Words for Metal Hammer. Previously TeamRock. Rock Sins Reviews Editor. Metal historian. aka Ali Zombie.
Not to be confused with an optimistic ode to the blessings of life, round two of 2016’s Sixx:A.M. domination ‘Prayers for the Blessed’ praises the flawed while shaking the perch of the blissfully ignorant.
The extravagantly produced, theme-driven AFI have been left in the 2000s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Clawing out of its cage, ‘Prayers for the Damned’ is Sixx:A.M.’s phenomenal ode to the personal battles that keep them alive.
Playful melodic punks Dead Frequency come bearing the gift of the fun factor with some ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’.
Enticing industrial-infused goth for the present day, Death Valley High are determined to prove they are ‘CVLT [AS FVK]'.
Light the fuse and retreat to a safe distance, Airbourne are ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ so expect fireworks.
Opeth’s ‘Sorceress’ is an enchanting siren, beckoning innocent passers-by toward their fate.
Whisking you on a high school adventure of self-discovery and recovery, Bowling for Soup bassman’s Erik Chandler Band are here to tell you ‘The Truth’ about growing up.
Tarja Turunen’s fifth solo venture ‘The Shadow Self’ sheds a stunning new light on her endless talents.
Carnifex’s sixth album is no ‘Slow Death’, but a passionate demonstration of their talents beyond the mortal coil.
'Tides’ come and go, but Iodine Sky’s ability to reel in your emotions is crystal clear.
Stone Free Festival promises an incredible weekend of musical appreciation and nostalgia for fun-loving fans who’d rather stay dry for the duration of a festival.
Speed demons Collision are back for another devastatingly intense session of ‘Satanic Surgery’.
Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’ still gloriously illuminate the way for rock opera.
January 2016 sees the final curtain call for Aiden, the Seattle institution that injected the ‘00s scene with a deluge of horror punk vitriol and angst-ridden emo anthems.