Author Archives: Lauren Garlinge

English degree student. Lover of all things rock and metal, gigs, festivals, cats and tea!
Citizen - As You Please

Review: Citizen – As You Please

Ask any fan of Citizen to pick an album from their back catalogue and the chances are you will be told to listen to their 2013 release Youth. Ever since the release of that album, Citizen has had the musical equivalent of Mount Everest to climb to top the emotion, love and critical acclaim they received from it. So, four years ...

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The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign

Review: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign

When The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announced that they would be releasing their third full-length record Always Foreign there was an understandable buzz around the scene, eager to see what the band would produce. After all, this is a band who have gained a cult following off the back of their previous ...

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leshpress - Hulluuden Muuri

Review: Fleshpress – Hulluuden Muuri

Fleshpress’ latest release Hulluuden Muuri is the band’s seventh full length release since they formed in 1998 and it is clear that the band are out to make their listeners feel as uncomfortable as possible with this album. The album artwork alone should give an idea of the things that lay ahead, with a distinct Gene Simmons looking head over ...

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Eshtadur - Mother Gray

Review: Eshtadur – Mother Gray

Columbia may not be very high on many people’s lists of countries that release a serious melodic death metal album but Eshtadur are once again doing exactly that. Having been around for over a decade the band have had a while to hone their craft and it is evident on this album that they have spent that time wisely… for ...

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Stone Sour -Hydrograd

Review: Stone Sour -Hydrograd

Stone Sour’s highly anticipated sixth album Hydrograd is set for release this week (30th June). Being the band’s first album since the departure of guitarist, Jim Root, it was difficult to know what to expect. Opening track ‘YSIF’ instantly becomes comical with opening line “Hello you bastards”, before going into a heavy, instrumental opening to the album. The track is quite ...

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seafoam

Review: Kamikaze Girls – Seafoam

Kamikaze Girls’ debut record Seafoam is a real treat for those with patience. With a real genre mashing, combining shoe-gaze, grunge and punk-rock. You can guarantee that you won’t get your head around this album in one listen. But go back to it and after a while it starts to make sense. That seems to be what the band wants ...

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Oceano - Revelation

Review: Oceano – Revelation

Oceano have been around for over a decade now and have gone through a variety of sounds and line-ups in that time, so it’s no surprise to see that things are once again different on their newest album Revelation. Effectively the second album in this current iteration of the bands line-up but the first album since they switched over from ...

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Creeper

Creeper’s Southampton Show with Puppy, Energy & Milk Teeth

Just a day after releasing their first full-length feature, Eternity, In Your Arms, Creeper set off on a UK tour bringing pop-punk bands Puppy, Energy and Milk Teeth. RAMzine headed down to the sold out show at Southampton’s The 1865 last week to check them out. First to take the stage were Puppy. They kicked the night off early and ...

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Senses Fail - In Your Absence

EP Review: Senses Fail – In Your Absence

Senses Fail‘s latest offering In Your Absence is striking for several reasons. Firstly the lack of the band’s signature heavy sound, replaced by a much calmer, lighter acoustic tone. Secondly by the weight offered up by the lyrics. Vocalist Buddy Nielsen’s wife reportedly suffers from multiple sclerosis and there is a real sense on this EP that the gravity of ...

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The Charm The Fury - The Sick, Dumb & Happy Review

The Charm The Fury – The Sick, Dumb & Happy Review

The Charm The Fury‘s second full-length offers up a whole new sound to what fans of the band will be used to and laces the influences of Pantera and Metallica throughout the record. Whilst the band admit this is fully intentional, the change leaves a sense that the band have not yet found the core sound they really want. This ...

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