Album Reviews

  • Stefanie – ‘S/T’ (Escape Music) Review By Woody The eponymous Stefanie is a singer songwriter from Pennsylvania in the United States. On the surface, she creates songs in a pop rock vein, but ...
    Posted 2 Mar 2017, 14:38 by Paul Woodward
  • Sweet Mary Jane – ‘Winter In Paradise’ (AOR Heaven) Review By Woody New Swedish melodic rock band Sweet Mary Jane have some very experienced musicians in their ranks and Winter In Paradise is their debut album. It ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2017, 12:16 by Paul Woodward
  • Lionville – ‘A World Of Fools’ (Frontiers Records) Review By Woody A World of Fools is the third album from Italian’s Lionville who are led by guitarist Stefano Lionetti and once again features the lead ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2017, 12:06 by Paul Woodward
  • The Wild! – ‘Wild At Heart’ (SPV/Steamhammer) Review By Woody Canadian’s The Wild! caught my attention recently after stumbling across them on YouTube, so I was very keen to check out this album Wild ...
    Posted 13 Feb 2017, 15:54 by Paul Woodward
  • Edenbridge – ‘The Great Momentum’ (SPV/Steamhammer) Review by Woody Austrian Symphonic Metal act Edenbridge are one the genre’s most consistent acts and are one of the bands from within this specific genre I ...
    Posted 13 Feb 2017, 13:57 by Paul Woodward
  • Lizhard – ‘Bigger, Better, Stronger’ (Perris Records) Review By Woody Italy’s Lizhard are back to kick some ass with their new album Bigger Better Stronger. They have gathered together a solid album of energetic ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 15:13 by Paul Woodward
  • Jaded Past – ‘Believe’ (Melodic Rock Records) Review By Woody Jaded Past is essentially New Jersey native multi-instrumentalist and song writer George Becker. He’s been around a while, so has lots of ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 08:06 by Paul Woodward
  • Overland – ‘Contagious’ (Escape Music) Review By Woody Contagious is the fourth solo album from British vocal legend Steve Overland. There are certain bands and musicians in the AOR/Melodic Rock scene that ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2017, 13:57 by Paul Woodward
  • Jim Jidhed – ‘Push On Through’ (AOR Heaven) Review by Woody Alien frontman Jim Jidhed has enlisted the help of respected producer Daniel Flores on this his sixth solo album Push On Through. Jidhed wanted a ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2017, 16:01 by Paul Woodward
  • Stephen Pearcy – ‘Smash’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody Smash is the fourth solo album from Ratt founder member Stephen Pearcy. I’ve always had a soft spot for Ratt and even managed to ...
    Posted 31 Jan 2017, 17:21 by Paul Woodward
  • Electus – ‘Rock N Roll Incarnate part one’ (Independent) Review by Woody Rock N Roll Incarnate part one is the second album from West Midlands rockers Electus. It sees the band evolving their sound and I feel it ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2017, 08:23 by Paul Woodward
  • The Dark Side of Venus – ‘Power To Victims’ (Independent) Review by Woody Although The Dark Side of Venus hail from Italy there is something very English sounding about their album Power To Victims. Principal song writer and composer ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2017, 14:46 by Paul Woodward
  • Dirty Glory – ‘Mind The Gap’ (Perris Records) Review by Woody You take one look at Dirty Glory and you would think they have stepped straight off the LA strip circa 1989! These Brazilians also showcase ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2017, 13:07 by Paul Woodward
  • The Radio Sun – ‘Outside Looking In’ (Melodic Rock Records) Review by Woody As I’m rocking out to the third album from Aussie melodic rockers The Radio Sun Outside Looking In I’m thinking damn these ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2017, 17:00 by Paul Woodward
  • Last Autumns Dream – ‘In Disguise’ (Escape Music) Review by Woody Swede’s Last Autumns Dream release a new album every year and like clockwork we now get In Disguise which I’m pretty sure is ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2017, 18:21 by Paul Woodward
  • Age of Reflection – ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ (AOR Heaven) Review by Woody Age of Reflection’s acronym AOR is an apt name for this new Scandinavian band as their style is of the pure AOR variety. I ...
