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RAMzine Introduces The Charm The Fury

Hailing from the mean (well…) streets of Amsterdam, The Charm The Fury are one of the most exciting new acts in modern metalcore. The Europeans have been showing us how to do metal in the most impressive way for the best part of thirty years, and clearly the Dutch are taking after their Scandinavian cousins, having thrown out this crew of five incredibly ...

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Nirvana – Nevermind

Nirvana defined a generation. There’s just no escaping that fact. Millions of teenagers in American during the early 90s needed music that they could identify with. Up stepped legendary frontman/guitarist Kurt Cobain, criminally underrate bassist Krist Novoselic, and amazing drummer and all-round good guy Dave Grohl with Nirvana’s seminal masterpiece “Nevermind”. The album kicks off with the song which defined ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics: #4 – A Day To Remember ‘Homesick’

A Day To Remember are one of the most influential bands of the last decade, and Homesick was the album that confirmed it. The Californian’s have created a fusion of pop-punk and metal that has attracted such a huge fan base because they’re so upbeat and catchy that fans of You Me At Six and All Time Low love them, ...

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Motley Crue – Dr Feelgood

No band epitomised the spirit of the 1980’s more than Motley Crue. Their glam image, debauched lifestyle and catchy metal music really captured the imagination of the world during that period. At the peak of their success they released what many consider to be their best album; Dr Feelgood. Released in September 1989, the album was the Crue’s most eclectic ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics #3 letlive. – Fake History

letlive. hold the title of being the best band that I personally have ever seen live. Ever. And trust me, there’s a lot of bands I’ve seen live. We’re talking in the thousands, here. This title is one which many bands spend decades trying to achieve, but letlive. just have this addictive presence; when you’re watching letlive. it’s like you ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way

There is just no questioning the fact that Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the most important bands of the last 20 years. With the release of their 1991 album “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik”, the classic lineup of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante, bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith unleashed a fusion-rock sound the likes of which had ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics #2 Parkway Drive – Deep Blue

Parkway Drive’s Deep Blue was perhaps one of 2010s biggest shocks. Having never even charted outside of Australia before, Deep Blue gained critical acclaim on an international scale that nobody really expected. It was certainly successful enough to be tipped one of the best albums of 2010, but it deserves even more than that. As opener Samsara kicks in, it ...

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RAMzine Introduces S.E.A.S.O.N.S

You’d be a fool to pass Reading 5 piece S.E.A.S.O.N.S off as just another band. Rather it is a collection of ideals and concepts that intend to show that music need not be confined to the boundaries expected by simply labelling them as ‘just another rock/metal band’. They intend to show that a single 5 minute track can be used ...

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Slayer – Reign In Blood

There are two types of metal music fans in the world. People who like Slayer, and actual Slayer fans. The single fact that Slayer are so respected right across the metal board by fellow musicians, fans and journalists alike is testament to their honest brutal music. For many people, the band became known to the masses thanks to their 1986 ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics #1 Memphis May Fire – The Hollow

What is the difference between a “classic” and a “modern classic”? For a start, a modern classic is not old; it’s not by Iron Maiden; and Topshop haven’t printed the cover on a t-shirt. A modern classic is just as good as a classic but hasn’t quite received the same level of appraisal or recognition. And Memphis May Fire’s The ...

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