Album Reviews

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You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

Arguably one of the biggest bands on the UK rock scene right now, You Me At Six’s ability to appease both rock fans and mainstream radio listeners alike means there’s been plenty of anticipation for their new album to drop. After critical and fan acclaim for 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, ‘Cavalier Youth’ definitely has a lot to live up to. ...

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TrenchRot – Necronomic Warfare

In the bands own words – “Only formed recently in 2012, TrenchRot make music within the structure of two rules: 1. Play Death Metal 2. Crush posers”. I am pretty stoked to review this one. The titles alone spark sheer joy into my blackened heart and the album cover is just superb! Now onto the main reason – the music! ...

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Rain of Acid – Ghost Town

Kicking it since 2008, Rain of Acid, a melodic death metal band from Vaasa (Finland) will release its second album ‘Ghost Town’ through Violent Journey Records on January 24, 2014.  Before starting the recording sessions of the second album in 2012, Rain of Acid had the opportunity to be a supporting act for Before the Dawn on a massive Finish ...

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King’s Call – Lion’s Den

Opening with Mother Nature, a track that pours out the gates loudly with the rhythm section prowling and pounding about, a keyboard in support while a mean guitar shakes and shrills the lion’s share of the song into tasty morsels, vocalist Mike Freeland giving it some and a little bit more on the old throat delivery quota, screaming out: “Mother ...

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Keen Eyed – Reflection

Keen Eyed hail from Trieste in Italy and began life as a club band in 1985 covering classic songs from the 70s onwards. As the line-up changed they began to write their own material and play nationally, breaking up in 1991 after having established themselves at what’s gone down in Mediterranean metal circles as a “memorable concert” at the Valentinis ...

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Aborted Foetus – Private Judgement Day

This brutal death army has been throwing out albums left right and center since their formation in 2000. The new album is diverse and packed full of surprises as they possess some grind elements as well as more complex structures so plenty to enjoy here. Savage Dominance This shakes the aural somewhat with unruly terrifying screams and vicious pig squeals ...

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Fallen Fate – Into the Black

Formed way back in 2005 and from Darlington this quartet have remained steadfast and now produced another sizzling creation of fast blinding metal. Playing at some of the larger festivals, as well as appearing in Terrorizer Magazine but still find the time to write this their second release from which was recorded in Stymphalian Productions in York with Producer James ...

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Sepultura – The Mediator Between Head & Hands Must Be The Heart

Rewind back to the Mid 90’s – Sepultura were one of the leading lights in Metal. After coming out of Brazil in the 80s with the break through thrash classic ‘Beneath The Remains’ – they then smashed the metal world with one classic after the other, ‘Arise‘, ‘Chaos AD’ & then ‘Roots’. With Roots Sepultura & Ross Robinson helped to ...

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MaYan – Antagonize

Formed 2010 MaYaN are a Dutch symphonic death metal band founded by vocalist Mark Jansen, keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist Frank Schiphorst. The name of the band was chosen by Jansen out of his fascination for the ancient Maya civilization.  On the 6 September 2013 Nuclear Blast released a press statement that confirmed that tour members from the first album ...

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Jizzy Pearl – Crucified

Jizzy Pearl is a rock icon in the truest sense. A founding member of Los Angeles-based band Love / Hate (1985) he has also been lead singer of LA Guns, Ratt, Adlers Appetite and (most recently) Quiet Riot. Now we were able to get our paws on the new “love/hate” album titled ‘Crucified’ (out January 2014). For the purists out ...

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