Articles by Ryan Spearman
Our take on day one of Desertfest 2017, taking in the likes of Vodun, Lowrider and Slo Burn!
Desertfest 2017 is on April 28th-30th in Camden. Here are five of the best bands playing, when to catch them, and why not to...
Tech Fest is Best Fest. Here's our review of 2016, day one: Thursday.
UK Tech Fest 2016 fast approaches. Here are Ryan's picks for the five you need to go and see!
"With the likes of Gojira, Textures and Cult of Luna all releasing some of the best work they've ever produced in 2016, it's extremely...
"...if you like your thrash with the slick, dazzling veneer of the 1980's, The Evil Divide is a must have."
"...it'll make you want to punch everyone's nan in the face..."
"It's a grand shame that The Room Colored Charlatan aren't better known; this record is a gold mine with seams ready to be plundered."
"Ultimately, it's really hard to get excited over a collection of four songs. The first two hold their own, there's no question about that,...
"If you're looking for an album which is chilled with a jagged edge, then look no further for your perfect accompaniment for that certain...
"...on this evidence, The Dali Thundering Concept can certainly rise above the ever-rising sea of mediocrity."
"Pillars Of Ash is a shining gem in an already glistening back catalogue. It has raised the bar considerably, keeping Black Tusk up with...
Ryan's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Marilyn Manson, Northlane and Scale The Summit!
"Peripety is probably one of the best I've heard in recent years; the perfect amalgamation of cut throat fury, delicate intricacy and vast soundscapes."
A masterclass in Norwegian progressive music from Leprous at Bristol's wooliest venue.
"Get this album, make a cuppa, and find somewhere comfortable for an hour or so. You can thank me, or more importantly, Scale The...
"This is fighting music at its finest, and trust me, that's a glourious thing."
"As first albums go, Lust. Love. Lost. is a sterling effort. Let's hope the next one comes from the mouths of Abrams themselves, and...
Ryan names five of his most anticipated acts from next week's Tech Fest 2015, including The Colour Line and Kardashev.
Crabwalks and kings as Red Seas Fire tear up their home town with help from Clockwork and friends.
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