Album Reviews

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It’s new, it’s different and it’s a little bit mental – but it’s undeniably Muse. For an album being teased as “christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia”, it’s hard to accurately anticipate just how Muse’s sixth studio album The 2nd Law is going to sound before you actually give ...

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My Jerusalem ‘Preachers’ Album Review

“Preachers” is the second full-length release from ‘My Jerusalem’ –  the gothic-soul outfit from Austin, Texas. Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) this is the follow-up to My Jerusalem’s 2010 critically acclaimed debut, ‘Gone For Good’. Described by My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein as “ a beautiful, comforting ...

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The Dogs Divine ‘Size of the Fight’ Album Review

This gang of rock ‘n’ roll reprobates founded in 2007 signed originally to Chavis Records after just one show and released a debut album in the summer of 2008, but not without the usual line-up changes and the upheaval of managers and booking agents. They are now signed to Mortal Music Inc, after being discovered by Tim King (Soil), who ...

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Kaine ‘Falling through Freedom’ Album Review

Kaine were Founded in 2009 by Rage Sadler and Elliot Jackson, and later Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton were added to the mix. Hailing from the Essex area they recorded their first self-titled EP in 2010.  It was released it through iTunes and Spotify through Specky Records. Not without the usual line-up changes Kaine have now released their long awaited ...

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Mutiny on the Bounty ‘Trials’ Album Review

There seems to be two things wrong with the following statement: ‘Mutiny on the Bounty are a 4-piece Math Rock band from Luxembourg’. Firstly the idea that there is a genre that includes any kind of school subject instantly feels like hard work.  Secondly there are only about 100 people in Luxembourg, and given that 11 of them somehow make ...

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Night Verses ‘Out Of The Sky’ Review

Having seen what was apparently Night Verses’ fourth show and being afraid of getting their EP in fear of being let down I jumped at the chance to review Out Of The Sky.  With hindsight being 20/20 I now wish I’d bought this instead of the £4.25 pint of Guinness that left me even more disheartened.  Featuring Douglas Robinson of ...

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Crow Black Chicken ‘Electric Soup’ Review

Quite frankly I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet.  It will be very hard to find an album this year that will disappoint me more than this one.  Upon reading the background and what others had said about Crow Black Chicken had left me intrigued to hear them.  After around three songs I wish I’d just gone ...

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Gallows ‘Gallows’ Album Review

There’s quite a lot at stake for the self-titled third album from Gallows. This is of course their first full release since the departure of original lead singer Frank Carter. Replacing him is Wade MacNeil, who you may have heard from being part of a little band called Alexisonfire. The loss of a lead singer is a huge game-changer for ...

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Cold In Berlin ...And Yet

Cold In Berlin ‘…And Yet’ Album Review

Punk and Goth. Not your everyday combination nevertheless the direction that London based 4-peice Cold in Berlin have taken in their stride across today’s metal scene. Their well received debut album Give Me Walls was immensely well received,  and it even gained Artrocker’s Album of the Month for December of 2010. On the success of Give Me Walls, Cold in ...

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The Darkness ‘Hot Cakes’ Review

10 years ago it seemed like rock was dead: nu-metal was getting more cringe-worthy by the second and Nickleback had a hit single in the UK top 10. All hope was lost until 2003 a glimmer of hope for the Hard Rock scene… … A band whose front man was wearing striped spandex jumpsuits supporting the likes of Def Leppard ...

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