Deliberations From The Shire

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Life Of Agony

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Life Of Agony

If energetic alternative rock is your thing then the eagerly awaited new offering from Life Of Agony is just the tonic. It has been 12 years since their last album and the world has changed beyond all measures. There is a drive and intensity in these new songs that only someone like Mina Caputo could pen, wearing her heart on ...

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Eve To Adam's Odyssey

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Eve To Adam

If big catchy sing-a-long tunes are your thing then the new album from New York City’s Eve To Adam will not disappoint. Imagine the fist-pumping sounds of Avenged Sevenfold or the headbanging riffage of Queens of The Stone Age and you can get the scope of the type of song that is included in new album Odyssey. This album is ...

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Beast Modulus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Beast Modulus

Being explodes into your ears in a wave of static sounding news bulletins before pounding into a pure groove and thunderous sonic fury. From the off this is a strangely aggressive album with lead singer Kurt’s vocals searing like a man on a mission. Later in the album his ability and range draw from a number of influences such as ...

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Darkest Hour Album – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour are back to their rip-snorting best on this, their ninth studio album, which has been paid for as part of a hugely successful Crowd Funding Campaign; having smashed the target set to fans in record time. For a band who are nine albums deep into a career, they are certainly going for it all guns blazing. They are ...

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Booze & Glory

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Booze & Glory

Booze & Glory are back with the next instalment of the party fuelled sounds of rowdy old skool punk and Oi anthems. Having been making music since 2009 Chapter IV see’s the London boys upping their game with the infectious way they write songs for Friday & Saturday nights whilst writing about subjects as diverse as installing positive thinking in ...

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Davey Suicide

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Davey Suicide

Raising up from the undead of Holywood Davey Suicide returns with his 3rd full-length album Made From Fire later this month. Having been at loggerhead with labels and the likes for nearly 2 years this album marks the rebirth of one of the “Top 50 Rockstars In The World” ( -Kerrang). This album is packed to the rafters with synth driven ...

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1919 Bloodline

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – 1919

Bloodline is the second full-length album by post punk and early “Goth” pioneers 1919 and comes only 33 years after their debut release. The Original line-up got back together in 2015 for a splattering of festival shows and two European tours to coincide with new EP Death Note. This album fuses dark and heavy bleak atmospheric melodic sounds that for ...

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Betraying The Martyrs The Resilient

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Betraying The Martyrs

From the offset, this album is head and shoulders above the previous two. It’s crushing in more ways than you would think and has a majestic feel that these French extreme tech metallers have perfected over that past recordings. The opening track ‘Lost For Words’ pulls you in straight away blending hooks and riffs with operatic and brutal vocals until ...

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Power Trip Nightmare Logic

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Power Trip

Hailing from Dallas Texas Power Trip’s new album Nightmare Logic lands on February 24th via Southern Lord. The 8 track album is packed with heavy riffs and grooves that you’d come to expect from bands that come out of that area of the states. For me, the intro to ‘Waiting Around To Die’ is crushingly progressive but it’s their fusion ...

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Mors Principium Est

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Mors Principium Est

Embers Of A Dying World is the sixth full-length album from Finnish melodic death metallers Mors Principium Est. Having formed around 2002/3 the band have gone through a number of line-up changes but it wasn’t until 2007 when English man Andy Gillion joined as the main songwriter that they really found their stride. This album like the previous stands up ...

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