Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Moonkings’

Moonkings album artwork

Breaking a musical silence that – apart from a few live appearances and a song written for his local football team – has lasted 20 long years, Dutch axemeister Adrian Vandenberg has emerged from his self-enforced exile with a renewed fire in his belly and this new project with a …

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Darkyra Black – Dragon Tears

    As big a fan and follower of Female Fronted Metal as I am, there is now, undoubtedly, a fair number of ‘same old, same old’ bands cluttering the genre. Therefore, I had been looking forward with great anticipation to get the chance to listen to this debut album …

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Man.Machine.Industry – The Cross EP

Man.Machine.Industry - The Cross

Man.Machine.Industry hold a wee place in my heart thanks to them being one of the first bands I reviewed when I started writing for Planetmosh in 2012. I loved their then release, Lean Back Relax and Watch the World Burn, and it’s great to see J.Bergman return to create more …

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Adrenaline Mob – Men of Honor

Adrenaline Mob - Men of Honor

Just under two years since the absolutely stonking Omertá and Adrenaline Mob are back with that tricky album number two. It’s another great album but one that doesn’t quite hit the heights of Omertá. Men of Honor is probably closer to being a more conventional heavy rock album. Is it …

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Kamchatka – The Search Goes On.

@planetmosh reviews The Search Goes On by .@KamchatkaSWE, out on .@Despotz Records. Formed in 2001 in Varberg, Sweden, Kamchatka are a three piece blues rock band about to release their fifth studio album.  The Search Goes On has been recorded at the band’s own Shrimpmonkey Studios, in their home town …

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Nervosa – Victim Of Yourself

First of all an introduction as I am sure there may well be a few people out there who are unfamiliar with Nervosa, well Nervosa are a three piece all female Trash metal outfit hailing from Brazil. Fernanda Lira takes the vocal and bass duties with Prika Amaral on guitars …

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House Of Lords – ‘Precious Metal’

@planetmosh reviews Precious Metal by .@_houseoflords_ Melodic rock band House of Lords was first created back in 1987 by keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, and after landing a record deal with Kiss bass player Gene Simmons company ‘Simmons Records ‘ Simmons stipulated that the band changed their name from Giuffria to House of Lords, plus …

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Corpsessed-Abysmal Thresholds

  Hailing from Järvenpää Finland Corpsessed released their first full length album Abysmal Thresholds by Dark Descent Records on the 4th of February 2014. Artwork by Danille Gauvin. Now I have never claimed to be good at reviews, sometimes you just can’t get into an album enough to right something …

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Mojo Fury – The Difference Between

Mojo Fury - The Difference Between

@planetmosh reviews The Difference Between by .@mojofuryband out on .@graphiterecords Following on from 2011’s ‘Visiting Hours Of a Travelling Circus’ Northern Irish indie-rockers Mojo Fury have released the much-anticipated ‘The Difference Between’. This second full-length album is available now on Graphite Records. Safe in The Arms is a perfect song …

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DripBack – Failed Futures

@planetmosh reviews Failed Futures by .@DripBack DripBack’s debut album Failed Futures feels like a punishment, but one from which you gain a narcissistic pleasure. It is a relentless onslaught of riffs, drum thrashing, thunderous bass and lyrics that at times appear to be being metaphorically, if not literally, spat into …

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Dave Evans – Nothing to Prove (EP)

Dave Evans, the original vocalist and co-founder of AC/DC releases his new EP Nothing to Prove via Rocksector Records on 3rd March 2014. The EP contains a cover of blues classic Baby Please Don’t Go and three original tracks which Dave has co-written with guitar player Chris Appleton from Abslova, …

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Mount Salem – Endless

    Having now been snapped up by Metal Blade Records, the band are about to release a beefed up version of their E.P. that surfaced  early last year, with the addition of two new tracks, taking the total up to eight, this now has the more rounded feel of …

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Mantar – Death By Burning

  A band for barely a year, one limited edition 7” release behind them, Mantar are a band that should not be yet able to produce a debut album like this. This is just amazing, hats off to the German/Turkish twosome, for coming up with a debut that knocked me …

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Steel Threads – For Those Who Are Left.

It is only February and already I may have found my album of the year! ‘For Those Who Are Left‘ is the 2nd studio album by Steel Threads. The band describe themselves as a “Power folk/rock band using guitar/violin and vocal harmony to create uniqueness”. That statement perfectly sums them …

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Elysion – Someplace Better

      The Gothic Metal band from Greece return with their highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s excellent debut album “Silent Scr3am”. “Someplace Better”, again released through Germany’s Massacre Records label, is without doubt a major step up in class and performance from beginning to end, as good as …

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In this moment – Blood at the Orpheum DVD

In this moment are releasing their first ever live DVD.  Recorded at the Orpheum theatre in Madison, Wisconsin on 21st May 2013 on the band’s tour following the release of the album “Blood”, the show took their already theatrical performances up a level. As anyone who saw them on tour …

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Therion – Theli (Deluxe edition)

Theli is a groundbreaking album, and is deservedly getting a deluxe edition release.  Therion were a death metal band with limited success for their first two albums, but their fifth album (their third with Nuclear Blast) Theli saw a radically different style.  As the third album in the band’s three …

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October 31 – The Fire Awaits You (Re Release)

@LouellaDeville_ @PlanetMosh reviews Meet Thy Maker by October 31 OUT NOW on .@hellshead666 October 31 are an American heavy metal band formed in Virginia in 1995 by King Fowley of Deceased (he isn’t actually deceased as I first thought when I read King Fowley Deceased but is the vocalist/drummer in the band …

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Def Leppard – Slang (Deluxe edition)

Def Leppard released “Slang” in 1996 at a time when rock was definitely out of fashion thanks to the popularity of new styles such as Grunge.  As a result of this the album sold well but nowhere near as well as the previous two albums had done, being the first …

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