Album Reviews

SOULBURN – EARTHLESS PAGAN SPIRIT

Out Now (Century Media) Their first release in 16 years, 2014’s The Suffocating Darkness was a mighty effort from the reactivated Soulburn… and Earthless Pagan Spirit...

DARIO MOLLO’S CROSSBONES – ROCK THE CRADLE

Out Now (Frontiers Records) Italian axeman Dario Mollo has got the band back together, calling upon friends both old and new to create a throwback album...

RAVENCULT – FORCE OF PROFANATION

Out Now (Metal Blade) Blackened thrash can be one-dimensional and limited in its scope - but that’s kind of the point… and when delivered by musicians...

HEVIDENCE – NOBODY’S FAULT

Out Now (Frontiers Records)   After a change of name and personnel, Italian rockers Hevidence are back on the metal scene with Nobody’s Fault. When bands undergo...

TYKETTO – REACH

Out Now (Frontiers Records) Tyketto have forged their reputation on incendiary live shows fronted by the effervescent Danny Vaughn and January's rescheduled UK tour dates can't...

PRIMORDIAL – GODS TO THE GODLESS (LIVE)

Out Now (Metal Blade) Anyone who has witnessed one of Primordial’s (frustratingly rare) live shows will have the experience burned into their memory. The Irishmen are...

METALLICA – HARDWIRED…TO SELF DESTRUCT

Out Now (Blackened) Death Magnetic’s noisier moments aside, the noughties were a nightmare for Metallica. And things didn’t get much better when the band unleashed Lulu...

RANGER – SPEED & VIOLENCE

Out Now (Spinefarm) Helsinki’s Ranger may not have been around when speed metal first reared its head but that hasn’t stopped them spearheading the style’s resurgence....

THE QUIREBOYS – TWISTED LOVE

Out Now (Off Yer Rocker Recordings)   Back on the road across the UK this month, relentless rock and roll troubadours The Quireboys could well have stolen...