Death – Symbloic – 25 Years on.

Twenty-Five years ago the greatest death metal album was given to the world. Symbolic by Death is a journey. A formation of songs that encrypt the listener into an inviting climb of what thrash metal had buried within itself to become. Although Symbolic came towards the end of the Death Metal genres peak in the... Continue Reading →

Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm, 15 years on

Let's set the scene. It’s 2005, a year on from Franz Ferdinand’s international storm following their release of ‘Take Me Out’, and London is in the midst of a post Libertines lul. The country is aimlessly riding a wave of one-hit-wonder imitations attempting to fill the Doherty shaped void whilst The Strokes rule the roost... Continue Reading →

Hot Rats : A movie for your ears

So you want to listen to Frank Zappa? Perhaps you're overwhelmed by the frankly staggering discography or the, let's be honest, inaccessible nature of some of the weirder stuff, or hey perhaps you've never even heard of the guy. This is all fine. I present for your consideration the album, fresh from the dissolution of... Continue Reading →

Ian Curtis – Leader Of The New Order.

It is 1976. 4th of June. On Peter Street, in the Lesser Free Trade Hall, there’s a gig going on. It’s not exactly well attended, its roughly two thirds empty, but this one gig becomes so famous that the attendance figures rise and rise over the years of retelling. If you believed every soul that... Continue Reading →

Nu Metal – Marmite In The Form Of Music

“Alright now wasn’t that fun, let’s try something else” Nu metal, the much lampooned, derided, underrated and mocked medium that developed and formulated through the late 80’s and 90’s, hit its stride in the year 2000. Sure, there were predecessors that led the way and influenced those that were to follow. Rick Rubin pioneered the... Continue Reading →

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