Album Reviews

Review: Dethfox – Natural Media Teleforce

Since it erupted from the lungs of angry kids on either side of the Atlantic almost 40 years ago, punk has spread out to define a large area of the musical map. As a result, describing a band’s sound as punk isn’t as useful as it once was. But on their debut EP, these Canadians point us to the very ...

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Review: Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct

Harmony lead guitars signal their defiant historic rock lineage with the opening notes of The Killer Instinct but they’re taut and defying middle-aged spread, not content to cruise on past glories. Throughout this album the twin six strings bite and attack, and where once you heard fat chorded riffs you’re now as likely to hear a mighty modern thwack. It’s ...

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Review: Bowling for Soup – Songs that people actually liked

Bowling for Soup have had a great career bringing us some of pop punks most memorable songs. It only seems fitting to review this first instalment of Bowling for Soup’s career as part of RAMzine’s first digital issue. I surprised myself with how many songs that I  know. ‘Last Rock Show’ kicks off this look back at the first ten ...

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Review: 36 Crazyfists – Time and Trauma

36 Crazyfists have always been a band hard to define by a genre. Caught between the Nu Metal and Metalcore scene, listeners have always found it hard to define them. Since bursting onto the scene with ‘Bitterness the Star‘ and then followed up by ‘A Snow Capped Romance‘, they were a breath of fresh air. Somehow the success which they ...

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Review: People On Vacation ‘The Chronicles Of Tim Powers’

Not quite sure who this ‘Tim Powers’ bloke is, but his life sounds like a roller-coaster of emotions. It’s worth mentioning this album was funded by fans on Pledge Music and subsequently delayed from its original release in early December until February. The band released a statement via video explaining it is more to do with the album gaining exposure at ...

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Review: Venom – From the Very Depths

To call Venom legends is almost not enough. These Geordie lads rewrote the rule book when it comes to extreme metal and are up there with Black Sabbath as one of the United Kingdom’s most important contributions to heavy metal. Over 30 years since they released their first two classic albums, ‘Welcome to Hell’ and ‘Black Metal’, Venom are still ...

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Review: The Last Ten Seconds of Life – Soulless Hymns

So. This is a tricky one, but I’m excited to do it. The Last Ten Seconds Of Life. They’ve been around for a while and have only in the last few years, really properly emerged and quite frankly at the perfect time. They’ve nailed their sound perfectly. Their style, is totally unique. It’s an absolute mindf*ck. It’s like deathcore, beatdown, ...

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Review: Aversions Crown – Tyrant

Aversions Crown, one of the rising stars from Australia’s ever growing metal/deathcore scene, have proven themselves to be a formidable set of heavy handed beef cakes; with extended range guitars, incredible vocal range, a grim outlook on the universe and the fate of the human race. All of this is manifested into their most recent album, ‘Tyrant‘, released on Nuclear ...

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Review: Ingested – Architect Of Extinction



Ingested, a Manchester based band who take no prisoners and slaughter your family in front of you before disemboweling you. It’s brutal. It’s death. It#s slammy. It’s hench as f*ck. And its f*cking beastly. Kicking it off with ‘The Divine Right Of Kings’ which is the track they released before the album was released is a heavy start to album. ...

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Review: Bonafide – Denim Devils

Yes, we love the low-down and dirty/mean side of Rock´n´Roll. And the rockin’ Swedish band BONAFIDE do it better than most. Now they release ‘Denim Devils’ – their sixth studio album. The album starts with some pioneer rock ‘n’ roll on the opening track ‘Round and Round’ – it is almost Chuck Berryish in style – clean, tidy and hopping. ...

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