Author Archives: Pagan Hel

RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

Review: Sentient Horror – Ungodly Forms

Sentient Horror is a death metal band from New Jersey formed in 2014 by guitarist/vocalist Matt Moliti (ex-Dark Empire). The vision behind Sentience is to play classic early 90’s style SweDeath with a strong emphasis on great song writing and musicianship! The album cover is as stunning as the slabs of metal contained inside it! The prowling and intense opening ...

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Review: Fair Warning – Pimp Your Past

Let’s all skip back to the 80’s when AOR was in its infancy and get into the groove. Fair Warning are masters but after 25 years on the road it’s good catching up with the past, as it brings back happy memories of a bygone era. The tracks have that heavy groove embedded in them although they are melodic and ...

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Review: Junior Bruce – Endless Descent

Founded August 2007 Junior Bruce are soon to release their newest ten track album Endless Descent – not long to wait! I love the album cover it is just colourful and just as striking as the tracks on the album. First track ‘Lapis Philosophorum‘ simply bounces with sheer vibrancy and does its self- justice of the highest degree. ‘Lion’s Teeth’ again cuts its ...

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Review: Aghast – Something Else, Something Rotten

Opening track ‘King Bitch’ is one good way of opening up an album – razor edged guitar riffs, a thunderous beat and raspy vocals. If you were asleep before then you certainly won’t be now as you will have your work cut out if you try and snooze. The agitation is felt immediately on ‘Something Else’ and the scathing rhythms make your shoulders ...

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Demon - Cemetery Junction

Review: Demon – Cemetery Junction

Demon Formed in 1979 – I remember that year so well being the year I left school and got my first job, so I could afford more albums. Like everyone else music was and is still a big part of my life. It sounds like there is a bit of a psychedelic mood going on here at least at the ...

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Review: Echelon – Brimstone Aggrandizement

Getting down to the nitty gritty of getting your ears around some classic death metal is always a good thing for me. Feeling the strikes of metal embed themselves under the skin and cause a lot of sheer tingling as the aggressive riffs hit so hard they hurt, but the hurt is all part of loving the genre, and the ...

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Review: Opeth – Sorceress

      The beautiful opening on this album from ‘Persephone’ takes all your stresses and worries away like no tomorrow. It allows you to sit back and exhale and let the crisp notes flow through your mind like a cool breeze. ‘Sorceress’ is a long and winding progression of rhythms that are elasticized with teasing essences that are sultry ...

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Review: The Danger of Falling – Hope/Well EP

There’s nothing like being hurled out of your comfort zone and flung into something that doesn’t quite sit right within your boundaries, and this is one such time. Despite loving melodic hard core – this is entirely unlike what I expected. Threading Chapter – is rather a sophisticated and complex track that shows a gentle keyboard rhythm encapsulated in a ...

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Review: Negative Thought Process – Methylene Butterfly

New Year’s Destitution Opens with an automated voice telling a very interesting story of alcohol and butt plugs and paints a scene from a bondage movie, and then the vile aggressive melee is thrusted upon the audial like a vat of acid! The Come Down emerges from its smoky plume of callousness sucking the life from its own creation and ...

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Review: Gloryful – End of the Night

Track-by-track review of End of the Night by Gloryful. Dawn of the Raven King – With a death defying seething and a melancoholic rhythm it emerges into a medieval battle of sorts offering the slicing of swords and throws the listener into a state of anticipation at what about is to follow. This means War – It is only now ...

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