Snakes in Paradise: Step Into the Light (2018)

Snakes in Paradise: Step Into the Light (2018)

Back in 2000, I was lucky enough to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Hammy O, but to be honest what I was really excited about that night was the support band, The Company of Snakes. I longed for the days when Whitesnake were a proper band, and here was Bernie Marsden, Micky...
Terror: Total Retaliation (2018)

Terror: Total Retaliation (2018)

LA based Terror have always been a name synonymous with hardcore, sticking hard to the faith since their inception in 2002. After six studio albums, a series of live albums, splits, compilations and EP’s under their belts, the scene veterans are back with their latest...
Vince Bell: Ojo (2018)

Vince Bell: Ojo (2018)

This is a somewhat unusual album, in that for the most part it is spoken word with some quite different accompaniments from flamenco guitar to avant garde jazz, Americana, percussion and more. Bell actually made his name as a songwriter, with the likes of Nanci...
Wojciech Ciuraj: Ballady bez Romansów (2018)

Wojciech Ciuraj: Ballady bez Romansów (2018)

In between the third and fourth Walfad albums, singer and guitarist Wojciech Ciuraj took time out to record a solo album, bringing in different musicians and flavours from what he had been doing within the band setup. It is based on the works of Adam Mickiewicz, who...
Tone Tanner: Shot… (2016)

Tone Tanner: Shot… (2016)

I’ve only just come across this 2016 album from multi-instrumentalist Tone Tanner, and I am so glad I have. It is a concept album telling the story of “55 year old Barry – a cocksure but ultimately failed musician. Pissed off with his failures, he makes some bad...
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