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Review: Davey Suicide – Made From Fire

Over the past year or so Davey Suicide himself has been battling with his ex-record label over many issues, so it’s a huge achievement this album was finished and released successfully. Davey is a living example that persistence pays off. Davey and the band know the fans want more music – Davey and the boys don’t fail to deliver. Even ...

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Comaniac - Return to the Wasteland

Review: Comaniac – Return to the Wasteland

It isn’t typical thrash, at least not vocal-wise and there are some strange whisperings and unusual sounds embedded into the track ‘Coal’ with fantastic biting riffs and rhythms that make it a pleasant listening experience. ‘Suborned’ is very typical of its genre in places as it races away taking pleasure in skimming past the ears at a rate of knots. ‘Bow ...

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Cut Up - Wherever they may rot

Review: Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot

So here we are again visiting Sweden, the masters of music whether pop or grind they have all aspects covered. First track ‘From Ear to Ear’ is a bold and arduous stomp that doesn’t mind using its size 14’s to batter and bruise the ears as well as the body. ‘Necrophagic Madness’ spreads an unearthly tone with rapacious rhythms and toys ...

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Dreaming Awake - Friction

Review: Dreaming Awake – Friction

There is a big surprise waiting for you at the start of this album with its wondrous sound on sequencer that reminds me of an ebbing and flowing tide. It is most definitely my kind of metal, melodic and ferocious, with dual vocals clean and screamo that make for great listening, and a great title ‘It Lives’. ‘Friction’ is a melodious ...

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Brother Firetribe - Sunbound

Review: Brother Firetribe – Sunbound

This sounds absolutely epic, and I am not being cheesy when I use the term epic because it is. ‘Sunbound’ is a gigantic track despite being just over a minute long, but if this track is anything to go by then the album will be phenomenal. ‘Help is on The Way’ doesn’t disappoint as its large rhythmical hooks take hold and allow you ...

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NervoChaos - Nyctophilia

Review: NervoChaos – Nyctophilia

If there is anything more extreme than this it must be found in the bowels of hell amid flames hotter than a cemetery incinerator! It is meant to be to the extreme end of the scale and the band haven’t skimped on anything. It sounds just as nasty as it looks, being a connoisseur of extreme metal I know what ...

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Resist the Ocean - Heart of the Oak

Review: Resist the Ocean – Heart of the Oak

Metalcore, the energy of which there is nothing alike. Especially when played live, as you feel it pump ferocious emotion right to the soul and turns you into a raving monster as you listen to their plentiful rhythmic slurry. It is just so energising, so it is with great pleasure I get to review another metalcore album. ‘Oceanlung’ is high ...

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SpiteFuel

Review: Spitefuel – Second to None

Opening track ‘On Burning Wings’ can be likened to a sequel to a very gripping movie that you don’t want to miss a moment of. The intensity builds bravely and boldly and engages as it reaches its powerful limits with some very influential soundscapes. Next track ‘Purified‘ shows the nitty gritty side of the band’s nature and comes in all guns ...

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Terminal Nation Absolute Control

Review: Terminal Nation – Absolute Control

From the beginning, I have felt the buzz from ‘Assembly Line’s’ horrific and toxic vibes that just want to latch on to you like some sort of parasite. It has a gnarly exterior and makes its intentions very clear that it is out to cause chaos and is rife with a malevolent bite. ‘Numb to the Pain’ is a harsh and brooding ...

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daRKRam - Stone and Death

Review: daRKRam – Stone and Death

One person, multi-instrumentalist projects can be tricky. When done right, you can get something as sublime and lifechanging as Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, but more often than not, they can go wrong and become self-indulgent, incoherent messes. There is no pleasure in saying that the debut album by Ramon Maro under the moniker daRKRam, falls into the latter ...

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