It’s like the Swedes have never been away. Because they haven’t.
Revered US songwriter Lucinda Williams in visceral, impassioned form on 14th studio album Good Souls Better Angels
Old school attitude meets new school brutality on Testament’s new album Titans Of Creation
Nearly four decades afters its release, High ’N’ Dry remains a true rock classic and the springboard for all that followed
Marillion's neo-progressive ground zero Script For A Jester’s Tear is dusted down and tidied up
Cosmic black metal shamans Oranssi Pazuzu unleash a psychedelic maelstrom on new album Mestarin Kynsi
Underground veterans The Black Dahlia Murder retain their place at extreme metal’s top table
Mastodon's Crack The Skye: a sprawling prog metal masterpiece dealing with astral travel, wormhole theory, Rasputin and suicide
Joe Satriani's Shapeshifting is a smart, solid seventeenth from the master of instrumental rock
Symphonic metal titans Nightwish return with grammar-flouting album Human. :II: Nature.
There are the nearly men. There are the underrated bands. There are the should-have-beens. And then there's King's X, and their second album Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
UK sleaze dealers Lucifer Star Machine serve up a feast of bracing motor-rock on The Devil's Breath
Geordie doom-punk quintet Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs unpack thrilling third album Viscerals
Aphrodite's Child's cult masterpiece 666: an apocalyptic prog tour-de-force or a pretentious load of twaddle? Just don't ask Irene Papas what she thinks