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BEST OF 2020 – Tom Cornell (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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WITCHWOOD – Before The Winter (Album Review)

Background: Witchwood are an Italian progressive rock band that incorporates a number of styles including hard rock, psychedelic and folk. They float between the music and sound of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult mixed with say Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention. The band formed in 2014 from the ashes of another band (unbelievably) […]

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COMMUNIC – Hiding From The World (Album Review)

Some History: Communic are a three-piece band formed in Norway back in 2003. The band comprising of Oddleif Stensland (vocals/guitars), Erik Mortensen (bass) and Tor Atle Andersen (drums) have recorded 5 albums previously and are now about to release their sixth called Hiding From The World (out Friday 20 November on AFM Records). It is […]

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PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS – We’re The Bastards (Album Review)

Background/History: We’re The Bastards is the second album by Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons which is coming out on Nuclear Blast Records on Friday, November 13. The band of course comprised of ex-Motorhead man Phil Campbell and his 3 sons Todd (guitars), Tyla (bass), Dane (drums) alongside their friend Neil Starr on vocals formed […]

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MACABRE – Carnival Of Killers (Album Review)

History And General Info: Macabre are a band that do for serial killers what Sabaton do for wars and The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing do for Victorian London. All the songs here on Carnival Of Killers are about mass murderers and maniacs, which I suppose is a subject that fascinates many […]

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THE NUCLEAR POWER TRIO – A Clear And Present Rager (EP Review)

Some Background: The Nuclear Power Trio are 3 world leaders and possible despots who have decided to try and get peace by making music. The band comprise of Vladimir Putin (bass), Donald Trump (guitars) and Kim Jong-Un (drums). OK, we know, not really. It is of course 3 guys from various rock and or metal […]

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