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“Adrenaline Mob” CD REVIEW

"Adrenaline Mob" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann "We The People" Century Media Records 2017 One nation, under mob In the past 25 years, it can be easily asserted that Russell Allen has generally one of the best voices of this generation, Allen is up there with the likes of Jørn Lande and Tobias

“Unleash the Archers” CD REVIEW

"Unleash the Archers" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann "Apex" Napalm Records 2017 Apex Predators Up until signing with Napalm Records, Unleash the Archers had been bubbling along in their home of Canada for half a decade before gathering worldwide attention with their 3rd album, ‘Time Stands Still’ in 2015. Although reception to ‘Time

“Final Void” Cd Review

"Final Void" Cd Review by Adam McCann "Sounds of Absence" 2017 Independent Into the Final Void Finland. Finland is the Nordic countries melancholic sibling and over the past 30 years, Finland has spawned some of the heaviest metal to date. It is a country that is proud of their heritage and their music

“Dream Evil” CD REVIEW

"Dream Evil" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Six Century Media 2017 Six is the Antidote Some things in life just go really well together, black and white, fish and chips, chicken and mayonnaise and heavy metal and cheese. Over the years, heavy metal has shamelessly adopted many clichés and we love them, sometimes,

“Inglorious” CD REVIEW

"Inglorious" CD REVIEW by Adam McCann II Frontiers Records 2017 Inglorious make it 2 in 2 years, but is it good enough? A little over a year has passed since Inglorious released their debut album and no sooner than the tour drawing to a close was the announcement for a second album from

“Iced Earth” CD REVIEW

"Iced Earth" CD REVIEW by Iced Earth "Incorruptible" Century Media 2017 Clear the Way! It has been somewhat of a rollercoaster for Iced Earth during the past few years. Since the release of the rather average ‘Plagues of Babylon’ in 2014, guitarist and all round General of Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer had to

ZZ Top – ”Manchester O2 Apollo” 25/07/2017

ZZ Top by Adam McCann ZZ Top Manchester O2 Apollo 25/07/2017 Set List: -Got Me Under Pressure -Waitin’ For The Bus -Jesus Just Left Chicago -Gimme All Your Lovin’ -Pincushion -I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide -I Gotsta Get Paid -Foxy Lady -My Head’s In Mississippi -Brown Sugar/Catfish Blues -Sixteen Tons -Act Naturally -Cheap Sunglasses -Chartreuse -Just

Jorn ”Life on Death Road” – Review

"Jorn" Life on Death Road by Adam McCann "Frontiers Records 2017" Jorn deliver their best album in 9 years Jørn Lande has it all, the long flowing blond hair set against that powerful Viking build and that voice, conjoined of a three way battle between one third hard rock, one third heavy metal and

Inglorious II – Review

Inglorious II by Adam McCann Frontiers Records 2017 Inglorious make it 2 in 2 years, but is it good enough? A little over a year has passed since Inglorious released their debut album and no sooner than the tour drawing to a close was the announcement for a second album from Inglorious. In

The Doomsday Kingdom Review

The Doomsday Kingdom by Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records 2017 "Into the catacombs of the Silent Kingdom" In doom and heavy metal circles, Leif Edling is regarded as somewhat of a legend. A founding member of doom metal icons, Candlemass, Edling followed on from the likes of Black Sabbath and Pentagram by forging

“Vampire” With Primeval Force

"Vampire" With Primeval Force Cd-Review by Adam McCann Century Media Records 2017 "Vampire deliver some bite" Death metal and Sweden have a special relationship, from the chainsaw attack of Entombed to the more progressive flair of Meshuggah and Opeth, to melodic scene of Gothenburg that spawned bands such as At the Gates,

Final Void ”Sounds of Absence” – Review

"Final Void" Sounds of Absence by Adam McCann "Independent 2017" Into the Final Void Finland. Finland is the Nordic countries melancholic sibling and over the past 30 years, Finland has spawned some of the heaviest metal to date. It is a country that is proud of their heritage and their music is steeped

The Unity – Review

The Unity The Unity SPV/Steamhammer Records 2017   Two bands, one album   Following the collapse of German heavy metal band; Love.Might.Kill in 2015, bassist Jogi Sweers, guitarist Stefan Ellerhorst, keyboardist Sascha Onnen and vocalist Jan Manenti found themselves at a loose end. Joining forces with drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter from fellow Germans; Gamma

“Sounds Like Seattle” Part Two!