    Posted 23 Jan 2017, 16:15 by Paul Woodward
  • The Murder Of My Sweet – ‘Echoes Of The Aftermath’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody I’ve enjoyed most of The Murder of my Sweet’s previous albums and their latest album Echoes of the Aftermath is no exception, it ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2017, 11:56 by Paul Woodward
  • D’ercole – ‘No Place Like Home’ (Independent) Review by Woody Phil Vincent is one of the most prolific songwriters I know, regularly releasing solo albums as well as with bands like Tragik, Legion and Cranston. No ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2017, 11:42 by Paul Woodward
  • Jimi Anderson Group – ‘Long Time Comin’’ (Pride and Joy) Review By Woody Scottish vocalist Jimi Anderson has been around for quite some time but has never had that break that would have propelled him into the ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2017, 12:20 by Paul Woodward
  • Mad Margritt – ‘Love, Hate and Deception’ (Perris Records) Review by Woody I’ve got a few Mad Margritt albums and they are one of those bands that have some great songs but their albums always tend ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2017, 12:44 by Paul Woodward
  • Bryan Cole – ‘Sands Of Time’ (Melodic Rock Records) Review By Woody Although he has been moving around in music circles for some time Guitarist and Vocalist Bryan Cole will be an unknown and a new ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2017, 16:20 by Paul Woodward
  • Apollo – ‘Waterdevils’ (Escape Music) Review By Woody Waterdevils is the debut solo album from former Firewind frontman Apollo, given the decades of work and experience this man has it is quite surprising ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2017, 09:50 by Paul Woodward
  • Supernova Plasmajets – ‘S/T’ (AOR Heaven) Review By Woody Supernova Plasmajets are a new young and explosive metal outfit with strong eighties rock influences. You take one look at the band and you can ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 13:13 by Paul Woodward
  • Pride of Lions – ‘Fearless’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody I’m a massive fan of Jim Peterik’s Pride of Lions so I was really looking forward to hearing this their fifth album Fearless ...
    Posted 11 Jan 2017, 14:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Hit N Run – S/T (Lion’s Pride) Review by Woody Emerging into the popular melodic hard rock scene of the early Nineties Hit N Run quickly fell afoul of the dramatic and swift changes ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2017, 10:37 by Paul Woodward
  • Minotaurus – ‘Insolubilis’ (Limb) Review by Woody ‘Insolubilis’ is the fifth album from German ancient epic metal outfit Minotaurus who have enjoyed a lengthy career and have a strong core fan base in ...
    Posted 9 Jan 2017, 11:35 by Paul Woodward
  • Diamond Head – ‘Lightning To The Nations’ (Cherry Red) Review by Woody ‘Lightning To The Nations’ or as it is more widely and lovingly regarded to as ‘The White Album’ from Cult Black Country NWOBHM band Diamond ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2017, 06:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Crosson – ‘Spreading The Rock N Roll Disease’ (Metalapolis) Review by Woody Grandiose Australian rockers Crosson don’t take themselves too seriously and have a fun party edge to their pompous, strutting and irreverent rock n roll! ‘Spreading ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2017, 07:34 by Paul Woodward
  • Hiob AD - ‘Iron Skies’ (Soulfood) Review by Woody More often than not a band’s name, album title and artwork will be a good indication of what to expect from them. So, with Hiob ...
    Posted 4 Jan 2017, 05:28 by Paul Woodward
  • Gun Machine – ‘Balls To The Wall’ (Santo Grial) Review by Woody After my first play through of the debut album from Gun Machine I actually thought they were German as there is some distinct German Eighties ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 04:29 by Paul Woodward
  • Jack Russell’s Great White – ‘He Saw It Comin’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody I had a preconceived idea of how ‘He saw It Comin’ would sound and was really apprehensive to press play for the first time. So ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2017, 08:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Bon Jovi - 'This House Is Not For Sale' (Island Records) Review by Woody Bon Jovi were one of the first bands I really latched onto when I was discovering music and were my gateway band to a world ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2016, 14:42 by Paul Woodward
  • Reece – ‘Noisebox’ (Independent) Review By Woody Noisebox is the first EP from South Wales trio Reece. A band very hard to pigeonhole beyond – Hard Rock – as they showcase a lot of different ...
