Thursday, 16 August 2018

Album Review: SKINDRED - Big Tings

Skindred - Big Tings

01. Big Tings
02. That's My Jam
03. Machine (feat. Gary Stringer from Reef)
04. Last Chance
05. Tell Me
06. Loud and Clear
07. Alive
08. All This Time
09. Broken Glass
10. Saying It Now


Monday, 13 August 2018

Album Review: SEVENDUST - All I See Is War

Sevendust - All I See Is War

01. Dirty
02. God Bites His Tongue
03. Medicated
04. Unforgiven
05. Sickness
06. Cheers
07. Risen
08. Moments
09. Not Original
10. Descend
11. Life Deceives You
12. The Truth


Saturday, 11 August 2018

Festival Review: BLOODSTOCK 2018 (Friday 10th August)

Bloodstock 2018 poster

After going to Bloodstock for the first time last year and having an awesome time (read my review here), I decided to go again. I'm not a massive fan of Death or Black Metal, so in the past there hasn't been enough bands on the line-up that I love enough to warrant going. After all, festivals aren't cheap, and anyone who says that they go purely for the atmosphere is a tit with more money than sense. The line-up has to justify the trip, and this year it was Friday that had the most that matched my musical tastes. Let's face it, Judas Priest is the greatest Heavy Metal band there has ever been (read my review of their latest album, Firepower, here), so their inclusion alone meant that I had to go.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Album Review: ORANGE GOBLIN - The Wolf Bites Back

Orange Goblin - The Wolf Bites Back

01. Sons of Salem
02. The Wolf Bites Back
03. Renegade
04. Swords of Fire
05. Ghosts of the Primitives
06. In Bocca al Lupo
07. Suicide Division
08. The Stranger
09. Burn the Ships
10. Zeitgeist


Thursday, 9 August 2018

Album Review: BURY TOMORROW - Black Flame

Bury Tomorrow - Black Flame

01. No Less Violent
02. Adrenaline
03. Black Flame
04. My Revenge
05. More Than Mortal
06. Knife of Gold
07. The Age
08. Stormbringer
09. Overcast 
10. Peacekeeper


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Gig Review: DANZIG + PARADISE LOST at O2 Brixton Academy, London (UK) 07/08/2018

Danzig and Paradise Lost gig poster

Danzig and Paradise Lost on the same bill? How could I not make the trip to dirty London for this! They're two of my favourite bands, and both masters of their genres. I've seen Danzig a couple of times before, the last being in 2013 in Wolverhampton. It was his 25th anniversary tour and he brought Doyle on-stage to blast through some Misfits songs. 

Paradise Lost at Brixton Academy August 2018
Paradise Lost (Photo by Rich Hargrave)

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Album Review: MADBALL - For The Cause

Madball- For The Cause

01. Smile Now Pay Later
02. Rev Up
03. Freight Train
04. Tempest
05. Old Fashioned
06. Evil Ways (feat. Ice T)
07. Lone Wolf
08. Damaged Goods
09. The Fog (feat. Tim Armstrong)
10. Es Tu Vida
11. For You
12. For the Cause

Monday, 6 August 2018

Album Review: POWERWOLF - The Sacrament of Sin

Powerwolf - The Sacrament of Sin

01. Fire & Forgive
02. Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend
03. Killers With the Cross
04. Incense & Iron
05. Where the Wild Wolves Have Gone
06. Stossgebet
07. Nightside of Siberia
08. The Sacrament of Sin
09. Venom of Venus
10. Nighttime Rebel
11. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike) 

(Bonus Disc)

01. Epica – Sacred & Wild
02. Saltatio Mortis – We Drink Your Blood
03. Caliban – Kiss of the Cobra King
04. Battle Beast – Resurrection By Erection
05. Heaven Shall Burn – Night of the Werewolves
06. Kadavar – The Evil Made Me Do It
07. Kissin' Dynamite – Let There Be Night
08. Mille Petrozza & Marc Gortz – Amen & Attack
09. Amaranthe – Army of the Night
10. Eluveitie – Nata vimpi cvrmid / Ira Sancti (When the Saints Are Going Wild)

Friday, 3 August 2018

Album Review: DEE SNIDER - For The Love Of Metal

Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal

01. Lies Are A Business
02. Tomorrow's No Concern
03. I am The Hurricane
04. American Made
05. Roll Over You
06. I'm Ready
07. Running Mazes
08. Mask
09. Become The Storm
10. The Hardest Way
11. Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)
12. For The Love of Metal


