Simon Douglass

7 / 10

As a debut, Regression is a worthy effort. There are enough positive aspects to suggest that Theories could have decent career.
By on Sep 09, 2015

8 / 10

New Kataklysm album Of Ghosts And Gods is hugely enjoyable, in fact, it will probably be one of the best death metal albums of the year.
By on Sep 02, 2015

5 / 10

If self-indulgent guitar albums are your thing then look no further, Ol Drake's Old Rake will be perfect.
By on Aug 31, 2015
From Cannibal Corpse to Opeth. From Raging Speedhorn to Trivium. From Orange Goblin to Rob Zombie. Bloodstock Festival 2015 had something for fans of…
By on Aug 21, 2015

7 / 10

So far Goatwhore have consistently delivered solid album after solid album and Constricting Rage of the Merciless continues this trend.
By on Aug 18, 2015

8.5 / 10

With Royal Thunders' Crooked Doors it's abundantly clear that the band's unique sound and take on stoner, psychedelic, and hard rock hasn't diminishe…
By on Aug 07, 2015

6.5 / 10

The Insolent is very much an album of two halves. The first is nothing to get overly excited about, but the second, while still maintaining elements o…
By on Jul 22, 2015

9 / 10

With Coma Ecliptic, Between The Buried And Me might just have written their seminal album. Insanely brilliant from start to finish, it takes you on o…
By on Jul 10, 2015

7.5 / 10

Cradle are back in top form with Hammer Of The Witches. If they can manage to keep a stable line-up, then this might be the start of another great ag…
By on Jun 26, 2015

6 / 10

Soulburn's The Suffocating Darkness is sadly an average album of paint-by-numbers blackened death metal.
By on Jun 18, 2015

7 / 10

Even the departure of two vocalists hasn't knocked Nightwish off their track but, with album number eight, our reviewer feels the band have played it…
By on May 25, 2015

6.5 / 10

Finnish chaps Apocalyptica release their eighth album but, as our reviewer discovered, it's struggles to match some of their other work.
By on May 22, 2015
Most gigs involving Devin Townsend are pretty special but, as our writer found out when he attended this unique show in London, some of them are just…
By on May 19, 2015

8 / 10

With On Lonely Towers it feels as though Barren Earth have perfected their style. Without a doubt their finest hour to date!
By on May 12, 2015

6.5 / 10

Ungod's first single, "God Is Evil," displays not only Jager's capabilities, but also confirms that, over the years, Morgoth has lost none of their br…
By on Apr 21, 2015
Despite their new album Raise A Little Hell riding high in the rock charts, Irish rockers struggle to raise more than a ripple of excitement in Norwi…
By on Apr 20, 2015

8 / 10

Thirteen albums in and Enslaved are still producing new, original, and most of all intriguing albums, the latest of which is In Times.
By on Apr 10, 2015

7.5 / 10

Psycroptic's self-titled album is the sign of a band maturing without losing their identity, and the results are very impressive.
By on Mar 31, 2015

6 / 10

The Puritan does have some moments of real quality with "When Gold Turns To Rust" being the most obvious.
By on Mar 26, 2015

7.5 / 10

From the moment "The Spiritual Relief" hits, it's clear that there is nothing radio friendly about Epistemology. Keep Of Kalessin's newest offering i…
By on Feb 18, 2015

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