Latest Metal Reviews

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Jaret & Kelly – Sittin’ in a Tree (, )
22nd March 2019 -

Jaret Reddick has been bothering the pop punk scene for 25 years as part of Bowling for Soup. Kelly Ogden is the firecracker leader of the sunshine soaked duo The Dollyrots. This collaboration album has been a long time coming. Duets albums are a rarity nowadays.There are classic examples throughout history, we’ve had Sonny & Cher, Lindsey Buckinham & Christine… Read More »

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Megadeth – Warheads on Foreheads (, )
21st March 2019 -

Megadeth were in the room when I got my first writing gig. True story. That was a long time ago now and whilst my love of this here writing stuff has never dimmed my love for Megadeth has waxed and waned over the years. Partly that’s down to tastes changing, partly the bands output slipping after the classic thrash heydays… Read More »

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Zeal & Ardor – Live in London (, , )
21st March 2019 -

Zeal & Ardor are one of the most unique and spellbinding bands in the current metal scene. Lead by the enigmatic Manuel Gagneux, their blending of spiritual slave music and black metal is certainly something that needs to be heard to be believed. With that said the studio cannot do the band the justice they deserve and to see them… Read More »

Fallujah - Undying Light Album Cover Artwork
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Fallujah – Undying Light (, , )
14th March 2019 -

Plenty of bands can be labelled as influential. Iron Maiden helped birth the NWOBHM sound, the Big 4 made thrash a global phenomenon, Meshuggah accidentally created Djent. The list is long and varied, each prospective pioneer deserving of a different accolade. But it’s not just in genre or subgenre creation that a band becomes influential: Through salient work and commitment… Read More »

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Venom Prison – Samsara (, )
13th March 2019 -

If you are bold enough to give your album a name that means “a suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without beginning or end” then you had better be prepared to deliver on the lofty expectations you have put upon yourself. Venom Prison are such a band and their sophomore album Samsara is an album of such sheer brutality and unrelenting… Read More »