"Sounds Like Seattle" by Adam McCann "Part Two: How grunge fell from grace, through dark, desperate times and found redemption" By 1994, grunge had stretched beyond its means and quickly began to implode, the bands which had made the movement successful had disbanded or were distancing themselves from the grunge moniker altogether.

“Vampire” With Primeval Force – CD Review

"Vampire" With Primeval Force - CD Review (Century Media 2017) by Adam McCann Death metal and Sweden have a special relationship, from the chainsaw attack of Entombed to the more progressive flair of Meshuggah and Opeth, to melodic scene of Gothenburg that spawned bands such as At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity

“Deep Purple” InFinite- CD Review

"Deep Purple" InFinite- CD Review (earMusic Records 2017) by Adam McCann Let’s face it, Deep Purple are a bit like going back to an ex-partner. After a while of not thinking about it, something reminds you of a different time, you get that warm glow of nostalgia and familiarity before remembering

“Night Demon” Darkness Remains – CD Review

"Night Demon" Darkness Remains - CD Review (SPV/Steamhammer Records 2017) by Adam McCann Let’s face it, one of the greatest things to happen to music in the last 25 years is the dawning of the age of the internet. Years ago, you’d have to trawl through music magazines or wait for

“Astral Doors” Black Eyed Children- CD Review

"Astral Doors" Black Eyed Children- CD Review (Metalville Records 2017) by Adam McCann Astral Doors deserve a little bit more credit than they actually get. Formed in Sweden in 2002, Astral Doors play a blend of heavy metal with power metal leanings, but also have a sound that is laden in

“Helker” Firesoul – CD Review

"Helker" Firesoul - CD Review (AFM Records 2017) by Adam McCann South America has always been one of the most loyal areas of the heavy metal world. Its rabid fans have always graciously welcomed heavy metal bands in all shapes and sizes into their arms and made them feel special. It

“Sounds Like Seattle” Part One!

"Sounds Like Seattle" by Adam McCann "Part One: The story of how Seattle became the epicentre of an entire movement" In 1991, the pressure of the tectonic plates of the north-west that had been grinding against each other throughout the 1980’s gave way creating an earthquake that would be felt worldwide. This

“House of Lords” Saint of the Lost Souls – CD REVIEW

"House of Lords" Saint of the Lost Souls - CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Record: Frontiers Records 2017 There was a brief time when melodic hard rock ruled the airwaves, bands with big stage shows and even bigger hair, flashy guitar solos with lashings of keyboards born out of the love for

Fell on Black Days “Chris Cornell”

Fell on Black Days by Adam McCann Celebrating the life and career of " Chris Cornell " Chris Cornell is one of the trailblazing voices in the world of alternative rock and heavy metal with a huge career in grunge pioneers Soundgarden, supergroup Audioslave and a successful solo career that saw Chris

“Ex Deo” The Immortal Wars – CD REVIEW

"Ex Deo" The Immortal Wars - CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Record: Napalm Records 2017 Heavy metal and history have always walked hand in hand together, whether addressing war, serial killers, ancient rituals or texts, there is no denying that heavy metal fits this like a hand in a glove. As a

“Warbringer” Woe to the Vanquished – CD REVIEW

"Warbringer" Woe to the Vanquished - CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Record: Napalm Records 2017 It is very interesting and also slightly amusing how musical genres, come, go and revive, usually in a 20-year cycle and thrash metal is no different. There are always those bands which stay true to their roots

“Pallbearer” Heartless – CD REVIEW

"Pallbearer" Heartless - CD REVIEW by Adam McCann Record: Nuclear Blast Records 2017 Doom. Doom can be an awfully picky genre, from those initial rumblings from Birmingham with Black Sabbath, to those that trail blazed the scene such as Candlemass, Trouble, Pentagram and Saint Vitus. Post this, Doom made love with many

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