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 […]

Mastodon – Once More ’Round The Sun

Once More ‘Round The Sun is the 6th studio album from the band out of Atlanta, Georgia and more of a cohesive effort than 2011’s impressive yet clunky The Hunter. The smell of mother nature’s finest permeates the record and it sounds like the band have been immersing themselves in a lot of 70’s Prog-Rock, […]