… ostensibly a gentle, tuneful track backed with twinkly keyboards, but try tapping your foot to it – there is an extra beat every second bar, putting the song into an overall 9/8 or some such. Aussie prog metal outfit Voyager return with this, their 7th album, and they bring everything to the party for..
...this album is definitely, almost defiantly, grandiose in its scope and range Salutogenesis is the debut album from Germany’s Soulsplitter, who’re an arts and music community as opposed to a band. There may be only four people in the actual band but, in the three year gestation period for this album, around fifty people were..
It's been a great five years for Québec-based Mystery and their fans since the release of their previous live album Tales From The Netherlands in 2014. In that time, they've brought formidable vocalist and front man Jean Pageau on board, released two of their strongest studio albums to date, and played numerous Canadian and European..
The Ferrymen is one of the cases where the term “super group” does not sound like an exaggeration. The threesome of Mike Terrana (don’t expect us to put down the zillion bands he has performed with), Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, who plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album and is the main composer) and..
Annie is a revelation throughout ... the standard that she continues to reach four decades on from the first release of these albums is quite astonishing. In 2011 Renaissance undertook a US tour which consisted of them performing their classic albums Turn Of The Cards and Scheherazade & Other Stories in their entirety. Here in..
Fans of European heavy rock, and particularly Swedish hard rock bands, will need no introduction to Joseph Tholl. He's been around since 2007 or thereabouts, with a wide range of bands starting with his own Joseph Tholl and the Escapades album dating from 2008, this being a pleasant collection of tunes that are distinctly softer..
It would not be (near enough) Hallowe’en without the horror punk icon and the Duke of Spook himself, Wednesday 13 and a new collection of (de)compositions. While it is pretty much a given that Wednesday’s eighth outing still has plenty of the usual ghoulish goings on and entwined with some devilishly dark humour, Necrophaze also..
First, a confession. I have to tell you that this review relates to an album that came out at the end of last year but missed the cut in the sad demise of the CRS magazine "Rock Society". When I originally reviewed this album, I thought it was so good that I went straight out..
Bent Knee are not a band we ever want to lose to a play-it-safe conformity... Have you ever been left breathless and dazed by something that made you feel like you had one of those little rings of cartoon birds chirping around your head? I expect many will feel that way once they've reached the..
A very strong work which succeeds on its own terms in its aim to set out this emotional, sensory world ... You feel as if you have stepped into someone’s soul and are living their life and feeling what they feel, without always knowing exactly why. For those new to the Blackheart Orchestra, it needs..