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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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THE STRUTS – Strange Days (Album Review)

Strange Strange Days indeed, for everybody all over the world. We’ve all been affected by this shitstorm but this latest album from UK rockers The Struts is just the antidote we need. Up there with compatriots Massive Wagons as the hardest working band in rock, The Struts have continued to work throughout the pandemic and […]

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HELION PRIME – Question Everything (Album Review)

Merry-go-round Helion Prime return for the first time since 2018’s Terror of the Cybernetic Space Monster. The lead singer merry-go-round has once again been in operation as the band returns to a female vocalist with Mary Zimmer. In my opinion, the sound very much suits a female singer and Zimmer fits the bill perfectly. Captain […]

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THUNDERMOTHER – Heat Wave (Album Review)

Thunder To say Swedish hard rockers Thundermother have had a bit of a makeover would be somewhat of an understatement. Founded in 2010 by guitarist Filippa Nassil, and after the release of two quality albums, 2017 proved to be a watershed time. All the band members decided to leave (did they fall or were they […]

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HIGH SPIRITS – Hard to Stop (Album Review)

Hard Work High Spirits’ creator Chris Black has got to be up there as one of the hardest working people in rock or metal.  He seems to have boundless energy and a talent to match. As the only person involved in the whole recording project he plays all the instruments, sings, produces, engineers and everything […]

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THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS – Something Bigger (Album Review)

Blueprint To bastardize a classic Slade track, “Pleeze me, Sleeze Me” is to describe perfectly what The Midnight Devils have laid out before us. The self-released Something Bigger follows the classic blueprint of the sleaze rock genre. The Midnight Devils are from Omaha, NE and comprise of Sniper on lead guitar, Sam Spade on bass […]

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