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Album Review: HALESTORM - Vicious

Halestorm - Vicious

01. Black Vultures
02. Skulls
03. Uncomfortable
04. Buzz
05. Do Not Disturb
06. Conflicted
07. Killing Ourselves To Live
08. Heart of Novocaine
09. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Album Review: OTEP - Kult 45

Otep - Kult 45

01. Hail To the Thief
02. Halt Right
03. Molotov
04. Said the Snake
05. Undefeated
06. Trigger Warning
07. Cross Contamination
08. Shelter In Place
09. Boss
10. To the Gallows
11. Sirens Calling
12. Invisible People
13. Be Brave
14. Wake Up (Rage Against The Machine cover)
15. Feral Oracle (Bonus Track)
16. The Tribe Speaks (Bonus Track)

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Album Review: RISE AGAINST - The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1

Rise Against - The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol.1

01. The Violence (From Wolves)
02. Audience of One (From Appeal to Reason)
03. Faint Resemblance (From The Unraveling)
04. House on Fire (From Wolves)
05. Like the Angel (From Revolutions per Minute)
06. Miracle (From Wolves)
07. Savior (From Appeal to Reason)
08. Wait for Me (From Endgame)
09. Far From Perfect (From Wolves)
10. Voices Off Camera (From Revolutions per Minute)

Monday, 30 July 2018

Album Review: LUCIFER - Lucifer II

Lucifer - Lucifer II

01. California Son
02. Dreamer
03. Phoenix
04. Dancing With Mr. D (Rolling Stones cover)
05. Reaper On Your Heels
06. Eyes In The Sky
07. Before The Sun
08. Aton
09. Faux Pharaoh


Sunday, 29 July 2018

Album Review: VIXEN - Live Fire

Vixen - Live Fire

01. Rev It up
02. How Much Love
03. One Night Alone
04. Cryin
05. Meet the Band
06. Rock Me
07. Streets in Paradise
08. I Don't Need No Doctor
09. Love Is a Killer
10. Love Made Me
11. Big Brother
12. Edge of a Broken Heart
13. You Ought to Know by Now (Studio Version)
14. Edge of a Broken Heart (Acoustic Studio Version)

Friday, 27 July 2018

Album Review: KAMELOT - The Shadow Theory

Kamelot - The Shadow Theory

01. The Mission
02. Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)
03. Ravenlight
04. Amnesiac
05. Burns To Embrace
06. In Twilight Hours
07. Kevlar Skin
08. Static
09. MindFall Remedy
10. Stories Unheard
11. Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)
12. The Proud and The Broken
13. Ministrium (Shadow Key)


Saturday, 21 July 2018

Gig Review: DOYLE at The Underground, Stoke-on-Trent (UK) 16/07/2018

Doyle Summer 2018 Tour Poster

When I heard that legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle was playing a show just up the road from where I live, there was absolutely no way I could miss this!


Thursday, 19 July 2018

Album Review: REFUGE - Solitary Men

Refuge - Solitary Men

01. Summer's Winter
02. The Man In The Ivory Tower
03. Bleeding From Inside
04. From The Ashes
05. Living On The Edge Of Time
06. We Owe A Life To Death
07. Mind Over Matter
08. Let Me Go
09. Hell Freeze Over
10. Waterfalls


Monday, 16 July 2018

Album Review: FOLLOW THE CIPHER - Follow The Cipher

Follow The Cipher
01. Enter The Cipher
02. Valkyria
03. My Soldier
04. Winterfall
05. Titan's Call
06. The Rising
07. A Mind's Escape
08. Play With Fire
09. I Revive
10. Starlight
11. Carolus Rex


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Album Review: LETTERS FROM THE FIRE - Letters From The Fire

Letters From The Fire 2018

01. Harley
02. Better Than Here
03. Comfort You
04. Scream
05. Naked In The Rain
06. I Hate Everything
07. Grow Up
08. BS
09. Xplode
10. See You On The Other Side
11. Safe Word


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Album Review: DEVILDRIVER - Outlaws 'Til The End Vol.1

