EP Reviews

Alter Eden - Tigers And Lambs

Review: Alter Eden – Tigers And Lambs

Myles Kennedy fronting Black Peaks is far too simplistic a description for Alter Eden. Yet, it’s hard to deny its usefulness as a shorthand for their rather distinctive sound. Technical metal with tinges of mathcore, but with a singer who wouldn’t be out of place on American rock radio belting over the top of it, it’s certainly not something you ...

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Pissed On - The Hanged Man

Review: Pissed On – The Hanged Man

“Pissed On is very excited to release our debut EP the Hanged Man via Advocate Records. This record had drawn influence from a wide variety of acts such as Pig Destroyer, Discordance Axis, Swans, and Noothgrush as well as embuing the sounds of hardcore, grindcore, black metal, harsh noise, and death metal. Thematically, this record carries a narrative through 5 ...

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Review: Cancer – Terminal

The biological Cancer as everyone knows can grow inside anyone at any age, although when it is black depressive metal it will probably only grow in the hearts and minds of the people who love it – sometimes this genre can be difficult to embrace but from the get go, this black metal band tears strips off the audial and ...

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Review: Heavy Temple – Chassit

Not only has this EP got a remarkable colourful cover it also possesses some really deep heavy groove to compliment it. It literally does take you to another dimension that truly offers a buoyant flit into an enjoyable adventure. The strides of doom-laden prowess simply resonate a fierce and deviant groove that bolsters the psyche from great heights. ‘Key and ...

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Review: Lamb of God – The Duke

Lamb of God formed a blazing trail 15 years ago and have never looked back. Whilst on their trail they inadvertently sparked the so-called New Wave of American Metal from the start of the 21st century. Together this Virginian quintet both refined and redefined the conception of intensive brutal metal in the modern age. In 15 years the band have ...

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Review: Art of Dying – Nevermore

My first impressions of this EP was that it holds no punches, first track ‘All or Nothing’ jumps straight in with hard hitting riffs, crunching guitars and strong vocals from front man Jonny Hetherington. This EP reminded me of why I love American rock, it took me straight back to my youth and had me tapping my foot within seconds. ...

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Review: Dorje – Centred And One

Back in June, I was shopping for a new bass guitar and happened to zone in on the Ibanez SR1306. When researching the bass, I came across a Youtube video reviewing the SR1305. The hosts? Rob Chapman and Dave Hollingworth of Dorje. I had never heard of them. Little did I know that they would appear on the bill for ...

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Review: Immolated Moth – The Broken Mind

Before I started listening to Immolated Moth to provide a review, I was instantly struck by the title of the EP, ‘The Broken Mind’. I, like many others, suffer with depression and anxiety, and each day proves to be a battle unlike the previous day, and I often struggle to win against my inner demons. So having that in my ...

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EP Review: Outright Resistance – Me Vs. I

Outright Resistance recently brought out their EP. Titled ‘Me Vs I’. A quick look up on their history shows they haven’t done bad for a bunch of guys from Stevenage, starting out in 2011, they have managed to battle their way through to become grand finalists in London’s Metal 2 the Masses competition to play at Bloodstock, and this year ...

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Review: Ghost – Popestar EP

Many wouldn’t disagree that Ghost (aka Ghost BC) are the best act to break out in in the 2010s. Each album is exciting, they have a great image and concept, and perform amazing live shows. Following their Grammy-nominated album Meliora, ‘Popestar’ features three cover versions and original track ‘Square Hammer. This sounds like the start of a whole new album ...

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