Devil To Pay

It's great how Devil To Pay sounds refreshing with every new release. The band might not leap forward, but it is also remote from repeating itself. Devil To Pay’s style is stoner meets doom meets NOLA meets southern rock with all its elements in harmony.

Spock’s Beard

I have little to no knowledge what's going on in the progressive rock scene at the moment, but I do know this, I enjoyed what veterans Spock’s Beard have to offer. It's prog, so you know what to expect.

Dark New Day

This is a band with more of a current sound and have more in common with Muse, Bush, Altar Bridge, Evanescence and the like and this album is sort of a mix between gothic, nu, emo and gothic metal

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

Easily one of the most exhilarating bands to come down the pipe in a very long time, this UK quartet Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats once again showcase why they so deserve their abundance of critical acclaim with Mind Control. Seeing Uncle Acid at Roadburn last week was an ultimate joy and one of the highlights for sure.


Intronaut play crunch metal that sometimes borders on math metal with a doomy/sludgy and even fusion edge. There are some modern Tool/ Baroness elements in both music and vocals thrown in, giving the music an up-to-date and original sound. The music is guitar dominated and both guitarists deliver the goods. In fact the rhythm section is very strong and is complimented by Sacha’s screamo meets clear solid mid-ranged vocals.


Cain were based in Minnesota and those who already are familiar with Cain’s first legendary hard rock album will be pleased with 1977’s Stinger as well. Though the slick blend of driving hard-rock, smooth balladry and progressive textures can get on your nerves too.


I'll be honest: The first time I sat through A New Dawn I wasn't impressed. Maybe I didn't give it the attention it deserved, or maybe I just wasn't in the mood for that type of music but, throughout my first run-through of this CD, nothing really grabbed me. But this is where it gets interesting, because on my second and subsequent listens to this CD, I found myself enthralled.


I have to admit that although the name Vreid was familiar to me, I have never even heard one song from this Norwegian black metal band and thus Welcome Farewell is my first venture into their world.


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