Metal Reviews

Gaerea / Mirage is powerful, evocative and unnerving but utterly irresistible

Album review - Gaerea - Mirage (Season of Mist). Shrouded in obscurity, Portuguese masked Black Metallers Gaerea return with their latest offering Mirage. @gaerea_ @seasonofmistofficial

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen – classic rock chemistry at its very best

Adrian Smith / Richie Kotzen - Better Days… And Nights. Friendship morphs to mouthwatering musical partnership breathing new blood into the Classic Rock genre. @misteradriansmith @richie_kotzen Words: @brian_boyle_72

Clutch / Confounding expectations with Sunrise On Slaughter Beach

Clutch - Sunrise On Slaughter Beach is their thirteenth full-length release, and it's a rocket ride that seems sure to delight fans both old and new. @clutchofficial Review: @pmonkhouse1

The complex, haunting, and beautiful worlds of Dreadnought

To give you a perfect example of how heavily populated the whole stoner rock/psychedelic/doom scene is, I was only introduced to Dreadnought earlier this month. @dreadnoughtdenver Words: @mathematicaljester

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown / A new era of self-endowed excellence

Shake The Roots pairs a grassroots band's raw aspirations together with a world-class artist's unflawed dedication. @thetylerbryant @tbshakedown Review: @monty_sewell

Psychlona / Palo Verde album of the year in the stoner rock/psych/doom scene

Psychlona, hailing from the curry capital of the UK, Bradford, released their third effort, Palo Verde, an album of the year in the stoner rock/psych/doom scene. @psychlona Words: @mathematicaljester

King Buffalo / Regenerator a masterpiece of timeless music and art

Album review - Regenerator, King Buffalo's greatest album. There are dozens of moments on this album that will transport you to outposts of your emotional edge. @kingbuffaloband @stickmanrecords

Fully Lubed, The Butt Plug Babies second album a joyous jaunt

Brace yourselves because Fully Lubed, the second studio offering from Plymouth Punks, The Butt Plug Babies, has finally been unleashed, having been officially launched at Plymouth Punx Picnic. @butt_plug_babies

Bad Luck Friday / A cut above the rest with resonating debut album

Bad Luck Friday. If a gritty and heavy blues rock band whose influences include Soundgarden, Audioslave and Alter Bridge doesn't spark an interest, then get your coat. @badluckfridayofficial

Megadeth re-established as one of the finest bands in all of Metal

"The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead is the Megadeth album I have been waiting years for. Easily one of the best Heavy Metal albums, if not the best, of 2022," says @metallicastpod @megadeth

Lonely Robot / A Model Life is John Mitchell’s crowning achievement to date

Lonely Robot - A Model Life is John Mitchell’s soul being laid bare to musical accompaniment. @lonelyrobotband @insideoutmusic

Revival Black challenge NWOCR crown with storming sophomore

Revival Black have followed up their debut, Step In Line, with a fine slab of hard rock that establishes the band as one of the big guns in the current new wave of classic rock. @revivalblackofficial @tmrmanagement Words: @hutchie224

Eaten By Sharks bring aquatic brutality to Technical Death Metal

Ontario's Technical Death Metal newcomers Eaten By Sharks bring a new wave of aquatic brutality with their debut offering Eradication. Stay out of the water.

Dead City Ruins / Shockwave is an arsenal of raucous tunes

Album review. Dead City Ruins. Shockwave is an arsenal of raucous rock 'n' roll tunes and evidence of a band ready for the big time. @deadcityruins @brian_boyle_72

Five Finger Death Punch / AfterLife a breathtaking classic

Moreso than any other album they’ve recorded so far, AfterLife is awash with textures, ranging from bristling brutality to a wash of pastel colours. @5fdp @betternoisemusic @pmonkhouse1

Machine Head / Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn a delightfully solid Heavy Metal album

Album Review: Machine Head release their new album Øf Kingdøm And Crøwn on 26 August 2022 via Nuclear Blast. A delightfully solid Heavy Metal album. @machine_head @nuclearblastrecords @hutchie224

Def Leppard / Adrenalize and Euphoria are worthy spins on your turntable

Adrenalize and Euphoria, and their contrasting fortunes, takes you back to the Def Leppard of the last century. To sweeten the deal, they come in vinyl format. @defleppard Words: @brian_boyle_72

Arch Enemy / One of the Metal world’s biggest hitters back with Deceivers

Arch Enemy are bringing their 11th full-length, Deceivers, to their massive fan base. Deceivers is in no way a bad album. It’s certainly an Arch Enemy album. Words: @hutchie224 @archenemyofficial
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