Album Reviews

Review: CJ Wildheart – Mable

” ‘Mable’ is basically me working in my home studio throughout summer/winter 2013 writing, demoing and going a little stir crazy. It’s a power pop five knuckle shuffle bunch of songs that combines everything I love about music that’s melody, harmonies and guitars all put together with a quirky rock slant.” – CJ Wildheart The Wildhearts and Pledge Music seem ...

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Review: Tigers of Junction Street – Self-titled

Biography Formed in 2010, on the outskirts of London Town, Tigers of Junction Street were brought to life by Ash, Tom, James, Josh and James. A long term friendship, shared goals, enthusiasm and passion brought the group together with the desire to hit the road, have a great time and to challenge themselves musically. Tigers Of Junction Street draw influence ...

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Review: Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

Suicide Silence are an American band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, and specialise in death core. They actually started out as a side project as all the members were actually in other bands at the time and their sound when they started out was more of a sludgy nature, unlike the extreme death core they now play. Not without ...

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Review: Mastodon – Once More ’Round The Sun

Since Mastodon released the amazing ‘The Hunter’ in 2012, their stock has been rising higher and higher. ‘The Hunter’ entered the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in at the Top 10 and found its way onto several Year End/Best Of critics’ lists, including those compiled by Rolling Stone, Spin, Revolver, Decibel and many more. So, the release of new album ...

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Review: enkElination – Tears of Lust

enkElination (enkeli – meaning Angel in Finnish) was formed in November 2011 by classically trained former opera singer Elina Siirala. She moved to London in 2008 and fell in love with the power and performance of rock and metal. In 2012 she started working with a guitar player Shadow Venger, whose previous band Empyreal Destroyer was voted as the best ...

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Review: Tankard – RIB

Founded in 1982 in Frankfurt, Germany their first sign of life was recorded in 1986 and indicated that not only the Ruhr district is the home of the growing German thrash metal scene. Since then they recorded almost as precisely as a clockwork one piece of finest thrash metal after another never taking themselves too seriously, enjoying their music and ...

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Review: Equilibrium – Erdentempel

Track-by-track With a thunderous mighty roar or pure power ‘Erdentempel‘ – (Earth Temple) explodes into life with ‘Ankunft‘, which literally means arrival. Now we know ‘Erdentempel’ is alive and kicking the next track ‘Was Lange Wahrt’ – (What is long is maintained) is no surprise – its epic frame and lively sounds are forced proudly through the speakers and into ...

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Review: Madball – Hardcore Lives

Hardcore, one genre that has changed profoundly over the years, changing from an energetic statement fuelled machine to a sludgy, grimy down tempo beat down. However MADBALL, have stayed true to the path which the song ‘True School’ perfectly summarises, “Respect the old ways, but its a new day”. The band’s 8th studio album ‘Hardcore Lives’, fits the original style ...

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Review: Dead Harts – Cult For the Haggard Youth

There must be something in the water in Sheffield, as recent years have seen the Steel City producing some fantastic music. Joining their contemporaries in bands like While She Sleeps, are hardcore mob Dead Harts. Their follow up to 2010’s ‘Born into Rags to Die into Riches‘ is ‘Cult for the Haggard Youth’ – an eleven-track slab of experimental hardcore, ...

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Review: Deathstars – The Perfect Cult

Deathstars are a Swedish gothic metal band from Strömstad. Formed in 2000, the group are noted for their dark horror-themed lyrics, pessimistic and misanthropic social commentary, distinctive trademark face paint, dark stage uniforms and physical appearances that correspond to gothic fashion. ‘The Perfect Cult’ has been captured in several studios: drums, guitars and bass were recorded in Bohus Sound Recording, ...

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