Boomtown Fair 2015: The Boomingest of the Towns

I feel like Boomtown kind of came out of nowhere. I’d heard about it before, but nothing much beyond it being pretty out there. Yet with the current inundation of UK festivals we seem to have these days, it had such a drastically different line-up from anything else I had seen that I was pretty […]

Review: Whiplash

Overview: Once again, we’re going to be away from the format. Much like Foxcatcher, this film really isn’t all it seems. It does star “…Miles Teller as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the school’s fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons)”. […]

At War With Reality

At The Gates – At War With Reality

Released: October 2014 Century Media Records At The Gates! If these guys can’t write metal then who can, right? Well the good news is that At War With Reality is definitely one hell of a metal album. What it is not, is Slaughter of the Soul. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! After all, […]

Kyng - Burn the Serum

Kyng – Burn The Serum

Kyng are a Los Angeles based hard rock/metal trio formed in 2008. The single Electric Halo, from their 2014 album Burn the Serum, has already met considerable success and they are currently (November 2014) touring with Planet of Zeus and Lionize as part of  Metal Hammer and Classic Rock’s “Lords of the Riff Volume 2” […]

Devin Townsend Project vs Ziltoid

Z² – Devin Townsend’s Ziltoid the Second

“The mighty Devin Townsend, surprised by the success of his experimental solo album, Ziltoid the Omnisicient, returned once again to the studio. For years he toiled and produced not one, but two albums. But now, confronted by a public accustomed to his other work, how we will he fare as he presents his new masterpiece. Will they yield? Only time will tell…”

Is Classical Music Still Valid?

I originally intended this to be a tad longer, and more factual. However, I think the argument I put out is still accurate, and hopefully informative. We now live in a time where any kind of music, from any era, is available almost instantly. Musical diversity and experimentation has never been greater; so, how relevant […]

Slipknot Volume 5: The Return of the ‘Knot

Slipknot – The Gray Chapter A new Slipknot album! And after so much change in the band in the last few years, everyone is on tenterhooks for this. After the tragic loss of bass-player Paul Gray in 2010 and the more recent firing of long-time drummer Joey Jordison, it felt like we were looking at […]