Album Reviews

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Praying Mantis-Defiance-Album Review-Planetmosh

Welcome back NWOBHM stalwarts, Praying Mantis! Formed in London 1973 by the Troy brothers Tino and Chris, they have just released their thirteenth studio album Defiance via Frontiers Music, containing eleven tracks of the highest quality! Album opener, ‘From The Start’, brims with confidence, delivering with aplomb, four minutes of …

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The Milk Men-Hungover-Single Review-Planetmosh

It’s barely a matter of weeks since The Milk Men released ‘One Man Band’, a single taken from forthcoming studio album “Holy Cow”on Friday, May 3rd but now release from it ‘Hungover’, proving that Ernie didn’t have the fastest milk cart in the West! It’s a guitar picking, finger clicking …

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Maziac-Stoic-Single Review-Planetmosh

Welcome to Maziac from Planetmosh, a new band to me who have won me over immediately with their single ‘Stoic’, taken from a forthcoming studio album Test Of Time, due for release in the summer. The self titled “Eclectic London based alt/prog metal 3-piece” kick out the jams full throttle, …

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Treeman-Omnia EP Review-Planetmosh

Michael Angel breaks the chains from his other band Fugitive to come up with a much heavier animal titled Treeman, and releasing a four track firey EP Omnia, following on from first single ‘Society’, which also kicks off the EP with futuristic samples that vie for attention with guitar tones …

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Ashen Reach-The Fear-EP Review-Planetmosh

A big welcome back to Merseyside based metallers Ashen Reach, unleashing a very impressive five track EP titled The Fear. Opening track ‘Ghosts’ is also the first single taken from it, built around all consuming doom laden riffing, this captivating number swoops and soars from a clean, glass shattering vocal, …

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Vanitas-Grey Morality-Single Review-Planetmosh

Birmingham based noisemongers Vanitas smash into 2024 with brand new single ‘Grey Morality’, keeping the ball rolling since forming in 2022, hitting the ground for a hectic 2023. Their technical riffing and huge orchestral soundscapes morphed into what they call ‘cinematic djent’ genre and judging by its results, they’re already …

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