NOIZZE: Reviews Archives


At Noizze we are dedicated to the promotion and exposure of the best of the UK’s Underground, Unsigned and Unheard music scene with a sprinkle in the best of rock and metal thrown in. For more about Noizze please look here. Amongst my duties as Metal Editor for Noizze I also write reviews. All of works personally written by me are archived below. They were all first published on the Noizze website:

Rïcïnn Interview “all projects are a completely different world” | Interview with Laure Le Prunenec 

Children of Bodom: What To Listen To

RIP Alexi Laiho, the Wildchild of Extreme Metal


Top 10 Albums of the Year 2018

Crevassian: ‘Crevassian’ – EP Review

Sigh: ‘Heir to Despair’ – Album Review

Aborted, Cryptopsy and Ingested at the London Dome – Live Review

Accept: ‘Symphony Terror Live at Wacken 2017’ – Live Album Review

Internal Bleeding: ‘Corrupting Influence’ – Album Review

Anaal Nathrakh: ‘A New Kind of Horror’ – Album Review

Allegiance: ‘Beyond the Black Wave’ – Album Review

Aborted: ‘TerrorVision’ – Album Review

Plague Rider: ‘Rhizome’ – EP Review

Korpiklaani: ‘Kulkija’ – Album Review

Omnium Gatherum: ‘The Burning Cold’ – Album Review

Stillbirth: ‘Annihilation of Mankind’ – Album Review

Unanimated: ‘Annihilation’ – EP Review

Sinaya: ‘Maze of Madness’ – Album Review

Taken by the Tide: ‘Revenge’ – EP Review

TechFest 2018 Live Festival Review Part 1, 2 and 3

Wölfblood: ‘Nightriders’ – EP Review

Immortal: ‘Northern Chaos Gods’ – Album Review

A Scar for the Wicked: ‘The Unholy’ – EP Review

Kormak: ‘Faerenus’ – Album Review

Centauro: ‘Dano Coletoral’ – Album Review

Drowned: ‘7th’ – Album Review

Blood Worship: ‘Death’s Omnipotence’ – EP Review

Gottwut: ‘Konglomerat’ – Album Review

Follow the Cipher: ‘Follow the Cipher’ – Album Review

Wiegedood: ‘De doden hebben het goed III’ – Album Review

Blood of the Wolf: ‘II: Campaign of Extermination’ – Album Review

Rivers of Nihil: ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ – Album Review

The Crown: ‘Cobra Speed Venom’ – Album Review

North Hammer: ‘Stormcaller’ – Album Review

Oceans of Slumber: ‘The Banished Heart’ – Album Review

Affasia: ‘Adrift in Remorse’ – EP Review

Gnaw Their Tongues: ‘Genocidal Majesty’ – Album Review

Terrorborn: ‘Call to Arms’ – EP Review

Ektomorf: ‘Fury’ – Album Review

Hexis: ‘XII’ – EP Review

Lord of Pagathorn: ‘Daimonos Philia’ – Album Review

Watain: ‘Trident Wolf Eclipse’ – Album Review


Gavin K’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Grimtone: ‘Memento Mori’ – Album Review

Valdur: ‘Divine Cessation’ – Album Review

Nordheim: ‘RapThor’ – Album Review

Sar Isatum: ‘Shurpu’ – Album Review

Butcher Babies: ‘Lilith’ – Album Review

Ah Ciliz/Chival: ‘Origins’ – Split Album Review

Fleurety: ‘The White Death’ – Album Review

Enslaved: ‘E’ – Album Review

Mork: ‘Eremittens Dal’ – Album Review 

Ensiferum: ‘Two Paths’ – Album Review

Belphegor: ‘Totenritual’ – Album Review

Crafteon: ‘Cosmic Reawakening’ – Album Review

The Hirsch Effekt: ‘The Eskapist’ – Album Review

Vintersorg: ‘Till Fjälls del II’ – Album Review

TechFest 2017: Part 3 – Festival Review

TechFest 2017: Part 2 – Festival Review

TechFest 2017: Part 1 – Festival Review

Decapitated: ‘Anticult’ – Album Review

Igorrr: ‘Savage Sinusoid’ – Album Review

Freakangel: ‘How the Ghost Became’ – Album Review

Entrails: ‘World Inferno’ – Album Review

Harbringer: ‘Human Dust’ – EP Review

Karkaos: ‘Children of the Void’ – Album Review

Triverse Massacre: ‘Hades’ – EP Review

God Dethroned: ‘The World Ablaze’ – Album Review

Cirith Ungol: ‘King of the Dead’ – Album Review

Varg: ‘Götterdämmerung’ – EP Review

Warbringer: ‘Woe to the Vanquished’ – Album Review

Cut Up: ‘Wherever They May Rot’ – Album Review

Children of Bodom, Forever Still and Oni – Live Review

Benighted: ‘Necrobleed’ – Album Review

All Else Fails: ‘The Forever Lie’ – EP Review

Morta Skuld: ‘Wounds Deeper Than Time’ – Album Review

The Great Old Ones: ‘EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy’ – Album Review

