I feel like I have said this a lot lately, but Trivium have been and always will be one of my favourite bands of all time. I have seen them live more than any other band (bar Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, but Trivs are gaining!) starting at Brixton Academy in 2011 and most recently at […]Read more "Trivium’s Albums – Ranked from Worst to Best"
PREVIOUSLY ON TOP 20 METAL BANDS OF ALL TIME: We went from Hatebreed to Pantera and everything in between (yes even Linkin Park). Now dear friends (and of course, beloved trolls) we charge into battle once more. We are well into the upper echelon of the list now, and I tell you, placing these top 10 bands […]Read more "Top 20 Metal Bands of All Time (Part II)"
Just before Christmas, I started listening to the That’s Not Metal podcast, hosted by music journalists (and all-round good guys) Beez and Stephen Hill. Fast forward to 2017, and That’s Not Metal has become my favourite podcast, not only for reintroducing me to a lot of the rock and metal scene, but for offering honest and […]Read more "Top 20 Metal Bands of All Time (Part I)"
A band’s frontman/woman/self-aware robot is much more than just their singer. They’re the guide through a live gig and the ultimate hype machine.Whilst it’s the entire band’s job to enthrall an audience with their performance, it’s the job of the frontman to lead the charge and engage a crowd, truly making them feel like part […]Read more "My 10 Biggest Influences as a Frontman"
I haven’t done an album review in a while, so this one will come off rustier than R2D2’s five o’clock shadow, but I’m going to take a stab at it anyway. Given the ever growing number of hard rock bands that London appears to be nurturing, I figured it’d be best to start with a bit […]Read more "Ugly Yeti – Mean Machine Review"
2016, has been a pretty terrible year for humanity. On that, I think we can all agree without much furore (unless you voted Leave or voted for Trump…or somehow managed both). We’ve also lost way too many great musicians and artists, from Lemmy at the end of 2015, to David Bowie to legendary thrashers like […]Read more "Top 10 Records of 2016"
Unlike Western cartoon theme songs, which are usually about as intoxicating and catchy as a caffeine infused Twenty One Pilots song, anime openings are used as more of a platform by J-Rock artists to promote upcoming singles and albums. It’s quite a clever marketing tool when you think about it. Ever since Hinobu Kageyama graced […]Read more "10 Best Anime Opening Theme Songs of the Past Decade"