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WIG WAM – Never Say Die (Album Review)

Return Norwegian glam metallers Wig Wam blast back onto the scene following their reformation in 2019 with a great new album Never Say Die. With their last album being 2012’s Wall Street you would expect a few changes to have happened in the intervening 11 years, but you’d be wrong. Wig Wam’s style is very […]

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CRYSTAL VIPER – The Cult (Album Review)

Flirtation Following a flirtation with more melodic metal, Poland’s Crystal Viper return to their more traditional base with their latest release The Cult. This is the band’s eighth full-length album, with three coming in the last four years. Great output following a four-year enforced hiatus from 2013-2017. Vocalist, guitarist and brains of the outfit Marta […]

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BEST OF 2020 – Sparky (Writer)

This year CGCM decided to include EP (previously they were excluded from Top Ten Albums). Live albums and re-records were still disqualified, new music only for Best of Year. We also instigated a (highly complex🤣 – 1 point for 10th place through to 10 points for 1st place) rating system throughout all individual lists to […]

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ICONIC EYE – Back From Behind the Sun (EP Review)

Return UK melodic rockers Iconic Eye return to the scene with an all too brief but spectacular EP. Entitled Back From Behind the Sun it is the perfect snapshot of what this band is about. Iconic Eye formed in 2014 and released their debut, Hidden in Plain Sight a year later. Whilst it was a […]

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CATS IN SPACE – Atlantis (Album Review)

Return UK rockers Cats in Space return with their inimitable variety of pomp, glam, melody and outstanding musicianship. Atlantis provides all those elements in spades, along with the expected lyrics reflecting the society in which we live today. One enforced change to the line-up comes in the form of new vocalist Damien Edwards. Edwards had […]

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AC/DC – Power Up (Album Review)

Deception Rock titans AC/DC are the masters of deception, or more accurately allowing the rest of the world to deceive itself. They allow you to look for clues on what is going on while preparing to do something completely unexpected. “Brian has been booted out” we were led to believe. “Axl has joined the band” […]

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MINDLESS SINNER – Master of Evil (Album Review)

Meager Having released a meager four full-length studio albums in 37 years Mindless Sinner have managed the remarkable feat of putting out two in the same year. Granted, Master of Evil is a vinyl collection of a previously released EP and some demos but it still counts in my book.  Master Master of Evil comes […]

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PRIDE OF LIONS – Lion Heart (Album Review)

Force of Nature Jim Peterik, one half of Pride of Lions, can undeniably be called a force of nature. The guy has never been out of work since he started in this game 50 years ago. From his first band The Ides of March he’s been releasing regularly since 1970. He followed that up with huge […]

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