SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Over here in the UK, 2018 has not proved to be our greatest year. In fact, it’s been a bit of a shitstorm, or clusterfuck if you like, politically at least. The possibility of Brexit has brought everything many predicted; uncertainty, division, and hostility. Fortunately for everybody, rock keeps on rollin’ and there have been some great albums released this year. Contrary to popular opinion (well, one guy, anyway) rock is not actually dead. This…

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SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

SEVEN SISTERS – The Cauldron and the Cross (Album Review)

Seven Sisters hails from London, UK, and consists of four hard rockers in Kyle McNeill on vocals and guitar, Graeme Farmer on guitar, Javi Rute on bass and Steve Loftin bashing the skins. Having formed in 2013 this quartet form a unit performing the highest quality New Wave of British Heavy Metal inspired music you could hope to hear. They do not, however, just pump out NWoBHM in its basic form, but add their own…

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British Steel – The Rising Force of British Heavy Metal (September 22, 2017)

British Steel – The Rising Force of British Heavy Metal (September 22, 2017)

Something appetizing is brewing – come take a sip. Blighty (that’s Great Britain to you non-Brits) 2017, the ostensible home of heavy metal, is spawning quality and varied acts ready to compete with the best of our neighbors. A younger generation brought up with a broad knowledge of heavy music, have decided that they aren’t interested in pushing the boundaries of technique, production, and extremity. Instead, these bucks seek only to find their own sound…

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