ALL Reviews

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 throws in a few (largely successful) curve-balls.
on Aug 28, 2018
Ever been to Spain? Ever had a tasty little sauce called romesco? Thanks to Danny P., now’s your chance for both... sort of. While we’re not sending you to Spain, with the help of some Jack Herer, and this recipe, you get pretty close.
on Aug 28, 2018
Psycho Las Vegas 2018 touched down in the awesomeness that is Las Vegas earlier this month. We take you right into this year's festival with our TOP 7 observations of what we found to be worth mentioning at this year's metal fest of the summer.
on Aug 27, 2018
Omnium Gatherum’s The Burning Cold, out August 31 on Century Media Records, is melodic death metal at its leanest, hardest-hitting and most emotionally evocative, and deserves to make them one of melodeath’s household names.
on Aug 27, 2018
Demi Lovato aside, more and more, we hear about Fentanyl being the nail in the coffin for so many opioid users. Trace amounts of the drug are being found mixed with heroin, cocaine and various painkillers. This cross-contamination is proving deadly...
on Aug 26, 2018
The 2018 edition of Toronto’s Festival of Beer boasted over 90 vendors and 416 different beers, meaning there was sure to be something to everyone’s taste. Oh, and Dwayne Gretzky rocked the crowd too, eh!?
on Aug 25, 2018
Chicago’s The Skull is releasing their sophomore album, The Endless Road Turns Dark, via Tee Pee Records on September 7th and it’s a doom metal treat sure to please fans of all ages.
on Aug 25, 2018
Super-group, Dream Child offers up an impressive, epic-length effort — a “holy shit” record that recreates the magical long-lost allure of such iconic hard rock stalwarts as Deep Purple, Rainbow and Uriah Heep.
on Aug 24, 2018
Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. Package #17 features Migos.
on Aug 24, 2018
Since 1993, Cleveland, Ohio group Mushroomhead have been bringing their hybrid theatrical brand of metal to the masses, and their newest DVD release Volume III is a must-have for fans of the band and/or any general fans of horror and aggressive music.
on Aug 23, 2018
South Africa’s Women’s Day in Johannesburg saw Brochella bring one of the best lineups together, performing the old and the new. The evening featured Riddlebreak, Only Forever, Red Helen and more local favourites!
on Aug 23, 2018
With over a hundred bands descending on Reading/Leeds Festival this weekend, we thought we'd look down the line-up and pick six that we're looking forward to checking out.
on Aug 23, 2018
There’s not much to say when the end credits roll on PUNK BAND, a documentary that follows punk rock group Voices Of Addiction as they implode on tour. If the film is attempting to show the futility of playing live music in today’s economy, then it is an earth-shattering success.
on Aug 22, 2018
Panic at the Disco & Paramore are currently touring with just one or two original members. Is this a cheap cash grab from devoted fans or does the integrity and longevity of their songs live on with just the lead singer?
on Aug 22, 2018
August is beginning to wind down and that means it’s time for our “190 Proof” artist of the month! This time out we celebrate all things Alice In Chains and, thanks to some time from William DuVall, discuss the band’s 6th studio album (3rd with DuVall), Rainier Fog (BMG).
on Aug 22, 2018
Did someone order some thrash? Italian shredder and singer Loris Castiglia, of the Candlelight/Spinefarm Records-signed act Ultra-Violence, counts down his top ten thrash metal album covers.
on Aug 22, 2018
Given his love of 50s rock 'n' roll, we decided to get Alex Marshall from Brit rockers Miss Vincent to give us his top ten favourite tracks.
on Aug 22, 2018
Napalm Death meets Anaal Nathrakh and Fukpig - three of Birmingham’s finest show they are Born to Murder The World.
on Aug 21, 2018
Oh my, this is an oldie but a goodie. Chef Danny P. hits us up with the perfect burger for this edition of Baker’s Dozen, Taking some cues from Dazed & Confused, enjoy our Super Silver Haze joint, the “Top Notch HAMBJRGER”.
on Aug 21, 2018
Throughout the years, Outside Lands has continued to prove that it is at the top of its game, seamlessly bringing excellent talent, food, and beverages together for a one of a kind experience. For the first year, PureGrainAudio was in attendance to take photos and notes! Looking back, here are seven of the top moments of the weekend.
on Aug 21, 2018

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