Stephen Hardy

8 / 10

Once More 'Round the Sun is Mastodon's sixth studio album and the first after the stop-gap live opus Live at Brixton, which was a perfect capture of t…
By on Jul 31, 2014

6 / 10

From the almost Gaelic introduction to "The Wrecking Ball Unchained" that leads to a pulsating Red Fang-esq riff and semi Bruce Dickenson vocals (but…
By on Mar 14, 2014

7 / 10

Live at Brixton was captured at a February 2012 gig at the Brixton Academy in London, UK, where Mastodon plow through 23 tracks and 97 minutes encompa…
By on Jan 08, 2014

7 / 10

Well, here we are, another new, supposedly last farewell album from Ministry. If memory serves me correctly, The Last Sucker was meant to be the fina…
By on Sep 29, 2013

8 / 10

Now before we start let me get this off my chest, Kyuss are one of my all-time favourite bands. Like all favourite bands; however, you tend to have t…
By on Jul 30, 2013

8 / 10

In general, I am always a little wary of self-titled albums as sometimes they tend to be a little light on substance, but make no mistake, this is an…
By on Jul 13, 2013
Coventry’s finest Stoner Doom outfit, ‘Genera’, support the mighty Napalm Death, with their usual brand of Drop C tuned intensity. Fantastic show, ne…
By on Jul 21, 2011
Birmingham natives Alunah took the stage at the small and intimate Nottingham, Old Angel. Their brand of extremely fuzzed and desert sound is perfect…
By on Feb 14, 2011
Bill Steer from Carcass’ side project Firebird, took the stage for their blues-rock themed performance. The night was all good grooving, stoner rock…
By on Jan 22, 2011
Widows Old Angel's blend of heavy riffs and electronica made them the best surprise band I’ve seen in a while. Stacked full of crazed energy and tale…
By on Jan 21, 2011
Solace, one of my all time favourite bands, supporting Orange Goblin on their Christmas show tour. Amazing set, brutal, heavy as anything. Fun times!…
By on Jan 19, 2011
I’d watch these guys anytime I can, and I do! Orange Goblin ALWAYS put on the best shows! This, their Christmas tour, which they do annually in Londo…
By on Jan 19, 2011
The masters of the dirty riff came swaggering into the middle of the UK and owned the stage on April 24th, 2010. This was an awesome gig, which also…
By on Oct 20, 2010

9 / 10

One of the dirtiest, sleaziest bunch of scumbags you’re ever likely to even attempt to listen to. They stink, but oh my it’s the most pleasant disgus…
By on Oct 06, 2010

9 / 10

I have loved Monster Magnet for as long as I have owned my own stereo, ripping through their early offerings with glee, although of late I have been…
By on Sep 30, 2010

9 / 10

Southern Darkness is downright bluesy, groove ridden and has more than a tinge of stoner heaviness that doesn’t drown the dirty riff action. King Gian…
By on Aug 05, 2010
Candlelight Records today confirms September 28th as the North American release date for 'In the Absence of Light', the second full-length album from…
By on Jul 21, 2010

9 / 10

Now, this is a band I’ve heard of in the past, but sadly not actually had any exposure to. Nevertheless, as soon as the first note of this release hi…
By on Jul 19, 2010

7.5 / 10

I have to admit, I chose this album because I liked the artwork. It reminded me of something either Cathedral or their ilk may have chosen to use. I…
By on Jul 14, 2010
Nebula, the masters of the fuzzed rock played the small and very intimate Old Angel in Nottingham. The show was sweaty, packed with people and crazy…
By on Feb 10, 2010

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