Author Archives: Rich Broome

I have blue eyes and like long walks along the beach... I'm an autodidactic freelance music photographer who likes writes reviews on the side! Feel free to leave any comments on my reviews! I'm into a wide range of music and love comedies like Spaced and Black Books. I have worked on P&O Cruises as a photographer and lab technician, which was a great way to travel!
Haken’s ‘Visions’

Review: Haken – Visions (re-release 2017)

Progressive metal band Haken have re-released their second album, Visions, after working alongside Jens Bogren to reinvigorate and raise the standard up to the band’s current production, in which Bogren also worked on. Visions is eight tracks long with a total run time of nearly sixty-three minutes, a full eleven minutes shorter than their debut album Aquarius [which has had ...

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Haken - Aquarius Re-issue 2017

Review: Haken – Aquarius (Re-issue 2017)

Aquarius, Haken’s full debut album was released upon the world some seven years ago and now, has been released once again. You may ask yourself why a band would be so concerned about re-releasing an album after such a period of time and it’s a valid question. However, Haken are not your regular band who make an album and say ...

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Face The Chronos - Advent

Review: Face The Chronos – Advent

Face The Chronos, the Russian progressive metalcore band from Moscow, have released their debut album Advent. Let’s delve into this review. For a debut album, this is bloody impressive. This feels like an eloquently planned and constructed album, not one that has been rushed together so they have some ‘merch’ to sell at their next pub gig. You get the ...

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Review: Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

There has been a lot of talk about this album, which was released last month; mostly around its utter lack of promotion or marketing on that band’s part. I’m going to try and stay off that topic and talk about the contents of the album because the likelihood is if you’re an Avenged Sevenfold fan, you already know about that ...

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Live: Dope, Anti-Clone, Killus – Islington Academy, London

Killus are mad. Donning coloured eye contacts, what can only be described as ‘Joker’ makeup and tongues tangling out, it’s fair to say this band provide an energy to a show. At one point; the lead singer was in the photo pit and straddled me. It’s been two days; I don’t think he’s going to call me. The blood make ...

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Review: Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

WARNING. Listening to this album may cause serious damage to your bank balance and add points to your license. If you have ever been caught speeding then you’ll know the following reasons are not accepted as an excuse; “I was late”, “I did not see the signs”, “I did not know the road” and so on. I think Meshuggah’s latest ...

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wednesday-13

Wednesday 13 and Evil Scarecrow at The Garage in London

I have never been to a show quite like this before. With only two bands playing and we all have to be kicked out before 10 O’clock as the venue turns into a nightclub after the gig. Not sounding like a wild night out, is it? And yet not only was this show sold out but the extra night they ...

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Review: Cult Of Luna – Mariner

Swedish sludge metal band, Cult Of Luna, released their eighth studio album earlier this year, titled Mariner. This five track studio album incorporates the vocal styling’s of Julie Christmas, a woman who has fronted such bands as Made Out Of Babies and Battle Of Mice, bringing her own unique sound to the Cult Of Luna production and I can tell ...

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Review: Dope – Blood Money Part 1

This latest album by DOPE still has a familiar feel reaching back to their previous work. Lyrically the songs haven’t become anymore intricate but then you don’t listen to DOPE for the complexity of the lyrics, searching for hidden meanings or to ignite your intellect and that is absolutely acceptable. You know exactly what you’re getting with this band; a ...

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Evanescence Announce ‘The Ultimate Collection’ LP Box Set

The two-time Grammy award-winning rock band, Evanescence have  announced they will be releasing five 12″ vinyl versions of their entire discography, plus the previously unreleased studio demo album Origin. The four studio album box set will be bolstered by a sixth bonus LP named Lost Whispers which features all the official B-sides as well as new single Even In Death, and tour intro ...

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