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Album Review : Code Orange – Forever
16th January 2017, 13:15
Posted by Tristan

Life is hard as the saying goes. Born with a silver spoon some never need to work at all for their merits and will simply be set for life, others might be less fortunate. Delusional to the arduous reality of the real world the silver spoons have nothing to go through but the hard boiled, harsh understanding of rusted spoons goes a long way. Hard to describe as a musical quality the idea of ugly music is somewhat out of the box. Falling out of the ugly tree and hitting every branch on the way down, Code Orange present to us some of the most downtrodden  riffs to hit 2017. Shown their brand new concoction of vehemence and grit, welcome to the world of Forever.

Album of The Year #7 : Gojira – Magma
7th December 2016, 16:00
Posted by Tristan
Coming into Day Seven of our Album of The Year Christmas Countdown we look to France for their fantastic contribution this year.
  1. Iamthemorning – Lighthouse
  2. Myrath – Legacy
  3. Touche Amore – Stage Four
  4. Ghost/Aeon – Metanoia
  5. Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason
  6. Avantasia – Ghostlights

Being very lucky to have been able to see this band in their infancy in their early support slot with Trivium at the Hammersmith Apollo in London back in 2008 it was hard to predict that the band would be a group of this magnitude in the year 2016.Having released their last record the game changing L’Enfant Sausage four years ago, after the initial touring plans the Gojira camp fell silent. Resolving to write an album The dynamic duo of brothers Duplantier went into the newly built Silver Cord Studios in New York to lay down the next album when they received news of their mother falling ill. Resulting sadly in her death the brothers resolved to scrap everything that had been written and entirely rethink the album.

Album Review : Killswitch Engage – Incarnate 
7th March 2016, 12:00
Posted by Tristan

Retention of a title is somewhat of an art form. Seeing the less established acts fall by the wayside, undisputed heavyweights Killswitch Engage have weathered the recent Metalcore storm. Having returned on Disarm The Descent with Jesse Leach for the first time since their break through, Alive or Just Breathing the band once more proved their worth. Now, having re established the foundations of a solidified line up, in a time where Metalcore is more of an afterthought, how have the band weaponised their iconic sound for their brand new release Incarnate.

Album Review : Trivium – Silence In The Snow
29th September 2015, 16:30
Posted by Tristan

Trivium have been an easy target for many over the years. A band never content with their previous incarnation, it all started with their eponymous debut Ascendancy, which though might have been one of the best breakthrough albums of the past ten years has unfortunately been an unfair benchmark for the band to be measured against. With fans constantly going on about the fact that none of their material sounds like the album. Now ten years on it seems that the growing pains of Trivium might have finally finished.