Deliberations From The Shire

Doyle II “As We Die”

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Doyle

When you get passed the new album from a member of the legendary Misfits you know it’s gonna have a style and production to it that will stir the excitement even if it’s not a new Misfits recording (we can all dream can’t we). This new offering from Doyle lives up to expectations and in places exceeds them in abundance. ...

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My Regime - Deranged Patterns

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – My Regime

If furiously fast Thrash is your thing then this is the album for you. Sweden’s My Regime are not letting go of the assault they created on the last album and this seems to give the feel it is a continuation of Dogmas just with more pumped up body crushing riffs. Deranged Patterns has more than a foot in the past ...

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RAMzine - Kobra & The Lotus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Kobra & The Lotus

It’s been a little over three years since the High Priestess came out and now Kobra & The Lotus are back with full force in the form of Prevail I, their most powerful album yet seeing them cement themselves as a staple in modern female fronted hard rock category. From the off this album showcases Kobra Paige’s true vocal ability ...

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Don Jamieson – Communication Breakdown

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Don Jamieson

It’s not often I get to review comedy albums but this is something different. You may recognise the name as one of the presenters of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, but what most people don’t know over here in the UK is that Don Jamieson is an Emmy-Award Winner and circuit comedian. This is his third album on legendary label Metal ...

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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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