Record Reviews - M

MAGE (Black Sands) CD

Mar/25/2013

Over the course of recent years a lot of promising new heavy rock bands are coming from the UK. This includes MAGE, who released their first album 'Black Sands' in 2012...

MUD WALK (The Drifters Forgotten Lore) 12" EP

Jan/08/2013

I have written elsewhere about my growing reluctance for newer bands that imitate the rock of the 1970s. The reason for this is that most of these bands do not add anything new to it and it sure makes me wonder why I should listen to any of these outfits, because the original bands are substantially better...

MORBID WIZARD (Necrosis Of The Eyeball) CD

Dec/16/2012

Following on from the release of 'Lord Of The Rats' (review here), Ohio's MORBID WIZARD return with 'Necrosis Of The Eyeball' and it makes me feel dirty just listening to it. This is definitely a very grim and nihilistic trip which is free from any gleam of hope...

MONSTERS OF THE ORDINARY (On The Edge And Beyond) CD

Nov/20/2012

Behind the admittedly weird name MONSTERS OF THE ORDINARY stands a young Austrian band, who already released two EP's in 2008 and 2009. I don't know both of these EP's so that 'On The Edge And Beyond' is my first encounter with MONSTERS OF THE ORDINARY...

MOS GENERATOR (Nomads) LP/CD

Nov/20/2012

You know how it is with a lot of albums; There are three or four good songs, a few okay ones, and a then some filler. But then there are those albums where every song is as good as the last, where the album is like a best-of all by itself...

MIGHTY HIGH (Legalize Tre Bags) LP/CD

Jul/19/2012

Fuck yeah, MIGHTY HIGH! This record is a welcome ripper from Ripple Music that both brought a smile and a snarl to my face. It charges through some punk-as-fuck heavy rock (or vice versa) that doesn't mess around with too much stuff other than intensity, energy and passion...

MELLOW BRAVO (s/t) CD

Jun/25/2012

Basically, this album should appeal to me because Boston's MELLOW BRAVO play some kind of classic rock that draws mainly influences from hard rock, blues, country and rock 'n' roll. In addition, I like the first album 'Strut' which has been released in 2010...

MOONLESS (Calling All Demons) LP/CD

Jun/16/2012

I have become very picky about newer doom metal bands, but the debut album of Denmark's MOONLESS captured my heart in no time. These gnarly slabs of greasy riffage marry the vibe of early Black Sabbath and the attitude of mid-paced Buffalo (Australia's heavy hitters from the 1970's) with a blend of Maryland doom and traditional heavy metal...

MANGOO (Neverland) CD

May/15/2012

After listening to 'Neverland' during the last weeks, I have concluded that I need to check out their debut album 'Neolithic', because I find it pretty enjoyable what Finland's MANGOO has to offer here. Released by Small Stone Records in 2012, 'Neverland' is a refreshing take on riff-driven heavy rock which is saturated with fuzz...

METRUM (Broken) CD

May/10/2012

The last Austrian band I've reviewed was Been Obscene and I didn't like them. The progressive rock/metal band METRUM is also from Austria and (you already guess what comes now...

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