EP Reviews

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Review: Hammerjack – EP Two

For those who do not know who Hammerjack are, (much like myself before this EP):They are a quartet of good mates with the sole purpose of playing rock and roll, much like just about every other band of mates getting together really. The difference being here though, that within their few short years, they have toured the UK gaining a ...

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Hope Well

Review: The Danger of Falling – Hope/Well EP

There’s nothing like being hurled out of your comfort zone and flung into something that doesn’t quite sit right within your boundaries, and this is one such time. Despite loving melodic hard core – this is entirely unlike what I expected. Threading Chapter – is rather a sophisticated and complex track that shows a gentle keyboard rhythm encapsulated in a ...

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Winterfell

Review: Gandalf’s Owl – Winterfell EP

The name as well as the band’s cover is intriguing – so hoping that the music can live up to the high standard already offered by Sicilian Gandolfo before even a note is heard! The Wall The echoing voice is soothing although disturbing.  Its ominous presence is indeed striking and once the music comes into focus making me give it ...

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Buildings Volunteer

Review: Buildings|Volunteer – (Split EP)

It seems as if Buildings have very little to say about their particular ‘art’ while Volunteer just say it how it is. Although both band’s music is done in a similar vein, it is clear to see that Volunteer hold the edge and have their noses to the proverbial grindstone, whereby Buildings don’t seem to be going anywhere fast! Something ...

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Blame Yourself

Review: Decipher – Blame Yourself EP

Track-by-Track review of Blame Yourself  by Decipher: Prelude Lulls the listener into a false sense of security offering a dream-like fantasy of music but with the snarliest of vocal attached to it, it suddenly pulls you kicking and screaming from the warmth of your slumbers with startling anticipation. Shadows Possessing very sophisticated music and eye opening lyrics, though as the ...

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Review: Chronicles – The Measure EP

The Measure is the third EP from 6-strong, East Midlands metallers, Chronicles. Opening with crunchy guitars, meaty bass and pounding drums, the intro to ‘Day Vs Knight’ feels a little out of place with what follows, almost like it is a sound and level check; it does, however, give some comfort in that it demonstrates that a rather nice tone ...

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Review: Armed With Books – Honestly, Honesty.

If you like your hardcore to headbutt you into submission, then Armed With Books are not the band for you. Instead, their latest EP Honestly, Honesty. is brimming with a tense, under the surface aggression that contrasts with the lighter touches of their guitars; that feeling turns this light music into something that feels like it is constantly verging on exploding. It ...

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Battle Path -  Ambedo

Review: Battle Path – Ambedo

  It would seem that Battle Path like to add an air of mystery to their already mysterious past. It is unclear who ‘Chris’ is or what he does within the confines of the band, although it is safe to say they have been together with only one line-up change since 2011. They have released 3 full length albums since ...

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Syren City - Paradise in the Dirt

Review: Syren City – Paradise in the Dirt

Syren City Paradise in the Dirt is out 24th June 2016 Syren City are a Bristol based rock band taking their influences from a wide range of punk, metal and hard core, combining to make a huge great British hard rock sound. The band have firmly established themselves in amongst the underground scene. Throughout the last year the band have ...

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Cetacean - Breach|Submerge

Review: Cetacean – Breach|Submerge

Conceived from the mind and influences of L.A. native David Sais, Cetacean was realized in 2015 with a complete line-up that includes Daniel Pouliot (Ancestors, Horse the Band), Trae Malone (Ex-Black Sheep Wall), Swansong (Exhausted Prayer), Benigno Esaú, and Stephen Charouhas! ‘Earth is a Whisper’ is a rather ambiguous track that switches its guise from billowing to progressive in the ...

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