Ghost Cult Magazine Review Roundup – August ’22

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Here are the latest batch of reviews I have done for rock and metal website Ghost Cult Magazine, click to links to read further.  

Nervus – The Evil One

A punk band from Watford, Nervus‘ new album The Evil One combines alternative, americana and pop elements to create a balanced, and thoroughly enjoyable record. Make sure you listen to the insanely catchy ‘Jellyfish’, with its moreish melodies and XTC influences. 

Battering Ram – Second To None

Hailing from Sweden, Battering Ram’s Second To None is simple and uncomplicated rock and roll with Volbeat, Judas Priest, and nineties era Metallica flavours to it. It is not groundbreaking but fans of the genre will lap up their slightly too unrelenting big rock.

Torus – Sail

Milton Keynes based duo Torus are Alfie Glass on guitars, drums and vocals and Harry Quin on bass. Their debut EP Sail is a promising four song offering of big, punchy rock with an alternative, Queens Of The Stone Age and Royal Blood hue to it.

H.E.A.T. – Force Majeure

The second bunch of Swedes on this roundup, H.E.A.T’s album Force Majeure delivers a “rich mixture of AOR, glam metal and hard rock with big riffs, flashy solos and huge choruses coming at you thick and fast.” It is not for everyone, its incredulously cheesy, but I loved it more than I thought I would. 

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