DEVILDRIVER - Outlaws 'Til The End Vol.1

01.   Country Heroes (feat. Hank Williams III) [Hank Williams III cover]
02.   Whiskey River (feat. Randy Blythe and Mark Morton) [Willie Nelson cover]
03.   Outlaw Man [The Eagles cover]
04.   Ghost Riders in the Sky (feat. John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash and Randy Blythe) [Johnny Cash cover]
05.   I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised) [Johnny Paycheck cover]
06.   If Drinking Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) (feat. Wednesday 13) [George Jones cover]
07.   The Man Comes Around (feat. Lee Ving) [Johnny Cash cover]
08.   A Thousand Miles From Nowhere [Dwight Yoakam cover]
09.   Copperhead Road (feat. Brock Lindow)  [Steve Earle cover]
10.   Dad's Gonna Kill Me (feat. Burton C. Bell) [Richard Thompson cover]
11.   A Country Boy Can Survive [Hank Williams Jr. cover]
12.   The Ride (feat. Lee Ving) [David Allan Coe cover]


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

EP Review: NINE INCH NAILS - Bad Witch

Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch

01. Shit Mirror
02. Ahead of Ourselves
03. Play the Goddamned Part
04. God Break Down the Door
05. I'm Not from This World
06. Over and Out 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Album Review: TNT - XIII


01. We’re Gonna Make It
02. Not Feeling Anything
03. Fair Warning
04. It’s Electric
05. Where You Belong
06. Can’t Breathe Anymore
07. Get Ready For Some Hard Rock
08. People, Come Together
09. Tears In My Eyes
10. 17th Of May
11. Catch A Wave
12. Sunshine


Friday, 29 June 2018

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Album Review: DIAMANTE - Coming In Hot

Diamante - Coming In Hot

01. Coming In Hot
02. Sound Of Us
03. Had Enough (Lower Than Atlantis cover)
04. Fight Like A Girl (F.L.A.G)
05. I'm Sorry
06. Haunted
07. Sleepwalking
08. Bullet Proof
09. Kind Of Love
10. Black Heart
11. Crazy On You
12. Definitely Not In Love
13. War Cry
14. Lo Siento


Sunday, 24 June 2018

Album Review: LIZZY BORDEN - My Midnight Things

Lizzy Borden - My Midnight Things

01. My Midnight Things
02. Obsessed With You
03. Long May They Haunt Us
04. The Scar Across My Heart
05. A Stranger To Love
06. The Perfect Poison
07. Run Away With Me
08. Our Love Is God
09. My Midnight Things (Reprise)
10. We Belong To The Shadows
11. Long May They Haunt Us (Reprise) (Bonus Track)
12. Silent Night (Bonus Track)
13. Waiting In The Wings (2018) (Bonus Track)


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Album Review: PARKWAY DRIVE - Reverence

Parkway Drive - Reverence

01. Wishing Wells
02. Prey
03. Absolute Power
04. Cemetery Bloom
05. The Void
06. I Hope You Rot
07. Shadow Boxing
08. In Blood
09. Chronos
10. The Colour of Leaving

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Festival Review: DOWNLOAD UK 2018 (Fri 8th June - Sun 10th June)

Download Festival is always a special event for me. My first ever gig was Monsters of Rock at Donington Park back in 1992. I was very young and my first real live Metal experience which featured Iron Maiden, W.A.S.P, Skid Row, Slayer, Thunder and The Almighty, left a lasting impression to the point where I went to every Metal festival held at Donington, whether branded as Monsters of Rock, Ozzfest, or later on, Download Festival. Donington has been the heart of Heavy Metal in the UK for nearly 40 years now, and there's still something truly magical about it.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Album Review: GHOST - Prequelle

Ghost - Prequelle

01. Ashes [Intro]
02. Rats
03. Faith
04. See the Light
05. Miasma [Instrumental]
06. Dance Macabre
07. Pro Memoria
08. Witch Image
09. Helvetesfonster [Instrumental]
10. Life Eternal
11. It's A Sin (Bonus Track / Pet Shop Boys cover)
12. Avalanche (Bonus Track / Leonard Cohen cover)


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Album Review: THE DAMNED - Evil Spirits

The Damned - Evil Spirits

01. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
02. Devil In Disguise
03. We're So Nice
04. Look Left
05. Evil Spirits
06. Shadow Evocation
07. Sonar Deceit
08. Procrastination
09. Daily Liar
10. I Don't Care

