Nicholas Dunn

Nicholas Dunn

Writer (Cathays, Cardiff, England)
- Nick is talking about music. It's best just to let him.
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Power metal is often derided in the world of metal, but that doesn’t stop it being a whole lot of fun. Twilight Force demonstrate exactly how much fu…
By on Aug 13, 2019
Conjuring a strong sense of place with beautiful melodies and ferocious riffs, Falls of Rauros have delivered an excellent new album in the shape of
By on Jul 22, 2019
Drone is a genre that requires patience, so set yourself down on the porch, get the speakers going, and let the sunset wash over you with Earth’s Full…
By on May 31, 2019
There’s never been a better time to be a punk. Bad Religion return with their seventeenth studio album, Age of Unreason, a short, sharp shock of angr…
By on May 06, 2019
Amon Amarth have released their much-anticipated eleventh album, Berserker, via Metal Blade and, while at the core it’s the same lovable Viking-themed…
By on May 04, 2019
Whether you have the time for it or not, you could learn how to study time with Cities of Mars’ latest Ripple Music release, The Horologist.
By on Apr 06, 2019
An incredible blend of post-rock and avant-garde that pushes at genre boundaries, The Pirate Ship Quintet have delivered an excellent second album wi…
By on Mar 29, 2019

9 / 10

In simple terms, JP Ahonen’s Belzebubs is a mockumentary. Imagine a black metal version of Spinal Tap, with the silliness and humour turned up to 11.…
By on Mar 22, 2019

7 / 10

As intensely personal as it is universally accessible, Fedrespor’s sophomore effort, Fra en Vugge i Fjellet, out now via Nordvis Produktion, is an ex…
By on Mar 15, 2019

5 / 10

Catch Prichard, an up-and-coming indie singer-songwriter from the U.S., pays homage to his influences such as Leonard Cohen on Utter Disbelief. Unfort…
By on Feb 20, 2019

7 / 10

In all, -aire (Equal Vision Records) stands up as a strong sophomore album for The End of the Ocean. It clings slightly too tightly to its influences…
By on Feb 02, 2019
Ukraine’s premier stoner metal band Stoned Jesus have brought us their fourth album, via Napalm Records, in the shape of Pilgrims. We sat down with v…
By on Sep 21, 2018

8 / 10

Void Ritual’s Death is Peace represents the sharp end of grief, the white-hot anger that broils and writhes and lashes out, and yet is tempered by the…
By on Aug 08, 2018

8.5 / 10

Khemmis have achieved a fine balance between the swaggering melodic styles and thunderous rhythms of Iron Maiden and the abyssal emotional depths of Y…
By on Jul 11, 2018

8 / 10

Mike Scheidt has turned his recent and terrifying experiences into an incredible work of heartfelt music. Our Raw Heart is an accomplished album from
By on Jul 09, 2018
A long-awaited evening of artistry and emotion with Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, and the rest of A Perfect Circle at Brixton O2 Academy, wit…
By on Jun 20, 2018

9 / 10

After a mercifully brief hiatus, Sweden’s favourite retro-stoners Graveyard are back with their fifth offering Peace. A very strong contender for alb…
By on May 30, 2018
From the packed-out pub rooms to the rafters of the Koko and the Roundhouse, rumbling basslines shook the earth, and spliff-based riffs rang out loud…
By on May 23, 2018
With debut album Glitter and Spit looking set to propel them into the spotlight, we sat down with London-based rock duo The Pearl Harts for April’s “…
By on Apr 25, 2018
Giving it everything, no matter how small your audience, is the mark of a true artist. Standing firmly for this, Louise Distras, with The Pearl Harts
By on Apr 19, 2018

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