Reviews
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Stone Sour And Their (Hydrog)radical New Album
10th July 2017, 13:23
Posted by Tristan

Stone Sour, a major player in the mainstream Metal scene the band are arguably one of the biggest in the scene. With it being four years since the release of their double album extraordinaire that was The House of Gold And Bones, lots has changed in the Stone Sour camp. Resolving to return in 2017, the band would set to work on their brand new album and first without long time guitarist and fellow Slipknot pal, James Root.

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Ten Years Later : August Burns Red – “Messengers”
28th June 2017, 09:50
Posted by Tristan

Metalcore, ah the lifesblood of the mid two thousands. What was once one of the biggest players in the Metal world, now seems to be falling somewhat by the wayside. Of course there are the likes of Pierce The Veil, Of Mice and Men etc… that are carrying the genres far reaching flag. Not forgetting Killswitch Engage but the genre is somewhat stale, save for one band.

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Don’t Fuck With Dying Fetus
23rd June 2017, 16:00
Posted by Tristan

Known for their take no prisoners style of Death Metal, Dying Fetus are one of the most relentless forces in the Death Metal world. Fiercely reliable the band haven’t released any new material for more than five years now, until now.

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Goatwhore Ascend Higher Than Ever Before On New Album
23rd June 2017, 14:00
Posted by Tristan

Recording live is hardly somewhat of a novelty but in recent years it seems to have made a real resurgence among the most unlikely of bands. Last year, for example the technical behemoth’s that are Meshuggah released their new album recorded entirely live! Proof that regardless of how technical the material might be, it is possible to record live. Following up their 2012 effort Constricting Rage of The Merciless, Goatwhore resolved to change their recording habits of working with esteemed Metal producer Erik Rutan and instead bring a whole new idea to the table.

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Broken Hope’s Mutilated and Assimilated – Whatever It Is, It’s Ugly And Its Pissed Off
21st June 2017, 14:03
Posted by Tristan

One of the darker routes of cinema, Horror is in its own interpretation the portrayal of that dark place, the place we never want to find ourselves in. A place where fans flirt with the idea of danger yet remain perfectly at ease in their seats. Taking this same ideaology into account Death Metal is very much a similar trip in a more aural sense. Depictions of graphic violence, horrendous creatures and a whole lot of nastiness, there’s nothing quite like it. Known to be a huge horror movie fan, one Jeremy Wagner has been fusing the two together for more than twenty five years with his Brutal Death Metal outfit Broken Hope. Returning with 2012’s lecherous offering that was Omen of Disease the band have recouped their creative effort to return for what could be their most horrendous release yet, Mutilated And Assimilated.

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Currents’ Debut Album Sounds Like Failing Machinery, And That Is Awesome
19th June 2017, 05:05
Posted by Chris

Metalcore is under going an identity revolution, and Currents are helping with it’s long needed transformation with their new album ‘The Place I Feel Safest‘.

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Chon Are California Dreamin’ With New LP Homey
17th June 2017, 10:10
Posted by Tristan

Known for its laid back attitude, California is the stoner of the western world. Known for being both the sides those who are so relaxed you think they might fall over and the out and out disgustingly rich, its a state that has a lot going on. Wanting to soak up the former type of vibe, musical virtuosos Chon holed themselves up at a beach house and recorded one of the most chilled out records you’ll hear and a perfect anthem for those who might not be digging the summer top forty on radio.

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Download 2017 : Talking Anchors and Arseholes with Chris Bowes From Alestorm
16th June 2017, 17:53
Posted by Tristan

Completing their latest voyage into the unknown, Alestorm have released their brand new record No Grave But The Sea. A combination of tom foolery and absolute genius, the record was a big surprise for me. Particularly since Pirate Metal was not really my thing, I have since been won over by the scallywags!

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Carach Angren Have The Last Laugh on Spectacular New Album Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten
16th June 2017, 13:00
Posted by Tristan

The art of story telling is hardly something new. A huge part of culture, entire civilisations have been built on the art of telling a story, be it factual or fictional. Giving birth to the idea of literature and film but how can it be incorporated in music? The concept album is an art form that has been around since its seventies hey day. Forming a bridge between the Horror medium and the concept album Carach Angren have had their finger on the (deceased) pulse of the story. Previously releasing 2015’s This Is No Fairytale, now the band return for their most ambitious haunting yet, Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten.

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Arcadea Walk With Synth Giants On Debut Album
16th June 2017, 10:16
Posted by Tristan

Music can be sophisticated to the highest level but what does sophistication mean? Not one for taking the easy route, Brann Dailor is very much a perfectionist yet what shines through just as much is a sense of voyage. Swapping King Crimson for Tangerine Dream, a different kind of sophistication presents itself in the form of Arcadea.

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Anathema Bring Their Optimistic Look To June
12th June 2017, 11:17
Posted by Tristan

Closure. An idea that we as humans have created, we crave the idea that something will be resolute. The idea that something can finish being open ended can often terrify most people. Acting as a foreword for their story, the band took 2001’s A Fine Day To Exit to pick up exactly where they had left off. Using the artwork from the record and the coordinates of the photograph taken in Silver Strand Beach where their faceless “man” was last seen and sixteen years later we come to The Optimist.

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Suffocation Embrace The Darkness on …Of The Dark Light
9th June 2017, 17:00
Posted by Tristan

Instrumental in the perfection of what was the nineties death Metal scene, Suffocation have long been heralded as the godfathers of this, most bloodthirsty of genres. Having continued since their nineties hey day, the band have continually upped the ante with each release. Following the release of 2012’s Pinnacle of Bedlam, the band embarked on a hectic touring schedule the world over. Returning to the studio at the tail end of 2016, the band resolved to revitalise their sound, the end result was Of The Dark Light.

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Album Review: Secret Sphere – The Nature of Time
5th June 2017, 15:00
Posted by Chris

The hidden power metal gems that are Secret Sphere return with their first original studio album in 5 years, and have produced a concept entitled ‘The Nature of Time‘. The Italians’ discography is excellent, and we see how this one holds up in the back-catalogue.

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Album Review: Dream Evil – Six
5th June 2017, 12:00
Posted by Chris

Do you remember Dream Evil? You’d be forgiven if you’ve forgotten. It’s been 7 years since the band last released an album, but the Swedish power metallers make a ballsy return with their aptly titled new album ‘Six‘.

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Wednesday 13 Send Their Condolences On Brilliant New Album
2nd June 2017, 14:00
Posted by Tristan

The union of both Horror and the genre of Metal is a phenomenon that many don’t quite understand. Taking from each other both genres creatively bounce off one another and even in some cases sees work bred together. A fine example being Rob Zombie, known for his horrific films just as much as his music. However there is another master of the macabre in the form of Wednesday 13.

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Our Future Isn’t Bright According To Sikth’s Eyes
1st June 2017, 13:35
Posted by Tristan

Modernity can be a truly wondrous ideal. The ability to instantly connect to whatever or whomever you wish to when you’re half way around the other side of the world is something only that we would have dreamt of in the future. Nevertheless as with many things, it can be a double edged sword. With the advent of technology, we are becoming far too reliant on being connected, to the point where we are sadly just a mirage of what people deem to be connected.

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