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War Cloud – ‘State of Shock’ (Ripple Music)

According to our man John B, ‘State of Shock’ is deliciously old school. What War Cloud has made here would fit right in with the music we know and love from the 80s. There are elements here that call back to Deep Purple or AC/DC among many others from the era, but War Cloud manages to be very much their own thing instead of feeling like another band simply trying to copy what worked for others before. JB believes that, these days, it is hard to be your own thing while following in the footsteps of the greats, but War Cloud manage it here and it is good to see.

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Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life – ‘Don’t Turn Away’ (Overground Records)

It is not uncommon for artists to turn their backs on their past. And it could be argued that the man christened Steven Williams has done just that with this, his second “solo” album since he walked away from the noise of the punk scene and retired to the Norfolk coast. But, it can also be said that the artist better known as Steve Ignorant has not done so, as, despite the largely louche lounge vibe of ‘Don’t Turn Away’, it proves that he has not lost, or sacrificed, any of his fury, spit and vim in a collection of songs that rile and snarl with the passion of an artist growing old disgracefully and not going quietly into that dark night without making his voice, and consequently his message, heard with venomous intent.

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