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Album Review: BURN THE PRIEST - Legion: XX

01. Inherit the Earth (The Accused cover)
02. Honey Bucket (Melvins cover)
03. Kerosene (Big Black cover)
04. Kill Yourself (S.O.D cover)
05. I Against I (Bad Brains cover)
06. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos cover)
07. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry cover)
08. One Voice (Agnostic Front cover)
09. Dine Alone (Quicksand cover)
10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags cover)


Friday, 1 June 2018

Album Review: MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Resistance Is Futile

01. People Give In
02. International Blue
03. Distant Colours
04. Vivian
05. Dylan & Caitlin
06. Liverpool Revisited
07. Sequals of Forgotten Wars
08. Hold Me Like a Heaven
09. In Eternity
10. Broken Algorithms
11. A Song for the Sadness
12. The Left Behind

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Album Review: REEF - Revelation

Reef - Revelation

02. My Sweet Love (feat. Sheryl Crow)
03. Provide
04. How I Got Over
05. Don't Go Changing Your Mind
06. Precious Metal
07. Just Feel Love
08. Ball and Chain
09. First Mistake
10. Darling Be Home Soon
11. Lone Rider
12. Like a Ship (Without a Sail)


Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Movie Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018)

This is it. It's what several years of Marvel Universe movies have been building up to. The first part of a two-movie story. Infinity War! I'm sure the planet's plastic supply has been almost used up manufacturing new action figures for kids across the world, and the bosses at Disney are rolling in more money than every banker in the world combined!


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Album Review: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail II

Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail II

01 Losing My Humanity
02 Let Me Love You
03 Ribe
04 My Immortal
05 Human Empire
06 Heartache
07 Velvet Roses
08 Modern Day Hero
09 You're Insane
10 White Water
11 The Chain
12 Let Me Love You (acoustic bonus track)


Monday, 28 May 2018

Album Review: JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE - All You Need Is Soul

Jizzy Pearl Love/Hate - All You Need Is Soul

01. You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
02. Comin' Home To The Bone
03. High For An Eye
04. All You Need Is Soul
05. House Of Sin
06. Mortified
07. Frustrated
08. When The Devil Comes
09. You Don't Know What It's Like
10. It Doesn't Matter
11. Little Treasures
12. Mr Jimmy


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Album Review: PRAYING MANTIS - Gravity

Praying Mantis - Gravity

01. Keep it Alive
02. Mantis Anthem
03. Time Can Heal
04. 39 Years
05. Gravity
06. Ghosts of the Past
07. Destiny in Motion
08. The Last Summer
09. Foreign Affair
10. Shadow of Love
11. Final Destination


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Album Review: RIOT V - Armor of Light

Riot V - Armor of Light

01. Victory
02. End of the World
03. Messiah
04. Angel's Thunder, Devil's Reign
05. Burn The Daylight
06. Heart of a Lion
07. Armor of Light
08. Set The World Alight
09. San Antonio
10. Caught in the Witches Eye
11. Ready to Shine
12. Raining Fire


Friday, 25 May 2018

Album Review: LORDI - Sexorcism

Lordi - Sexorcism

01. Sexorcism
02. Your Tongue's Got the Cat
03. Romeo Ate Juliet
04. Naked in My Cellar
05. The Beast Is Yet to Cum
06. Polterchrist
07. SCG9: The Documented Phenomenon
08. Slashion Model Girls
09. Rimskin Assassin
10. Hell Has Room
11. Hot & Satanned
12. Sodomesticated Animal
13. Haunting Season


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017)

Justice League

Since DC have tried to create a movie universe to compete with the phenomenally successful Marvel one, they've had disappointment after disappointment. Since the painfully boring Man of Steel, I think the only movie they have made which I've really enjoyed was Wonder Woman. 2016's Batman v Superman should have been a monstrous triumph, with DC's two biggest characters in a film together for the first time, but it sucked harder than one of Harvey Weinstein's house guests. Speaking of which, Ben Affleck's association with that grubby cretin has seen his popularity plummet, and this has no doubt put his future as Batman into question. It arguably had an impact on this movie when it hit cinemas late last year too.

