Stuart Wain

Stuart Wain

Journalist (Allestree, Derbyshire, England)
- I've written for a few places over the years, sharing the stuff that excites me, and now I'm here to do just that.
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Thy Messenger (out May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records) does what it intends to do; showing that Vader are as fired-up as ever, that there’s no dip in…
By on May 22, 2019
Due May 10th via Spinefarm Records, new album Eternal Forward Motion is a big step forward for Employed To Serve. More emotional, engaging, and varie…
By on Apr 29, 2019

8.5 / 10

Out March 15th via Prosthetic Records, Vile Creature’s music and Preservation Rituals (2015-2018) is not for everyone. But, if you believe in the pow…
By on Mar 13, 2019

7.5 / 10

Out now via Svart Records, Demon Head’s latest occult rock offering, Hellfire Ocean Void, is the sound of a band staking their claim, and doing so i…
By on Mar 06, 2019

7 / 10

One of the most unusual things about Intersubjectivity is that the songs aren’t actually that unusual. Using home-made instruments to create abrasive…
By on Feb 12, 2019

7 / 10

Under the Regolith, out via Tridroid Records, may not be the most memorable record you hear this month, but it’s certainly one of the more exciting, e…
By on Feb 01, 2019

7.5 / 10

Out now via Steamhammer, Partisan demonstrates that Sodom have got through what could have been a risky period, emerging in fine form and with fire i…
By on Jan 16, 2019

8 / 10

Practically nothing that hints Ævangelist’s Matricide in the Temple of Omega was written for the ears of anyone other than the twisted beings creating…
By on Nov 16, 2018

9 / 10

Some thirty-plus listens on, ULTHA’s The Inextricable Wandering (Century Media) has revealed itself as one of the best metal albums of the past decade…
By on Oct 28, 2018

7 / 10

Whilst A Storm of Light’s Anthroscene may not hit the same heights as their previous two albums, it is still a very good release, filled with a spirit…
By on Oct 06, 2018

6.5 / 10

Behemoth intend for I Loved You at Your Darkest to be a grand album yet it is a record riddled with contradictions that mean it should not work; and y…
By on Sep 06, 2018

8 / 10

Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response is hugely enjoyable and addictive “heavy negative wizard metal” from Rebel Wizard, out now on Prosthetic Re…
By on Aug 29, 2018

8 / 10

Out now via Southern Lord, Jesus Piece’s Only Self is sure to be one of the year’s biggest hardcore albums; it more than lives up to expectations, and…
By on Aug 28, 2018

8.5 / 10

Uniform put out stomping industrial riffs with a twist of melody. The Long Walk is an album that revels in its humanity, as pained, flawed, and contra…
By on Aug 09, 2018

8 / 10

If the artwork turns you off, this record was never intended for you. If you’re on board with it, then Pink Mass’ Necrosexual is one of the most invig…
By on Aug 02, 2018

8 / 10

Uniform and The Body’s Sacred Bones collaboration, Mental Wounds Not Healing, includes stomping post-punk riffs, harsh noise walls, static-drenched doo…
By on Jun 18, 2018
For 40 years now, Saxon have been one of the most reliable bands in the British hard rock and classic metal scene. Feast on the reissues of three div…
By on Jun 09, 2018
For those of us who have spent many years worshipping at the bloodstained altar of Blasphemy, these two records via Nuclear War Now! deserve a place…
By on May 30, 2018

7.5 / 10

Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Panic Blooms is simultaneously brilliant and frustrating; an album that promises so much, containing some genuinely wonderfu…
By on May 22, 2018

9 / 10

Though War on Women are hardly the only feminist punk band going these days, they are one of the most prominent and important, and Capture the Flag i…
By on Apr 25, 2018

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