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From Wednesday 08 February 2023

Narrow Head – ‘Moments of Clarity’

Those of us that can remember the 90s might be horrified to realise that it ended almost a quarter of a century ago. A decade that produced some of the greatest and most beloved rock music of all time is officially vintage. Whether you’re a 90s kid, or just love

Thursday 20 October 2022

Brutus – ‘Unison Life’

From the very opening minute of ‘Unison Life’, it’s clear that Brutus’ sound has evolved since its last release. Opener ‘Miles Away’ is primarily built around eerie synths and dreamlike vocals and is unlike anything the Belgian post-hardcore outfit has put out before. By the second song ‘Brave’, it

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Witch Fever – ‘Congregation’

“They won’t take no for an answer as if they ever fucking ask,” spits Witch Fever vocalist Amy Walpole on ‘Sour’ over the soundtrack of stomping doom instrumentals, “yeah we incite this violence, cause nothing ever changed in silence.” Punk bands that are truly incensed and use their music

Thursday 29 September 2022

Slipknot – ‘The End, So Far’

When Slipknot burst onto the scene in the 1990s, bellowing out furious, impeccably penned anthems about death, rage, and disillusionment, clad in identikit boiler suits and horror masks straight out of a video nasty flick, what really made them stand out was their capacity to shock. So how can

Friday 16 September 2022

Behemoth – ‘Opvs Contra Natvram’

Behemoth is one of metal’s most unlikely success stories. They’re a band that’s found success and crossover appeal that extends well beyond the black and death metal underground while being unflinchingly extreme in their creative approach. They have reached heights that are unprecedented for the genre in recent years,

Thursday 15 September 2022

Clutch – ‘Sunrise on Slaughter Beach’

If you’re a fan, here’s something you already know; Clutch is one of the most consistently brilliant rock bands in the world. While they may not have reached household name status, they have built a massive cult following that buys the record, turns up to the shows, and cops

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Conjurer – ‘Páthos’

To many UK metal fans, Conjurer is a band that requires little introduction. Despite ‘Páthos’ being only their second record, they’ve achieved the kind of cult status that takes many bands years and many album cycles to cultivate. ‘Mire’, released in 2018, wasn’t just an exceptional debut but an

Monday 27 June 2022

Blood Command – ‘Praise Armageddonism’

It’s always interesting when a band changes its singer, even more so when that singer uproots their life and moves halfway across the world to take up their new vocal duties. Despite having already completed ‘Praise Armageddonism’ in early 2020, the Norwegian party rockers unexpectedly had to find a

Wednesday 08 June 2022

LIVE: Bob Vylan @ The Underworld, London

Camden’s Underworld is packed out shoulder to shoulder, it’s a boiling hot May day and sweat drips from the ceiling and walls. Vocalist Bobby Vylan throws a bottle after bottle of water into the crowd, urging everyone to look after each other and stay hydrated. Then he flips on

Wednesday 20 April 2022

Bob Vylan – ‘Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life’

“Some are drowning in money, I’m barely keeping my head up / price of life on the rise, I’m feeling like it’s a set-up,” spits Bob Vylan – the eponymous vocalist of the band of the same name on their latest record ‘Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life’.