ALBUM REVIEW: Nattsvermer – Nattsvermer


First embarking on a continuous journey of craftsmanship under the name Liquid Mojo in 2017 and then proceeding to present an ever-dynamic resurgence as Nattsvermer, the Norwegian four-piece continues to explore the uncharted realms of alternative metal heavily inspired of the likes of Alter Bridge, Godsmack, and Metallica. Presenting a sonic adventure like no other, Nattsvermer and the sounds they create are guaranteed to blow their listeners’ minds through a set of compelling resonances characterized by hard-hitting riffs and melodic nuances that defy conventional norms and boundaries surrounding genre classifications.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Kill The Lights – Death Melodies


It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a decade since Michael “Moose” Thomas left metal big-hitters Bullet For My Valentine citing It just got boring”. 

The drummer then went on to show his true potential with former members of Still Remains and Threat Signal, with the debut album of his new project Kill The Lights. Almost four years on from their last release From Ashes, and now the supergroup are back with their latest release, Death Melodies (Fearless Records). Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Atreyu – The Beautiful Dark of Life


With music festivals leaning into the resurfacing of Myspace-era nostalgia, it is not surprising these guys have a new album out. Atreyu’s newest effort The Beautiful Dark of Life (Spinefarm Records) not only revives the head-banging brand of emo your “top 8” friends were once into, but it picks up where they left off with 2021’s BaptizedContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Catton – Point Of No Return


 

Ace vocalist/songwriter Michael Catton’s first solo collection Point Of No Return (Mighty Music) sounds like a “Best of the Eighties” tribute album, while effectively showcasing the considerable talents of the man himself and all involved. 

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Magnolia Park – Atreyu – In This Moment – Hollow Front 


 

 

Magnolia Park – Halloween Mixtape II  (Epitaph Records)

Less is more, right? It’s a mantra I’ve often referred to in reviews, even if Yngwie would never agree. Nor, so it seems, would Magnolia Park. Seventeen tracks, nine collabs, six hundred and sixty six musical deviations taking in emo, pop-punk, nu-metal, hip-hop, cartoon horror pop and more is testament to the fact that the quintet may be on to something with their embracing of musical diversity. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Asking Alexandria – Where Do We Go From Here


 

Sometimes an album can be considered on its own merit, or with just a passing reference to the context it exists within. For others, they can, indeed, should, be linked to a “run” or an arc of albums within a period of a band’s career. And for some, it is worth going back to the beginning to truly see the big picture of what and why a specific album is

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ALBUM REVIEW: Five Finger Death Punch – AfterLife


It doesn’t seem more than a riff or two ago that Five Finger Death Punch was on the cusp of being the biggest thing in Metal (heavy, groove, mainstream or otherwise). The Wrong Side of Heaven… collectives weren’t even cooling in the racks before flying off the shelves, and the band’s touring ethic saw them upgrading on venue size each time around, building a reputation of power and excellence, and a setlist to shame all but the legends. Continue reading