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Haken Live At The Garage : Live Review
31st May 2016, 12:00
Posted by Tristan

Understanding within a band is simply crucial, creating a palpable sound that immediately enraptures the listener comes from understanding. Finalising their line up with Conner Green, Haken have truly understood both their purpose and their sound. Demonstrating their flawless musicianship the band arrive in Islington on the second date of their Affinitour tonight for a banquet of progressive musical tones.

Long Distance Calling Live At The Boston Music Rooms : Live Review
12th May 2016, 16:30
Posted by Tristan

Instrumental music can often be a hard type of music to wrap your ear around. Governed by balance, those who are more inclined to move towards showy virtuosity will not make it in this world. Often carrying a sonic narrative vocals are very much an important part to the musical puzzle, when you take them away you need to compensate. Sitting somewhere between the two lie Long Distance Calling. Hailing from Germany the band are predominantly a four piece instrumental band yet flirt from time to time with vocals. Tonight the band bring their sound to the Boston Music Rooms.

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Butcher Babies Live At The Underworld : Live Review
28th April 2016, 15:30
Posted by Tristan

Assumptions and perceptions often go hand in hand, for a community that is supposedly accepting of all genres, races and sexes sometimes our preconceptions can be one hundred percent wrong. Butcher Babies, fronted by two fantastic performers Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey might not necessarily be everyone’s cup of tea but sadly with the narrow minded Metal community many deem them not to be of the same calibre. Tonight the band take over London’s Underworld and I can whole heartedly say they most certainly are.

Muse Live At The O2 – Live Review
18th April 2016, 15:30
Posted by Tristan

Pubs, a watering hole full of opportunity. New relationships formed, long lost friends reunited and standing at the crux of this social hub lies of course the art of conversation. When the beer is free flowing many a question are posed often about music and as the best albums are argued over the other inevitability is whittled down to “Who is the best live band ever?“.

Nile Live At The Dome : Live Review
11th April 2016, 13:30
Posted by Tristan

Cautioning us against what would be most wisely left avoided Nile released their gut wrenchingly destructive effort What Should Not Be Unearthed last year. Having already treated us Brits to their premier league Death Metal back in September the band return once more into the tombs of The Dome in the catacombs of Tufnell Park.

Gorguts Live At The Dome : Live Review
1st April 2016, 15:30
Posted by Tristan

Dissonance has become a buzzword in the Metal community. Known for its cacophonic tendencies the word tends get thrown around to enrich a band whos sound maybe be somewhat lacking. Returning back in 2013 an enriched line up ushered in the phenomenal return of Gorguts. Having released one of the most truly dissonant albums of their time, the classic Obscura to say the band are pioneers of the genre would be an injustice. Now shortly before unveiling their brand new EP Pleadies Dust our Canadian brethren roll into town to deliver an unlistenable sermon.

Amon Amarth Live At The Underworld : Live Review
23rd March 2016, 16:30
Posted by Tristan

There are bands out there that truly separate the men from the boys. Known for their overtly manly personas Amon Amarth are truly a sight to behold. Having begun their quest for Valhalla in 1992, twenty six years on they would be forgiven perhaps for running out of steam. Yet with their brand new and incredible album Jomsviking imminently released the band are anything but. Returning to their humble beginnings to the cavernous venue that once greeted them before excelling beyond their wildest imaginations.

Trivium Live At Norwich LCR : Live Review
22nd March 2016, 13:30
Posted by Tristan

Relationships are indeed a strange affair coming in all sorts of sizes. Easily the most important opinion out there, fans truly are the back bone to a band. Having had a home from home in the UK since their inception Trivium have always been our Florida heroes. Releasing their excellent album Silence In The Snow has seen the band headline festivals and perform in major player venues yet as yet another example of interaction with their fans the band have opted to forget sell out capital dates and visit our more colloquial of Metalheads. Taking a trip up Norwich we went to see just what the band had in store…

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Baroness Live At London’s Koko
2nd March 2016, 12:00
Posted by Tristan

Recovery is a peculiar affair, sometimes taking weeks, months or even years. Psychological or otherwise sometimes recovery is beyond the means of the subject. Releasing what was deemed one of James Hetfield’s favourite records of 2015, Baroness released their obstimate¬†aneighbors ever so slightly tainted cry that was Purple. Not having toured the UK since before their incident, the return of these fuzz kings is particularly poignant.

Textures Live At The Underworld
29th February 2016, 18:00
Posted by Tristan

Forging a creative path that many would hardly conceive in a lifetime Textures have announced their return this year. Releasing their brand new album Phenotype this month the band embarked on their Oceans Collide tour. Currently performing all over Europe, Textures brought their brand new show comprising material from their early beginnings in Polars right up until their conceptual tour de force Phenotype to London for one night only.

Tesseract Live At London’s Koko
15th February 2016, 19:00
Posted by Tristan

Once again we are plagued to the greedy maw of London’s venues with a particularly early start time at London’s Koko tonight to ensure that Club NME can still go ahead… However before that we embark on a journey of the metaphysical in both sound and spirit. Joined by Nordic Giants and The Contortionist, Tesseract will take to a sold out Koko’s stage later this evening to reveal just what makes this band absolutely exceptional.

Live Review : Agent Fresco
27th November 2015, 15:00
Posted by Tristan

Technicality and emotion are not exactly something that you would deem would go hand in hand. Making their UK debut this July at the fast growing Tech Fest, for those who were there Agent Fresco were an undoubtable highlight of the fast growing festival. With the release of new album Destrier behind them the band embark on their first UK headline tour however before we can get back to our favourite Icelandic bunch we were able to pay heed to some fantastic up and coming bands tonight.