Album Reviews

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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Review: Foreigner – The Best of 4 And More

Foreigner haven’t been shy about putting live CDS out since Mick Jones rebuilt the band from the ground up a couple of years into this millennium. Choosing the choicest cuts from the 75 million record sales made since their debut in 1976, there was a hard rocking release featuring Jason Bonham on drums that got offered free with The Mail ...

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Review: Wednesday 13 – Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out And Plague

Whatever guise Wednesday 13 has taken he has always had a signature sound and maintained a dedicated fanbase. Through Frankenstein Drag-queens to Murderdolls to his solo work the ‘horror-rocker’ has always put full pedal to the medal. Real name Joeseph Poole, this is his first concept album. Slightly out of character for a ‘goth’ musician but it doesn’t seem a ...

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