Aro: He Manu Anō (2020)

Aro: He Manu Anō (2020)

It is impossible to know where to start when talking about the sheer delight of living in Aotearoa, New Zealand, but one of those has to be the way the country has been spared from the worst excesses of COVID-19 due to a series of good decisions, luck, and...
Stone Sour: Hydrograd (2017)

Stone Sour: Hydrograd (2017)

It is impossible to talk about Stone Sour without also mentioning Slipknot, given that this was the band originally formed by singer Corey Taylor and former drummer Joel Ekman back in 1992, with guitarist Jim Root coming onboard in 1995, before the band was put on...
Tiny Clocks: The Battenberg Concertos (2020)

Tiny Clocks: The Battenberg Concertos (2020)

I have long been a fan of Backwater Records, one of those labels who continually release material of incredibly high quality from bands that many people outside a small circle will probably have never heard of. Here we have a case in point with the third album by Tiny...
Trivium: The Sin and the Sentence (2017)

Trivium: The Sin and the Sentence (2017)

I first came across Trivium when they released their second album, ‘Ascendancy’, in 2005, since when I have been fortunate enough to see them play live twice – once when they were supported by Whitechapel and once when they supported Disturbed. At the latter they were...
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