Xandria: ‘Theatre of Dimensions’ – Album Review

Memoriam: ‘The Hellfire Demos II’ – EP Review

Sepultura: ‘Machine Messiah’ – Album Review

Dark Messiah: ‘Dark Messiah’ – EP Review


2016 also marked an important year for Noizze as the team expands and adapts; it took on a new look and moved to

Thyrane: ‘Black Harmony’ – Demo Review

MTV Headbanger’s Ball Tour: Iced Earth, Ensiferum and Kataklysm – Live Review

Top 10 Albums of 2016

Heart Avail: ‘Heart Avail’ EP Review

Circle of Dust: ‘Machines of Our Disgrace’ Album Review

Before the above the website was using it’s old platform under Blogger at

Perturbator, GoSt and Horskh – Live Review

Soulwound: ‘No Peace’ Album Review

The Ten Last Seconds of Life: ‘The Violent Sound’ Album Review

Equilibrium, Heidevolk and Finsterforst – Live Review

Shadecrown: ‘Agonia’ Album Review

Darkthrone: ‘Artic Thunder’ Album Review

Narthraal: ‘Chainsaw Killing Spree’ EP Review

Rave the Reqviem: ‘The Gospel of Nil’ Album Review

Anaal Nathrakh, Voices and The Infernal Sea – Live Review

The Surrealist: ‘Naked Awareness’ EP Review

Tardive Dyskinesia: ‘Harmonic Confusion’ Album Review

Carcer City: ‘Infinite/Unkown’ Album Review

Wretch: ‘Wretch’ Album Review

Vektrill: ‘Cyborg’ EP Review

Fraktions: ‘Anguish’ EP Review

Tech-Fest 2016 Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Zephyra: ‘As the World Collapses’ Album Review

Cattle Decapitation, Ingested and Unfathomable Ruination – Live Review

Underdark: ‘Mourning Cloak’ Demo Review

Stone Free Festival Part 1 and Part 2 Festival Review

Korgonthurus: ‘Vuohen Siunaus’ Album Review

The Shiva Hypothesis: Promo CD Review

For I Am King: ‘Daemons’ Album Review

Harbinger: ‘Paroxysm’ EP Review

Satyricon: ‘Nemesis Divina’ Album Review (Re-Issue)

Griever: ‘Soulsearcher’ EP Review

Fallujah: ‘Dreamless’ Album Review

Tides from the Nebula: ‘Safehaven’ Album Review

Pegasus: ‘Fairy Tale’ EP Review

Unheard Before the Wake: ‘Humanity Burning’ EP Review

From Sorrow to Serenity: ‘Remnant of Humanity’ Album Review

Babymetal Double Review: Live at Wembly Arena and ‘Metal Resistance’ Album Review

Fall of Minerva: ‘Portraits’ Album Review

Cleanse the Hive: ‘From the Depths’ EP Review

Secrets of the Moon, Dodheimsgard, Thulcandra and Our Survival Depends on Us – Live Review

Nycosia: ‘Pariah’ EP Review

Huron: ‘The Dead Stay Dead’ Album Review

Threatpoint: ‘Careful What You Wish For’ Album Review

Denigrata: ‘Missa Defunctorum’ Album Review

Dave Vegas: ‘The Man Who Came From Mars’ Video/Song Review

Megaherz: ‘Edwärts’ EP Review


Top 1o Albums of 2015

Interview with Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth

Interview with Wolf Hoffmann

Tech-Fest interviews

Opeth: ‘Deliverance’ + ‘Damnation’ Double Album Review – with Dave White

The Parallel: ‘Embark’ EP Review

Vhod: ‘Dreamclever’ EP Review

Neshiima: ‘Beware of the Gifts’ EP Review

Tech-Fest 2015 Part 1 and Part 2

I am indebted to Jac Holloway for the opportunities provided to me and thankful to Dave White, Frank Preyser and Laura Marks for all their help. None of this would be possible without any of you!

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