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Def Leppard – Diamond Star Halos – Album Review

Artist: Def Leppard Album Title: Diamond Star Halos Label: Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury Records Date of Release: 27 May 2022 I thought long and hard before writing this review. Does the world really need yet another two-bit hack writing a review of the latest Def Leppard album? Probably not. But, in the end, I thought ‘why not?’  Continue Reading »

W.E.T. – Retransmission – Album Review

Artist: W.E.T. Album Title: Retransmission Label: Frontiers Music Date of Release: 22 January 2021 A little under three years since the release of their critically-acclaimed third release, ‘Earthrage’, the melodic hard rock ‘supergroup’ W.E.T. return with album number four, ‘Retransmission’. And, as you all know, given my soft spot for a dose of melodic hard  Continue Reading »

Dynazty – The Dark Delight – Album Review

Artist: Dynazty Album Title: The Dark Delight Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 3 April 2020 I’m a sucker for a good melodic metal band, you all know that by now. So it should come as no surprise to read this, a review of the latest album from Dynazty. Longer-term readers will know that I  Continue Reading »

The Oneira – Injection – Album Review

Artist: The Oneira Album Title: Injection Label: Rockshots Records Date of Release: 13 March 2020 I have been listening to an awful lot of dark, heavy and aggressive music over the last month or so. Not for any particular reason, just as a slave to the recent release schedule that has dictated my listening habits  Continue Reading »

A Life Divided – Echoes – Album Review

Artist: A Life Divided Album Title: Echoes Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 31 January 2020 This is one of those albums that I discovered during the Christmas holidays as I went through my email inbox to do some much-needed sorting and deleting, whilst being on the lookout for good music that needed reviewing. I  Continue Reading »

W.E.T. – Earthrage – Album Review

Artist: W.E.T. Album Title: Earthrage Label: Frontiers Records Date Of Release: 23 March 2018 Now this was one of those albums that I have really been looking forward to hearing. I might be the ‘Man of Much Metal’, but as you know, I have a huge soft spot for melodic hard rock. I love a  Continue Reading »

Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my look ahead to what’s coming in the second-half of an already strong 2017. No long intro from me today, I’m just going to dive straight in… If you missed Part 1, here’s the link: Essential rock & metal releases still to come in 2017 – Part 1 Subterranean Masquerade  Continue Reading »

Battle Beast -Bringer of Pain – Album Review

Artist: Battle Beast Album Title: Bringer of Pain Label: Nuclear Blast Date Of Release: 17 February 2017 I come to this review as a relative Battle Beast novice. I was never offered the opportunity to review any of their previous albums whilst working with Powerplay and so, with my time limited, my only exposure to  Continue Reading »

My most anticipated releases of 2017 – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my mini series taking a look into my crystal ball at some of the albums I know, think or hope will see the light of day during the year ahead. If you missed part 1, you can read it here: My most anticipated releases of 2017 – Part 1 Forgive  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2016 – Number 24

Welcome to day 7 of my ‘Album of the Year 2016′ top 30 countdown. That’s right, that’s the first week of posts complete and I’m nearly 1/4 of the way through now. And, honestly, I’m enjoying writing this series more than any other. The sheer quality of every album mentioned here is staggering and it  Continue Reading »

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