough, there are also some very dark tales of cannibalism and child murder from the years of the great famine.” ~ Niilo

Review: “The Way Of Ashes” by Mercury’s Well

Seven years after it was released in 2015 we return to “The Way of Ashes“, a concept EP from Reading Progressive Death Metal trio Mercury’s Well for a review to set the stage for their upcoming self titled debut album. Recorded and produced by Dean Nelson at Platform Studios, it finds vocalist and guitarist Simon

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Drink.

You’d have to go a few thousand miles to find someone who didn’t know who AC/DC were or at least be able to recognise one of their cuts but when it came to their seventh seminal album there must have been some nerves with Brian Johnson replacing the larger than life Bon Scott after his

Under The Influence #37: Witnesses on “Murder Ballads” by Nick Cave!

Released in 1996, the ninth studio album “Murder Ballads” from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds received critical acclaim with Cave heralded as giving the performance of his life throughout the recording. Joined by no less than sixteen guest musicians while performing duets with PJ Harvey and Kylie Minogue, it might surprise you to know

Review: “Model Citizen” by HAMMERHANDS

Recorded at B-Town Sound Studio by NJ Borreta (guitar & vocals), Collin Young (guitar & vocals), Jon Galletly (drums) and Justin Hunt (bass) collectively known as HAMMERHANDS, “Model Citizen” is the third album from the Mississauga, Ontario Canada quartet. It follows their 2013 debut “Glaciers” and 2016 sophomore release “Largo Forte”, the later of which is critically acclaimed. Known

Review: “Reverence” by Parkway Drive

A lot has happened since the release of Parkway Drive’s risk taking album “Ire”. The Byron Bay Metalcore band had managed a pair of sold out shows at London’s Brixton Academy in the near 3 year tour run that followed the success that came with the album. A modern piece of Metal with the introduction