Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (Album Review For TBFM)

"Give ‘Em Hell is dirty, grab you by the throat and throw you against the wall rock and roll.  Gritty and, at times, heartfelt, you can almost smell the stale booze soaked morning after regret.  Is this a big middle finger to everyone that’s ever crossed Mr Bach?  I would say so." Check out the … Continue reading Sebastian Bach – Give ‘Em Hell (Album Review For TBFM)

Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

"Every song is made to be played. Loudly. All the way up to 11. If this album was, as I suspect, working through a breakup then they had a damn good time doing it." Check out the full review of Fighting Wolve's latest album Chapter One and find out what I scored it out of … Continue reading Fighting Wolves – Chapter One (Album Review For TBFM)

Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)

   "If Thunderclap Newman had decided to have more than one hit (ten points if you can get it without googling), and jammed with Radiohead, you’re probably getting close to the sound of Rocket and the Ghost" To read the rest of my review of Rocket and the Ghost's self titled EP, head over to … Continue reading Rocket and the Ghost – Self titled EP (EP Review for The Ripple Effect)

Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

"Whilst many folk on a Sunday night are preparing to go back to work on Monday with a dose of Downton Abbey or, shock horror, the X Factor results, a select few like to go out and catch a live band or two. That was certainly the case on Sunday where The Towler had an … Continue reading Metal Night at The Towler with Fire in the Empire, A Ritual Spirit and Eternal Fear (Live Review for Manchester Rocks)

Ronin – Limerence (Album Review for TBFM)

"It’s refreshing to hear an album you can’t put into a box genre wise as it has elements of rock, metal and indie. A definite must have for those who don’t like pigeonholes!" Check out the full review of Ronin's "Limerence" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM’s website here

Blue Origin – Somnium (Album Review For TBFM)

"If you made a movie mixing Silent Hill and The Walking Dead, this would be the soundtrack. Refreshingly different" Check out the full review of Blue Origin's "Somnium" and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM's website here

Defy All Reason – Every Second Counts (EP Review for TBFM)

  "Considering this is a debut EP, “Every Second Counts” shows a lot of promise, especially as the songs are so catchy. A melting pot of Black Stone Cherry and Nickelback (their heavier stuff) type grooves with a nice subtle nod to the glory days of Bon Jovi is what you’ve got in store for … Continue reading Defy All Reason – Every Second Counts (EP Review for TBFM)

Mothership – Mothership (Album Review For TBFM)

"From the slightly proggy, Black Sabbath tinged “Hallucination” to the all out rock and roll assault that is “Cosmic Rain”, there is something for every hard southern rock fan on this album." Check out the full review of Mothership's self titled debut album and find out what I scored it out of 5 on TBFM's website here

10 Reasons Why Hammerfest Was Awesome

Last weekend I headed to Hammerfest on behalf of those lovely folks at Manchester Rocks for some metal shenanigans and it was pretty damn awesome.  Find out why here