Album Reviews

Thenewno2 ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Album Review

Warner Brothers have a lot riding on ‘Beautiful Creatures,’ the successful series of books could well be the next ‘Twilight’ and have millions of teenagers aching to see the next instalment of pensive and angst laden love. Now you would be forgiven for already deciding that the soundtrack would be full of equally angst ridden bands all riffing and spewing ...

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Wounds ‘Die Young’ Album Review

The guys over at In At The Deep End Records have been making a lot of noise about their latest signing Wounds recently and rightly so. Reports of the band attacking venues up and down the country with their own particular brand of dirty rock ‘n’ roll/punk have spread far and wide through the underground as anticipation of their debut ...

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Maycomb ‘I Opened Up My Heart To Caustic Things’ Album Review

Hailing from the West Midlands, melodic pop-punk four piece Maycomb have shared stages with genre heavyweights such as The Wonder Years, The Starting Line and Saves the Day. Having been around since 2009, and the band released their long-awaited debut album ‘I Opened My Heart To Caustic Things’ at the end of 2012. One of the most noticeable things about ...

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Heaven’s Basement ‘Filthy Empire’ Album Review

Heaven’s Basement have been around for a long time, and I mean a long time. Formed back in 2008, the band have gone through different line ups, and now finally have released their first full length album with a settled line up; vocalist Aaron Buchanan, guitarist Sid Glover, bassist Rob Ellershaw and drummer Chris Rivers. Together, they have created just ...

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Valfreya ‘Path to Eternity’ Album Review

Valfreya formed in 2009 as the brainchild of their current lead vocalist, Crook, with a desire to play aggressive but glorious music combined with lyrics inspired by Viking mythology. Path to Eternity is their debut album and was released via Maple Metal Records. Since its discovery, Scandinavian death metal or ‘Viking Metal’ has become extraordinarily popular despite its more niche ...

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Biffy Clyro ‘Opposites’ Album Review

To some Biffy Clyro have only made two albums before this one, 2007’s ‘Puzzles’ and 2009’s ‘Only Revolutions’ both of these albums have made the Scottish trio bonafide rock superstars. However there are three albums before Mercury Awards and such started hurling superlatives; ‘Blackened Sky,’ ‘The Vertigo Of Bliss’ and ‘Infinity Land’ showed a band evolving from shouty art rock ...

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Less Than Jake ‘Greetings and Salutations’ Album Review

Greetings and Salutations from Less Than Jake is not a new album from the Florida ska punk legends featured in the title, instead it is a self-produced compilation album born out of two EP’s from 2011 and 2012. On top of that according to vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli some of the tracks featured were written as far back as 1996. So ...

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Helloween ‘Straight Out Of Hell’ Album Review

German power metal pioneers Helloween have been producing their own brand of metal for almost thirty years, being stars in Europe and at one glorious moment almost getting to the big time in the late eighties. ‘Straight Out Of Hell’ is their fourteenth effort with long time producer Charlie Bauerfeind; is this the album that sees the band eclipse they’re ...

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Gruesome Stuff Relish ‘Sempiternal Death Grind’ Album Review

In the deepest, darkest realms of extreme metal there is a little thing called grind. To some it is merely blaring noise but to others it is beauty in music. Within this relatively underground genre a few very niche sub genres have developed. One of these in particular being goregrind; made popular by British band Carcass. Goregrind is the primary ...

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Led Zeppelin ‘Celebration Day’ Album Review

Led Zeppelin. Just those two words immediately conjure up images of thunderous drums, crushing riffs, a grinding bass line covered by a howling blues scream. From 1968 until John Bonhams untimely death in 1980 the foursome could boast eight albums each crammed with timeless classics that still hold the benchmark for truly great rock. Since 1980 the remaining three have ...

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