EP Reviews

Trepalium - Damballa Voodoo Doll

Review: Trepalium – Damballa Voodoo Doll

It’s not often you come across a band like Trepalium. One struggles to define what sub genre this band falls under. The closest approximation might be ‘cabaret-core’ ?! If such a term didn’t exist before it certainly does now. With a blend of tech metal, old school jazz and some nu-metal style grooves thrown in for good measure, Trepelium are ...

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Review: Savage Machine – Through The Iron Forest

Savage Machine hail from Denmark and fly the colours of heavy metal’s flag as distinguished during it ‘80s rise to world domination, though here on this mini-album it’s given a clean  modern crisp guitar sound with a good clear production.  Founded by former Momentum guitarist and drummer Jacob Bruun and Martin Helbo, respectively; this newer group features vocalist Troels Rasmussen, ...

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i the lion

Review: I, The Lion – Run EP

I, The Lion – Run EP Release Date: 9th February 2015 Post punk trio I, The Lion are set to release their latest EP, Run on February 9th 2015, recording with Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Fightstar, We Are The Ocean). Though still a relatively new band, I, The Lion have established a strong presence in the three or ...

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unforeseen profercy

Review: Unforeseen Prophecy – Burn The Skies

I thought I would start 2015 with some Kentish metal-core for your listening pleasure – Unforeseen Prophecy‘s second EP ‘Burn the Skies’. The band hail form my part of the UK and I have had the pleasure of seeing them live on various occasions. ‘Oblivion’ was the first track that caught my eye when I opened the EP. The opening to ...

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A Room Swept White – No Love Lost

Review: A Room Swept White – No Love Lost

A Room Swept White are one of the latest British bands to throw their hat into the  melodic hardcore genre, a style of music that it has to be said has been rather over populated in recent years. They’ve had a good entry to the scene however and having shared stages with the likes of Feed the Rhino, Bury Tomorrow and Palm Reader it could be ...

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factor hate

Review: Factor Hate – The Watcher (EP)

Available in limited numbered collector editions, French heavy metal act Factor Hate have brought out a four track EP, prior to a full length album in development. Formerly operating as Mainkind, Pascal and Olivier Landais (drums and guitar/backing vocals respectively), Hubert Treynel (guitar/backing vocals) and Kevin Obron (bass/backing vocals eventually recruited Thierry Grimiaux as lead vocalist and to play the role ...

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devil sold his soul

Review: Devil Sold His Soul – Belong ╪ Betray

Devil Sold His Soul have had a frustrating career path. They are one of those bands that constantly seem on the brink of doing something great, but have so far failed to get over that hump. It’s not that they lack ambition, in fact their mixture of floating ambient soundscapes and riff heavy metal is exactly that, but three albums ...

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Review: Sundials – Kick

In six track EP ‘Kick’ from three-piece Sundials, we have a splatter of new material, a clean-cut record that musically oozes a nice and steady vibe. Although probably categorised as punk, the record does not set out to be an all out attack hard punk rock record. It’s not beastly and aggressive, and definitely sits on the softer side of ...

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Review: Meshuggah – I (Special Edition)

There are few bands in the world that can get away with a 21-minute long EP comprising of just one track… ‘I’ was released in was 2004 and was originally meant to be released by Jason Popson’s Fractured Transmitter record label, but in the end came out via Nuclear Blast as a ‘one-off’. Now, in keeping with their 25th anniversary celebrations, the ...

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the karam party

Review: The Karma Party – Illumination

Genre: Punk-Step Biography: Rising out of the dingy, boarded up holiday underworld that is Blackpool, The Karma Party have come to make their mark on this tiny island as a thorn in the side of the establishment – four proud nemeses of the government, the royal family, celebrity culture, the banking system and the music industry. They are outsiders, firm ...

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