Thursday 29 November 2018

Album Review: HELALYN FLOWERS - Nyctophilia

Helalyn Flowers - Nyctophilia

01. Tetrachromatic
02. Unleash The Wolves
03. Kamikaze Angel
04. Let Me In
05. Breathless
06. Run Away (With My Demons)
07. Beyond
08.When It Is Not Black Enough
09. Nyctophilia
10. Morphine


Wednesday 28 November 2018

Album Review: SOULFLY - Ritual

Soulfly - Ritual

01. Ritual
02. Dead Behind the Eyes
03. The Summoning
04. Evil Empowered
05. Under Rapture
06. Demonized
07. Blood on the Street
08. Bite the Bullet
09. Feedback!
10. Soulfly XI


Tuesday 27 November 2018

Album Review: PULVERISE - Chaos Games

Pulverise - Chaos Games

01. Fooled You
02. Slam Time
03. Bolitics
04. Sulk
05. Breaking Point
06. Kittens and Unicorns
07. Filth
08. Do or Die

Friday 23 November 2018

Album Review: AMARANTHE - Helix

Amaranthe - Helix

01. The Score
02. 365
03. Inferno
04. Countdown
05. Helix
06. Dream
07. GG6
08. Breakthrough Starshot
09. My Haven
10. Iconic
11. Unified
12. Momentum

Thursday 22 November 2018

Album Review: CANCER - Shadow Gripped

01. Down The Steps
02. Garrotte
03. Ballcutter (feat. Anders Nystrom)
04. Organ Snatcher
05. The Infocidal
06. Half Man Half Beast
07. Crimes So Vile
08. Thou Shalt Kill
09. Shadow Gripped
10. Disposer

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Album Review: HANK VON HELL - Egomania

Hank Von Hell - Egomania

01. Egomania
02. Pretty Decent Exposure
03. Blood
04. Dirty Money
05. Bum To Bum
06. Never Again
07. Bombwalk Chic
08. Wild Boy Blues
09. Too High
10. Adios (Where's My Sombrero?)

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Sunday 18 November 2018

Album Review: SALIVA - 10 Lives

Saliva - 10 Lives

01. Domination
02. Only the Strong Survive
03. Some Shit About Love
04. Close to the Ledge
05. One More Night
06. Helpless
07. Epidemic
08. Gone Away
09. The Warning
10. The Snake
11. Make You Famous
12. Pissed
13. When I'm Gone
14. Some Thing About Love


Friday 9 November 2018

Album Review: HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - You Can't Kill My Rock 'N Roll

Hardcore Superstar - You Can't Kill My Rock 'N Roll

01. AD/HD
02. Electric Rider
03. My Sanctuary
04. Hit Me Where It Hurts
05. You Can't Kill My Rock 'N Roll
06. The Others
07. Have Mercy On Me
08. Never Cared For Snobbery
09. Baboon
10. Bring The House Down
11. Medicine Man
12. Goodbye
13. Useless Information


Thursday 8 November 2018

Album Review: AMORPHIS - Queen of Time

Amorphis - Queen of Time

01. The Bee
02. Message In The Amber
03. Daughter Of Hate
04. The Golden Elk
05. Wrong Direction
06. Heart Of The Giant
07. We Accursed
08. Grain Of Sand
09. Amongst Stars
10. Pyres On The Coast
11. As Mountains Crumble (Bonus Track)
12. Brother And Sister (Bonus Track)


Wednesday 7 November 2018



01. The Call Of The Wild
02. Serve You Right
03. My Antidote
04. Mind Your Manners
05. Lost Inside The Girl
06. Read Between The Lines
07. Slow Grind
08. The One You Loved Is Gone
09. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard Of Broken Hearts


Tuesday 6 November 2018

Album Review: BLOODBATH - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn

Bloodbath - The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn

01. Fleischmann
02. Bloodicide
03. Wayward Samaritan
04. Levitator
05. Deader
06. March Of The Crucifiers
07. Morbid Antichrist
08. Warhead Ritual
09. Only The Dead Survive
10. Chainsaw Lullaby

Monday 5 November 2018

Album Review: THE CRUEL INTENTIONS - No Sign Of Relief

The Cruel Intentions - No Sign Of Relief

01. Jawbreaker
02. Reckoning
03. Genie’s Got A Problem
04. Weekend Suffering
05. Borderline Crazy
06. Check Your Head
07. Sick Adrenaline
08. Everybody Riot
09. Go Fuck Yourself
10. Chaos In A Bombshell
11. Devilicious


