Tigercub – The Perfume of Decay (Review)

Tigercub - The Perfume of DecayTigercub are a modern rock band from the UK and this is their third album.

I don’t often reach for rock, but when I do I typically want short songs, big hooks, and darker moods. Enter The Perfume of Decay. Across 41 minutes Tigercub tick all of these boxes and more, delivering exactly what I want from a contemporary rock band that has plenty of 90s influences thrown into their sound. Continue reading “Tigercub – The Perfume of Decay (Review)”

Turned to Stone Chapter 8: The Wake – High Desert Queen/Blue Heron – Split (Review)

Turned to Stone Chapter 8 The Wake - High Desert Queen Blue Heron - SplitThis is a split between High Desert Queen and Blue Heron, two stoner rock bands from the US.

High Desert Queen open the split. They contribute three songs, with a total duration of 13 minutes. Continue reading “Turned to Stone Chapter 8: The Wake – High Desert Queen/Blue Heron – Split (Review)”

Gozu – Remedy (Review)

Gozu - RemedyGozu are a stoner/grunge band from the US and this is their fifth album.

Remedy contains 49 minutes of stoner rock and metal mixed with a healthy dose of grunge. Imagine a mix of Clutch, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, and Mastodon, and you’ll have a decent idea of where Gozu are coming from. Continue reading “Gozu – Remedy (Review)”

Blood Star – First Sighting (Review)

Blood Star - First SightingBlood Star are a heavy metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Featuring a member of Visigoth, First Sighting provides us with a 33-minute journey into the past. First Sighting is a well-written slab of traditional heavy metal. The band ply their trade with passion and obvious skill, and the Continue reading “Blood Star – First Sighting (Review)”

Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas (Review)

Black Orchid Empire - Tempus VeritasThis is the fourth album from UK progressive metal band Black Orchid Empire.

Tempus Veritas showcases that talents of Black Orchid Empire across an easily enjoyable 38 minutes. The style is a contemporary blend of progressive, technical, and alternative/melodic rock/metal, one that is textured and vibrant. Continue reading “Black Orchid Empire – Tempus Veritas (Review)”

Morass of Molasses – End All We Know (Review)

Morass of Molasses - End All We KnowThis is the third album from Morass of Molasses, a stoner rock/metal band from the UK.

Following on from 2019’s The Ties That Bind, End All We Know contains 38 minutes of fuzzed-out jams. Playing a stoner-inflected brand of heavy blues that benefits from metal and rock components, Morass of Molasses bring us an individual vision of a well-worn style. Continue reading “Morass of Molasses – End All We Know (Review)”

Host – IX (Review)

Host - IXThis is the debut album from UK dark/Gothic rock band Host.

Brought to us by the singer and guitarist of Paradise Lost, IX contains 42 minutes of electronically enhanced dark/Gothic rock. Imagine, if you will, a cross between Paradise Lost’s Host album, (and parts of the other albums surrounding this one), and the 80s Goth and New Wave scenes, and Continue reading “Host – IX (Review)”

Azaghal – Alttarimme on Luista Tehty (Review)

Azaghal - Alttarimme on Luista TehtyThis is the twelfth album from Finnish black metallers Azaghal.

Alttarimme on Luista Tehty contains 38 minutes of black metal. With a few twists and turns, it manages to embody the band’s old-school heart, while also offering something out of the ordinary. I was excited to hear this, and I have not been disappointed. Continue reading “Azaghal – Alttarimme on Luista Tehty (Review)”

Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)

Neutraliser - Capsule Bowed SpaceNeutraliser are a drone project from the UK and this is their debut album.

Featuring a member of 11Paranoias and Bong, Capsule Bowed Space is a single 79-minute track of experimental drone soundscapes. Continue reading “Neutraliser – Capsule Bowed Space (Review)”