Album Reviews


Autumn Owls ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ Album Review

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007, when the Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Adam Browne (bass) and Will Purtill (drums) began writing and recording in a converted shed. Autumn Owls recorded their first full-length album ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ in April 2012, working with Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) in Chicago. ...

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Bowling For Soup/The Dollyrots/Patent Pending ‘One Big Happy’ Album Review

First off, I love pop-punk. I honestly do. It’s hilarious, and it’s happy. This new release from Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots and Patent Pending, in which they all do covers of each others’ songs is one big mash-up of bouncy, American, fun-filled goodness. Each band does three tracks which were originally recorded by one of the other bands. First up, let’s ...

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Deserted Fear ‘My Empire ’ Album Review

Deserted Fear is a Death Metal Band from Eisenberg/Thuringia, Germany. Formed in 2008, they recorded their first demo in 2010 and started to play live the same year. In the later part of 2011 they went into the studio to record their début album ‘ My Empire’. The band signed to FDA REKOTZ for the release of their album, which ...

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Saturnian ‘Dimensions’ Album Review

Beginning at the beginning, like any story told, is a flamboyant instrumental track layered with choir singing that leads your mind through an symphonic star wars, towards the second track where this album by Saturnian truly begins, ‘Into Etheria’. This then explodes into powerful blast beats accompanied with the majestic voice of Wilson who resembles the sound of Shagrath of ...

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It’s new, it’s different and it’s a little bit mental – but it’s undeniably Muse. For an album being teased as “christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia”, it’s hard to accurately anticipate just how Muse’s sixth studio album The 2nd Law is going to sound before you actually give ...

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My Jerusalem ‘Preachers’ Album Review

“Preachers” is the second full-length release from ‘My Jerusalem’ –  the gothic-soul outfit from Austin, Texas. Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) this is the follow-up to My Jerusalem’s 2010 critically acclaimed debut, ‘Gone For Good’. Described by My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein as “ a beautiful, comforting ...

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The Dogs Divine ‘Size of the Fight’ Album Review

This gang of rock ‘n’ roll reprobates founded in 2007 signed originally to Chavis Records after just one show and released a debut album in the summer of 2008, but not without the usual line-up changes and the upheaval of managers and booking agents. They are now signed to Mortal Music Inc, after being discovered by Tim King (Soil), who ...

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Kaine ‘Falling through Freedom’ Album Review

Kaine were Founded in 2009 by Rage Sadler and Elliot Jackson, and later Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton were added to the mix. Hailing from the Essex area they recorded their first self-titled EP in 2010.  It was released it through iTunes and Spotify through Specky Records. Not without the usual line-up changes Kaine have now released their long awaited ...

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Mutiny on the Bounty ‘Trials’ Album Review

There seems to be two things wrong with the following statement: ‘Mutiny on the Bounty are a 4-piece Math Rock band from Luxembourg’. Firstly the idea that there is a genre that includes any kind of school subject instantly feels like hard work.  Secondly there are only about 100 people in Luxembourg, and given that 11 of them somehow make ...

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Night Verses ‘Out Of The Sky’ Review

Having seen what was apparently Night Verses’ fourth show and being afraid of getting their EP in fear of being let down I jumped at the chance to review Out Of The Sky.  With hindsight being 20/20 I now wish I’d bought this instead of the £4.25 pint of Guinness that left me even more disheartened.  Featuring Douglas Robinson of ...

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