Deftones – Ohms review

Deftones have out done themselves. While White Pony has long been held up as the pinnacle of their career (rightly so, it’s killer), they’ve produced a lot of material that has come close but hasn’t had the same impact as the left turn they took in the year 2000. OHMS has achieved that rarest of […]

Ronnie James Dio – This Is Your Life

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I saw Ronnie James Dio fronting Heaven & Hell and absolutely mesmerizing the audience. But it was seven years ago and this May will mark four years since he lost his battle with stomach cancer. The great and good of heavy metal have gathered to pay tribute here […]

Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed

When you hear that Max Cavalera is involved in a project you think you know what to expect, right? Not anymore – Killer Be Killed also features Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato and Dave Elitch, formerly of The Mars Volta. the result is a contender for the metal album of the year. […]

Down – Down IV Part II

Down have under gone changes of late. There was the loss of former Pantera bass player Rex Brown before Part I of the E.P and then, before Part II was written, the immense Kirk Windstein announced he was leaving to concentrate on his own band, Crowbar. Those changes would have killed lesser bands. However, Down […]

Overkill – White Devil Armory

White Devil Armory is the seventeenth album from New Jersey’s thrash veterans Overkill. It’s all you’d expect from an old school thrash band, it’s fast, it’s loud, guitars are to the fore and there’s a shred at every turn. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth has been a mainstay of the band and his higher pitch staccato gives […]