Album Reviews

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Black Magic – Jared James Nichols

Wisconsin-born guitar-slinger Jared James Nichols is a throwback to when rock was wild, young and free. His latest album is a collection of song that hit you wham, bam, in and out, with most tracks coming in under the three minute mark. Do they get you under their spell? Let’s find out. A whirring echoing guitar stretches through your speakers, ...

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DON BROCO — The most adjustable scenester try-hards & pop-survivalists of the 21st century.

British rock four piece DON BROCO released their third album Technology this month. The new album finds the band filtering their post-hardcore rock through the percolation filter of a 1980s pop-machine, and then finger-testing the results before adding a swirl-or-two of clotty cream: these twists come in the form of metal, funk and electronics. This album ends-up lip-puckering strong and ...

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Rose Tattoo -Tatts Live In Brunswick 1982

36 years back an Australian radio station played this live show from the Bombay Bicycle Club across the Antipodean airwaves. It’s hard to believe. Hard to conceive that it happened so long ago, and incomprehensible that something so raw and savage – with language not for the faint-hearted – would get played in that format. So what is it? A ...

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We Are All Born Evil

Review: Lechery – We Are All Born Evil

Lechery were formed in 2006 by Martin Bengtsson (former Arch Enemy bass player). After a couple of years of playing small clubs and festivals, Lechery recorded their debut album Violator in 2008. A second album ‘In Fire’ followed in 2011. The new album ‘We Are All born Evil’ is their latest release and continues the twin guitar led heavy approach of ...

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East Texas Adrenaline

Review: East Texas Adrenaline – Built to Last

East Texas Adrenaline are from err, East Texas. Members Caleb Colton on vocals, Darrell Olbrych on guitar, Troy Dean on bass and backing vocals, and Scott Credeur on drums and backing vocals are about to release a follow up to their first, self-titled album. It’s called Built to Last and (if you believe their PR), “packs plenty of the metal/punk/rock ...

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Tiny Moving Parts

Review: Tiny Moving Parts – Swell

Ever wondered what it would sound like if a six-string wizard like Joe Satriani joined Sunny Day Real Estate to add some tasty, technical licks to the wall of post-teen angst rock music more commonly known as emo? Honestly, neither had we in the RAMzine offices until we had the pleasure of hearing ‘Celebrate’, the 2016 album from Minnesota trio, ...

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MARK DEUTROM’S blend of blues rock, Southern boogie and psychedelia

Mark Deutrom is a guitarist, composer, songwriter, and producer. Most of his energies went into producing until he joined The Melvins as bass player between 1993 and 1998. His first full-length solo album, The Silent Treatment first came out in 2000 and has been rejigged and reissued now. Written and performed by Mark apart from Johnny Evans contributing all drums. ...

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The Pearl Hearts

THE PEARL HARTS duo Kirsty and Sara to release Glitter And Spit

Glitter And Spit is the title of UK duo Kirsty and Sara, The Pearls Harts, first full-length release. They have garnered press adulation from their live shows and have been described as “the love-child of PJ Harvey and Nine Inch Nails” and “Black Sabbath played by The Runaways”. They have supported the likes of Stereophonics, Garbage and Skunk Anansie. Buyers of Classic ...

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Headless Crown

HEADLESS CROWN produce a powerful and genuine heavy metal album

A Geneva-based heavy metal band who feature Judas Priest, Saxon and Iron Maiden amongst their influences, Headless Crown, are set to release their second album Century Of Decay. A few line-up changes have occurred since their first album, Time For Revolution, in 2015. The line-up for this album is Steff Perrone (Lead Vocals), Manu Froelicher (Guitar), Ced Legger (Guitar), Mack Machet ...

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The courettes

THE COURETTES set to release a blend 1960’s heavy pop and rock

A Danish-based duo, The Courettes are husband and wife Flavia (guitar and vocals) and Martin Couri (drums and vocals). Their second album is imaginatively titled We Are The Courettes contains 12 tracks steeped in early psychedelia with a heavy garage/rock feel thrown in. Opener ‘Hoodoo Hop’ starts with frantic drumming and a great sounding guitar, then a screaming Flavia joins in ...

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