Layne Staley is gone and this album is not Dirt. For some people that's enough to disregard this new album. If you can come to terms with this, have a listen to 'Black Gives Way to Blue', the fantastic new album from Alice In Chains.
Last Look At Eden was an album that raised many eyebrows as rumors spread of Europe’s return to the rock fray. But how does a band that almost defined an era with one song go on from there?
Megadeth's stock couldn't be higher right now. Recent releases have received favourable reviews and their line-up seems to have stabilised. They have a home at Mustaine's studio, "Vics garage", and once again they have Andy Sneap producing. Mustaine suggested this could be the best Megadeth album since 'Rust In Peace', so how does it stack up?
So tonights venue of choice, The Barfly in Camden, is unexpectedly quiet. After their storming performance at this summers Sonisphere Festival, Fact has gathered a strong following on these shores. The crowd is made up of eager Uk fans and numerous over excited Japanese fans - these guys are huge in their native Japan
'Slipknot' still provides staples for the blistering live Slipknot shows and introduced the energy, aggression and fuck you attitude that would go on to take the world by storm. The album still feels vibrant although what once seemed so groundbreaking now seems so familiar. But what makes the "special edition" special. The album is nicely packaged with expanded artwork, alternate mixes, demo versions and bonus tracks.
It was with great trepidation that we headed East to The Macbeth in London’s trendy Hoxton. Not that we aren’t trendy of course, but when we go to a show or party we focus on the music not on what we look like to the outside world, which is all too apparent at times