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Rock Hard Reviews is your friendly, independent music review site, specialising in decades of hard rock, melodic metal, classic rock and suchlike.

Rock Hard Reviews was created by rock fans, for rock fans. We love nothing more than helping new, up and coming rock bands get some publicity, promote new releases, and gain new followers. A rock hard music review might come with a slight twist of British humour, but we love to review and promote music from rock and metal bands from all over the world.

If you are in a rock or metal band and want a bit of free publicity then get in touch. Normally we write and publish in-depth, full page reviews whenever a rock band sends us their latest album and EPK. Digital is preferred, but we still accept a CD through the post. You can contact Rock Hard Reviews via our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, or you can email us directly on . If you have a new (or old) album release which you think our readers should know about, then we would love to hear from you.

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Our latest news, reviews and features are listed below. Enough preamble - let's rock!

Recent reviews

Thunderbird - Heavyweight

2016 release Heavyweight... A raw and punchy album from Thunderbird, in the style of the golden era of Oz Rock.

Buffalo Crows - Bovonic Empire

More heavy rock moos, err sorry, news, from Australia, as Buffalo Crows release their third album, Bovonic Empire. Sorry about the pun.

Victims Of The New Math - Satellite Head

Second outing, and a slice of nostalgia from Victims Of The New Math

A selction of our full album reviews

Emerald Aquarium - The Grass IS Greener

A rather good - and FREE - 2016 punk /grunge EP from Emerald Aquarium. Check it out.

Jorn - Unlocking the Past

Do you yearn for the glory days of hard rock? Whether you want to rediscover the past or find out what all the fuss was about back in the day, why not let Jorn fulfill that yearning?

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

We step into our time machine to look back at one of heavy metals most enduring albums - that's right, it's time to check out Paranoid by Black Sabbath.

Hawkwind - The Chronicle of the Black Sword

Moved by the passing of Huw Lloyd Langton on December 6th 2012 , Rock Hard Reviews made a snap decision to drop the article planned for publication this week and instead write about Hawkwind's 1985 Elric based studio album 'The Chronicle of the Black Sword', which features Huw's work.

The Cassini Projekt - Filler

An intense and varied compendium of music from Ireland, courtesy of Alex McDonnell.

Black Sabbath

Paul Jack's creepy tale of retro-reviewing Black Sabbath's eponymous first album. Weird things going on all right! Read on to find out what strange things went bump in the night...

Ghost - If You Have Ghost

Who you gonna call If you have ghosts? Melodic Swedish occult rock outfit Ghost, that's who! Just how good is their new EP of cover tracks? Check out the review of If You Have Ghost to find out.

Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know

Loud and heavy doom rock from the masters formerly known as Black Sabbath, and a sad, fond studio farewell to Ronnie James Dio.

Deep Purple - Now What!?

Now what do we 'ave 'ere then? A laid back new album from Deep Purple? Really sir? A 19th studio album? Go on then, what's it like?

Rival Sons - Head Down

We said... Time for something new and exciting - Head Down by Rival Sons. Heck, it's been a long time since PJ got so interested in a new band!

Doctor Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo by Doctor Steel

More weird noises oozing from Tali's evil steampunk laboratory. Trepidation abounds as the lab door creaks open, pushed by a slime green tentacle. The strains of Dr Steel's second album Doctor Steel II: Eclectic Boogaloo get louder, louder, and... Right, this has gone far enough. Just check out Tali's latest review of Eclectic Boogaloo, OK!

King Diamond - Abigail

A retro review of King Diamond's classic album Abigail. Ghostly goings on in the haunted La'Fey mansion gives us an album widely considered to be among the band's best work.

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