Psycho Kiss: Grit

 

 As soon as the album begins the world is filled with a feral brutality that is both overwhelming and awe inspiring in equal measures. It is a glorious sight to behold. This is the brilliant Psycho Kiss and their latest album “Grit“. It is incredibly gritty. The songs on this, 11 track, album are the epitome of good Metal. Songs like ‘Down‘ and ‘Devil Inside’ show the range and diversity of pure Rock n’ Roll. Its power. Its style. Its pure bloody brilliance. This album is exactly the sort of album that the Alternative scene was founded on. Simple as that. Overall, “Grit” is an album that is full of powerful moshpit starting music that would fit in with any […]

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Samskaras: Asunder

 

 To some people a short album is a bad album. But these sorts of people are wrong and it’s best to avoid them. Case in point, I recently received the newest album from the powerful two-man group, Samskaras. This is their amazing album “Asunder“. The songs on this extremely aggressive, 4 track, album are the epitome of unbridled chaos. It’s pure moshpit madness on numerous levels. From start to finish this album is about as brutal an album as I have ever heard. There is something so primeval and chaotic in the work from this talented duo that I am left wondering what the hell is going to happen to the planet when they unleash a full length beast. I’m […]

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SinHeresY: Domino

 

 The universe breaks apart as the first cords spill out across time and space, and rearrange creations itself to a finite level. It’s wondrous to behold such perfect reconstruction. This is the brutal SinHeresY with their latest offering to the gods of chaos, “Domino“. The songs on this carnal, 10 track, album are sexual and brutal in equal measure. Songs like ‘Star Dome‘ and ‘Unspoken Word‘ take you back to the glory days of amazing bands fronted by powerful female singers whose range and ability were unmatched. It’s absolutely brilliant on so many bloody levels that it could make angels weep. Overall, “Domino” is an epic album from a bloody brilliant band. It’s a must for Metal fans! Get it […]

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Steven J Vertun: Ghost, Shadow and Sun

 

 Occasionally an album comes along that is both modern and progressive, and yet equally anachronistic. Listening to albums like this is a glorious experience that is personal and familiar, as well esoteric and alien in equal measure. It’s wondrous to hear. This is the brilliantly talented Steven J Vertun with the most impressive album “Ghost, Shadow and Sun“. The songs on this scelidate,12 track, album are as diverse and numerous as any multi-legged beast. Songs such as ‘Ghost’ and ‘Run To Me‘ are genuine and abstract in equal measure. It’s amazing. There is something about this album that reminds me of the powerful music that dominated the world in the ’70’s. I hesitate to use the word atavism, but there is […]

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Trigon: Fed Up

 

 An explosive insanity sweeps across the universe and dominates all life in all directions. It is an amazing experience that is equally arousing and disturbing. This is “Fed Up“, the latest offering from the amazing Trigon. The songs on this rapid, 11 track, album are equally brutal and pleasant. Songs like ‘Obsessed‘ and ‘Mother‘ come at you from multiple locations. There is a chaotic and personal magic on this album that moves your mind, body and soul from places of safety to places of danger in an instant. I’d liken it to being at a family BBQ just before WW3 breaks out -it’s all fun and games and Armageddon. Overall, “Fed Up” is a brilliant Rock album that exquisitely produced […]

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Centrate: Ritual

 

 Chaos and insanity pour out of the speakers within a few seconds of the album beginning. There is an unbridled madness that swarms across the nightclub in all directions causing moshpits to erupt in all locations. This is Centrate with their latest offering to the gods of madness, “Ritual“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are powerful and threatening. Songs like ‘Kill Till Death‘ and ‘Revenge‘ are in your face and twice as aggressive. It’s the authentic essence of all that is Metal. Overall, “Ritual” is an album worthy of any Viking raiding party or event to open the gates of Hell.

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CELLADOR: Off The Grid

 

 There is a reason why Rock music still dominates the world after several decades: it’s bloody good. Simple as that. Good music made by talented people is what it’s all about. And one of these talents is the amazing Cellador and their latest offering to the gods of Rock, “Off The Grid“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are powerful and driven. Songs like ‘Off The Grid‘ and ‘Shadowfold‘ are the epitome of Rock in all its flavours. They are fast and powerful and forceful on numerous levels. It’s pure unbridled passion. Overall, “Off The Grid” is a brilliant album worthy of any Rock collection.

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Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy: Mixed Messages (EP)

 

 As the first notes are played the world is shrouded in a darkness that seems to spill from the speakers and crawl across the world like some great leviathan. As the first song kicks into a frenzy the darkness becomes riddled with a plethora of powerful images and a myriad of multicoloured lightning strikes. It’s a glorious event to behold. This is Adrian Pain & The Dead Sexy with the amazing “Mixed Messages (EP)“. The songs on this, 5 track, EP are brilliantly executed and magnificently preformed. There are no mixed messages on this album -they are perfectly laid out and explained. The songs all move with a power and drive that is both spine tingling and soul expanding… and […]

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Cease2Xist: Zero Future

 

 Within seconds the world is shrouded in a chaotic darkness that is both primeval and modern in equal doses. This unique mix creates a pulsating power that runs under the skin of the dancefloor and unleashes waves of rollicking insanity. It is glorious to behold. This is the magnificent Cease2Xist with their amazing album “Zero Future“. The songs on this threatening, 8 track, album are quite simply amazing. Songs like ‘Dirty World‘ and ‘Mechanical Medicine‘ are powerful and driven, and full of the potential to make them club classics. There is a power on this album that is spine tingling and exciting. I love it all. Overall, “Zero Future” is a brilliant album worthy of any nightclub siege.

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Boycott The Baptist: Bash The Bishop

 

 There is something lethal crawling along the floor in the dark corners of the nightclub. This entity -a chimera, one might say- is slowly working its way towards global domination and a universe of glorious anarchy. This is the intense Boycott The Baptist with their latest offering to gods of madness ‘Bash The Bishop’. The songs on this, 15 track, album are the epitome of anarchistic pride. They explode in all directions, assaulting all in their path. Songs like ‘Thank Fuck You’re Not A Cop‘ and ‘Chalk It Up‘ are exactly the sort of chaotic madness that makes Metal the social monster that it is. It’s so deliciously offensive. Overall, ‘Bash The Bishop‘ is a brutal album that will fit […]

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