Aside from the beacon of hope that is Wonder Woman, I'm sure the big bosses at DC were in panic mode when putting this movie together. I can imagine them discussing how to make a character as lame as Aquaman, with his bleach blonde hair and skin-tight green leggings, appeal to the general public. I bet one of them said "Fuck it. Let's just make him Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones! Everyone loves Khal Drogo. We'll even keep the tattoos!"

Ironically, the DC TV series have been really good. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl etc have all been very enjoyable, and far superior to the movies. For this reason, I'm glad they didn't copy Marvel and try to merge the universes, and I was OK with them re-casting The Flash. As long as they leave the TV show the fuck alone, I'm good.

All of the above, along with stories of large re-shoots, all contributed to me giving Justice League a miss when it came out at the cinema. Now it's out on Blu-Ray, I thought it was time to take the plunge and give it a chance.

(Spoilers ahead)

I'll cut to the chase. I actually quite enjoyed Justice League. It's more light-hearted in tone than the previous DC Universe movies and there's plenty of humour mixed in with the over the top action. The powers that be clearly learnt from The Avengers movies and adapted accordingly. Maybe a little too much! The story involves a heavily CGI'd bad-guy called Steppenwolf, who is an almost unstoppable conqueror, being released from something or other and is now going to bring about the end of days. No, it's not the storyline of Thor: Ragnarok. It's completely different. Honest! Before he can annihilate mankind, he has to find the three 'Mother Boxes' which are super-powerful cubes and are nothing like the Tesseract in the Marvel movies! Anyway, Batman puts a team together to fight Steppenwolf and his crew, and he also uses the power of one of these boxes to bring Superman back to life. This in itself should be a major spoiler. However, the geniuses at Warner put Superman on most of the DVD/Blu-Ray covers and posters so it wasn't exactly a surprise.

Justice League was good fun and certainly a step in the right direction for DC, but I felt that I'd already seen it before. There are so many better story avenues they could have gone down, instead of the one they chose, that I felt a little short-changed. The actors all did the characters 'justice', and the special effects were excellent. They could have done with a more charismatic and interesting villain though.

I believe that Justice League performed well enough at the box office, so I'm sure a sequel and more related movies will see the light of day over the next few years. It'll certainly be interesting to see where they go next.


Friday, 11 May 2018

Album Review: BULLET - Dust To Gold

Bullet - Dust To Gold

01. Speed and Attack
02. Ain't Enough
03. Rogue Soldier
04. Fuel the Fire
05. One More Round
06. Highway Love
07. Wildfire
08. Screams in the Night
09. Forever Rise
10. The Prophecy
11. Hollow Grounds
12. Dust to Gold


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Album Review: THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS - America

Thirty Seconds To Mars - America

01. Walk On Water
02. Dangerous Night
03. Rescue Me
04. One Track Mind (feat. A$AP Rocky)
05. Monolith
06. Love Is Madness (feat. Halsey)
07. Great Wide Open
08. Hail To The Victor
09. Dawn Will Rise
10. Remedy
11. Live Like A Dream
12. Rider


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Album Review: ANDREW W.K. - You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone

01. The Power Of Partying
02. Music Is Worth Living For
03. Ever Again
04. I Don't Know Anything
05. The Feeling Of Being Alive
06. Party Mindset
07. The Party Never Dies
08. Give Up On You
09. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion And Clarity
16. You're Not Alone


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Movie Review: DAYS OF DARKNESS (2007)

Days of Darkness 2007

Low budget Horror movies usually come in one of two categories. Entertaining genius or unwatchable dogshit. Days of Darkness is an anomaly in that respect as it has enough entertaining qualities to avoid being considered as the latter. I was given this to watch by a work colleague, but it turned out that it was a joke, as it was considered to be dreadful, and its proud owner was on a mission to see how many people he could actually get to watch it. Since handing it back, I've told its next victim that it's actually really good, and when you get stuck in, it's on a par with The Walking Dead. Naturally, I was as full of shit as the DVD case, and this movie is continuing to do the rounds.