    Posted 26 Oct 2016, 06:38 by Paul Woodward
  • Danger Angel – ‘All The Kings Horses’ (Melodic Rock Records) Review by Woody I’ve seen Greek rockers Danger Angel develop their song writing and evolve their sound quite dramatically over the course of three albums. For ...
    Posted 25 Oct 2016, 07:07 by Paul Woodward
  • Dante Fox – ‘Breathless’ (AOR Heaven) Review by Woody The Fox have definitely delivered the melodic rock goodies with Breathless I was instantly hooked and I am now totally addicted to it. At its ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 15:22 by Paul Woodward
  • Heart – ‘Beautiful Broken’ (Concord Records) Review by Woody Following the extremely disappointing Red Velvet Car Heart’s latest album Language Of Love is a real return to form for the band and its ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 15:09 by Paul Woodward
  • Kee Marcello – ‘Scaling Up’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody This new solo album from former Europe guitarist Kee Marcello was not what I was expecting, based on Kee’s recent output I was expecting ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 14:58 by Paul Woodward
  • O’Regan – ‘Polymorphic Tragedy’ (Z Records) Review by Woody I’ve always been a supporter of Black Country guitarist Vince O’Regan so I was of course very keen to hear his latest solo ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 14:46 by Paul Woodward
  • Running Wild – ‘Rapid Foray’ (SPV/Steamhammer) Review by Woody My first taste of Running Wild was a few months ago with their compilation album Riding The Storm which was a real mixed bag and ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 14:37 by Paul Woodward
  • Stormtrooper – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ (Bristol Archive Records) Review by Woody This album from Bristol NWOBHM act Stormtrooper is billed as ‘The Lost Album’ as it was originally recorded and intended for release in the ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2016, 14:26 by Paul Woodward
  • 7HY – ‘Stories We Tell’ (Lions Pride Music) Review by Woody Seven Hard Years or just plain old and unpronounceable 7HY is the band assembled by former SHY drummer Alan Kelly who is also the ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 16:23 by Paul Woodward
  • Helix – ‘Rock It Science’ (Perris Records) Review By Woody Rock It Science is a new compilation album from legendary Canadian party rockers Helix. It features a track from virtually every studio album released by ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 16:19 by Paul Woodward
  • House Of Shakira - 'Sour Grapes' (Melodic Rock Records) Review By Woody I’ve always thought House of Shakira were a decent band but not one I got overly excited about, but when the band recruited ...
    Posted 30 Aug 2016, 08:56 by Paul Woodward
  • Change Of Heart - 'Last Tiger' (Escape Music) Review by Woody I’m a massive fan of Change Of Heart who have been AWOL since the release of their third album Truth Or Dare in 2005 ...
    Posted 30 Aug 2016, 08:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Cruzh – ‘Cruzh’ (Frontiers Records) Review By Woody I really hope Cruzh aren’t one album wonders because I LIVE for albums like this, the debut album from the Swede’s is sheer ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 11:59 by Paul Woodward
  • Miss Behaviour – ‘Ghost Play’ (AOR Heaven) Review By Woody Ghost Play is the fourth album from Miss Behaviour and it’s in my opinion certainly their best collection of songs to date. Miss Behaviour ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 11:54 by Paul Woodward
  • Dakesis – ‘The New Dawn’ (Independent) Review by Woody Dakesis hail from Birmingham and they create a style of music you tend to associate with bands from the Symphonic Metal strongholds of Finland and Holland ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2016, 09:09 by Paul Woodward
  • Arkham’s Razor – ‘Carnival Of Lost Souls’ (Independent) Review By Woody Arhkham’s Razor is the new band from guitarist Neil Hibbs who many will know and have been impressed by with his live work recently with ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2016, 07:39 by Paul Woodward
  • Stone Kings – ‘From Creation to Devastation' (Independent) Review By Woody The Stone Kings used a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release of From Creation To Devastation – most specifically for the pressing of the CD’s ...
