Album Reviews

The Vintage Caravan – Voyage

Hailing from the Greater Reykjavik region in Iceland, a land more in tune with its forbears’ Scandinavian folklore than even those residing on mainland Europe, so much so that they actually reroute main roads to avoid disrupting elves’ homes, come The Vintage Caravan. Musical travellers exploring forgotten byways and roads less travelled during the 60s blues boom and 70s exploration ...

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Behemoth – The Satanist

Since their formation in Poland in 1991 Behemoth have been on a steady rise until the break through release ‘Demigod’. Suddenly they were pushing & smashing their way to the top of the extreme metal tower. Momentum was in full swing & with the release of ‘Evengelion’ they became a dominate force. Their furious & relentless death metal infused with ...

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My Favourite Runner Up – Crossroads

My Favourite Runner Up hailing from North Wales have just released their debut album ‘Crossroads’ and there is a lot to be said about it! The band draw their influences from the likes of New Found Glory, Jimmy Eat World and Mayday Parade – this shines through as each of the tracks have that quality you’d find on any of ...

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Carnifex – Die Without Hope

Carnifex is an American death core band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released four full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Old English Latin word äúexecutioner; literally meaning, “executioner”  You see the name Nuclear Blast ...

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Heretic’s Dream – Walk The Time

In 2010 Italian guitarist Andrej Surace and singer Francesca Di Ventura came to Great Britain, and, with the help of English bass player Rick Sivier, set about developing a musical identity that incorporated death metal and hardcore through to more melodic pop, and traditional rock and metal sounds. Two years later, having bid farewell to several musicians along the way, ...

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You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

Arguably one of the biggest bands on the UK rock scene right now, You Me At Six’s ability to appease both rock fans and mainstream radio listeners alike means there’s been plenty of anticipation for their new album to drop. After critical and fan acclaim for 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, ‘Cavalier Youth’ definitely has a lot to live up to. ...

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TrenchRot – Necronomic Warfare

In the bands own words – “Only formed recently in 2012, TrenchRot make music within the structure of two rules: 1. Play Death Metal 2. Crush posers”. I am pretty stoked to review this one. The titles alone spark sheer joy into my blackened heart and the album cover is just superb! Now onto the main reason – the music! ...

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Rain of Acid – Ghost Town

Kicking it since 2008, Rain of Acid, a melodic death metal band from Vaasa (Finland) will release its second album ‘Ghost Town’ through Violent Journey Records on January 24, 2014.  Before starting the recording sessions of the second album in 2012, Rain of Acid had the opportunity to be a supporting act for Before the Dawn on a massive Finish ...

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King’s Call – Lion’s Den

Opening with Mother Nature, a track that pours out the gates loudly with the rhythm section prowling and pounding about, a keyboard in support while a mean guitar shakes and shrills the lion’s share of the song into tasty morsels, vocalist Mike Freeland giving it some and a little bit more on the old throat delivery quota, screaming out: “Mother ...

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Keen Eyed – Reflection

Keen Eyed hail from Trieste in Italy and began life as a club band in 1985 covering classic songs from the 70s onwards. As the line-up changed they began to write their own material and play nationally, breaking up in 1991 after having established themselves at what’s gone down in Mediterranean metal circles as a “memorable concert” at the Valentinis ...

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