Articles by Geoff Topley
With their fifth album Noctiluca, Helms Alee have served up yet another excellent selection of melody and mayhem.
Greek American artist Ioanna Gika is a remarkable emerging talent and Thalassa is a stunning debut album.
Brutus have definitely not disappointed with their follow-up album. This is powerful, emotional and magnificent music. Play it loud!
Idlewild return with album number eight and an expansion of their trademark sound into soul territory with mixed results.
Sigils’ debut is a fine collection of doom metal conveying grace, beauty and haunting melodies.
The first album in 19 years from Royal Trux is exactly what you would expect. Equal parts genius and trash.
A triumphant, beautiful, affecting, tragic but glorious collection from one of the world’s finest instrumental bands.
Edinburgh’s Pilotcan release their first album in 14 years and it’s well worth the wait.
Planet B bring the noise on their debut album of cacophonous industrial hip-hop.
You really do have to admire Spencer’s tenacity in spreading the rock n’ roll gospel as he sees fit. I guess I’m just not as receptive to hearing it as I used to be.
This Will Destroy You left their best new music for Part Two. Part One now makes more sense.
Vancouver’s We Hunt Buffalo ably match the creature they proudly claim to seek, in every way. Powerful, loud and fuzzy!
Join Cat Power on her road trip soundtracked by some wonderful songs from the heart.
Great Escape is a majestic album with a balance of heaviness and melancholic melodies which is nigh on perfect.
There are moments of splendour but ultimately This Will Destroy You’s fifth album underwhelms when compared to their previous work.
Another heavenly collection of heartfelt songs that embellish an already stellar back catalogue of greatness.
Northern Ireland’s Ash return triumphantly with a set of fine pop rock nuggets.
Norwegian post-rock specialists 1099 elevate their sound on third album ‘Blindpassasjer’ to the skies and beyond.
Josh T. Pearson takes us on the musical equivalent of a night out on the lash with an entertaining collection of upbeat rockers and downbeat ballads.
Mantis from Belgium unleash a fine debut album. For fans of ASIWYFA and Russian Circles.
Ministry are back on form with new levels of rage resulting in their best album since ‘Psalm 69’.