Reviews

Dying featus

Dying Fetus @ O2 Academy3, Birmingham

Dying Fetus. The mere mention of their name is enough to put most people off. However to those who can see the beauty in death metal they are the top dogs, exceeded only by perhaps their New York brothers Cannibal Corpse. As if the simple aspect of their presence wasn’t enough, following them on their European tour are an entourage ...

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dimesions

Saturnian ‘Dimensions’ Album Review

Beginning at the beginning, like any story told, is a flamboyant instrumental track layered with choir singing that leads your mind through an symphonic star wars, towards the second track where this album by Saturnian truly begins, ‘Into Etheria’. This then explodes into powerful blast beats accompanied with the majestic voice of Wilson who resembles the sound of Shagrath of ...

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muse album cover

MUSE ‘THE 2ND LAW’ ALBUM REVIEW

It’s new, it’s different and it’s a little bit mental – but it’s undeniably Muse. For an album being teased as “christian gangsta rap jazz odyssey, with some ambient rebellious dubstep and face melting metal flamenco cowboy psychedelia”, it’s hard to accurately anticipate just how Muse’s sixth studio album The 2nd Law is going to sound before you actually give ...

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preachers

My Jerusalem ‘Preachers’ Album Review

“Preachers” is the second full-length release from ‘My Jerusalem’ –  the gothic-soul outfit from Austin, Texas. Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) this is the follow-up to My Jerusalem’s 2010 critically acclaimed debut, ‘Gone For Good’. Described by My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein as “ a beautiful, comforting ...

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mercury underground

Mercury Underground EP Review

Mercury Underground are based in Glasgow and definitely are not “just a rock band!” ranging from classic rock through to progressive and into fusion it’s just a unique blend of rock and more importantly it works! The band has supported such acts as Adrenalin Mob, Voodoo Six, Sick Puppies, Attica Rage and The Sword during their tour with Metallica. Gaining ...

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Generation Graveyard 'We are the Empty'

Generation Graveyard ‘We are the Empty’ EP Review

Genre: Death Punk Hailing from the London area of the UK, this five-man strong army of death punkers have savagely produced this EP entitled “We are the Empty” Founded in 2010 and shared a stage with bands such as Viking Skull (Now sadly disbanded) Warrior Soul and Zodiac Mind Warp is somewhat pretty impressive. Their tracks are inspired by urban ...

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bb.king

B.B. King “Ladies and Gentleman… Mr B.B. King” Box Set Review

B.B King is one of the most accomplished guitarists of all time, has released over fifty albums, and practically invented a genre. The man made electronic blues popular, and has inspired countless musicians, and is nothing short of a legend. Glad that’s out of the way with. Just as the man turns 87, (last week in fact) Universal has decided ...

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dogdivine

The Dogs Divine ‘Size of the Fight’ Album Review

This gang of rock ‘n’ roll reprobates founded in 2007 signed originally to Chavis Records after just one show and released a debut album in the summer of 2008, but not without the usual line-up changes and the upheaval of managers and booking agents. They are now signed to Mortal Music Inc, after being discovered by Tim King (Soil), who ...

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iwabo

Iwrestledabearonce + Oceano + Vanna + For All Those Sleeping – O2 Academy2, Birmingham

It’s the first night of Alabama’s own quirky metalcore crew Iwrestledabearonce’s UK tour in support of their new album Ruining it for Everybody. For those who are fans of some bands on the line up will understand this is quite a momentous occasion. It see’s Iwrestledabearonce’s first UK appearance since their regular front woman, Krysta Cameron, became pregnant (congratulations from ...

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opm

OPM @ The Independent, Sunderland

Simply looking at tonight’s drink offers is an indicator of why tonight’s show has sold so well. Most popular order of the night:’ Heaven Is A Half-Pint’  a bright green ‘skittles’ drink served in a half pint glass.  For those who don’t know: OPM had a hit in 2001 with a song called Heaven Is A Halfpipe, a top 5 ...

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