Album Reviews

The Aristocrats ‘Culture Clash’

The Aristocrats, an instrumental jazz fusion/ rock power trio of high profile musicians Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums), released their sophomore studio album ‘Culture Clash’ on July 16 via BOING! music. Their self-titled debut received a tremendous amount of accolades and it proved to be irresistibly appealing to aficionados of guitar-driven instrumentals (think Satriani, Holdsworth) ...

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The Defiled ‘Daggers’

Enriched by a multitude of metal bands, the UK has a source of listening material across a wide range, for all tastes.  However what it lacks to a degree is characters, this is where The Defiled fill the void.  The Golden God’s, Best New Band winners have made a massive impact on the metal scene, especially around their 2011 album ...

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Sirenia ‘Perils of the Deep Blue’

Sirenia’s most recent album prior to the release of Perils of the Deep Blue, The Enigma of Life, left the band in uncertain territory in public opinion. Whilst there’s no doubt it impressed in some places, there were certainly fans and reviewers who generally felt the band had lost their original touch. So, an album cycle later, have Sirenia been ...

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Arceye ‘At First Light’

Arceye is a four piece death/trash metal band from Shrewsbury. Since forming in 2004 the band has been busy spreading their music to the masses, resulting in a strong fan base far and wide. With the success of their previously released album ‘The Divide Between Chaos & Order’ there’s no doubt that their recently released album ‘At First Light’ will ...

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Buffalo Clover ‘Test Your Love’

Once one of the most eclectic band in Nashville, ‘Buffalo Clover’ now feeds a more fitting hybrid of roots-rock and soul into the Music City bloodstream. Front lady Margo Price was born and raised in a small farming town in the Midwest, she practised and played her music locally, and soon found herself in Nashville, Tennessee – where she he ...

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Children of Bodom ‘Halo of Blood’

Formed in 1993 in Espoo, nr. Helsinki, Finland, Children of Bodom has built a rock solid reputation as one of the greatest melodic death metal bands in the world. The band is one of the best selling artists of all time in Finland – with more than 250,000 records sold in that country alone. The group currently consists of Alexi ...

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Dehuman Reign ‘Destructive Intent’

Formed in 2011 in Berlin, Germany with the fierce determination to follow the path of original ‘Death Metal’ – the band ‘Dehuman Reign’ creates fast and raging old school metalwork without any modern influences or trends. They strive to attain pure, authentic and maleficent perfection. Their latest line-up was founded in March 2012, and it includes Alex on lead vocals, ...

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Sleeping With Sirens ‘Feel’

Formed in 2009, Sleeping With Sirens are a post-hardcore band from Orlando, Florida, USA. Although they have only been together four years, their music has continued to evolve, bringing with it an ever growing fan base. It’s easy to see why they are so popular, with their catchy songs that appeal to a wide audience. Title track ‘Feel’ kick starts ...

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Lordi ‘To Beast or Not to Beast’

Lordi, a metal band from Helskini, Finland are an eccentric band who wear demon style costumes and scare the hell out of people with one glance. The band formed in 1992, are back with their seventh studio album ‘To Beast Or Not To Beast’. Surely there are a LOT of readers out there who remember this bizarre band, with them ...

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Newsted ‘Heavy Metal Music’

Anyone who’s been into Metallica for 10 years or more, or knows a fair bit about their history will know of Jason Newsted. He was their bassist for over 10 years of their career and it was a shock and shame that he left when he did, as his contributions on bass and backing vocals were a big part of ...

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