Album Reviews

Review: Dysentery – Fragments

Formed in 2002, Dysentery was brought together with the intention of forging obscenely brutal death metal. Since the band’s inception, they received great acclaim for their ‘Slaughtered Remnants’ demo [2003], and the infamous Dysentery/Gutrot split ‘Excruciatingly Euphoric Torment’ [2004]. The juggernaut now continues on in the new chapter of their guttural conquest; the 3rd full length ‘Fragments.’ Out July 10th ...

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Review: Elderoth – Mystic

Formed in 2007, Canadian metallers Elderoth bring you their second studio album, Mystic. Mystic opens with the very promising intro track ‘Within’. After a few seconds of feeling like you are strolling through a Chinese street market, the track introduces the guitars and descends into a dirty, dissonant guitar section that is contrasted by the melodic plinking of what sounds ...

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Review: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! – Get Lost, Find Yourself

What has happened to the music world and so called labels otherwise known as genres!? If you’re like me and enjoy having some sort of categorizing included as a way to check out hundreds of new bands in a quick skim whilst at work, on the train, in a traffic jam and even on the loo…. Then seeing things such ...

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Review: Secrets of the Sky – Pathway

Secrets of the Sky ‘Pathway’ is out now via Metal Blade Records. Hailing from Oakland California Secrets of the Sky formed in 2010 and it seems took their time releasing any material until 2013 when they produced their debut album To Sail Black Waters which after listening to the track ‘Decline’ can reveal that it is far more atmospheric than ...

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Review: Godsized – Heavy lies the Crown

The band has played hundreds of shows in countless countries across Europe and supported many of their heroes (Black Label Society, Life of Agony, My Ruin, Monster Magnet, Saxon and more). They have a loyal fan base, a tank full of gas and a record that will sell tickets. Godsized are set to tour throughout 2015. Details to follow… It’s ...

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Review: Coathanger Abortion – Observations of Humanity

Coathanger Abortion ‘Observations of Humanity’ is out 2nd June 2015 via Comatose Records. COATHANGER ABORTION formed in 2000 and have already established themselves as one of the most brutal death metal bands in the South East! Fans of Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Foetus and Napalm Death should check this band out! Coathanger Abortion totally live up to their ...

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Review: Enforcer – From Beyond

Swedish die-hard heavy metallers Enforcer came into being, back in 2004 and released their first full length album, Into The Night, in 2008. Since then their sound has matured but never strayed from their core style. From Beyond is the band’s fourth full length album and the material is well polished and certainly holds its own against the classics. I ...

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Review: Kamelot – Haven

As you listen to Haven, there is more than one occasion where you could be forgiven for imagining lead singer Tommy Karevik stood in a foggy field, fist in the air and the moon glinting through the clouds. Kamelot don’t do things by halves and Haven isn’t where that is going to change. The eleventh album from these American power metal ...

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Review: Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock – Spirit On A Mission

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock are shaping up into the kind of tight, hot combo MSG never quite were.  We can argue how much ‘Lost Horizons’ would influence the epic nature of Iron Maiden’s music, and in hindsight see that  ‘Captain Nemo’  helped birth all those guitar shredders that littered the 90s music scene, but cohesively, as a band, the ...

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Review: Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Dan Patlansky. Ever heard of him? 64,000 people saw him live at a stadium in Johannesburg last year, including main act Bruce Springsteen who was watching from the sides; and he’s special guest on Joe Satriani’s UK tour this November so a good many more are going to catch sight ...

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