I really liked 2018’s The Banished Heart, but 2020’s self titled was something even more special, making it on to my end of year list. I wasn’t sure how Oceans of Slumber could top their last album, and I’m pleased that they haven’t tried to; as you may have noticed, I’ve tagged this as a progressive rock album, rather than Continue reading “Oceans of Slumber – Starlight and Ash (Review)”
2015’s Litany was a sprawling, ambitious album. It was also very good, although this new release is something quite new and special in some ways. The band have returned with the even more expansive and developed Elegy. Showing greater focus of delivery, (49 minutes vs Litany’s 73), Elegy is also wider ranging and boasts Continue reading “Dead to a Dying World – Elegy (Review)”
A new Inter Arma release is always welcome. 2014’s The Cavern was a stunning record that topped my end of year list, and although 2016’s Paradise Gallows didn’t ascend to the same heights, it was an album that I still deem as an essential listen, (and in hindsight should definitely have been higher up on 2016’s list). Continue reading “Inter Arma – Sulphur English (Review)”
It’s always great to hear something new from this charismatic and individual band, and here we have 47 minutes of new material.
If you’re not familiar with Glorior Belli’s work, (check out Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls and Sundown (the Flock That Welcomes)), this is a band that Continue reading “Glorior Belli – The Apostates (Review)”
Back with their classic lineup, this is essentially a return to Corrosion of Conformity’s Deliverance/Wiseblood days, giving us 53 minutes of Southern metal mixed with good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll attitude. In many ways No Cross No Crown continues on from where Wiseblood left off, and Continue reading “Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown (Review)”
Fat riffs and heavy groove. If this sounds like your thing, then make sure that you check out King Bison’s music. Continue reading “King Bison – Snake Head Burial (Review)”
It’s been a long wait since the band’s 2013 debut album The Good, the Bad and the Damned, but we now finally have a new release from this very individualistic black metal band. Continue reading “Zud – A Wilderness Left Untamed (Review)”
This is Southern-styled stoner/hard rock that should appeal to fans of bands such as Clutch, Red Fang, Mastodon, and the like. Continue reading “Hogan’s Goat – Hogan’s Goat (Review)”
This is fuzzy doom rock with an addictive edge that lures the listener in, seductively, with wily allure.
A large part of this is down to the singer’s voice, which Continue reading “Mindkult – Witch’s Oath (Review)”
This is a riotous, rocking collection of tracks that offer high energy hooks and a filthy disposition.
Barkyard Junkyard is full of hard rocking tunes with plenty of swagger Continue reading “Thundering Herd – Backyard Junkyard (Review)”