EP Reviews

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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when we were wolves

Review: When We Were Wolves – Heartless

Bouncy. Thats how this starts. Bouncy and Fast. So what are you gonna do? You’re gonna mosh and bash your face against a brick wall. South Wales post-hardcore quintet When We Were Wolves have held nothing back with their new EP ‘Heartless’. For fans of Deaf Havana, A Day To Remember, Bury Tomorrow and Five Finger Death Punch. Clearly these ...

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create to inspire

Review: Create To Inspire – Halfway Home

On the 18th August Create To Inspire dropped their debut EP on us, just weeks after winning the coveted Red Bull Studios : Live competition at Download Festival as the ‘wildcard’ entry. This previously lesser known band are rapidly gaining momentum, turning heads and grabbing the attention of crowds, magazines and promoters up and down the UK. Having heard debut EP ...

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mario and the brick

Review: Patent Pending – Mario & The Brickbrakers: Greatest Hits

You may have heard of the awesome Patent Pending before, you know, the New York pop-punk band that came out to the Chuckle Vision theme at Download 2013? Yet, you might not know who ‘Mario and The Brickbreakers’ are. Or maybe you have if you have played any classic Nintendo game. Do the names Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi ring ...

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Review: Pay No Respect – Hope for the Hopeless

Pay No Respect, one of UK’s most relentless & hard working names in hard core. After countless road trips, years of touring around Europe and Asia alike, Pay No Respect hit the studio this spring to continue laying down demos for this year’s long awaited full length album. With new member and second guitarist Jack Price in tow, this new ...

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Apherium - Neoteric

Review: Apherium – Neoteric

Formed during their college days in 2011 and coming at you from Yeovil, Apherium soon forged a sturdy bond and quickly put out their debut album ‘The Cycle’ the following year. The album was a steep learning curve for the quartet, yet they soon discovered how to better cultivate their sound and reflect on their song writing. The melodic metallers ...

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