Sovereign Strength – The Prophecy (LP)

I’m not entirely sure why Mediaskare Records have sent me so many Christian metal/hardcore records to review. I don’t have a problem with Christian music beyond the segregatory tendencies of parts of that scene, nor a problem with Christianity or religion in general beyond that I disagree with it on a personal and philosophical level. […]

Black Wine – Summer of Indifference (LP)

From the first abrasive and buzzing chords and snarling female vocals of ‘Spit to See the Shame’ you know you’re on to something that’s at least a little bit special. And okay, sure, I’m tempted to make predictable references to Joan Jett’s¬†songwriting attitude or the indie-rock riot grrl stylings of Sleater-Kinney – obvious, yes, but […]