Archive for the ‘Metal’ Category

Freak Kitchen – Chest Pain Waltz

By • Apr 5th, 2009

Freak Kitchen is a heavy metal/hard rock band from Sweden, they fired up in the early Nineties and kept the same line up until 2000 when the rhythm section was replaced.  Their music is melodic, rich, harmonically complex and full of interesting approaches to time. Lyrically they mine the usual targets – capitalist society, conformity, […]

Andy James – In the Wake of Chaos

By • Apr 3rd, 2009

Have you ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself “Enough of the pop thing already, find something louad, really really loud”? I’m calling it Thursday. And did I find the perfect player… Andy James is an awesomely talented guitarist from the U.K. He is also the best guitarist you have never heard of, […]


By • Feb 1st, 2009

Woo hoo – another metal band. Yes, yes, I know I was supposed to grow out of the metal band thing years and years ago.

Sorry. Not gonna happen. Ever since finding Dragonforce last year , I have been keeping an eye out for interesting metal acts. Truth be told, Jools spotted them first and sent them along for me to have a look at. (Thanks Jools)

Slaves To Gravity – Mr Regulator

By • Oct 14th, 2008

Time for another rock band, a loud, passionate, loud, guitarcentric, loud rock band. Gotta love it. The odd three part harmony is just icing on the cake. Now this is where you head to “Slaves To Gravity” website at and press play on “Mr Regulator”. This is state of the art hard rock, tight […]

Bullet For My Valentine

By • Sep 22nd, 2008

Oh dear, time for another Metal band, now don’t panic… they’re a good one. Bullet For My Valentine are from Wales over in the UK. They originally fired up playing  Metallica and Nirvana covers back in the late Nineties. The usual  rock band stuff follows, struggle for gigs, argue a lot, revolving door bass players […]

DragonForce – Through the Fire and Flames

By • Aug 12th, 2008

DragonForce folks, what can I say. It’s metal time. And there’s guitars, lot’s and lot’s and lot’s of guitars. I have been listening to “Through the Fire and Flames” and it is just fabulous. DragonForce’s music is just full of yummy, fast (blindingly fast), twin-guitar harmonies, songs that leave you feeling pretty up (as opposed […]

Unleashed – The Greatest Of All Lies

By • Jul 8th, 2008

A friend I work with and I were discussing music ( big surprise there) and she commented about northern Europe’s taste in metal bands… she wasn’t a fan. I pointed out that the ones she was seeing on Eurovision were the “publicly acceptable” ones and that she really should check out some of the more […]