Album Reviews

Review: Cut Up – Forensic Nightmares

Genre: Death Metal Formed in the beginning of 2014 by Tobias Gustafsson and Erik Rundqvist with the mission to continue spreading brutal grinding death metal, after disbanding Vomitory in 2013. Guitarist Anders Bertilsson (ex-Coldworker) and guitarist/vocalist Andreas Björnson (Fetus Stench) soon joined the ranks and CUT UP was finally complete! Relatively new death metal band Cut Up from Sweden have ...

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Review: Dead Existence – Endless Misery

Genre: Sludge / Doom / Stoner / Hard Core / Crust / Metal It seems the doom and gloom has been spreading over London since 2004, in the form of Dead Existence whose 22 letter word to describe themselves is none other than “EEEUUUURRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!” and although in one sense it does sum the band up pretty well, but not in ...

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Review: Dying Humanity – Deadened

Genre: Melodic Death Thrash Metal From 2006 to present day Dying Humanity have literally been breeding contempt and punishing the metal community with their own brand of melodic death thrash. With four full length albums behind them it is onward and upward for this quintet of krauts! The title track of the album houses some very eastern sounding riffs that ...

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Review: Bad Cop/Bad Cop – Not Sorry

Fat Wreck Chords have had some of the best punk bands on the planet on their books at various points in their history.  Rancid, Against Me and of course label owner Fat Mike’s own NOFX have spent time with them and joining them as part of the next wave is Bad Cop/Bad Cop. And when you put this four piece ...

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Review: Joe Satriani – Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani is often referred to as ‘The Peoples Favourite’ guitarist. And that’s because his guitar-work feels so natural. It is sincerely played and has organic charm. Take for example the title track ‘Shockwave Supernova’ on his new album, which is surprising as a shooting star that bursts out of the clouds on a black-velvet night. It has a classical ...

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Review: Undergang Døden- Læger Alle Sår

Genre: Death Metal Danish monsters Undergang have been busy de-composing music since 2008! With Death, Insanity, Darkness, and Suffering as the bands themes there is no guessing as to what this album is going to spew forth! You know already, and although I don’t like assuming anything, I think it is safe to say that this album is gonna some ...

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Review: Helloween – My God given Right

Founded in 1984, almost a life-time ago, Helloween have always been there in the background like part of the metal furniture, churning out album after album and their album covers are just as striking as the band themselves and adding to their plethora of albums is ‘My God-Given Right‘ making it 15 albums in total. Highly impressive, when you think ...

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Review: Abiotic – Casuistry

Casuistry’s first track ‘Believe The Unseen’ comes blasting out of the speakers, there is a clear homage to Meshuggah, before settling into a ambient Cynic vibe and then diving into technical metal blastbeats in the same ilk as The Faceless. Already within the first minute of the first song you are hearing Abiotic’s major influences. For those who love technical ...

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Review: Humangled – Prodromes of a Flatline

Italian Death Metal outfit, Humangled, first came about in 1994 and released their Anatomic Butchery demotape in 1996 but disbanded for personal reasons. It wasn’t until 2006 that they reformed and went on to release their first EP, Refoetalize, in April 2007 closely followed by 2nd EP Edge of Beyond in June 2008. Following this release, they started work on ...

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Review: Sisters of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary

Genre: Genre Defying Sisters of… is a genre-defying project from St. Joseph, Missouri. Multi-instrumentalist Aaron Coker (ex-Appleseed Cast, Reggie & The Full Effect) reinvents the traditional interpretation of a ‘band,’ hand-picking a rotating cast of fellow colleagues to collaborate on Sisters of… material. Tired of musical limitations, Coker’s idea of blending heavy and atmospheric sounds was realized in a track ...

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