Formed in 1987 and still going strong, the melodic rock band Harem Scarem is one of Canada’s greatest exports with their superior and ever pleasing brand of AOR. They have a couple of blips behind them especially when they changed their name to Rubber for a couple of albums around the millennium but this was..
I just knew that this was going to be a difficult album for me to review when I looked at the album publicity and saw the three words that were never meant to go together, melodic death metal! I’m quite a simple person and to me, there is quite a gulf between melodic metal and..
In the late '90s Yes seemed to be back on a little bit of a resurgence after the baffling skirmish between the so-called 'Yes-West' incarnation which recorded 90125, Big Generator and Talk, the absurdly named 'Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe' which appeared after Jon Anderson left the former, and the shambolic Union meeting which saw a..
Coffeinne show that they have the ability to write top class material...... Coffeinne is a fairly new four-piece Spanish metal band, formed in Madrid in 2015. And before you go and Google this, Coffeinne is not Spanish for “caffeine” (“cafeína” is). The word does not seem to exist in any language I’m aware of so..
With 15 studio albums released in 29 years, one cannot say Crematory are resting on their laurels – the guys (and girl!) just keep on releasing new music. Coming out less than two years after Oblivion, the new album Unbroken includes 15 songs into a duration of 66 minutes. OK, I can understand the confidence..
LONDON’S POP-INFUSED PROG ROCK QUARTET KYROS SIGN TO WHITE STAR RECORDS Pushing the boundaries of songwriting and musical experimentation, London-based pop-infused prog rock outfit KYROS have recently announced their signing to White Star Records! Home to a broad spectrum of prog rock acts such as Quantum Pig, Voices From The Fuselage and The Paradox Twin,..
True Moon are a foursome from Sweden who are genuinely and interestingly different. They have created a quite enchanting blend of darkwave, post-punk, and alternative rock that eclipses musical trends - a sort of cross between an 80's mix of Siouxsie and the Banshees, early Cure, Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission; and more..
"Stars above, evil below and fire in between, a trinity in peace". The original meaning of the word aeon was "life force", so this new album called "Aeons" is legitimately painting a picture of a spatial trinity! CB3 (Charlottas Burning Trio) are a wacky trio from Malmo in Sweden who have been together for five..
It was Eric Bell who came up with the idea of Tin Lizzie, like the comic spelling. It was on a kind of a shortlist, and I remember sitting there going ‘Nah, that doesn’t sound too good…’ In my mind, I am whizzing back in time to the early 1980s. The New Wave of British..
In these strange and disturbing times, the music we love is not only still here to put a smile on our collective faces, but very much coming up with at least A DOZEN of new traditional heavy metal albums until the end of April. Yes, that’s right. I will try and say a few words..