Album Reviews

OvO -CREATURA

Merging mutant industrialism with corroded soundscapes.

BAD TOUCH -TRUTH BE TOLD

Bad Touch remain a good bet for those tipping British rock’s next big thing. And Truth Be Told is an honest attempt at breaking into the mainstream.

GRAVE DIGGER -HEALED BY METAL

In 1984 the band was having a Heavy Metal Breakdown but fast forward to 2017 and Grave Digger have been Healed By Metal.

THIS IS ENDLESS -INHERIT THE SIN

With former and current members of Ted Maul, Dripback, Dead Beyond Buried and Akercocke lurking in their ranks, This Is Endless were always destined to create tight, muscular extreme metal with a vicious bite.

GOTTHARD -SILVER

'Silver is hard rock gold.'

ALICE COOPER -RAISE THE DEAD LIVE FROM WACKEN

That Alice Cooper survived 2016’s merciless celebrity cull unscathed is reason enough for optimism: Raise The Dead: Live From Wacken is cause for wild celebration at a time when rock’s foundations have been shaken to their core.

DOWNFALL OF GAIA -ATROPHY

Since their inception in 2008, Downfall of Gaia have delved into d-beat, sludge and post rock to create bleak, apocalyptic soundscapes, their music constantly evolving yet always feeling connected to their DIY, crust punk roots.

MAGNUM -THE VALLEY OF TEARS (THE BALLADS)

In the light of Magnum’s surprise parting of the ways with keyboard magician Mark Stanway last month it’s impossible to appraise this supreme collection of ballads without recognising the artistic contribution of one of rock’s finest tinklers.

DEVILMENT -II -THE MEPHISTO WALTZES

With their 2014 debut, The Great And Secret Show, Devilment proved without any doubt that they were much more than a Dani Filth side project.

ENUFF Z’NUFF – CLOWNS LOUNGE

Out Now (Frontiers Records) Late 80s pop rockers Enuff Z'Nuff are back with Clowns Lounge - a collection of rarities and early demos that have been...

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