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Enforcer ‘Zenith’ Album Review

Enforcer ‘Zenith’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Traditional Metal No band epitomises the return of the traditional metal sound more so than Enforcer and over the last fifteen years, this group of Swedes have released some of the finest material of the time. Albums such as ‘Diamonds’, ‘Death By Fire’ and

The End Machine ‘The End Machine’ Album Review

The End Machine ‘The End Machine’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers Records/Hard Rock Dokken ruled the hard rock airwaves of the 80’s with classic albums like ‘Breaking The Chains’, ‘Tooth And Nail’ and ‘Under Lock And Key’, but clashes of egos between George Lynch and Don Dokken would lead the former

Sludgehammer ‘Antechamber’ Album Review

Sludgehammer ‘Antechamber’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Groove Metal Sludgehammer have only been together for a short length of time, but during this period, the band have released a solid EP and debut album. Yet, now the debut album is out of the way, the pressure mounts for Sludgehammer to follow it

Orpheus Omega ‘Wear Your Sins’ Album Review

Orpheus Omega ‘Wear Your Sins’ Album Review By Adam McCann EVP Recordings/Melodic Death Metal In their relatively short time, Australia’s Orpheus Omega have delivered a string of excellent melodic death metal that easily manages to stand out from the monotony of the generic sound that many bands from this genre fall into. This

Exumer ‘Hostile Defiance’ Album Review

Exumer ‘Hostile Defiance’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Thrash Metal Sadly, for Exumer, the band never received the same plaudits that were bestowed upon the likes of Kreator, Destruction and Sodom. Dig beneath the surface and what can be found is a band that although released few albums compared to their

Mork ‘Det Svarte Juv’ Album Review

Mork ‘Det Svarte Juv’ Album Review By Adam McCann Peaceville Records/Black Metal Formed as the brainchild of one man, Thomas Eriksen, Mork have delivered a string of albums that have all been very warmly received. It is coming up to two years since the Norwegian black metal band released any work, but this

Kampfar ‘Ofidians Manifest’ Album Review

Kampfar ‘Ofidians Manifest’ Album Review By Adam McCann Indie Recordings/Black Metal Kampfar have had an illustrious career within the Scandinavian black metal scene. Yes, the band have never received the same attention as Mayhem or been applauded and revered like Darkthrone or Immortal, but that never perturbed Kampfar, this band have kept their

Til All Is One ‘Vindicta’ Album Review

Til All Is One ‘Vindicta’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/Alternative Metal Living as a multi-national unit, America’s Til All Is One (TAIO) are poised to break out of the trenches of the local Los Angeles scene and into the American leagues with their interesting blend of hard rock, heavy metal and

A New Revenge ‘Enemies & Lovers’ Album Review

A New Revenge ‘Enemies & Lovers’ Album Review By Adam McCann Golden Robot Records/Hard Rock Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens is actually one of the busiest men in heavy metal, never content to work on just one project. The former Judas Priest frontman has already released one album this year with his project with Chris

Reternity ‘Facing The Demon’ Album Review

Reternity ‘Facing The Demon’ Album Review By Adam McCann MDD Records/Heavy Metal After his departure from Spitefuel last year, vocalist Stefan Zörner quickly hit the ground running with his new project Reternity. With a decent demo under their belt, the band are ready to unleash their debut album ‘Facing The Demon’. With the release

Danko Jones ‘A Rock Supreme’ Album Review

Danko Jones ‘A Rock Supreme’ Album Review By Adam McCann AFM Records/Hard Rock The Canadian trio have been on the road non-stop since the release of their 2017 album ‘Wild Cat’. Yet, somewhere within this busy schedule Danko Jones have found the time to record their latest album ‘A Rock Supreme’. As a band,

Thenighttimeproject ‘Pale Season’ Album Review

Thenighttimeproject ‘Pale Season’ Album Review By Adam McCann Debemur Morti Productions/2019 Their departure from Swedish death/doom masters Katatonia in 2009/10 may have come as a shock, but brothers Fredrik and Mattias Norrman soon began to develop their new venture. This would become Thenighttimeproject, the band releasing their eponymous debut album in 2016. This

Axenstar ‘End Of All Hope’ Album Review

Axenstar ‘End Of All Hope’ Album Review By Adam McCann Ram It Down Records/Power Metal It was 2014 since Axenstar last graced us with an album and whilst ‘Where Dreams Are Forgotten’ was far from the bands best work, it was still a decent album full of everything that is expected from a

Locotus ‘Through Flames Arise’ Album Review

Locotus ‘Through Flames Arise’ Album Review By Adam McCann Independent Release/2018/Metalcore Over the previous fifteen years, offerings from Locotus have been sporadic at best. However, last year, the Australian band managed to sneak out their latest EP ‘Through Flames Arise’ to as expected, a rather quiet response. So, what does ‘Through Flames Arise’ actually

L.A. Guns ‘The Devil You Know’ Album Review

L.A. Guns ‘The Devil You Know’ Album Review By Adam McCann Frontiers Records/Hard Rock For L.A. Guns fans, it was a dream come true when Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns finally got back to writing together for the 2017 album ‘The Missing Peace’ and although this album still had a few issues to

Brightlight City ‘The Harmony & The Chaos’ Album Review

Brightlight City ‘The Harmony & The Chaos’ Album Review By Adam McCann Undead Collective Records/Alternative Rock/Post-Hardcore/Emo Brightlight City managed to steal the hearts of the music community back in 2017 with their EP ‘Our Future’s Not Dead’ and from the relative success of this EP, the wait began for the south England band

Texas Hippie Coalition ‘High In The Saddle’ Album Review

Texas Hippie Coalition ‘High In The Saddle’ Album Review By Adam McCann eOne Music/Southern/Groove Metal Is there any other band which mixes the Texan swagger, southern charm and good ol’ groove as well as Texas Hippie Coalition? These guys have been drinkin’, cussin’ and fightin’ their way through the desert of heavy metal

Fractal Universe “Rhizomes of Insanity” Album Review

Fractal Universe "Rhizomes of Insanity" Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Technical/Progressive Death Metal France’s Fractal Universe exploded onto the scene two years ago with their superb debut album ‘Engram of Decline’. That album stole the hearts of critics and fans alike who then began to eagerly await the next offering from

Death Angel ‘Humanicide’ Album Review

Death Angel ‘Humanicide’ Album Review By Adam McCann Nuclear Blast Records/Thrash Metal Death Angel have always stayed true to their roots, there are no frills and gimmicks needed when there is the raw power available. What sets this band apart from their peers is their ability to combine this blistering raw energy

Whitechapel ‘The Valley’ Album Review

Whitechapel ‘The Valley’ Album Review By Adam McCann Metal Blade Records/Deathcore Whitechapel needed to do something; their 2016 album ‘Mark Of The Blade’ had missed its target and its musical departure from earlier themes left both critics and fans confused and uncertain. Therefore, there was high hopes from the latest Whitechapel album ‘The

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