So, if you fancy dipping your toes into the world of Aqualassie and the Sky Pumas you are in for a delightfully tantalising treat that will keep your head banging, feet tapping and face smiling!
Experimental. Technical. Heavy. Perfect. Those are 4 adjectives that I’d use to describe this album. It was not what I was expecting. I was expecting a musical followup to God Damn Evil. Instead, I got a lesson in what amazing guitar playing and singing sounds like. All 4 members stepped up their game. They are now on a higher level than they’ve ever been, and I’m blown away. I’d compare my reaction to Even the Devil Believes to my reaction to Judas Priest the first time I heard Painkiller. Stunned, Shocked, maybe even a little intimidated but in a good way. 5 of 5 stars from me. Get this album. Now!
We are living in strange and uncertain times and I hope to see Daxx & Roxane back on tour very soon, doing what they do best and showcasing their new ‘wares’ live on stage to fans old and new– in the interim, I will continue to familiarise myself with their latest release, it was definitely worth the wait!
The influence of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Molly Hatchet and bands such as one of my all-time favourites, Raging Slab, are easy to hear.
Simply a powerhouse of Purple perfection!
When I first heard Reborn, I thought it was a fun album, but that WarKings had the potential to step up their game a bit further, and create a more memorable album. With Revenge, that’s exactly what’s happened, as while it’s stylistically a very similar album to the band’s debut, the performances and songwriting seem to be just a cut better, with an extra layer of energy and intensity. Fans of the band’s debut should love this, and anyone looking for a fun heavy/power metal album with a mix of intense riffs, great melodies, awesome vocals, and catchy choruses, would be highly recommended to give this a listen.
The band has unleashed their 8th full-length release, Thalassic, and unsurprisingly, I’d be more than willing to say a word using the last six letters of that title, with a C in front, to describe this release!
‘Hindsight’ feels like a tribute to all those artists that have influenced the Emmure sound. If you mixed up the best moments of Korn, Limp Bizkit and Slipknot with a dash of System Of A Down then you arrive at Emmure’s ‘Hindsight’.
Wicked Smile’s Delirium EP is hopefully just a small taste of what they have ahead for them. I’m looking forward to a full release (the sooner the better.) The duo has already started generating some good words in the music world, which is a testament to the quality of the music contained here. Wicked Smile certainly has some tremendous potential, so here’s hoping they can maintain this level of awesome moving forward!