Metal Reviews

8.5
Rob Zombie – Astro-Creep: 2000 Live Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (, )
25th April 2018 -

In the 90s, an era where metal was defined by Headbangers Ball, Leather jackets and Beavis & Butthead, White Zombie was one of the driving forces behind the scenes’ success. They hit at just the right time and have enough unique elements to push them into the stratosphere, and even when they disbanded, they left a legacy behind that few… Read More »

Bleed From Within Era Album Cover
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Bleed From Within – Era (, )
10th April 2018 -

With a new generation of heavy, UK-based bands you might be forgiven for forgetting the last time the UK was such a hot bed for interesting bands playing heavy music. Today’s crop originate, for the most part, from the realms of hardcore and even though acts such as Employed to Serve or Venom Prison obviously have prominent metal influences they… Read More »

The Dead XIII - Dark Days Album Cover Artwork
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The Dead XIII – Dark Days (, , )
2nd April 2018 -

Over the years there has been no shortage of bands trying to grab your attention and distinguish themselves from the crowd. Whether you do it with a gimmick or a by sheer force of music, everyone is looking to do something different. This is where The Dead XIII come in, and boy do they come in strong. I will admit… Read More »

Judas Priest - Firepower Album Cover Artwork
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Judas Priest – Firepower (, )
15th March 2018 -

What can you say about Judas Priest that hasn’t already been said? The metal gods looked set to call it a day, at least from live performing, a few years back, but thankfully reversed their decision thanks to their ability to continue performing at the highest level. A new album, Redeemer of Souls, and more touring, including a barnstorming performance… Read More »

Black Label Society Grimmest Hits Album Cover Artwork
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Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits (, )
14th March 2018 -

Upon hearing the title Grimmest Hits, you could be mistaken for thinking this was a hits or singles collection instead of a studio album, but no, it is the name of the latest release by Black Label Society. I have always had a mixed relationship with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. I think we can all agree that Zakk… Read More »