Album Reviews

Review: Perdition – Perdition Deluxe

Perdition ‘Perdition Deluxe’ was released via Imminence Records, May 2015. From the bleak shores of Lake Erie, comes Perdition, bringing a wall of sonic destruction and superb performance with them. Forged in the fall of 2008, Perdition are a Symphonic Death Metal band that brings a tide of change for metal listeners everywhere. Uplifting piano and keyboard arrangements juxtaposed with ...

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Review: Wicked Inquisition – Wicked Inquisition

Wicked Inquisition are a doom metal band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Formed in 2008 by Nate Towle, the band has found a common middle-ground in doom metal, incorporating a wide variety of influences into a powerful sound, primarily inspired by artists such as Black Sabbath, Budgie, Blue Öyster Cult, and Trouble. At the moment, plans are to continue writing new ...

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Review: Revolution Saints – Revolution Saints

Maybe it was because I’d been reading too many detective novels, but there was something that didn’t feel quite right about the revelation of a super group going under the name Revolution Saints. The first we heard about them was that guitarist Doug Aldrich had left a fat pay cheque with Whitesnake to form the band. But that got back-peddled, and ...

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Review: Melechesh – Enki

And breathe… After many years of listening and loving music, you know the moment that you have heard something truly special. It has been a long 5 years since we last heard from these Mesopotamian metal (their own label not mine) masters hailing from Jerusalem. So expectations were suitably high, however what came roaring into my ears could have never ...

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Review: Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam

Ian Siegal came out with the solo acoustic Man & Guitar in 2014, whereas this year’s live release One Night In Amsterdam, finds him backed by Dusty Ciggaar on guitar, Danny Van’t Hoff on bass and Raphael Schwiddessen on drums. This Dutch-German band average around the age of only 23. are fairly recent replacements to a line-up that Siegal had been gigged round Europe with ...

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Review: Shields – Guilt

Shields, they’ve established themselves as being one of the best up and coming tech metal bands the UK has seen in a long time. Not too dissimilar to that of ARCHITECTS – the band have proven themselves to be formidable, creative, hard and heavy hitting band and haven’t failed to impress; playing such events as UK TECH FEST 2014, Deadbolt ...

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Review: Left For Red – All Things Known And Buried

You know you’re doing something right when you find yourself supporting the likes of  Chimaira, Revoker, Beholder and Breed 77. These guys also won the Kerrang! TNA competition which saw their track ‘Kneel Before You Die’ broadcast in 27 countries around the world. Coming from the UK Midlands, Left For Red have been dong their thing since 2010; they have ...

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Review: As it is – Never Happy, Ever After

Since 2012 this Brighton based 5 Piece have been making a name from themselves. Fronted and driven by the charismatic Minneapolis-born Patty Walters, a popular YouTuber, As It Is signed recently to Fearless records and are now releasing a long awaited debut album. Refreshing and summery , driven by hooks and catchy choruses. They’re bound to be a hit on ...

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Review: Nai Harvest – Hairball

This Sheffield duo have always been a bit messy. Their 2013 debut full-length ‘Whatever’ was a boisterous bundle of angsty energy, making waves at a time when emo was entering its latest, scuzziest phase. Released on Dog Knights Productions, it put Nai Harvest in the same grubby punk bracket as the likes of Gnarwolves and You’ll Live. They followed this up ...

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Review: Apocalyptica – Shadowmaker

“There’s a lot of possible meanings to the phrase ‘Shadowmaker’, At one level it can be about a person whose energy is so negative they choke out everything positive that you are trying to put into the world. At a wider perspective though, it concerns the notion that we have these faceless, nameless people who control the world we live ...

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