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DragonForce Extreme Power Metal Album Review

DragonForce Extreme Power Metal Album Review By Adam McCann earMusic Record/Power Metal DragonForce, the band which conjures up images of blisteringly fast guitars, singalong chorus’ and Guitar Hero video games; but who would have thought that that was thirteen years ago? Since then DragonForce have become a parody of themselves, bloated and excessive

Lacuna Coil ‘Black Anima’ Album Review

Lacuna Coil ‘Black Anima’ Album Review By Adam McCann Century Media Records/Alternative Metal Lacuna Coil needed to do something following their 2016 album ‘Delirium’, this album was received lukewarmly by fans of the band and was the beneficiary of a harsh mauling from critics. Taking this in their stride, the Italian powerhouse returned

Novembers Doom ‘Nephilim Grove’ Album Review

Novembers Doom ‘Nephilim Grove’ Album Review By Adam McCann Prophecy Productions/Death/Doom Metal Novembers Doom have had an illustrious past within the death/doom genre. Throughout the last three decades, the band have released album after album of highly regarded metal with many fans and critics citing their work as definitive albums of death/doom. More

Pist ‘Hailz’ Album Review

Pist ‘Hailz’ Album Review By Adam McCann APF Records/Stoner Metal/Heavy Metal Given their very short life-span, Pist have made quite a name for themselves on the UK metal scene. Playing a brand of stoner that encroaches on both doom and groove metal at times, the Bury band hit the ground hard with their

Laura Cox ‘Burning Bright’ Album Review

Laura Cox ‘Burning Bright’ Album Review By Adam McCann earMusic Records/Blues/Rock The genre of blues/rock has been well-worn with a formula that although pretty standard, keeps throwing up excellent new editions and interpretations. That is what happened with Laura Cox, the half-English, half-French blues mistress talks a mean game with her sexy slide

Carry The Day ‘Perspectives’ EP Album Review

Carry The Day ‘Perspectives’ EP Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Pop/Punk/Alternative Rock Californian rockers Carry The Day (CTD) have managed to cause quite a stir online with the release of ‘Perspectives’ their debut EP by playing a strain of pop/punk fused with alternative rock. ‘Perspectives’ has all the quirky, enjoyability beats and vocals

Meshiaak ‘Mask Of All Misery’ Album Review

Meshiaak ‘Mask Of All Misery’ Album Review By Adam McCann Mascot Label Group/Thrash Metal There was quite a buzz surrounding Meshiaak in 2016 with the Australian thrash band promising so much. Unfortunately, this didn’t quite pan out as expected and the band’s debut album ‘Alliance of Thieves’ was distinctly little more than average,

Pagan Fire’ Serpent Warning Album Review

Pagan Fire’ Serpent Warning Album Review By Adam McCann Topillo Records/Doom Metal In 2014, Serpent Warning shocked the doom metal world with an excellent eponymous debut album. Unfortunately, all went quiet on the on the band front as the Finns secluded themselves away working on their latest offering ‘Pagan Fire’. As expected with ‘Pagan

Enemynside ‘Chaos Machine’ Album Review

Enemynside ‘Chaos Machine’ Album Review By Adam McCann Rockshots Records/Thrash Metal Founded in 1999, Enemynside called it a day in 2013. Fortunately, the Italians returned in 2016 and on what would be their 20th anniversary the band have released their fourth studio album ‘Chaos Machine’. Thankfully, with ‘Chaos Machine’, Enemynside have rekindled the fire

Destruction ‘Born To Perish’ Album Review

Destruction ‘Born To Perish’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Thrash Metal Destruction are enjoying something of a renaissance; the band had hit their stride again with the excellent ‘Under Attack’ album in 2016 and the German titans have worked almost endlessly since building up to their latest album ‘Born To Perish’. As

Eternity ‘To Become The Great Beast’ – Album Review

Eternity ‘To Become The Great Beast’ Album Review By Adam McCann Soulseller Records/Black Metal It has been 13 years since Eternity last graced the black metal airwaves with ‘Bringer of the Fall’, the Norwegian band’s debut album. Since 2006, Eternity have kept their heads down, keeping themselves busy with live shows, but thankfully,

Vintersea ‘Illuminated’ – Album Review

Vintersea ‘Illuminated’  Album Review By Adam McCann M-Theory Audio/Melodic Death Metal/Progressive Metal Formed from the ashes of Asterion, Vintersea stormed onto the scene in 2017 with their fantastic debut album ‘The Gravity of Fall’, their perfect blend of melodic death and progressive metal was difficult to not instantly fall in love with. This

Anacrusis ‘Suffering Hour’/’Reason’ (Remaster) – Album Review

Anacrusis ‘Suffering Hour’/’Reason’ (Remaster) Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Thrash Metal In the grand scheme of things, each genre has its overrated and underrated bands, but what is often overlooked are the bands that are forgotten. One such band are Anacrusis; the American band caught the tail-end of the thrash metal

Strike Master ‘A Corpseless Soul’ Single Album Review

Strike Master ‘A Corpseless Soul’ Single Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Thrash Metal Strike Master have always been good at holding their own, flying the flag high for Mexican thrash metal worldwide for the last thirteen years with their enjoyable albums ‘Up For The Massacre’, ‘Majestic Strike’ and ‘U.F.T.M. amongst others. This

Mobina Galore ‘Don’t Worry’ Album Review

Mobina Galore ‘Don’t Worry’ Album Review By Adam McCann New Damage Records/Gunner Records/Pop/Punk/Alternative Rock Throughout the current decade, there has been somewhat of a revival of interest in the alternative rock scene. Although many of these bands have not yet reached the dizzy heights of their predecessors, the internet has allowed many of

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