April 29, 2020

Unless you have the incredible misfortune to be this generation's children, your parents will have awesome music taste. Think about it. They had the chance to see Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Status Quo, Genesis, Rush – all in their prime and pomp, when th...

April 23, 2020

Even the most avowed urban dweller among us can be a tree-hugger on occasion. Despite our loves of city living, of gigs and bars and bright lights, who among us wouldn't turn down the chance to escape into the woods, and to hear the whisper of the winds through the lea...

April 19, 2020

We face a dilemma when we choose what music to listen to. Do we go for the visceral enjoyment that speaks to the general instinctual unconscious, or something that challenges the intellect in some way? Thus exists the average metal fan, never quite knowing what they wa...

April 15, 2020

Great, just fucking great. We're on lockdown because of coronavirus, the sun is shining and live music is off the cards for the time being. Bollocks bollocks bollocks. And to add to the annoyance, Dripback are back! Yup, the stalwarts of the London metal scene, who sho...

April 1, 2020

Some bands arrive on the scene, fully-formed and hitting the ground running, but Lord Buffalo was not one of those bands. While their self-titled EP and LP showed the vision, it seemed to be one of an aimless void, with plenty of space but not much direction. A melanch...

March 15, 2020

In this dystopian urban vision, the masses toil and struggle in the unceasing grind of the capitalist world eater, digesting us in a low-level electronic squall while howls wrenched from despair ring out railing against an uncaring world and crushed dreams when the wor...

January 20, 2020

It's a typical midwinter evening in Manchester: it's pissing down with rain, people's heads hunch into their shoulders as they hurry from bus to pub without getting too saturated or depressed that it's been getting dark at fucking three in the afternoon, So on this Fri...

October 6, 2019

Here's a question for you – why did you get into extreme music? Was it because you are a clever clogs who enjoys counting time signatures? You lying twat, 2/10 for you (although you'd probably enjoy that, you weirdo). Connecting with the emotional truth in the music? Y...

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