Month: June 2017

Book review: Dark Cities – Anthology

Christopher Golden has assembled some A-grade writers for this anthology of speculative tales that sees horrors lurking deep within the city streets. I do like a themed anthology, and when authors such as Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Joe R. Lansdale Kealan Patrick Burke and Seanan McGuire are included, it’s safe to say that I’m keen…

Book review: The Student – Iain Ryan

Something occurred to me whilst I was reading The Student by Iain Ryan. And that is, more people should be reading The Student by Iain Ryan. If you like your crime fiction dark and gritty, suffocating under the humidity of tropical Queensland, Ryan’s latest book is the one for you. Nate is a drug dealer, but…

Album review: Synergi – Despite

CRUNCH!! that’s the sound of Despite rupturing your ear drums as you hit the play button on their latest release from Eclipse Records, Synergi. Synergi is a metallic onslaught of driving riffs, snarled vocals and bowel-rupturing rhythms. Suffice to say, I dig! The album starts with the pummeling Soul=Denied, a track featuring razor wire guitars, a chugging groove and…

Book review: Crone – Jeannie Wycherley

Ooooh, witches!! Jeannie Wycherley’s debut novel is one packed full of creepy, witchy goodness. A great oak tree houses an even greater darkness and it is up to Heather Keynes to put an end to the evil Aefre! Tormented soul, Heather Keynes, befriends a small group of “guardians”. The guardians are watchers and protectors against…