TIDINGS – Death Leaves a Bright Trail

TIDINGS – Death Leaves a Bright Trail

‘Death Leaves a Bright Trail’ is pure class. This is TIDINGS purified and distilled, triple filtered like the finest vodka. – By Bruce Cowie

Plastic Man – Don’t Look At The Moon

Plastic Man – Don’t Look At The Moon

If this is what Plastic Man are capable of already then we surely must be in for a treat further down the line. What is great though, is the fact that this is an album meant to be devoured in the moment and as such will remain set to this timeless by Martyn Coppack

Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus isn’t an easy album to get into and it takes some real effort before it unveils its musical essence and brilliance. – By Raymond Westland

Wired to Follow – Read, Write, Execute

Wired to Follow – Read, Write, Execute

Based on the evidence of their earlier material and this, their debut album, Wired to Follow should soon be seeing a multitude of science fiction soundtrack offers from the world of film and television. By Rich Buley.

Hard left – We Are Hard Left

Hard left – We Are Hard Left

This IS a fun and enjoyable album and I suspect I am reading far too much into the lyrics, but I can only speak as I find and share my own reaction. Check it out for yourself and make up your own mind. By Alan Ewart

Festival Preview: Red Sun Festival, Cardiff

Festival Preview: Red Sun Festival, Cardiff

We saw the line up for Red Sun Festival in Cardiff and had a panic attack. Our riff obsessed Welsh man Richard Collins checked in with Jim, one of the organisers to find out what the fuck is going on. By Rich Collins

Bland Vargar – Perpetual Return

Bland Vargar – Perpetual Return

Perhaps bands like Agalloch have been acclaimed on the success of their near-orchestral arrangements using different instruments, but Bland Vargar treads on territory comfortable for fans of folk and black metal alike. – By Al Necro

Festival Preview: Alice’s Wicked Tea Party: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Festival Preview: Alice’s Wicked Tea Party: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Down in deepest darkest Dorset something wicked is stirring. The last weekend in May sees the emergence of a brand new grassroots music festival, a festival dedicated to all things outside the mainstream of the bland and boring pop industry. BY Alan Ewart

A Secret Revealed – The Bleakness

A Secret Revealed – The Bleakness

Post-rock atmospherics, hardcore confessional vocals, bursts of feral black metal, metalcore breakdowns – it’s all fair game, so long as it contributes to the oppressive atmosphere of hopelessness and despair. – By Jamie Jones

At The Dawn – Land In Sight

At The Dawn – Land In Sight

‘Land In Sight’ is well worth your time whether you’re attracted by its inspired version of power metal or the engaging stories it tells. At The Dawn unashamedly stands on the shoulders of their predecessors, but their inspirations are enriched with their own ideas, creating something which is impressive enough to stand out.

Six Feet Under – Crypt of the Devil

Six Feet Under – Crypt of the Devil

If you are hankering for old Corpse (either Cannibal or Cannibus) then by all means, dive in. For those of a sensitive nature, don’t say you haven’t been warned. – By Matt Butler

Live Review: Kayo Dot, Botanist and Enneract – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh. April 22, 2015.

Live Review: Kayo Dot, Botanist and Enneract – The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh. April 22, 2015.

What would you do when you find out that Kayo Dot and Botanist are playing a last minute show in your city? Hopefully you would be like Sander van den Driesche and don’t think twice about going along!

Live Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, O2 Empire, Shepherd’s Bush, London 20th April, 2015

Live Review: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, O2 Empire, Shepherd’s Bush, London 20th April, 2015

As Godspeed brought their show to an end, fans knew that was it. They don’t encore. Never have. Probably never will. Some dashed at immediate notice. Other stayed and prayed for more. Some remained, head in hands recovering from their epiphanies. By Umrish Pandya

Live Review: Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals at The Underworld, London. 16th April, 2015

Live Review: Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals at The Underworld, London. 16th April, 2015

“Tradition is big on this bill. Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and relative newbs Mortals are all about it: there are leather waistcoats, metal studs, outrageous guitar solos and gloriously unwashed hair to be seen at all times,” by Ross Pike

And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

And So I Watch You From Afar – Heirs

Heirs is a perfect mix of old and new sounds and their best album yet. By Geoff Topley

Leave the Living – Pacifist

Leave the Living – Pacifist

If you happen to see this band playing live near you, go see them. They probably sound amazing. But if you want to listen to them at home, wait until they find someone with fully functioning ears to record them. – By Matt Butler

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