EP Reviews

Review: Secret VI – Mixed Episode

Released through Vanity Digital Music/Vanity Music Group and now available on iTunes the three tracks featured on Secret VI’s Mixed Episode EP feature a melange of modern rock and metal sounds, held together by the frustrated anger expressed in their lead vocalist Marc Padgett’s lyrics. That he is bi-polar is offered in way of explanation, and while our sympathies may ...

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Review: Seconds Alive – Bitter Moments

During the past eighteen months, the South West crew have steadily made waves throughout the UK scene. Along the way, they have shared stages with Idiom, I Divide, and Heck (formerly Baby Godzilla), as well as gracing many stages from Penzance all the way to Glasgow! ‘Red Blood’ – Let the pulses of sheer toxic venom take effect as the ...

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Review: Massacres – Brutus

Freshly formed new guns Massacres have arrived with a hearty appetite for cut-throat riffs, savage vocals and unhinged live performances. Debut EP ‘BRUTUS’ was recorded with producer Jason Wilson (Reuben, The Ghost of a Thousand, You Me At Six, Fight-star) and releases February 5th 2016. ‘One of the Boys’ – starts with a shouting vocal that is punk orientated but ...

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Review: Idols of Apathy – Life Lessons

Idols of Apathy are a highly dedicated six piece that create a sound, with colossal riffs and pounding beats, that is both dominant and ear shattering. The band ink truly forceful cuts, delivering their tech metal beatings with the real vigour and rampant passion that demands and commands attention! ‘Bipolar’ – sounds like it is being played in a garage ...

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Review: Vicious Nature – Live In Belgium EP

From the West Midlands to the Wizzfest in Belgium isn’t too far a stretch, and three years down the road into their career it’s where you would have found Vicious Nature this spring, delivering their collective metallic goods to an enthusiastic crowd. Things went down so well in fact, that in playing back a recording of their set they decided ...

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Review: Human Bodies/Leather Chalice – Split EP

Harsh, aggressive, in your face, and that’s only the cover of this split EP of Human Bodies and Leather Chalice thanks to Broken Limbs Recordings. What lays there in must be a truly terrifying monster, and it certainly is. This EP may consist of only two songs per band, and last barely 10 minutes, but make no mistake, it will ...

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Review: Koshiro – Crown of Venom

This happens to be Metalcore with a very big difference as it is not all frenzy and aggression. In fact the opening track ‘Green and Gold’ can boast a clean vocal with some interesting guitar strings and piano. It holds a particular dark ambiance that lingers and leaves the listener waiting in agitated anticipation at what is about to unfold. ...

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Review: Klogr – Make Your Stand

KLOGR (pronounced Kay – log – are) (Glad we got that one sorted out!) are an Italian alternative rock/metal project-band formed in 2011. They have just released a new their new EP/Live Album/DVD ‘Make Your Stand‘, as a follow up to their 2014 album Black Snow. We take a look at each track on the new EP. ‘Breaking Down’ starts with ...

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Review: Zephyr – An Odyssey For The Living

London based, progressive metal four piece, Zephyr, offer their debut EP ‘An Odyssey For The Living’. The EP opens with a melodic, slightly harsh arpeggiated picked guitar riff ambles along before the drop into a distorted, powerful riff and aggressive vocal delivery of the first track, ‘Familiar Spirit’. ‘Little Lamplight’ brings much the same, so much so that it offers little to ...

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Review: Deathwhite – Solitary Martyr

A year after the release of their  debut Ethereal EP, dark metal outfit Deathwhite return with their Solitary Martyr EP. The first track ‘Pressure’ is an epic sounding song that boasts some more mellow moments amid powerful riffs and volcanic hooks that explode with ferocity. The vocals are clean and exact for the track and stir up some rugged emotions. The song has an agenda ...

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