    Posted 20 Jul 2016, 13:18 by Paul Woodward
  • VEGA – ‘Who We Are’ (Frontiers Records) Review By Woody I’m a massive fan of British rockers VEGA and whilst opinion until now has been quite divided with some within melodic rock circles not ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 11:16 by Paul Woodward
  • Star Dancer – ‘Welcome To My World’ (Star Dancer Records) Review By Woody Welcome To My World from Robert Star’s Star Dancer is quite possibly one of the most oddball albums I have ever listened to ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 11:09 by Paul Woodward
  • The Answer – ‘Rise’ 10th anniversary edition (Tap Music) Review by Woody Northern Ireland’s The Answer made big waves back in 2006 with the release of their Rise album – which to celebrate its ten-year anniversary ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 11:00 by Paul Woodward
  • Holy Dragons – ‘Civilizator’ (Pitch Black) Review By Woody So here’s me thinking Holy Dragons are a new discovery, well these guys formed in 1992 and Civilizator is actually their Fourteenth studio album ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 10:50 by Paul Woodward
  • Marauder – ‘Bullet Head’ (Pitch Black) Review By Woody After my quick initial listen to Greek metal mob Marauder I was rather excited about their traditional eighties metal sound. When I came to listen ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 10:43 by Paul Woodward
  • Running Wild – ‘Riding The Storm’ (BMG) Review by Woody Riding The Storm is a compilation album from German Metal Act Running Wild comprising tracks taken from albums released on the Noise record label. These guys ...
    Posted 3 Jul 2016, 10:35 by Paul Woodward
  • La-Ventura – ‘2.0’ EP (Independent) Review By Woody When it comes to Symphonic Metal the Netherlands and Finland in particular seem the best exponents of the genre. So knowing La-Ventura hail from the ...
    Posted 23 May 2016, 13:19 by Paul Woodward
  • Grand Slam – ‘A New Dawn’ (AOR Heaven) Review By Woody I have to admit I expected the debut album A New Dawn from Swede’s Grand Slam to be a very run of the mill ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 13:44 by Paul Woodward
  • Blackslash – ‘Sinister Lightning’ (Iron Shield) Review by Woody I absolutely adore Sinister Lightning by old school Metal band Blackslash I just can’t help grinning every time I listen to it, such an ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 13:32 by Paul Woodward
  • Rusty Nail – ‘Running Out Of Idea’s’ (Independent) Review By Woody Sweden’s Rusty Nail have a sound which is very typical of hard edged Scandinavian melodic hard rock acts like Pretty Maids. Running Out Of Idea ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 13:23 by Paul Woodward
  • Wizz Wizzard – ‘Where The River Runs Cold’ (Rocksector Records) Review by Woody Where The River Runs Cold is the second album from Belgian classic metal band Wizz Wizzard. These guys are NWOBHM to the core and have ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 13:13 by Paul Woodward
  • Shiraz Lane – ‘For Crying Out Loud’ (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody Finland’s Shiraz Lane play dirty sleaze with a real old school vibe and their debut album For Crying Out Loud is a mix of ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2016, 13:02 by Paul Woodward
  • Escape Music 2015 release round-up - Ozone / Naked / Lifeline / Lioncage Reviews By Woody Ozone – ‘Self Defence’ This collaboration between vocal powerhouse’s Steve Overland (FM) and Chris Ousey (Heartland) has been in the planning stages for what seems like forever ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2016, 06:07 by Paul Woodward
  • AOR – ‘LA Darkness’ (Escape Music) Review by Woody AOR is basically French multi-instrumentalist and song writer Frederic Slama and with his AOR albums he is an extremely prolific writer releasing albums frequently ...
    Posted 17 Mar 2016, 11:00 by Paul Woodward
  • Epic – ‘Like A Phoenix’ (Escape Music) Review by Woody Epic are a new multinational female fronted melodic hard rock containing some very experienced musicians, although most the names are new to me the quality ...
    Posted 17 Mar 2016, 07:50 by Paul Woodward
  • Rage Of Angels – ‘The Devils New Tricks’ (Escape Music) Review by Woody Ex-Ten and current Tyketto keyboardist Ged Rylands returns with his own band Rage Of Angels with this second album The Devil’s New Tricks ...
