Articles by Dave Barnard

Pressed – Anxiety Dream Review

Normally my anxiety dreams are taking exams, or being thrust on to a stage and expected to perform a musical turn (I ditched my recorder aged 6 – could never play it…



BongCauldron – Binge Review

Riffs, YEAH, can U dig it? Hell Yeah! BongCauldron deliver high powered, performance spec riffing doom rock n roll! There is such power here, it is not surprising its recorded at Sky…


Saiva – Markerna bortom Review

‘I come from the land of the ice and snow’ hollered someone nearly 50 years back. And today, the Scandinavian rock and metal world is truly Hammering the Gods. Musically, this could…



Pink Mass – Necrosexual Review

Place your faith in the filth, is their bye line. And that’s not a bad introduction in to Pink Mass, as they are fine purveyors of sado-masochistic gore grind, sexual splatter horror…


Ore – Belatedly Review

This album, sonically, is like a ritual. From its initial note, held and then alternated a while, simplicity evidencing the less is more approach works. Tuba drone doom. Not everyone’s taste I’m…


Lustre – Still Innocence Review

Opening chords of “Dreaded Still” drench the listener in Slowdive-esque shoegazing effects before tinkly high-end keyboards take a centre stage to try and build an oppressive, misty atmosphere. It’s very gothic, in…


Kult Mogił – Portentaque EP Review

Polish death metallers Kult Mogił formed back in 2014, and this EP is a follow up to their debut Anxiety Never Descending LP and I reckon this would go down well with…


Dom Zły – Dom Zły Review

Translating from Polish to mean “bad house,” I just keep reading their name and thinking of British comedian Dom Jolly and his huge telephone. Only formed in Autumn 2016, Dom Zly have…



Horse Head – Terminal Review

I think I reviewed a previous EP within these pages by the fair Horse Head. After a short instrumental introduction, the adrenalin injection hits and like a bad acid trip, you just…