Niki Flynn

Niki Flynn

Journalist (Tisbury, Wiltshire, England)
- I have been writing creatively for as long as I can remember; writing whimsical fantasies and cut-throat horror before I found my calling to review the wonderful world of music. I love all sorts of music - rock, metal, punk, country, jazz, even some 90s pop - and on my hard drive it is hard for others to contemplate such an eclectic collection all gathered together on digital media.
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Powerwolf brought the metal to the masses at Bristol SWX for yet another sold-out show of their “Sacrament of Sin Tour,” with ear-shattering support from stadium rockers Kissin’ Dynamite and Swedish metal band Amaranthe!
on Jan 26, 2019
Older, Fatter, Still the Greatest Ever - Live at Brixton perfectly captures the buzz and atmosphere at a Bowling for Soup show. It is a great introduction to the partying pop-punk band, reaffirming that they have no plans to slow down just yet.
on Jan 19, 2019
Sabaton inductees need look no further than Carolus Rex – this is the album that encapsulates the band’s unique style and sensitive subject matter, whilst still delivering a full-length that maintains consistency after six years.
on Nov 27, 2018
A unique entry in Seventh Wonder’s catalog, Tiara may be a more accessible release, and thus an easy way to hook in new fans, but veterans of their progressive metal tradition will surely like this as well. Out now on Frontiers Music.
on Oct 23, 2018
Overall, whilst some songs are a hit, Antartarctica, Evil Scarecrow’s fourth album, is an exceptionally uneven release, with some tracks bordering on unlistenable.
on Oct 05, 2018
The whole of Steelfactory is a thrill ride almost from start to finish, clean cut and well-oiled – just like a steel factory should be. UDO’s new record drops via AFM Records.
on Aug 30, 2018

6.5 / 10

Dee Snider’s first metal album is a lot of fun. Thought there are hard-hitting tracks and classic Dee vocals, overall it falls a little short of the mark.
on Aug 12, 2018

6.5 / 10

Whilst this album does not quite hit an all-time high throughout, The Sacrament of Sin is still an enjoyable release from the German werewolves in Powerwolf. Out now on Napalm Records.
on Jul 21, 2018
These guys have buckets of potential, and with gigs booked across the South of England, it is only a matter of time before DeadBlow becomes a name to remember on the underground circuit.
on Jun 06, 2018
Sick N’ Beautiful brought their firecracker of a show to Southampton’s The 1865, with Lilith and the Knight and Kane’d in tow. An experience drawing from the greats like Alice Cooper and ... Katy Perry?
on May 29, 2018
In the lush green mountains and historical cities of Italy, extraterrestrials crash-landed and formed the gruesome rock band Sick N’ Beautiful. We’ve got an exclusive interview about their origins, music and upcoming UK tour.
on May 17, 2018
Everything Sexorcism has to offer is exactly what a seasoned Lordi fan has come to expect from the Finnish monsters, but did they go too far with their sexually-deviant subject matter?
on May 05, 2018
Big Tings is yet another example of the Skindred’s rule-breaking output and a solid addition to their discography.
on Apr 23, 2018
With a visual assault of strobe lights, Testament thundered into action on the “Brotherhood of the Snake” tour with Annihilator and Vader.
on Apr 05, 2018

7 / 10

“Lifelong Tragedy”, the new single from Dead End Finland, reflects that the fourth studio album will represent a more musically diverse chapter for the band.
on Apr 04, 2018

6.5 / 10

The song is truly interesting and shows that Silver Dust still have some new cards to bring to the metal world’s table.
on Mar 27, 2018
Whether one is an avid fan of Axel Rudi Pell, or maybe just a big fan of heavy metal or power metal in general, it would be difficult to understand why any heavy metal fans would ignore Knight’s Call for any reason.
on Mar 26, 2018

7.5 / 10

Auri is a stunning piece of composition from Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) and co., and truly awakens a mystical energy inside oneself.
on Mar 25, 2018
For an established Nightwish fan, Decades echoes established fans’ own personal playlist of favourites; for music fans not yet acquainted with this band, it would be a fine addition to their wish-list to learn about the band’s work and hopefully develop a taste for it.
on Mar 11, 2018


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