Metal Reviews

Soulfly – ‘Savages’ (, , , , )
1st October 2013 -

Competence – “the ability to do something successfully or efficiently” and, incidentally a word that describes perfectly ‘Savages’ the latest album by Soulfly.  Having released three albums in the past four years Soulfly certainly have a reputation for quantity. ‘Savages’ easily keeps up the quality. Max Cavalera has long ceased to break musical boundaries like early Sepultura and Soulfly once… Read More »

Halo Of Blood - Children Of Bodom Album Cover
Children of Bodom – Halo of Blood (, )
30th September 2013 -

For all the mega-selling, stadium filling, world beating acts in the metal community like Slipknot heavy metal will never stop needing the mid-tier, old reliables such as Children of Bodom. Bands like Bodom are the lifeblood of our genre and, albums like ‘Halo of Blood’ are the lifeblood of these bands. However, don’t confuse the inevitability of a new Children… Read More »

Alter Bridge – Fortress (, )
23rd September 2013 -

Despite the fact that their previous album ABIII was a critical and commercial success, and they have toured arenas (and sold out the vast majority of them) over the last couple of years, in some ways Alter Bridge still feel like something of a well kept secret within the rock community. Whereas most casual music fans have at least heard… Read More »

HIM Tears On Tape Album Cover Artwork
HIM – Tears On Tape (, )
16th September 2013 -

After two decades together as a band, HIM have returned once more with an outstanding roller coaster of an album in `Tears On Tape`. Although at times the band can sound quite repetitive or straight forward they do have some excellent material. The keyboard/synths that start straight from the beginning in ‘Unleash The Red’ do not prepare the listener for… Read More »

Crossfaith – Apocalyze (, , )
11th September 2013 -

Having built up a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands around over the past year, Crossfaith have fast become one of the most talked about bands on the Metalcore scene. Dance and electronics have been a part of Metalcore for a while now but no one has been able to master it quite like Crossfaith. Whilst most bands tended… Read More »