We caught these Spanish ultra-thrashers in London a few weeks ago, opening for Suicidal Angels, Evil Invaders and another unmentionable band. First on a four-band bill, they blew every band out of the water (and my unborn child agreed). They also do everything with smiles so big they look like they’re about … Read More
Obviously, on paper, Lizzies, a four-piece ‘Maiden-infused metal band’ from Madrid sounds like our cup of green tea. Having flogged around the London toilet circle circa 2006 in girl bands myself, it’s easy to recognise that sort of passionate enthusiastic raw-edged heart that often drives bands like Lizzies. Named after … Read More
When we first played this album, we had a draw-off to try and encapsulate the mood and vibe of this second album from San Diego-based Joy. Suffice to say, my picture was a ‘murican highway circa 1969 inspired by a biker movie… it also featured pointy shoes and naff jackets … Read More
It’s easy to get excited at the prospect of Hypnos and ‘Cold Winds’, their second gifting because, well,…Sweden and Graveyard and NWOBHM, all tickling our collective taste buds at the moment. When you press play on ‘Start the Hunt’ there is even a Rocky Horror Show mish-mash about half way through; a deftly-arranged, … Read More
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