Category Archives: ALBUM REVIEWS

Album review: LORDI – Killection

LORDI - Killection

AFM Records [Release date 31.01.20] Finnish monsters Lordi have been rampaging through the planet since the first emerged from the deepest darkness in 1992. Over the years their own brand of twisted melodic and theatrical hard rock has won them … Continue reading

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Album review: BLIND EGO – Preaching To The Choir

BLIND EGO - Preaching To The Choir

Gentle Art Of Music  -  [Release date: 14.02.20] German progressive rock titans RPWL have been ridiculously busy lately, both collectively and individually. Their ‘Tales From Outer Space’ album from early 2019 was deservedly five starred, as was their double live … Continue reading

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Album review: ANCHOR LANE – Casino

ANCHOR LANE - Casino

R7 Records [Release date 31.01.20] Young, gifted and Scottish, What more could you want? Anchor Lane – Connor Gaffney, Scott Hanson, Lawrence O’Brien and Matthew Quigley – are a Glasgow band who came to the attention of the rock’n’roll world … Continue reading

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Album review: FOGHAT – Fool For The City & Foghat Live (2019 Remasters)

FOGHAT - Fool For The City

Rock Candy Records [Release date 06.12.19] Britband Foghat clocked up a considerable number of tour miles after relocating to the USA in 1970, road testing their material, looking to kickstart their career. It worked a treat. . . it’s on … Continue reading

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Album review: FERNANDO PERDOMO – The Crimson Guitar

FERNANDO PERDOMO - The Crimson Guitar

Forward Motion Records  –  [Release date: 8 November 2019] Fernando Perdomo’s day job is as the guitarist and bass player for the excellent Dave Kerzner Band but he has spread his solo wings quite frequently in recent years, to mixed … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMANIST – Humanist

HUMANIST - Humanist

Ignition Records [Release date 21.02.20] Humanist is an ambitious project orchestrated by guitarist and producer Rob Marshall, who has worked with the likes of Mark Lanegan (who guests on four songs on the album). He has assembled a starry cast … Continue reading

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Album review: SERENITY – The Last Knight

SERENITY - The Last Knight

Napalm Records [Release date 31.01.20] Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity are back and I seemed to have missed 2017′s ‘Lionheart’, having enjoyed the previous year’s ‘Codex Atlanticus’. That’s the trouble sometimes with so many bands around it is hard to … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY MOORE – Live From London

GARY MOORE – Live From London

Mascot Records [Release date 31.01.20] Before he re-discovered his blues credential in 1990, Gary Moore’s career encapsulated hard rock, fusion, prog, jazz-rock and always somewhere at the core blues. 30 years ago he took a career changing decision to throw … Continue reading

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Album Review: BAI KAMARA JR & THE VOODOO SNIFFERS – Salone

BAI KAMARA JR & THE VOODOO SNIFFERS – Salone

Moosicus/M.I.G. Music [Release date 24.01.20] It is said that an artist brings their own experiences to any work that they create and if that’s the case Bai Kamara’s biography would suggest a varied and interesting album. Son of the former … Continue reading

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Album review: FASTWAY – Trick Or Treat

FASTWAY - Trick Or Treat

Rock Candy Records {Release date 29.11.19] The late, great “Fast” Eddie Clark died a year ago this month. Many consider Motorhead to be his single most important legacy. Fastway wasn’t far behind. The 80s produced some great horror movies. “Trick … Continue reading

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Album review: KOBURG – Position Of Power

KOBURG - Position Of Power

Bandcamp [Release date 01.01.20] It sounds like a fairy tale but, at the stroke of midnight, as the old year passed into the next decade, a new Queen was crowned. Now, America has Amy Lee, Holland has Floor Jansen, Sweden … Continue reading

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Album review: MOTLEY CRUE – Dr Feelgood

MOTLEY CRUE - Dr Feelgood

(30th Anniversary Edition) Motley Records/Eleven Seven Music [Release date 29.11.19] “Dr. Feelgood” was originally released in 1989, the fifth studio album from Motley Crue, it is also their bestselling to date having sold over six million copies (and who knows … Continue reading

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Album review: CAMEL – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD/Bluray)

CAMEL - Live At the Royal Albert Hall (CD/DVD/Bluray)

www.camelproductions.com [Release date 18.11.19]  DVD/Bluray It seems ages since Camel played a special gig at the Royal Albert Hall as the climax of their ‘Moonmadness’ outing in September 2018.  It marked a return to the hallowed portals after a gap … Continue reading

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Album review: SANANDA MAITREYA – Fallen Angel Tour 2019 Live From The Ruins

SANADRA MAITREYA - Fallen Angel Tour 2019 Live From The Ruins

        TreeHouse Publishing [Release date 13.12.19] In 2001 the singer known as Terence Trent D’Arby legally changed his name to Sananda Maitreya, telling The New Yorker at the time that he had meditated for “a new spirit, … Continue reading

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Album review: GARY FLETCHER – River Keeps Flowing

Gary Fletcher - River Keeps Flowing

Repertoire records [Release date 13.12.19] Gary Fletcher’s ‘River Keeps Flowing’ is all about mood, feel and a musical aesthetic that allows him to subtly explore a mix of relationship songs and beyond. It’s an album of well crafted songs – … Continue reading

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Album review: KEEL – Keel & The Final Frontier

KEEL - The Final Frontier

Rock Candy Records [Release date 29.11.19] ‘The Final Frontier’ – Discovered, mentored and produced by Gene (Kiss) Simmons, Ron Keel’s hard rock band were of and for their times. On “The Final Frontier” the band’s 3rd album (1985), they make … Continue reading

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Quick plays: DELLA MAE, FRIGG

DELLA MAE - Headlight

DELLA MAE – Headlight Rounder Records [Release date 17.01.20] Della Mae are a Grammy nominated, Nashville based three piece consisting of lead vocalist/guitarist Celia Woodsmith, fiddle player Kimber Ludiker and mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner. ‘Headlight’ is the trio’s fourth album … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACKBIRD & CROW – Ailm

BLACKBIRD & CROW - Ailm

M.I.G. Music [Release date 24.01.20] Blackbird & Crow are the duo of Maighread Ní Ghrásta and Stephen Doohan, who released their debut album ‘Shock Shatter Convince’ in 2017. Maighread wrote the majority of the lyrics which cover themes of abuse, … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – From Out Of Nowhere

JEFF LYNNE

Big Trilby/Colombia Records [Release date 01.11.19] Since relaunching ELO back in 2014 Jeff Lynne’s ELO have completed sell out world tours, been inducted to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and 2015’s comeback ‘Alone In The Universe’. Despite the … Continue reading

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Album review: EDGE OF FOREVER – Native Soul

EDGE OF FOREVER - Native Soul

Frontiers [Release date 06.12.19] Edge Of Forever are back with their first album in nine years. They still feature founding member, producer, singer and keyboardist Alessandro Del Vecchio (who has been very busy in the interim as Frontiers ‘go to’ … Continue reading

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