Articles by Chris Ball
I initially had this album down as a headphones-on-and-eyes-shut, blissed out type of slow burner, but then I played it loud on a proper stereo and it sounded huge! It is huge.
In what is becoming a signature move, Murry’s songs swing, rock and bop, whilst the lyrics remain extremely violent, hyper literate, full of wide ranging references and name drops.
Deathchant are certainly onto something, but at this point it seems too mercurial for them to take a firm hold off, constantly slipping through their oily mitts.
Seems like the more stressful times get the more music Ripley Johnson supplies to counteract them.
You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t a rock connoisseur, so I urge you to go check out what is definitely Vokonis’ best album to date.
A classier and more mature release than you would expect from only a band’s second release…and it still rocks. Of course it does, it’s on New Heavy Sounds!
Don’t expect it to sit cosily next to your Candlemass records. This music is strange, sometimes difficult. It’s thrills are small, the songs are little secrets, slowly revealed.
this album as it is chock full of mood lifting melodies, swinging harmonies and assured, classic “jangle pop” playing…a very cool return.
With The Devils’s Cattle Ruff Majick have made a great couple of albums. You may consider yourself lucky that it’s buy one get one free.
Some fans may miss the gospel and good times of the bands more Southern rock stylings and the ultra-polished production won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but those issues shouldn’t stop hard rockers of any persuasion appreciating a very fine classic rock album.
The New OK, is not neat and tidy, or definitive or entirely in its right mind – it’s a product of its times, but as such is just what we need. This band speaks for decent, downtrodden people everywhere and has a heart the size of Alabama.
Mr Bison…follow their own path with sincerity and passion.
I guarantee that if you hear one of the singles on the radio it will lift your spirits for four sweet minutes.
Body of Light is a proper, high quality heavy metal album the likes of which we’re told they don’t make any more.
I cannot imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to experience this album. It speaks to us in a secret language we all somehow understand.
You may be expecting a dozen rambunctious electro-punk bangers, but Flight is dominated by a melancholic, wistful air, coloured by jazzy flute and piano breaks
Omens is Desert Storm’s most consistently impressive album to date and cements their position as one of British metal’s unsung heroes.
Song For Our Daughter is a rich, fascinating album, which heralds a new phase in Marling’s musical career
With Casting the Circle, High Priestess have produced one of the best metal albums of the year so far, bar none.
Quite simply, King Buffalo continue to release music that renders the majority of the psych and stoner scene irrelevant.
So then. ‘Lucifer III’ is a bit of a mixed bag. The band are certainly willing to stretch out and explore styles outside of the classic occult rock stable and in fact when they do they often produce their best songs.