    Posted 17 Mar 2016, 05:50 by Paul Woodward
  • Xoch – ‘S/T’ (Independent) Review By Woody Las Vegas based pop-rocker Xoch is a very experienced song writer and this is her self-titled fifth album release. It’s a diverse collection ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2016, 12:17 by Paul Woodward
  • The Darker My Horizon - 'Acquiesce' (Independent) Review by Woody I’m a little bit late to the party with the review of The Darker My Horizon’s debut album Acquiesce but with the band still ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2016, 10:30 by Paul Woodward
  • JoyFocus – ‘Random Access Digital Audio Hersey’ (Atomic Monster Records) Review By Woody One of the great sides to the Internet is it opens you up to so many more opportunities to hear bands mainstream media or ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2016, 13:02 by Paul Woodward
  • Equator – ‘Fire’ (Independent) Review By Woody Norwegians Equator are a relatively new and young AOR band although ‘Fire’ is actually their second release. I have to admit as the initial pumping synths ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2016, 05:11 by Paul Woodward
  • Frail Sincerity – ‘S/T’ (Shining Records) Review by Woody Frail Sincerity are a new blues based hard rock band put together by Neil Haworth from N.W.O.B.H.M band Legend. Haworth ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2016, 05:02 by Paul Woodward
  • Ram – ‘Svbversvm’ (Metal Blade) Review By Woody The oddly titled ‘Svbversvm’ is the fourth full length release from Sweden’s Ram. They create unapologetic screaming metal that is straight out of the ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2016, 04:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Silver Mountain – ‘Roses & Champagne’ & ‘Breakin’ Chains’ (Cherry Red Records) Review by Woody So with a band name like Silver Mountain you’d guess the people in this band would be Rainbow and Ritchie Blackmore fans, and ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2016, 04:43 by Paul Woodward
  • Legion - 'Solace' (Z Records)Review by Woody‘Solace’ is the swansong from Legion, the eighth album in as many years from the prolific song writing partnership of guitarist Vince O’Regan and ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 07:40 by Paul Woodward
  • EofE - 'S/T' (Cream Records) Review by Woody I’ve been aware of young Dudley rockers EofE for some time now and they have been a band in steady evolution as they experiment ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 07:30 by Paul Woodward
  • Ian Toomey - 'Ascension' (Metal Nation) Review by Woody If you’re a fan of old school NWOBHM you’ll know Bitches Sin and of course their lead guitarist Ian Toomey and ‘Ascension’ is ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 07:21 by Paul Woodward
  • The Summit - 'Higher Ground' (Pride & Joy Records) Review by Woody The Summit are quirky rockers who mix seventies hard rock influences with strong pop sensibilities, think a mash up between Led Zeppelin and The ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 06:38 by Paul Woodward
  • Devil’s Dice – ‘Libertarian’ (D-Force Records) Review by Woody Midlands melodic metallers Devil’s Dice are new to the scene and ‘Libertarian’ is one of the strongest debuts I’ve ever heard. By ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2015, 09:56 by Paul Woodward
  • Skin & Bone - 'Revenge' (Hot Box Music) Review by Woody Revenge is the debut album from British hard rockers Skin & Bone and this one has been a long time coming. I’ve been following ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2015, 09:50 by Paul Woodward
  • Kelly Keeling - 'Mind Radio' (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody ‘Mind Radio’ marks a return to a melodic rock sound for popular American vocalist Kelly Keeling, who most genre fans love from his time with ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2015, 09:44 by Paul Woodward
  • Eric Charles Band - 'Can You Feel It?' (Independent) Review by Woody The Eric Charles band hail from Canada and I would describe them as pop rock with an indie flair. There are quite a few influences and ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2015, 09:37 by Paul Woodward
  • Soldier - 'Defiant' (Independent) Review By Woody I’m not sure if Soldier knows that 1982 has come and gone! Their sound and style is right out of the dawn of the NWOBHM ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2015, 09:28 by Paul Woodward
  • Trixter - 'Human Era' (Frontiers Records) Review By Woody I’ve always had a soft spot for Trixter so when they released their first album after reforming ‘New Audio Machine’ in 2012 I was ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 10:25 by Paul Woodward
  • Soley Mourning - 'The Rocket Pool' (Independent) Review By Woody Black Country classic rockers Soley Mourning are fast becoming one of my favourite bands, I’m a little late to the party as their new album ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 10:19 by Paul Woodward
  • Band Of Brothers - 'Band Of Brothers' Review by Woody It’s taken Swedish pop rockers Band Of Brothers a decade to get this their self titled debut album recorded and released. Band Of Brothers  have a ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 10:10 by Paul Woodward
  • Overloud - 'Altered Ego' (Rock CD Records) Review By Woody Hailing from Spain rambunctious high energy rockers Overloud take their cue from Swedish sleaze acts but veer more towards the glam styling of Motley ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 10:04 by Paul Woodward
  • High Road Easy - 'III' (Shore-Music) Review By Woody German duo of vocalist Jan Knopf and guitarist Sven Horlemann are High Road Easy and the imaginatively titled ‘III’ is their third collaboration. Previous reviews ...