(Spoilers ahead)

Days of Darkness is a low budget American zombie movie which starts with a young couple camping in the Californian hills. The following day, they're driving down the mountain and have to stop the car, as someone who appears undead is in the middle of the road. A struggle breaks out and the guy is bitten before getting back in the car, They're saved by a stranger who despatches the zombie and leads them off to a secure compound. They're introduced to a number of other characters who have gathered there for safety from the hordes of the undead, which have seemingly sprung out of nowhere. These characters include a car salesman called Slasher, a religious nutcase, and an ex-porn star whose only purpose in the film is to make crude one liners including "You're worse than some of the animals I've fucked", and some comment about fucking a horse. Ironically, it's the ex-porn star's daughter who is the only character to get her tits out in the film. Normally, low-budget Horror's are full of gratuitous sex scenes, but Days of Darkness avoids going down that avenue, and instead provides us with an array of mutilated and alien genitals instead. Er... thanks for that!

It transpires that the zombies are created by people breathing in spores that have arrived on Earth via a recent comet. These spores combine with human DNA, sucking the life out of the host and making them into flesh craving zombies. The male zombies' dicks and balls drop off and are replaced by weird alien sacks containing a foetus. Non-zombie female virgins also get mysteriously pregnant due to the spores and are host to things that look like giant cockroaches covered in spaghetti.

Days of Darkness does suffer from its low budget. The zombies all look shit for a start. Most of them look like the director's mates he's picked up from the nearest pub and has given them a bit of fake blood around their mouths. The film lacks gore too. We have some pretty grim scenes showing a missing cock and balls, but there isn't the splatter-gore one would expect from a film like this.

It does have some redeeming features though. Some of the dialogue is quite funny, which is an absolute must for a film like this. Some of the special effects, especially with the aliens, are actually pretty good. Some of the acting is to a professional standard too. I also like how they've tried to add a different spin to a zombie movie with the alien stuff, as opposed to going for the generic approach as seen in countless movies.

Most importantly of all, Days of Darkness makes for an entertaining watch. It's not the best low-budget Horror film in the world, but to be fair to it, it's far from the worst. The end scene with the couple realising that the alien hates alcohol, and them staggering around drunk shooting zombies with shotguns, sums the movie up nicely. Remember kids, guns and booze fix everything!

If you're easily pleased, and enjoy the occasional dodgy Horror movie, this one is worth watching. Well, once anyway.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Gig Review: GIRLS ROCK! At Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent (UK) 14/04/2018

Today was the first Girls Rock! festival, which featured a line-up consisting of some of the finest female-fronted Rock bands in the UK. The show was in aid of Refuge, the domestic violence charity, and it was put together by Carl from FireRock. With a line-up as strong as this, the event being close to home, and a few of the bands being friends of mine, there was absolutely no way I was going to miss this. It was my first time at Eleven too, and it's a fantastic venue with a decent sized stage, loads of lights, and most importantly, a great sound. Having seen a few of these bands in tiny pubs in the past, it was really nice to see them in a superb venue like Eleven where they can really shine.


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Album Review: LIGHT THE TORCH - Revival

Light The Torch - Revival

01. Die Alone
02. The God I Deserve
03. Calm Before The Storm
04. Raise The Dead
05. The Safety Of Disbelief
06. Virus
07. The Great Divide
08. The Bitter End
09. Lost In The Fire
10. The Sound Of Violence
11. Pull My Heart Out
12. Judas Convention


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Album Review: MEGARA - Aquí Todos Estamos Locos

Megara - Aquí Todos Estamos Locos

01. Más Que Una Leyenda (More Than A Legend)
02. Enredados (Tangled)
03. Bienvenido Al Desastre (Welcome To The Disaster)
04. Almas (Souls)
05. Arrástrame Al Infierno (Drag Me To Hell)
06. El Hombre De Arena (The Sandman)
07. Involución (Involution)
08. Cuenta Atrás (Countdown)
09. Esclava Del Aire (Air Slave)
10. Billie Jean [Michael Jackson cover]

I've been following Megara since I saw them play live in Barcelona in 2016 (see the review here). After playing their fantastic debut album Siete many times (click here to read the review), I've been looking forward to hearing what they would do for their follow-up.


Monday, 9 April 2018

TV Series Review: MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (Season 2)

Jessica Jones Season 2

After an amazing first season, and her appearance in the slighly underwhelming Marvel TV team-up The Defenders, Jessica Jones is back with this second season released on International Women's Day via Netflix.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Album Review: GOST - Possessor

GosT - Possessor

01. Possessor
02. Garruth
03. The Prowler
04. Sigil
05. Loudas Deceit
06. Beliar
07. Legion
08. 16 A.M.
09. Shiloh's Lament
10. Malum
11. Commandment
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