Album Reviews

Henry Kane - Den Förstörda Människans Rike

Review: Henry Kane – Den Förstörda Människans Rike

“Solo-project from Jonny Pettersson founded in 2016 (Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn), playing nihilistic grind core with lyrics in Swedish touching the darker subjects of life!” It has taken me an absolute age to try and get the umlauts in the right place, as studying a bit of Danish, as well as a lot of German, I know that without ...

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Dreamshade - Vibrant

Review: Dreamshade – Vibrant

For me, music has always felt very personal. One of the best feelings in the world is hearing an album that gets you. So what does an album need to ‘get me’, firstly and most importantly it has to be crafted with passion. Of course, the talent needs to be there, no passionate band would get to where they are ...

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Renegade Twelve - Self-titled Debut

Review: Renegade Twelve – Self-Titled Debut

The raw curved ball is thrown out and caught with the brilliant track ‘Vanity’ – the aural chemistry is the perfect blend of seduction and irresistible intervention. The next track ‘Heroes of Mine’ simply shines with bristling rhythms that blossom in atmosphere and fascinating hues! ‘Bipolar’ does indeed change the direction a bit into a thicker chugging beat and enduring rhythm with ...

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Waterparks - Double Dare

Review: Waterparks – Double Dare

Despite not having an album out at the time, Waterparks have already graced the covers of Kerrang and Alternative Press. Now that they’ve released their first full-length, Double Dare, it’s fair to say that expectations are high. These three guys from Houston, Texas, have been earmarked for greatness so what do this band have that allowed them to get to ...

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In Flames - Battles

Review: In Flames – Battles

Considering that In Flames are a band that have been writing and producing music for 26 years you may be forgiven for wondering how they would keep from stagnating, yet on the verge of releasing their twelfth studio album Battles they are, yet again, showing they have the potential to produce something that is both exciting and engaging. Battles is that rare ...

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Glenn Hughes – Resonate

Review: Glenn Hughes – Resonate

They’d have us believe Resonate is one of the heaviest solo albums Glenn Hughes has produced.  If we mean heavy as in metal, that lies with Addiction. If we mean heavy as in the hippy vernacular, okay, I’ll go with the flow. To be sure, there’s plenty of sturm und drang going on between the grooves, and mainly from that ...

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Review: Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

The wait has been insatiable. The hype has been built to breaking point. The anticipation has been off the chart. But after eight long years of waiting since their last studio album, Metallica have finally dropped their eagerly anticipated ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’. As a fan of the band, yours truly was genuinely nervous as to whether the wait would be ...

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Review: Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

There has been a lot of talk about this album, which was released last month; mostly around its utter lack of promotion or marketing on that band’s part. I’m going to try and stay off that topic and talk about the contents of the album because the likelihood is if you’re an Avenged Sevenfold fan, you already know about that ...

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Devilment - II - The Mephisto Waltzes

Review: Devilment – II – The Mephisto Waltzes

Devilment have made it to a stage very few bands of their breed do: the second album. Countless times we have seen the ‘other band’ of recognisable names (in this case Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth) get no further than the release of the first record and maybe a small nationwide tour. Their first record, The Great and Secret ...

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Civil War - The Last full of Measure

Review: Civil War – The Last full of Measure

Today a lot of bands sing about battles and battlefields, the enemy, the good guys and nine times out of ten it is sung to the killer roar of heavy metal music and Civil War cannot be the exception to this rule, especially with their name, however, this is superb power metal that really strikes feverishly at the hearts of ...

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