Brian Boyle

WRITER
Brian has been MetaTalk's Irish representative since 2016. Growing up in Dublin, he has to thank his two older brothers for his love of classic rock, hard rock and Heavy Metal, as his house was littered with classic vinyl and cassettes.


Brian is a printed journalist and has also written for several online music publications. Away from music, he is a keen fly fisherman and Manchester United sufferer.

Brian has reviewed hundreds of albums for MetalTalk and covers our Irish gigs, which have included Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Ghost. He distributes and coordinates album reviews for our wonderful team of writers.

Slash / Orgy Of The Damned A Star-Studded Blues Masterpiece

Album Review: Slash - Orgy Of The Damned. A blues album with a twist, featuring collaborations with rock legends like Steven Tyler and Billy Gibbons. Out now! Words: @brian_boyle_72 @slash @gibsonguitar @gibsonguitaruk

Ian Hunter / The Genius Of Defiance From An Unfashionable Hero

Album Review. Ian Hunter - Defiance Part 2: Fiction. Yet another celebration of rock 'n' roll's most unfashionable hero. Inspiration is flowing like lava. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @ianhunterdotcom @sunrecordcompany

Oli Brown & The Dead Collective – Epilogue A Testament To Underrated Genius

Epilogue by Oli Brown & The Dead Collective redefines the EP, blending gospel, blues, and rock into a mesmerizing musical journey. A must-listen. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @olibrownofficial

DragonForce / The Breakneck Mayhem Of Warp Speed Warriors

Album review: DragonForce - Warp Speed Warriors (Napalm Records). DragonForce are unrivalled in the world of, dare I say it, Nintendo Metal. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @dragonforcehq @napalmrecordsofficial

Royal Tusk / The Arena Rock Aggression Of Altruistic

Album Review: Royal Tusk - Altruistic is a very digestible ten tracks filled with high points and superbly led by vocalist Daniel Carriere. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @royaltuskmusic @mnrk_heavy

Blaze Bayley – The Glory Of Iron Maiden 30th Anniversary In Dublin

Live Gig Review - Blaze Bayley - Iron Maiden 30th Anniversary - Whelans, Dublin - 8 February 2024. Glorious nights like this don't come around often enough Words: @brian_boyle_72 Photography: @carlforanphotography @blazebayley @absolva @ironmaiden @whelanslive

Revolution Saints Are Back With More Weighty Hook-Soaked Tunes

Album Review: Revolution Saints Are Back with Against The Winds: A Weighty Collection of Hook-Soaked Tunes by Rock Legends.

Russell – Guns / The Addictive Hooks And Tasty Licks Of Medusa

Album Review: Russell / Guns: A New Artistic Alliance in LA Hard Rock - Medusa Out Now. A fulsome collection of addictive hooks and tasty licks. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @traciiguns @jacksgreatwhite @jacksgreatwhiteofficial @frontiersmusicsrl

Magnum / The Bittersweet Emotions Of Pulsating New Studio Album

Album Review: Here Comes The Rain - Magnum. With bittersweet emotions, the future is uncertain, but the legendary band delivers more stylish, pure melodic rock. Words: @brian_boyle_72 @magnum_uk @spv.entertainment @steamhammer.official

Brian Boyle / The Best Of Heavy Metal In 2023

Brian Boyle - My MetalTalk Year in Review: The Darkness, Iron Maiden, The Cult and Paul Rodgers Take Center Stage. Hopes for 2024? A new Iron Maiden live album..... Words: @brian_boyle_72 @thedarkness @ironmaiden @officialcult @paulrodgersofficial

Brian Boyle

WRITER
Brian has been MetaTalk's Irish representative since 2016. Growing up in Dublin, he has to thank his two older brothers for his love of classic rock, hard rock and Heavy Metal, as his house was littered with classic vinyl and cassettes.


Brian is a printed journalist and has also written for several online music publications. Away from music, he is a keen fly fisherman and Manchester United sufferer.

Brian has reviewed hundreds of albums for MetalTalk and covers our Irish gigs, which have included Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Ghost. He distributes and coordinates album reviews for our wonderful team of writers.

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