Album Reviews

GraViL – Thoughts of a Rising Sun

Following the release of their single/music video ‘Enemy Within’ London metal troops GraViL have unleashed their brand new album ‘Thoughts of a Rising Sun’! Here is out track-by-track review!  Structurally Unsound I would say this is structurally sound! And judging from the velocity of sound coming from my speakers I feel I have to drop to my knees and support ...

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Palm Reader – Bad Weather

Having recently joined forces with Small Town Records, playing an extensive amount of shows around Europe and the UK as well as featuring in a number of festivals, Palm Reader have really started to set a name up for themselves. Releasing their debut album, ‘Bad Weather’, the band have set in stone that they are ruthless, brutal and ready to ...

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Dark Sermon – ‘In Tongues’

Formed in 2009, the Florida based band Dark Sermon arrives in the global metal community determined to stand out from the cookie-cutter junk and the trend-following idiots who crowd the scene. Dark Sermon have nothing less than total world domination on their minds, armed with a new kind of heavy. They compare favourably to the stifling stomp of Behemoth, the ...

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Burial Vault – Incendium

Burial Vault founded in 2006 , a melodic death metal band from Papenburg, Germany. The band have released two EPs in the past  “… There Is No Resort” and “Come To Grief”. Both have been well received, and now we review their new release ‘Incendium’, track-by-track: The Stench of Burning Thoughts Shadowy and holding a neo classical feel of symphonic ...

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Extrema – Seed of Foolishness

Extrema are an Italian HEAVY metal band. They have been around since the 80s, and opened for the likes of Metallica. They are soon to unleash their thrash sounds on the world in the form of ‘Seed of Foolishness’. Here is our track-by-track account of the new album. Between the Lines Noteworthy and vibrantly intense – firing brutally into a ...

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Gates of Hell – Critical Obsession

Track by track review Releasing the Disease Let the crunch begin!!!! Orgasmic rhythms come pumping from the speakers in constant succession with a sampled voice this however fades and a nice chug comes into play with a swaggering plethora of melodies which has me turning the volume up for better effect but sadly this is all you get! But loving ...

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Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy

It has been said that this is a band who are known for their ability to develop and grow with each releases, if great Death Metal is what you are after, great Death metal is what you are going to get! Each track on this album is unique, and thus we give you our track by track review of IMMOLATIONs ...

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Hell’s Addiction – Raise Your Glass

Yes – it’s amazing when you hear a great band rising from the UK! It’s like a huge thumbs up to all the rock bands practising in their dingy bedrooms and an inspiration to keep going. Hell’s Addiction, a rock ‘n’ roll quartet from Leicester, are a fabulous mix of old school riffs, gruff vocals and pure energy. Think Motley ...

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Thy Art Is Murder ‘Hate’

Despite being one of it’s longest standing sub-genres, death metal has always lurked on the periphery of our culture like that weird kid at school who sat on his own pulling the wings off flies and then later turns out to be a serial killer. Nonetheless, the very presence of Thy Art is Murder shows that there are some youngsters ...

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Avantasia ‘The Mystery of Time’

“So take the time to follow me into a small old English town during the Victorian era and join a young agnostic scientist by the name of Aaron Blackwell as he is forced to explore the coherencies of time, God and science; torn between beliefs in his professional conviction, his spiritual intuition, love and a lodge of scientific occultists.” Thus ...

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