Metal Reviews

Album cover of Synesthesia by Blue Gillespie
Blue Gillespie – Synesthesia (, )
25th April 2011 -

This review has been slipping through the cracks a little recently so it is high time it finally saw the light of day. Blue Gillespie are a prog rock/metal collective aiming to join the rather large collection of successful rock and metal bands emerging from Wales in the last few years, and their debut full length album Synesthesia is their… Read More »

From Sea To Sky Album Cover
Heights – From Sea To Sky (, , )
25th April 2011 -

The world of progressive post-rock is a difficult genre for a band to stand out from the crowd. With so many bands persuing the repeated trickle of notes for several minutes that eventually builds into an all too predictable crescendo, it is refreshing to hear that Heights have taken a different path along their soundscape. The three piece from Reading… Read More »

Album Cover for Kvelertak Self Title Album
Kvelertak – Kvelertak (, )
25th April 2011 -

“Kvelertak shamelessly draw inspiration from every corner of something that could fit into their idea of good hard-hitting and catchy rock’n’roll. Regardless of genre, but always truthful to the basic idea of the band; good songs performed with the tongue-in-cheek attitude of their punk-rock pioneers.” Releasing their much anticipated debut album, Kvelertak are already well known in Norway for their… Read More »

Furyon – Gravitas (, )
25th April 2011 -

Furyon, hailing from Brighton, released their debut album ‘Gravitas’ on June 23rd. On the same day they also pushed out 120,000 copies of their ‘Underdog’ EP with ‘Classic Rock’ magazine in what is a bit of a coup for an unsigned band. Produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown, Fozzy) with a traditional classic British rock sound that is almost tailor made… Read More »

Black Breath – Heavy Breathing (, , )
25th April 2011 -

Ok, so we’re in June and this came out in March but this bad boy must have sneaked its way past me. Thankfully all is not lost as it has now found its way into my ears and what an aural sensation that is. Sonically this is nothing short of devastating, Kurt Ballou (Converge) delivering his typical crushing production to… Read More »