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BEST OF 2022 – Sparky (Writer/Contributor)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2022 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2022 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2022 – Sparky (Writer) 🇬🇧 For the past few years, this end-of-year review has begun with me bemoaning what a shit year we’ve all had. […]

MASSIVE WAGONS – Triggered! (Album Review)

The Carnforth collective are back with yet another album full of crowd-pleasing anthems and intelligent tracks. Massive Wagons are, along with The Struts, the hardest-working UK band, they just never seem to stop. The energy these guys possess is phenomenal. With the strong settled line-up of Baz Mills on vocals, Adam Thistlethwaite and Stevie Holl […]

SAVAGE MASTER – Those Who Hunt at Night (Album Review)

Savage Master return to the leather-clad, whips and chains world of traditional metal with their latest offering, Those Who Hunt at Night. Back in 2019 their previous release, Myth, Magic and Steel was my number-one pick of the year. It has everything any metalhead would want. Searing vocals, crunching riffs and quality solos. All this […]

VENATOR – Echoes from the Gutter (Album Review)

Venator Austrian metallers Venator have served up an excellent NWOTHM debut album in the form of Echoes from the Gutter. Formed in 2016 the band has produced an EP, Predator, a shared album with Angel Blade and two singles. After laying the foundations with these releases now is the time for greater exposure and hopefully […]

SEVEN SISTERS – Shadow of a Fallen Star Part 1 (Album Review)

Return Whilst the guys of Seven Sisters haven’t exactly been quiet since the release of the fabulous The Cauldron and the Cross this new album is their first full-length effort of new material since 2018. To say the anticipation was palpable prior to the release of Shadow of a Fallen Star Part 1 would be […]

LIQUID STEEL – Mountain of Madness (Album Review)

Austria’s finest Austria’s finest Liquid Steel are back with their first album in five years, and it is most definitely worth the wait. Following up 2016’s Midnight Chaser, Mountain of Madness is another example of classic metal at its absolute best. Formed in 2009 the line-up has been constant since the recording of their debut, […]

TYGERS OF PAN TANG – Majors and Minors (Album Review)

Compilation Tygers of Pan Tang are no strangers to compilation albums. Indeed, according to their own website they have released 13 of the damn things. What none of them do, however, is cover the more ‘recent’ period, referred to by some as the “Renaissance Period”. This may have something to with having a Florentine on […]

 
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