    Posted 6 Jul 2015, 10:00 by Paul Woodward
  • Corvus - 'Chasing Miracles' (Lynchburg Records) Review by Woody I had heard a couple of demos by Birmingham AOR’ster’s Corvus before and while I was intrigued about hearing there album I wasn ...
    Posted 12 May 2015, 14:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Awake By Design - 'Carve The Sun' (Unsigned) Review by Woody With band members coming from all corners of the Midlands region Awake By Design truly are a Midlands band in its broadest sense. Although these guys ...
    Posted 12 May 2015, 14:39 by Paul Woodward
  • Kyshera - 'Circle' (Konic Records) Review by Woody Three piece modern rock outfit Kyshera have been knocking about for a while now and ‘Circle’ is their third album. I did find their previous ...
    Posted 12 May 2015, 14:34 by Paul Woodward
  • The Almighty - 'Blood, Fire and Love' + 'Sould Destruction' re-issues (Spinefarm Records) Review by Woody So Spinefarm Records have reissued Brit rock heroes The Almighty’s debut album ‘Blood Fire & Love’ and it’s follow up ‘Soul Destruction’ and given ...
    Posted 12 May 2015, 14:27 by Paul Woodward
  • Grindhouse - 'Chapter One' (RMB Records) Review by Woody The thing that initially got me to check out Italian rockers Grindhouse was the fact that one of my favourite vocalist’s Michael Bormann was ...
    Posted 5 Mar 2015, 12:09 by Paul Woodward
  • Black Star Riders - 'The Killer Instinct' (Nuclear Blast) Review by Woody Black Star Riders are the band that rose up out of the ashes of the final Thin Lizzy line-up and The Killer Instinct is ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 08:20 by Paul Woodward
  • Mallen - 'Ignition' EP Review by Woody Ignition is the debut EP from promising Walsall Alt-rock outfit Mallen and I’ve developed a real soft spot for these guys based not only on ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 08:15 by Paul Woodward
  • Issa - 'Crossfire' (Frontiers Records) Review by Woody My jaw bounced off the floor with such velocity it ricocheted back so hard it almost took my head off the first time I heard ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 08:11 by Paul Woodward
  • Santa Cruz - 'Santa Cruz' (Spinefarm Records) Review by Woody The second album from Finnish sleaze rockers Santa Cruz is actually self titled, which may be a little confusing for people new to the band ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 08:07 by Paul Woodward
  • Tragik - 'Path of Destruction' (Purley BMI) Review by Woody Songwriter Phil Vincent is one of the busiest musicians there is, not only does he have a solo career he also has several bands that ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 08:00 by Paul Woodward
  • Deadline - 'Fire Inside' (Bad Reputation) Review by Woody I could probably count the amount of French rock bands I know on one hand but that’s exactly where Deadline are from and ‘Fire ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 07:53 by Paul Woodward
  • Space Vacation - 'Cosmic Vanguard' (Pure Steel) Review by Woody When I was given this one to spin my initial thoughts leaned towards thunderous European heavy metal akin to Hammerfall. So when I was doing ...
    Posted 1 Mar 2015, 07:46 by Paul Woodward
  • Live - 'The Turn' (Think Loud) Review by Woody The comeback of American Alt-Rock legends Live sees them return without iconic front man Ed Kowalcyzk. This fact alone could divide opinion on the ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2014, 15:32 by Paul Woodward
  • Stonewire - 'When The Crow Flies' (22:11 Records) Review by Woody Stonewire are a female fronted blues based classic rock act with a strong smoky southern rock flavour and When The Crow Flies is their ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2015, 18:36 by Paul Woodward
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