EP Reviews

Taake and Whoredom Rife

Norwegian black metal stalwarts Taake and Whoredom Rife team up for split EP

Norwegian black metal stalwarts Taake and Whoredom Rife recently teamed up for this superb split EP entitled Pakt consisting of four glorious compositions (two by each entity, that is) that encompass everything that makes said genre so utterly marvelous to immerse oneself in. Rich in atmosphere and chilling to the bone, both musical enterprises have managed to conjure up some ...

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Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation

A three-piece, Molly Karloff features Simon Guilliard on vocals and guitar, Dan Podbery on bass and Jowie Adkins on drums. Nope, it’s not female fronted and no-one appears to be acting as Alice Cooper styled band representative. This here five track EP is the second one from the Oxford-based British alt-rock, grunge rock band, and a precursor to a full-length ...

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Félix Rabin – Pogboy

French-born, Swiss residing Félix Rabin doesn’t resemble your typical hotshot modern blues guitarist in the photos shot to promote this new six track EP. But then that’s not really his bag, and he looks less like a throwback to the Beastie Boys‘ heyday when you see pics taken elsewhere without the cap. As for the music, well it seems he’s ...

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Mark Morton – Ether

It hasn’t been that long since we were treated the Mark Mortons long awaited debut solo album, Anesthetic with so many guests joining in that it could have made a Metal Allegiance album whimper. He hasn’t stopped to take much rest before getting back at it, with a much more relaxed vibe and atmosphere with his next solo attempt in ...

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Uncut

Uncut arrive From Blue

Well, at least I learned a lot about uncut diamonds and the magazine when I tried to research the rock band Uncut… other than the fact you can order it from a couple of stores in Europe, I apologise that I found no detail on this talented band, but at least their music can do the talking. The new release, called ...

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Burning Witches

Burning Witches unfurl Wings Of Steel

Swiss band Burning Witches have built quite a reputation in Europe. This all female metal band formed in 2015 have released a couple of albums that received positive press and they promise even better things on their next album due early next year. To tease us all, they have a new single out called ‘Wings Of Steel’, the first with new ...

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Half-Life show no signs of decay on EP ‘I’ve Got To Survive’.

Many bands earn their spurs playing covers in venues of, shall we say, questionable suitability. Been there, done that back in ’79 at Tudhoe Working Men’s Club. A similar path, but in Italy, was the starting point for Half-Life except for this band: formed in 2015 by Andrea Lippi (vocals), Guerrino Mattioni (guitar) and Manolo Cogoni (drums) and Gianluca Olraitz ...

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Cursed Earth

Cursed Earth release The Deathbed Sessions

The moment we here at RAMzine saw that Australian head crushers Cursed Earth were about to drop a star-studded EP, our blackened hearts calloused hearts got racing like a cheetah on speed. All too often some great names have dropped from our scene for one reason or another and this looked all too likely for the Perth riff lords. Following ...

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Interpol indulges the ear with new EP, ‘A Fine Mess’

Interpol’s latest EP, A Fine Mess, serves as a robust and worthy successor to last summer’s album, Marauder. What is perhaps the most notable aspect of A Fine Mess is that it is consistent in its strength; it exists without choppy transitions, nor does it attempt to infuse each track with any musical element it does not need. Interpol has ...

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Here Comes The Rain Again

Warmrain… Here Comes The Rain Again           

This is a four-track precursor to Warmrain’s debut album, Back Above The Clouds, scheduled for June release and, if it’s anything as good as this EP, I’m definitely interested in hearing it.  This is an EP likely to appeal to anyone who enjoys the kind of music performed by John Mitchell and Steven Wilson and other similar artists, indeed anyone whose ...

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