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Articles by Glenn Leaper

About Glenn Leaper (20 Articles)
Heavy Metal philosopher. Writer. Drummer. Lover. Thinks the meaning of life can be deciphered in music. “As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source nature can offer” – Hugo. “We all know you big bad metal boys are all softies at heart” – friend. “Next thing you know, they’ll take our thoughts away” – Dave Mustaine.


March 2, 2022

Thrashers of the world, rejoice!!! Drum magus supreme Dave Lombardo has re-joined the ranks of San Francisco Bay Area titans (of creation) Testament!The Slayer legend [...]

Slash – 4 – Album Review

February 25, 2022

The difficulty in reviewing this record is that as soon as one is on the self-satisfied cusp of blithely dismissing its worse elements, along slithers the Slash of old to offer you a bite of a different apple, something heavenly enough to disrobe you entirely. [...]

Steve Vai – Inviolate – Album Review

February 18, 2022

Reviewing a Steve Vai album is not the sinecure it may feel like to listen to. It’s not as if your correspondent can blush, clumsily tripping all over his own colossal [...]

Tony Martin – Thorns – Album Review

January 21, 2022

Each track on Thorns reveals itself to represent a thorn of sorts in Martin’s psyche, which he employs a full emotional palette to portray across an extensive range of moods, atmospheres, and styles. These are sufficiently heterogeneous to invite repeated listening, showcasing as they do the man’s creativity, as well as his undiminished vocal register. [...]

Iron Maiden – Stratego – Single Review

August 22, 2021

With “Stratego”, Iron Maiden are two for two so far on a ten-track album that promises to be one of the most spectacular of their career, wiping away the semi-fatigue of predecessor The Book Of Souls and re-infusing a vigour that not a few are suggesting is reminiscent of the atmosphere and sense of purpose surrounding 1999’s Brave New World... [...]
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