The Darkness – Pinewood Smile

15 or so years ago The Darkness appeared on the British music scene as if from nowhere (actually Lowestoft) with a refreshing bast of uncynical, upbeat, knowingly silly, hard rock that saw them headline festivals and even release a Christmas single that has stood the test of time. Since then they've had their ups and... Continue Reading →

Prophets of Rage – Self-Titled

Twenty five years ago Rage Against The Machine blasted into the world with an incendiary hybrid of heavy metal and rap fuelled by perceived injustices and inequalities in life in the USA. Since then the band have come and gone a couple of times with varying levels of success, and each have pursued their own... Continue Reading →

Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

For the best part of the last two decades Mastodon have carved a path through hard rock and heavy metal that is all their own. Often combining conceptual themes with crushingly heavy sounds they have gained a formidable reputation across six albums and have now release their seventh, Emperor of Sand. From the off everything... Continue Reading →

Brunt – Blackbeard

Following the release of their debut album in 2014 Brunt put out a vinyl edition and then headed back into their bunker, aside from a few live outings, to work on new material. Now two and a half years later that new material has been released in the form of three track digital EP, Blackbeard.... Continue Reading →

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