Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: Valleyheart – Everyone I’ve Ever Loved

With ‘Everyone I’ve Ever Loved’, Valleyheart have delivered an album that is by definition ‘musically good’, yet fails to offer up anything new, and after hearing four or five songs, it becomes quite apparent that everything on offer here kind of just blurs into one, becoming a quite predictable and repetitive listen. What we have here sounds less like an album and more like a collection of the same song reworked ten times. Read More

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EP REVIEW: Nik Mystery – When

American tech metal crew Periphery have always had a melodic trait to their angular, progressive take on heavy metal, and that’s mainly down to their enigmatic frontman, Spencer Sotelo. What you may not know is that Sotelo has now extended that melodic tilt through his side-project, Nik Mystery, providing their debut showcase in their ‘When’ EP. Read More

Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: Venom – Storm The Gates

Originating from the local shores of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Venom have to be one of the oldest bands in existence having been formed in 1978, which was also around the same time when the likes of Iron Maiden and Metallica started their careers too. Despite some hiatuses and multiple line-up changes, they continue to return with their own unique blend of classic thrash. Read More

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EP REVIEW: Currents – I Let The Devil In

American progressive metallers Currents have been through the mill a bit of late with the only remaining member of their original 2011 line-up – drummer Jeff Brown – announcing his departure in August. Despite this recent news, and the fact that a full-time replacement still hasn’t been announced, new EP ‘I Let The Devil In’ is undoubtedly a late heavyweight contender for EP of the year. Read More