Catalysis - Into The Unknown

Catalysis – Into The Unknown

  Release date: 15th December 2017 || Genre: Metal || Label: Self-released Living not far from Dundee, and familiar with the surrounding metal scene, it was always going to be hard for me to not hear the influence of Catalysis‘ roots. Flavours abound from individual contributors’ endeavours in acts such as Black Blood, Athenia, Dirty Judas and, of course, […]

Avatar - Avatar Country

Avatar – Avatar Country (album)

Release date: 12th January 2018 || Genre: Heavy Metal/Avant-Garde || Label: Entertainment One/Century Media Scales Of Justice: Guest reviewer Allan Craik From the melodic harmonies of “The King Wants You”, to the neck breaking assault of “King’s Harvest” and the blistering guitar riffs of “Legend Of The King”, “Avatar Country” is nothing short of a 43 minute masterpiece. […]

Spreading The Disease - Insurrection

Spreading The Disease – Insurrection (album)

Release date: 31st October 2017 || Genre: Heavy Metal || Label: Self released I have to say, my opinion has been positively flavoured from the off here. Another dropbox link for the review pile, yes, but once opened, it’s refreshing to see neatly laid out folders, each with a clear purpose; photos, logos, audio, info. Some may call […]

Solar Sons - Retrograde Motion

Solar Sons – Retrograde Motion (album)

  Release date:  01/11/17 || Genre: Prog/old school metal || Label: Self-released Scales Of Justice: Guest reviewer Sean Cairns 2017 has indeed been a highly successful year for Solar Sons, having played Bloodstock Festival, and now with the release of their new record, Retrograde Motion, they have stepped up another gear. Blistering opener, “Defence Mechanism” opens with […]

Astrophe - Limerence

Astrophe – Limerence (Demo/EP)

Release date:  2017 || Genre: Alternative rock || Label: Self-released Punk’s not dead. Metal’s not dead. Apparently, grunge is also alive and kicking! Having recently seen Astrophe live at Smashed @ The Tams in Perth, it’s safe to say that the likes of Alice In Chains and Hole are likely going to be pulled in as partial […]