Category Archives: metal

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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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXII : Babylon is Fallen –  Song of Love (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Song of Love make no bones about their mission to re-instate metal to its rightful place in a increasingly “bland and fake” musical world. So I guess that it is logical that their response to the three minute, throw away, … Continue reading

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Crow Eats Man –  Crow Eats Man (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The wonderfully named Crow Eats Man wear their musical hearts very openly on their sonic sleeves, nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong at all with declaring a love for the music which sat at that point where the melodic end … Continue reading

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Love Kills Slowly – Black Bluebirds (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst there has, in the modern age at least, been a real disconnect between the potential of the original goth scene with all its pomp and drama, knowing pretence and theatrical allure and the grit and integrity of the modern … Continue reading

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