Ali Cooper

Ali Cooper

That goth music journo.

Words for Metal Hammer. Previously TeamRock. Rock Sins Reviews Editor. Metal historian. aka Ali Zombie.

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Sixx:A.M. - Prayers for the Blessed | Rock Sins

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.

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AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) | Rock Sins

The extravagantly produced, theme-driven AFI have been left in the 2000s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Sixx:A.M. - Prayers for the Damned | Rock Sins

Clawing out of its cage, ‘Prayers for the Damned’ is Sixx:A.M.’s phenomenal ode to the personal battles that keep them alive.

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Dead Frequency - Tough Tracks and Setbacks EP | Rock Sins

Playful melodic punks Dead Frequency come bearing the gift of the fun factor with some ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’.

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Death Valley High - CVLT [AS FVK] | RockSins

Enticing industrial-infused goth for the present day, Death Valley High are determined to prove they are ‘CVLT [AS FVK]'.

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Airbourne - Breakin' Outta Hell Album Review | Rock Sins

Light the fuse and retreat to a safe distance, Airbourne are ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’ so expect fireworks.

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Opeth - Sorceress Album Review | Rock Sins

Opeth’s ‘Sorceress’ is an enchanting siren, beckoning innocent passers-by toward their fate.

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The Erik Chandler Band - The Truth: Album Review | Rock Sins

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.

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Tarja Turunen - The Shadow Self Album Review | Rock Sins

Tarja Turunen’s fifth solo venture ‘The Shadow Self’ sheds a stunning new light on her endless talents.

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Carnifex - Slow Death Album Review | Rock Sins

Carnifex’s sixth album is no ‘Slow Death’, but a passionate demonstration of their talents beyond the mortal coil.

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Iodine Sky - Tides Album Review

'Tides’ come and go, but Iodine Sky’s ability to reel in your emotions is crystal clear.

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Stone Free Festival 2016 Day One (Saturday) Review

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.

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Collision - Satanic Surgery Album Review

Speed demons Collision are back for another devastatingly intense session of ‘Satanic Surgery’.

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Avantasia - Ghostlights Album Review

Avantasia’s ‘Ghostlights’ still gloriously illuminate the way for rock opera.

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Interview With Aiden's Wil Francis (January 2016)

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.