EP Reviews

Chronicles The Measure EP Artwork

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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Celestial Ruin -  Pandora

Review: Celestial Ruin – Pandora

Based out of Vancouver, Celestial Ruin started taking the scene by storm with their debut album The Awakening. Receiving favourable reviews in publications such as Rock-star Weekly Magazine professing a 4/5 star rating declaring, “If the Awakening is only the beginning of things to come, you’d best get on board now while the getting’s good. ‘Murder of Crows’ starts off ...

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Giant of The Mountain - The Empty Quarter

Review: Giant of The Mountain – The Empty Quarter

Drawing the moon down through the mountains and into the valley, the Giant of the Mountain rears his head to breathe his dreadful anguish unto humanity! Like most things they make a comeback and arguably some never really left but stayed tucked away in the background, this is what I feel about prog music. I don’t feel it is over ...

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Spreading The Disease – Viral

Spreading The Disease – Release ‘Viral’ EP

Despite the very obvious and humorous abbreviation of this bands name, there is nothing funny about STD’s first EP. Spreading The Disease have introduced themselves to the metal world with heavy riffs, punchy songs and the right kind of attitude. Kicking off with ‘Bulldozer’ the tone is set for what seems to be the making of a good metal album. ...

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Black Absinthe Early Signs of Denial

Review: Black Absinthe – Early Signs of Denial

Early Signs of Denial is set for release on the 13th May 2016 and produced by Dave Baksh out of the Gentleman’s Den studio in Pickering, Ontario and mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner. ‘The Wild’ kick starts the EP with a tumultuous rumble that really gets under the skin and infects like a rabid disease. It’s a real rebel ...

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Novacrow – Black Syrup

Review: Novacrow – Black Syrup

Crunchy Guitars – Check! Modern Day Geek Obsessions – Check! Gorgeous Singer with a great voice – Check! The first official E.P from Merseyside/Black Country Rockers Novacrow certainly has all the parts in place for impressing one’s set of hearing devices, and they do not disappoint here. Opener ‘Fat Frog’ wastes no time in getting straight to work and treats ...

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