Reviews

Review – The Crevassian E.P.

The best way to discover new music is to make time to listen to the folk making it. Now that may sound bloody obvious but hear me out! On social media such as Facebook in this case, there are countless groups specifically set up by fans and musicians for the genres of music you like, […]

Review : Thumpermonkey – Make Me Young, Etc.

‘Nervousited’ (the Urban Dictionary states) is the sensation of being nervous and excited at the same time; When you want to jump up and down and yell “Yay me!” but you also want to curl up in a teeny tiny ball and hide at the same time. That pretty much sums up exactly how I […]

Review: Vola – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

I was excited to hear the new release from Vola. I enjoyed Inmazes and the way the riff driven album flirted with a bunch of genres from prog to djent. The new Vola album, Applause Of A Distant Crowd is a comment on our relationships with technology and the friends we have that we interact […]

Review : Villainous – ‘Villainous’ EP

To keep a radio show going every week for several years and keep it as fresh as possible I have to listen to a hell of a lot of music and check out a hell of a lot of new bands out there. It amazes me just how much talent is around in the underground […]

Review: Arcane Roots – Landslide

I’m absolutely fucking gutted that Arcane Roots have decided to split up after their Landslide tour. They are a band that consistently make absolutely superb records that are anything but “more of the same” from the last album. From Left Fire to Blood and Chemistry to Melancholia Hymns, each stands on it’s own. A testament […]

Review : Skyharbor – Sunshine Dust

I was introduced to Indian / American prog metal act Skyhabor by picking up Blinding White Noise: Illusion and Chaos and I loved the blatent proggyness of that LP. I got Blinding White Noise in 2016. But that LP was released in 2012. So admittedly, I was behind the curve a little. Fast forward to […]

Review : Hypophora – Douse

Despite being together for over half a decade and an immense amount of shows under their belts it has taken until now for Hypophora to finally release their debut album ‘Douse’. I am so happy to tell you that it is well worth the wait! With eleven tracks and clocking in at over fifty minutes […]

Review : Oh – Metallia!

Have you ever tried to learn an instrument? Been through the initial pain and frustration it can bring before you can even bang out a flawless rendition of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’? Then once you’ve finally got that nailed have you ever had the time and patience to actually master that instrument? If you’ve ever […]

Review : Thoughtscape – Path

So, I’ve had this album for a while now, it’s been quite a busy few weeks so it’s taken me some time to get something written but this is absolutely no reflection on it’s quality at all. Infact, if anything it’s a reflection on mine, despite me continually being pulled back to it, this is […]

Review : Distorted Harmony – A Way Out

Distorted Harmony are back…and sounding seriously pissed off! This, their third full album ‘A Way Out’ see’s the band reign in (but not completely ignore) their progressive side and fill the gaps with some of the most aggressive riffs I have heard from them. Much punchier songs with tech and djent style guitar tones are […]