Simon Douglass

7.5 / 10

With The World Is My Enemy Now, Upon A Burning Body have produced their most consistent album to date.
on Oct 21, 2016
Sonic Syndicate have made such a vast change (and it isn't well) that it’s hard to find any redeeming qualities in Confessions.
on Oct 17, 2016

8.5 / 10

With twelfth album Sorceress, Opeth continue on the next phase on their evolutionary path. Read our review here...
on Oct 06, 2016
The Serpent Only Lies is one hell of a listen, it only serves as a reminder of what a truly great band Crowbar are, as if you needed one. Read our review here...
on Oct 05, 2016
Bloodstock returned in August with some new bands, some old favourites and three massive headliners. Simon Douglass joined the masses for the metal weekend of the year. Read his review inside...
on Aug 31, 2016

7.5 / 10

Staying faithful to the nu-metal sound which served their debut well, Otep return with their latest album. Read our review here..
on Jun 04, 2016

8.5 / 10

It may have been five years in the making but the new album from Finnish pagans Moonsorrow has very much been worth the wait.
on Jun 02, 2016
All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us is a fantastic recording that once again reiterates why Architects are held in such high regard.
on May 31, 2016

5.5 / 10

Oppression sees Incite deliver an album of what is best described as "more of the same."
on May 06, 2016
Every single one of the nine songs that comprises Nattesferd possesses its own certain charm and, when combined, they form one formidable offering.
on Apr 20, 2016

6.5 / 10

Over the years Aborted have earned themselves a reputation for consistently producing solid, brutal death metal albums which, in the case of Retrogore is not entirely accurate.
on Mar 15, 2016

8.5 / 10

There was a moment in time when we might not have got another Baroness album. Thankfully we did and the fact that it is this good is just a bonus. Read our review here.
on Jan 18, 2016

7.5 / 10

Feel The Misery may not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly shows exactly why My Dying Bride are masters of their genre.
on Nov 25, 2015
The Brotherhood of the Blade is a good live album; it certainly gives you an idea of what a fantastic and brutal live band Whitechapel are.
on Nov 19, 2015

8.5 / 10

It's hard to argue that anyone has done doom better than With The Dead in quite some time. An album of the year contender, for sure.
on Nov 19, 2015
On the whole Silent Line's Shattered Shores is a good album and there will certainly be a fair few people who will thoroughly enjoy it.
on Nov 17, 2015
Despite it’s still fledgling existence When Planets Collide is quickly become a go to label for all things Sludge, Doom and Stoner. Pure Grain Audio sits down with label founder Gareth Kelly to find out a little more.
on Nov 15, 2015
The Acuuser is the band's most consistent album to date but, as a comeback effort, it's lacking that real punch to make the impact needed.
on Oct 27, 2015
I Worship Chaos is Children Of Bodom's fifth offering so it's about time they stepped up their game and gave us another monster!
on Sep 24, 2015
As brutal as all the songs are on Cut Up's debut, Forensic Nightmares, they are as equally forgettable; not bad, just lacking that extra spark to take them to the next level.
on Sep 15, 2015

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