Tagged: Rock

Steel Panther – Feel the Steel

Feel the Steel Album Cover

Steel Panther’s first purely musical album is not one for the easily offended. It straddles the line of pastiche and parody, taking the crassness and misogyny of 80’s hair metal bands and turning it...


Tomahawk – Tomahawk


This first release from Mike Patton’s Tomahawk may seem a little straight laced when compared to the eclectic insanity of the Mr. Bungle and Fantômas albums that preceded it, but it is this more coherent sound...


The Darkness – Permission To Land


The Darkness burst on to the music scene in 2003 with this rather epic slice of cock rock. Just listening to this album, you’d be hard pressed not to feel imbued with the qualities...


The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow


Barton Hollow perfectly straddles the worlds of Folk and Country, adopting the storytelling soul of Country with the sparse, corner of a pub instrumentation of traditional Folk music. The tone is sombre, yet uplifting,...


tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack


Nikki Nack starts off brilliantly, with the first two tracks picking up where the previous album (Whokill) left off, with a further bombastic twist added to her previous delightful weirdness. Unfortunately this isn’t followed...


Defeater – Letters Home

Letters Home

This is Defeater’s third in a series of concept albums chronicling the life of a post war family in New Jersey, which is a pretty nice idea, with this particular album telling the story...


Radiohead – Pablo Honey


There is little real indication from this semi decent collection of grunge / alt rock tunes that Radiohead would go on to become one of the most creatively brilliant bands of the next 20...


System Of A Down – Toxicity


Toxicity is a tour de force, bursting at the seams with a roaring intensity that’s so infectious it’s almost impossible to avoid nodding or tapping along as you listen. This is System Of A...


Bibio – Mind Bokeh


Mind Bokeh rather aimlessly wanders away from the more clearly defined previous Bibio releases. It has a few really good tracks (‘K Is For Kelson’ is a personal favourite), but they are interspersed by...


Metallica – Master Of Puppets


Master Of Puppets is rightly considered by many to be one of the finest heavy metal albums of all time. This is an album of grand scale and almost operatic grandeur, only occasionally pausing...