Album Reviews

Savage Annihilation ‘Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries’ Album Review

As their biography tells me, Savage Annihilation came to existence when members from previous black metal and goregrind bands looked at each other in the eyes and felt a brief link. A single thought flowed unanimously amongst them, and lo’ Savage Annihilation was born, somewhere in the middle of France (Montargis, apparently). The entire album is ten tracks and forty ...

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KISS ‘Monster’ Album Review

Everyone knows KISS in some way shape or form. Usually it’s for the music, for the image or for the merchandise. They’re not a band anymore, they’re an international business brand. Fortunately, the glam rock band founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in January 1973, still place a very high value on producing quality music. This brand new album ...

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NoFX ‘Self Entitled’ Album Review

While some punk bands (and I will use this term very loosely before I get set upon by Fat Mike) tend to either mature or try and push their sound in a different direction, Self Entitled is just another NoFX record. Blink 182 are no longer writing songs involving sodomising dogs and getting blown by your mom, Sum 41 are ...

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Wanderer ‘Into the Abyss’ Album Review

From the deep depths of nowhere, Wanderer has been re-released from its 2005 release to capture the ‘rare recording of dark and atmospheric black metal’, that was ruined in the original pressing of the album. Although upon listening, it’s safe to say that it may have well just have been left in the bin and forgotten about. Starting off with ...

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Yellowtooth ‘Disgust’ Album Review

Take a bit of Clutch’s Blast Tyrant album, mix that with copious amounts of fuzz, some Weedeater and then maybe take George Fisher’s vocals but with added Southern seasoning, and you have something close to Disgust. Throughout the whole album the influences from other doom and stoner bands are pretty evident and in your face, especially Clutch. I know I ...

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Autumn Owls ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ Album Review

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007, when the Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Adam Browne (bass) and Will Purtill (drums) began writing and recording in a converted shed. Autumn Owls recorded their first full-length album ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ in April 2012, working with Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) in Chicago. ...

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Bowling For Soup/The Dollyrots/Patent Pending ‘One Big Happy’ Album Review

First off, I love pop-punk. I honestly do. It’s hilarious, and it’s happy. This new release from Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots and Patent Pending, in which they all do covers of each others’ songs is one big mash-up of bouncy, American, fun-filled goodness. Each band does three tracks which were originally recorded by one of the other bands. First up, let’s ...

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Deserted Fear ‘My Empire ’ Album Review

Deserted Fear is a Death Metal Band from Eisenberg/Thuringia, Germany. Formed in 2008, they recorded their first demo in 2010 and started to play live the same year. In the later part of 2011 they went into the studio to record their début album ‘ My Empire’. The band signed to FDA REKOTZ for the release of their album, which ...

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Saturnian ‘Dimensions’ Album Review

Beginning at the beginning, like any story told, is a flamboyant instrumental track layered with choir singing that leads your mind through an symphonic star wars, towards the second track where this album by Saturnian truly begins, ‘Into Etheria’. This then explodes into powerful blast beats accompanied with the majestic voice of Wilson who resembles the sound of Shagrath of ...

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MUSE ‘THE 2ND LAW’ ALBUM REVIEW

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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