Category Archives: metal

Breathe –  Terrell B. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, that certainly rocks. Breathe is a weave of groove and grunt, interesting dynamic changes and relentless power seemingly forged as much from programming as playing. Not that there is anything wrong with that, after all what’s a boy to … Continue reading

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Gargantua –  Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You turn your back for a few months and bands go and change their whole sound. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic but whilst there is a radical shift from the crazed alt-disco, warped synth-wave, vibe towards a much more rock … Continue reading

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Death Demonic Life –  Demon Insane Asylum (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ll be honest about it, this is music that is way out of my normal go to listening. I do pride myself on having fairly broad tastes but even I shy away from music made in the extreme fringes…be it … Continue reading

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Death Has No Friends –  Joey Niles (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Rock music has always had a fine sense of the theatrical, the dramatic, the epic and there is no shortage of such grandeur in Joey Niles sweeping and majestic Death Has No Friends. It is safe to say that the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXCCCXLII : Vultures – Memorain (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Memorain appear to be on a mission to keep rock music, especially that infused by its classic halcyon past, relevant to modern audiences. Not always an easy thing to do with the fickle finger of fashion constantly causing scenes to … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXVIII : Adhesives –  Vaudeville Remedy (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music historians will tell you that Punk, in its original form, evolved from two separate sources. In America, the nucleus was a New York scene of garage rock bands, musical hustlers and street urchins, in the UK bored London art … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCIX: Violet – Blacknoise ft. Maria Skaaren (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have to be honest, when I saw the name and the geographic location of the band I did jump to some conclusions as to what to expect from this track. The last thing I need in my mind’s eye … Continue reading

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Stagger The Devil –  Song Of Love (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Previous Song of Love music I have written about has, and the band admit this to be the case, suffered from poor production to the point that whilst you could see what they were trying to do, it was difficult … Continue reading

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The Rebel –  Ravenscroft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Having teased us with a couple of releases from this ep, Ravenscroft now unleash the full package, and as expected it just bristles with their trademark classic rock infused sound. Over six songs  it is the perfect mission statement for … Continue reading

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Signs of The End –  Song of Love (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

One of the great things about the advent of cheap studio technology is the fact that anyone can invest in studio software, record and send their music out into the world. You could argue that this is also its downside, … Continue reading

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