Graham Finney

Graham Finney

Deputy Editor, Vice President (London, England, UK)
- Living an almost hermit-like existence these days, when not sleeping, slaving over a laptop or at a gig, my time is spent between photographing mixed martial arts, watching shit horror movies and learning to play my slightly battered acoustic guitar. The reason I still do this? Obviously the money, hookers and fast cars, but mainly because Chris lets me indulge my passion for music that sounds like elephants fucking.
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5 / 10

I have to be honest and admit that, as the opening riffs to "I Am The State" ripped this album into life, my ears certainly did prick up. You see, ha…
By on Jun 26, 2013

5 / 10

Like Emmure, Atlanta party-deathcore boys Attila just make it so easy for the world to hate them and their generic party-deathcore. The thing is, as…
By on Jun 24, 2013

8 / 10

Horror-metal titans The Black Dahlia Murder sit uncomfortably in that area where traditional metalheads turn their nose up at them for their "deathco…
By on Jun 24, 2013

8 / 10

"I am the Huntress, I'm on your trail. When I want you here you'd better not fail" screams Jill Janus, vocalist with California bangers Huntress. The…
By on Jun 11, 2013

7 / 10

It doesn't take much time spent in the company of the filthy swamp metal peddled by Death Valley Driver before you’ll find yourself comparing their g…
By on Jun 09, 2013

8 / 10

It doesn't take a genius to work out that Almost There is going to be one hell of a personal album, and you only have to have a quick glance down the…
By on May 27, 2013

6 / 10

I fucking love it when you get albums like this one from Enemy Reign, the Denver brutalists who cite "Slayer, metal, and shredding" as their influenc…
By on May 27, 2013

8 / 10

Everything about this is just fucking ace! It’s got Kurt from crossover Kings D.R.I fronting the band, their Facebook page has a chick with massive b…
By on May 26, 2013

5 / 10

I’m a huge Ricky Warwick fan; from his work in The Almighty to his solo material, the man can do no wrong in my eyes. Well, clearly Warwick won fans…
By on May 25, 2013

8 / 10

Since 2008, when these Virginia death metallers issued their first release for new label Nuclear Blast, it’s been hard to really keep up with who exa…
By on May 25, 2013

7 / 10

As I write this review British troublemakers Bring Me The Horizon have just nudged ahead of David Bowie in the National Album Charts in the UK so, on…
By on May 03, 2013

8 / 10

It has to be said that there is something about Seattle mob Grenades that makes you keep listening to their Heaven Is Empty album. The thing is, I ca…
By on May 03, 2013

6 / 10

Reading like a Who’s Who of the Massachusetts Metal Scene, Death Ray Vision is a side-project featuring members of New Wave Of American Heavy Metal s…
By on May 03, 2013
With a book in the pipeline, a Horror Festival to organise, and a solo album due to drop later this year, time is at a premium for heavy metal legend…
By on May 03, 2013

7 / 10

Unsurprisingly, when pop-rockers Fall Out Boy announced their much anticipated return with a few intimate club shows, tickets for those shows all sol…
By on Apr 19, 2013

6.6 / 10

Sometimes you just need a band like Teethmarks to come along so you can remember how nasty and grotty music can be. Feral is the work of four blokes…
By on Apr 18, 2013

7 / 10

With a line-up that boasts a combination of both French and American cultures, it’d be fair to expect An Endless Vision to sound like the bastard off…
By on Apr 15, 2013

9 / 10

A lot of people are waiting to hear Disarm The Descent, the new album from metalcore titans Killswitch Engage what with it being the first album sinc…
By on Mar 31, 2013

8 / 10

I know it doesn't need repeating, but I’ll say it anyway... Maryland stoners Clutch are cooler than you’ll ever be! They swagger around like they own…
By on Mar 29, 2013

7 / 10

Skarlett Riot are a female-fronted rock band so, while instantly the Paramore comparisons come out, it will only take one listen to their full-length…
By on Mar 26, 2013

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