Perhaps surprisingly to some, I’ve always had a thing for female fronted pop-rock bands. I used to like Lily Allen’s music until the last couple of albums turned into dirges interspersed with rubbish rapping and other urban crap. Florence and the Machine though have always stuck to their roots and their new album High as Hope is thankfully no different. Continue reading “High As Hope – Florence and the Machine – Review”
Sometimes I’m going to do rather brief reviews just to give my quick impression of various things I’ve watched or listened to. This, about the 2013 Jeff Renfroe film The Colony, is one of them. I watched it on Netflix and it is also available on Amazon Prime (both the UK variants). Apart from the general set-up I’ll try to avoid any spoilers. Continue reading “The Colony – Film Review”
Most re-mastered and re-mixed albums are an evolutionary update on the original sound bringing it up to date with modern mastering methods. They might tweak the mixes of the original tapes/digital tracks a little to suit the taste of the engineer or artist involved. Rarely are they revolutionary, entirely enhancing the aural experience while keeping a sense of the original source material intact. Continue reading “Killing is my Business – Final Kill – Megadeth Review”
One of the four original thrash titans, this live album provides adequate proof that Anthrax have not lost it. They still sound fresh and vital, as sonically dense and intense as they ever did. Original singer, Joey Belladonna, may look odd as fuck these days but can still hit the heights of his vocal range across the platter of Anthrax old and new offered up here from their recent gig in Glasgow. Continue reading “Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland (Live) – Review”
First in a series looking at some of the greatest songs I know. This focuses on the Punk/Sludge classic Full Metal Jackoff. It’s from The Last Scream of the Missing Neighbours mini-album Jello Biafra wrote with DOA. Continue reading “The Greatest Songs You Haven’t Heard #1 – Full Metal Jackoff”
I’ve never really understood “Hardcore” as a term, as the music sounds like other genres I’m more familiar with. Rotting Civilisation, to me at least, is a thrash-punk album with a lot of other genres on top. On their Facebook page Septic Tank describe themselves as “Punk, noise and low grade metal”. Continue reading “Septic Tank – Rotting Civilisation – Album Review”
“So, just the other day I made this album with NWO and Just One Fix and shit on it, I’m hoping one track might do real well on MTV called “Jesus Built My Hotrod’ then I woke up with a mild headache and my beard had gone grey. Somehow 25 years had gone by, it was all a blur. I hope nothing bad happened, you know.
And then I turned on the news….”
Al’s back, and he’s really, really pissed off with the state of AmeriKKKa in general and a certain be-wigged president in particular. Whether AmerKKKa is ready for Ministry is another question – but were they ever? Like everything they’ve ever done this is not an album for the aurally squeamish.
If you love King 810 for their extraordinarily effective violent output alone then give this one a miss. This is an EP full of ballads with David Gunn’s voice at the forefront, backed by brass ensembles, low key piano and delicate muted drum work. It seems from the content that Mr Gunn’s heart has recently been broken – I think of the whole thing like a sequel to the gorgeous duet Bad Man they released a couple of years ago. Continue reading “Review – Queen EP by King 810”
Wish I could say I was in here at the start about 5 years ago but I have to admit this is a new one for me. A song “Anyway the Mind Flows” appeared on my Spotify Release radar, I liked the title (any way the window blows, do you see?) and listened. Then I listened to the Finnish band’s whole album (of which Anyway… is the final track) and their whole back catalogue. More of that another time though (It’s very good) this is a review of their latest, The Horse and Other Weird Tales. Continue reading “Review: The Horse and Other Weird Tales by Jess and the Ancient Ones”