Lizzard – Eroded (Review)

Lizzard - ErodedThis is the fourth album from French progressive/alternative rockers Lizzard.

Eroded contains 45 minutes of contemporary rock. It’s a style that has its roots in 90s alternative rock and metal, but one that has also been updated with more modern elements from the progressive and technical genres. Continue reading “Lizzard – Eroded (Review)”

Aborym – Hostile (Review)

Aborym - HostileAborym are an Italian industrial metal band and this is their eighth album.

The follow up to 2017’s Shifting.negativeHostile contains 66 minutes of new material that finds the band incorporating elements of industrial, electronica, and metal/rock into a very solid album. Continue reading “Aborym – Hostile (Review)”

Wolf Theory – WLFTHRY (Review)

Wolf Theory - WLFTHRYWolf Theory are an alternative rock band from Italy and this is their debut album.

I’m not sure what it was that made me give Wolf Theory a try, but I’m glad I did. After sampling their songs, there seemed to be enough to warrant a full listen. If you can move past the low-rent album cover, (which did its best Continue reading “Wolf Theory – WLFTHRY (Review)”

Paul Catten – The Beauty of Decay (Review)

Paul Catten - The Beauty of DecayPaul Catten is a prolific UK extreme metal artist and this is his latest album.

We’ve met Paul Catten before, (here, here and here), and you never know what you’re going to get from the man. His latest release is far more accessible and pop-influenced than I was expecting, and it Continue reading “Paul Catten – The Beauty of Decay (Review)”

Polaris – The Death of Me (Review)

Polaris - The Death of MePolaris are an Australian metalcore band and this is their second album.

The music on The Death of Me involves heavy aggression with melodic texture, and although it frequently combines the two, it also equally-frequently separates them. This results in an album that’s far more diverse than your average metalcore record, yet will probably mean that some people get Continue reading “Polaris – The Death of Me (Review)”

Midas Fall – Evaporate (Review)

Midas FallMidas Fall are a UK ambient post-rock band and this is their fourth album.

The music of Midas Fall is a thing of shimmering, ethereal beauty, replete with resonant emotion and resplendence. Continue reading “Midas Fall – Evaporate (Review)”

JIRM – Surge ex Monumentis (Review)

JIRMJIRM are a Swedish hard rock band and this is their fourth album.

Once known as Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus, the band have rebirthed themselves as the much simplified and improved JIRM. Continue reading “JIRM – Surge ex Monumentis (Review)”

Sun Q – Charms (Review)

Sun QSun Q are from Russia and play garage/alternative rock. This is their debut album.

This is a mix of garage, alternative, blues, and psychedelic rock. With keyboards, hammond organ, extra percussion, and a saxophone, this is an entertaining and characterful release that has a 70s lo-fi art-rock feel to it. Continue reading “Sun Q – Charms (Review)”

Life of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Review)

Life of AgonyLife of Agony are an alternative metal/rock band from the US and this is their fifth album.

With their original lineup, Life of Agony have returned with a brand new album. Expectations are high… Continue reading “Life of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Review)”