Author: Terry Craven

A former reviewer and member of the Classic Rock Society having been involved since its early days. .Enjoys virtually all forms of music but first real love is Progressive Rock. Top three band, in no particular order, are Pink Floyd, Rush and the mighty Judas Priest.

Blue Öyster Cult – Cult Classics (Frontiers)

Is there anyone out there who has never heard of Blue Öyster Cult? Good, I thought not! I always considered them to be one of the very few American serious contenders to the British heavy rock bands of the '70s and they truly deserve to be the heavyweights in the rock world that they are...

Dirty Shirley – Dirty Shirley (Frontiers)

This is the debut album by Dirty Shirley and I wasn’t sure what to expect given that the album cover is fairly non-descript and looks like something I would expect on a modern indie album with attitude, I’m more used to the usually sumptuous power metal covers and they can nearly always tell you everything..

Jack Broadbent – Moonshine Blue (Crows Feet Records)

This is the fourth release by the Lincolnshire born singer/song writer/guitarist Jack Broadbent and I’m amazed by the scale of his voice, songs and dexterity. This whole album screams American roots with a blues bias and it is just so surprising that Broadbent is actually English as he seems to have the U.S. sound ingrained..

Deaf Rat – Ban The Light (AFM Records)

This is the debut release by this new Swedish hard rock outfit and shows a band that has taken influences from the past masters like Sabbath and Guns ‘N Roses and mixed them with the more modern tones of bands Alter Bridge and fellow Swedes Hardcore Superstar. Photo by Georgios Grigoriadis This is riff heavy..

Edge Of Forever -Native Soul (Frontiers Music)

Edge Of Forever is a melodic/hard rock band from Italy and was formed in 2003 with Native Soul being their fourth release. They kept the same five man line-up for the first two albums, Feeding The Fire in 2004 and Let The Demon Rock ‘N’ Roll in 2005 but introduced some significant changes for Another..

A New Tomorrow – Universe (Frontiers Music)

Universe is the debut release by this hard rock band formed in London in 2009 by vocalist and guitarist Alessio Garavello, guitarist Michael Kew, bassist Andrea Lonardi and drummer Tim Hall. They have plenty of experience behind them too with Garavello being ex-Power Quest and Arthemis and he has taken this power metal background into..

House Of Shakira – Radiocarbon (Frontiers Music)

Yet another of those great melodic rock bands coming out of Sweden, House Of Shakira formed around 1991 but it was not until 1997 that they finally released Lint, their quiet exceptional and very well received debut album. They have since followed this with quite regular releases although it does seem that the general consensus..

Praying Mantis – Keep It Alive (Frontiers Music)

The roots of Praying Mantis go back to the early '70s when the Troy brothers, Tino and Chris, put the band together but it was the burgeoning NWOBHM movement that saw them come to prominence with their first recordings and some high calibre tour slots. They have had a most interesting career since those early..