EP Reviews

Review: Bison Machine – Hoarfrost

Straight away the grooves cut you like a knife and deal thunderous punches to the gut; the rampage that are Bison Machine offer some engaging and outstanding head-banging moments! As with a lot of stoner bands, the grooves hit unforgivingly and mercilessly – these guys are certainly no exception! The sound of the bass, the sting of the guitar, the massive hit of ...

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Review: Empire Of Fools – Devil Inside

A new breed of what’s good about rock music; the collaboration of Cobbin/Pascall has resulted in a marriage of sounds, eclectic tastes and influences that create the solid foundations of a solid band. For an alternative rock band, Empire Of Fools don’t sound too bad and can be compared to a few bands of the eighties; one that springs to ...

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Review: Strains – Redefined

Genre: Metalcore ‘The Great Disconnect’ is a progressive menagerie of vibrant riffs that expand the mind and disorientate the senses. The vocal scathing is torrential in an outpouring of utter hatred and festers eagerly under the skin waiting to pounce. Its gruesome rhythms know no bounds and continues to pulse through-out the entirety of the track. ‘13_04′ is a rather ...

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Review: F.O.E.S – Antecedence

Genre: Post Rock Well as this band is from my hometown of Liverpool I had to review them didn’t I? The first track called ‘Rival Thrones’ is a very progressive track that still has a lot of emotion attached to it although not my usual listening it is nice to deviate and listen to something that is out of the ...

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Review: Vera Grace – Novella

Vera Grace are a 5 piece band from Oxfordshire, UK  is comprised of Stephen Nulty, Jonjo Williams, Rich Lester, Aaron Godfray and Josh Williams. The band have been vibrating air particles since 2011 and once your ears have been penetrated via said vibrations you’ll agree that they definitely enjoy what they do. Their sound is chaotically calming and really does add to ...

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Review: An Elegy – Embrace the Rain

Genre: Metalcore Young and eager, An Elegy who formed last year are equipped with their instruments and a goal in mind. 5 piece metal core outfit AN ELEGY are ready to take the UK by storm and are certainly one to keep an eye on. Made up of five friends across Coventry and Birmingham and their love of all things ...

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Review: Akasava – Strange Aeons

Genre: Heavy Psyche Occult Rock The band Aksava was founded recently in July 2014 and deliver heavy psych sounds inspired by the dark side of the 60’s and 70’s, love-craftian madness, Jean Rollin and Jess Franco movies. They unleash the sounds from the depths made of raw guitars, vicious bass lines, pounding drums and possessed vocals! The heavy slow rhythms ...

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Review: Like Tyrants – Despicable Feelings

The self proclaimed Emo/post-hardcore 5 piece band from Akron Ohio – Like Tyrants founded in 2010 have the makings of a world wide stadium filling band! Like Tyrants  consists of Nick Wagner, Jack Adams, Matt Hertweck, Chan Thompson and Dave Conti. They bring a nice new feeling to the hardcore-punk genre with a sound that resembles Glassjaw and hints of Exit Ten. The EP Despicable Feelings is absolutely amazing! Track ...

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Review: Will Haven – Open the Mind to Discomfort

There is music that is meant to be free. To be played in big open fields, among the sun and the flowers. Then there is stuff that is meant to be locked away, played in dingy clubs in front of angry people who just want to bang their head and exorcise their demons. Will Haven are very much in the ...

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Review: Far Beyond the Sunrise – Self-Titled

Review recently featured in Issue 3 of RAMzine (below). Far beyond the Sunrise were founded in 2009 and are composed of five people dedicated to making energetic music to move crowds and make memories. Their full length album titled “Oppressor”, released in 2014, was a stepping stone to the top of the totem pole in the South Jersey scene. Early ...

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