Rock Reviews

Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life Album Artwork
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Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life Tribute Album (, , )
27th March 2014 -

Ronnie James Dio needs no introduction, his career no summary that hasn’t been done a thousand times already. With the fourth anniversary of his passing shortly to be upon us, his wife Wendy and the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund founded in his name (http://www.diocancerfund.org/) have assembled an almighty group of Ronnie’s friends and peers to pay homage to… Read More »

Ghouls Ten Thousand Words On Album Cover
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Ghouls – Ten Thousand Words On (, )
13th March 2014 -

Introducing Ghouls, a six-piece band currently based in London, with members originally from across the UK. Ghouls were founded in late 2011 and describe themselves as Alt/Gypsy/Punk. After the success of their acoustic EP, they are soon to release ‘Ten Thousand Words On’ (available from the 4th of April 2014) which is being produced by James Routh from Sonic Boom… Read More »

Patent Pending Brighter Album Cover
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Patent Pending – Brighter ()
28th February 2014 -

Patent Pending’s new album, Brighter, leans more towards the ‘Pop’ end of the Pop Punk scale than their previous efforts, but it is undoubtedly the bands most consistent, fun and singable release so far. It’s also their most creative, with a dose of RnB and hip-hop being thrown into the mix. This band are fun personified. It’s impossible to be… Read More »

Skindred Kill The Power Album Cover
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Skindred – Kill The Power (, , )
25th February 2014 -

Skindred have a long standing reputation of being fantastic live and decidedly lacklustre on record. Having been a band now for sixteen years, they’ve been threatening to break through into the mainstream for some time. Is Kill The Power finally their crowning moment? Unfortunately, it seems not. Despite their best intentions and energetic frontman Benji Webbe and Co. mixing more… Read More »

You Me At Six Cavalier Youth Album Cover
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You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth ()
10th February 2014 -

You Me At Six up until this point are a band I’ve remained largely indifferent to; No issue with listening to them at all and pleasant enough, but their music has never grabbed me and made me want to listen to it with any regularity. Having secured the first rock album number one in the UK album charts accolade for… Read More »