Metal Reviews

Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate flying Sunset Strip ’80s debauchery flag in style

Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate raise their distinctive style again with the release of Hell, CA, with Golden Robot Records on 11 March 2022. With the Sunset Strip '80s debauchery a very distant memory, Pearl is flying the flag in some style. @jizzypearlofficial @goldenrobotrecords

Cult Of Luna / Full of emotion, The Long Road North is huge and impactful

Album Review: For over two decades, Sweden's Cult Of Luna have delivered an increasingly ambitious sound. The Long Road North is huge and filled with emotion. @cultofluna @metalbladerecords

Annihilator / Metal II a fantastic overhaul

Annihilator, legends of Thrash Metal from Canada, release Metal II on 18 February 2022. The overhaul of Metal, shows this is an album worthy of revisiting. @annihilatormetal @earmusic

Slash Ft Myles Kennedy / 4 is a modern sonic benchmark

Slash ft Myles Kennedy - 4 is a sonic benchmark for modern rock music. As an example of hard rock music recorded, played, produced and mixed to absolute perfection, 4 is going to take some beating. @Slash @officialmyleskennedy @kahmel_farahani

The Dead Daisies / Rise Up, Live From Daisyland, a splendid memory of recent tour

Rise Up (Live From Daisyland) is the first of four live tracks released from The Dead Daisies. The song was recorded at Rock City, Nottingham, on their recent tour. @thedeaddaisies @douglasaldrichguitar @glennhughesonline Photo: @rock_pixs

Beth Hart / Tribute to Led Zeppelin, incredible songs sung by an incredible artist

Beth Hart – A Tribute To Led Zeppelin is released 25 February 2022. There is arguably no finer singer around today to put her own soul into this selection. @officialbethhart @mascotlabelgroup @pmonkhouse1

Album Of The Week / Silent Skies’ Nectar is a seductive and heartfelt album

Album Review: Doubtful that you'll hear a more seductive and heartfelt album than Nectar by Silent Skies all year. Tom S. Englund and Vikram Shankar work their magic on ten tracks that are breath-taking in their beauty.

Faster Pussycat / Babylon, The Elektra Years, is Purr-feckly Glamtastic

Faster Pussycat may not have got to ride the commercially lucrative wave. But there was no doubting their credentials, attitude and most importantly, the songs. @fasterp_ssycat @brian_boyle_72

Album Of The Week / Saxons Carpe Diem is Heavy Metal Thunder at its finest

REVIEW: Carpe Diem shows that Saxon are at the top of their game with no intention of surrendering after all these years. Heavy Metal Thunder at its finest. @saxon.official @pmonkhouse1

Dust Of Time / Hawkwind mission continues through this cosmos and onto the next

Arguably the biggest cult band in the UK, Hawkwind are both one of the most quintessentially English acts, but also the most underrated. Read the review of Dust Of Time. @_hawkwindoficial_ #Hawkwind

Jethro Tull / The Zealot Gene is pure Tull brilliance

Entering their 55th year in existence, Jethro Tull are an evergreen presence in British rock music. New album The Zealot Gene is pure Tull brilliance. @jethrotull_

Arjen Lucassen boldly goes back to where he has been before as Star One is reborn again

Arjen Lucassen's Star One to release Revel In Time. There really is so much to get to know and appreciate. If you love Arjen's work, Revel In Time will really hit the spot for you. @ayreon_official @floor_jansen_official @marcelabovio @cuijpersjohn

Scarlet Rebels / See Through Blue a contender for classic rock album of the year

Scarlet Rebels release See Through Blue on 18 January. We already have a contender for classic rock album of the year on our hands right here. @scarletrebelsofficial

Chaos Perversion / Sensory annihilation of classic South American Extreme Metal style

Chilean Black/Death Metal duo Chaos Perversion are set to unleash their debut EP, Petrified Against the Emanation, upon the unsuspecting world. @sentientruin @death_total

Picture This / Uriah Heep give their early albums the picture disc treatment

Uriah Heep. Very Eavy, Very Umble from 1970 and 1971s Salisbury are both definitely products of their era when you listen to them now. @uriahheepofficial

Lawnmower Deth / Blunt Cutters is an album to lift the cobwebs of despair

With no album from "legendary garden machinery obsessed Thrash/Crossover titans" Lawnmower Deth since '93s Billy, all that is about to change with Blunt Cutters @lawnmowerdeth_pete @dissonance_productions

An evening with Bruce Dickinson is heartfelt and warm, with a serious dose of comic value

It's three months shy of twenty-one years since Iron Maiden played Shepherd's Bush Empire, tonight's venue for what could easily have been billed as 'A Very Special, Thought Provoking and Memorable Evening...

Toby Jepson / British Rock’s most underrated and compulsive songwriter

Album Review: Toby Jepson: Viewfinder is a must have collection of eclectic songs from the pen of one of British Rock's most underrated, compulsive songwriters.
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