As far back as 2011’s ‘The Light Of Which I Dream’, Tasmania’s Taberah have embraced experimentation. However, there’s always been an inkling that the sound they wanted was just out of reach. On ‘Sinner’s Lament’, the band appear to have hit that mark. With Lord Tim (LORD, Dungeon) producing, the band’s … Read More
The New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (“NWOTHM”) tradition is a tricky one: the sound is, by definition, old-school. It results in some bangers, but it’s not exactly easy for a band to craft something that is unique and traditional all at once. Sweden’s Candle have taken a crack a … Read More
When Horisont first hit the scene, their music was fun, but seated in homage territory. With ‘About Time’, the band has maintained their retro-roots while branching into somewhat unchartered territory through a polyglot of sounds. The five-piece’s newest record runs the gamut from ’70s prog to ’80s synth-rock, with a thick … Read More
On their ninth full-length, Michael Amott’s (Arch Enemy, Carcass) ’70s-inspired rock ‘n’ roll band have taken a few cues from the band’s riff-oriented past, but continue to look to the future. Stripping right back on the fuzzy, stoner-rock grit of 2013’s ‘Earth Blues’, the band conjure ‘Burn’-era Deep Purple, helped … Read More
When your editor tells you two thirds of Midnight have taken to playing Scorpions and Dokken inspired rock and roll, you take note. Cut from the same cloth of anachronistic ’80s-worship as Steel and Skullfist, the hard rock four-piece deliver on all counts with a slab of cold, emotional rn’r. … Read More
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