Sunday 4 November 2018

Gig Review: CHASING DRAGONS + WARD XVI at Satan's Hollow, Manchester (UK) 02/11/2018

Chasing Dragons Satan's Hollow, Manchester 2018

Chasing Dragons is one of the best bands on the underground Rock / Metal scene right now, so I decided to travel up to Manchester to catch the first night of their UK tour supporting their debut album, 'Faction'. Satan's Hollow is a cool little venue with a 'Devils n' Dungeons' decor. It's also quite unusual in the respect that the stage is in the middle of the room, so the bands are playing 'in the round'. Shows like this never work out that way at Satan's Hollow though, as most of the crowd stand at one side anyway. Still, it's kinda fun.

With doors at a crazy-early 6pm, I wasn't able to get to tonight's show in time to watch the first two bands. However, I did catch main support Ward XVI.

Ward XVI is a band I've been wanting to see live for a while now. They put on a fun Horror stage show, complete with a corpse, a chainsaw, and plenty of fake blood. As a fan of Alice Cooper and Lizzy Borden, I have to give props to Ward XVI for the effort that they put into what they do. Musically, they're a Metal band with an array of influences and plenty of heavy riffs entwined with melodic lead work. Tonight, they seemed to have a few technical issues, but that didn't stop them from delivering a 'killer' set.

If only the lead singer had used that chainsaw on the sound guy who played the crappest Hip-Hop imaginable over the PA between bands!

Please forgive the shitty quality of the photos, as I took them with my phone.

Ward XVI
Ward XVI

Ward XVI
Ward XVI

After being seriously impressed with their debut album (read my review here), I've been looking forward to seeing Chasing Dragons again. It's been nearly two years since I last saw them, so this gig was way overdue.

Tonight, they were nothing short of excellent. Lead singer Tank was particularly on point, absolutely nailing every note with power and conviction. They played a 45-minute set packed with tracks from the new record, including fan favourites Bare Knuckle Lover, Like Gravity, and set closer Devil In Her Eyes.

Chasing Dragons are not only a great band, but they tick all of the boxes that I would have thought would attract a decent sized label. They have the songs, the top-notch album production, the work ethic, the image, the ability to kick ass live, and they're also the right age. Why they haven't had their big break yet is anybody's guess. Regardless, tonight was clearly a success, and a great start to their UK tour.

Chasing Dragons
Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons
Chasing Dragons

Chasing Dragons
Chasing Dragons


Friday 2 November 2018

Album Review: GRETA VAN FLEET - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

01. Age of Man
02. The Cold Wind
03. When the Curtain Falls
04. Watching Over
05. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)
06. You're the One
07. The New Day
08. Mountain of the Sun
09. Brave New World
10. Anthem
11. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)

Thursday 1 November 2018

Album Review: BONFIRE - Legends

Bonfire - Legends

01. Africa (Toto cover)
02. Hold the Line (Toto cover)
03. Rosanna (Toto cover)
04. Man on the Silver Mountain (Rainbow cover)
05. I Surrender (Rainbow cover)
06. Stone Cold (Rainbow cover)
07. Death Alley Driver (Rainbow cover)
08. Black Masquerade (Rainbow cover)
09. Burning Heart (Survivor cover)
10. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor cover)
11. Caught in the Game (Survivor cover)
12. Doctor Doctor (UFO cover)
13. Lights Out (UFO cover)
14. Rock Bottom (UFO cover)
15. Child in Time (Deep Purple cover)
16. Jet City Woman (Queensryche cover)
17. Silent Lucidity (Queensryche cover)
18. Eyes of a Stranger (Queensryche cover)
19. Tears in the Rain (Robin Beck cover)
20. The First Time (Robin Beck cover)
21. Save up All Your Tears (Robin Beck cover)
22. Hot Cherie (Hardline cover)
23. DR. Love (Hardline cover)
24. Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley cover)
25. Rebellion (Grave Digger cover)
26. Heavy Metal Breakdown (Grave Digger cover)
27. Love Don't Lie (House Of Lords cover)
28. I Wanna Be Loved (House Of Lords cover)
29. King of Dreams (Deep Purple cover)
30. Frei wie die Geier (Puhdys cover)
31. Erinnerung (Puhdys cover)
32. Alt wie ein Baum (Puhdys cover)

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