Tag: hard rock

6 April 2022 / Metal

Swedish post-thrash quartet, The Defaced, went their separate ways in 2008 after their Anomaly LP. Klas Ideberg (rhythm guitar) and Jens Broman (vocals) had interests in the more prominent Darkane,…

20 February 2022 / Metal

Hertfordshire quintet, Skarlet Envy, first appeared on the SBR radar with their excellent 2019 EP, Invidia. We couldn’t decide if they were an alternative metal enigma or a heavy metal…

8 February 2022 / Metal
29 December 2021 / Metal
16 September 2021 / Metal
9 March 2021 / Metal

Bristol’s Detritus released two thrash albums in the early 1990s and disappeared without trace until Christian metal label, Retroactive Records, reissued their back catalogue in 2019. The remastered albums piqued…

14 January 2021 / Metal
7 January 2021 / Metal

Faith No More showed as early as 1985 that thrash metal can appear in the most unusual of settings, in their case a weird post-punk/ alternative aesthetic. Italian duo, Moonreflex,…

6 January 2021 / Reviews
9 December 2020 / Reviews

To sheltered, rural British folks, there’s something almost alien about Japanese rock. Wagakki Band take this further by incorporating traditional Japanese instruments – the eponymous wagakki style – into the…