Reviews

Race Car Hearts ‘Tender/Vicious’ EP Review

An incredibly intense EP, Race Car Hearts give us their beautiful debut Tender/Vicious. Opening the EP is their latest single ‘Pins’, and it is very unusual for a song to make us go, ‘Oh my god this is awesome’, but it did (Just ask RAMzines Editor-In-Chief Vicky – We were chatting when the link kicked in, I was blown away ...

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SILENT DESCENT ‘MIND GAMES’ ALBUM REVIEW

There have been countless attempts in the past and present where bands have tried to fuse metal with a different genre. Previously there were fusions with folk and classical music which caught on extremely well and became genres in the own right. But more often in the modern world more and more musical hybrids associated with heavy music are combined ...

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Alice Cooper ‘Old School’ Box Set

Alice Cooper is a bonafide rock and roll legend. The man has done it all. He pioneered the genre of shock rock, and influenced bands all across the rock and roll spectrum, including Metallica and Ugly Kid Joe. Alice Cooper ‘Old School’ is really a collection which no true Cooper fan can be without. Its contents include four spectacular discs ...

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Between the Buried and Me ‘The Parallax II – Future Sequence’ Album Review

As we all know music (metal in particular) is always progressing, forever changing and often becoming something quite different to how it started, unless of course you are Limp Bizkit, in which case… no. Anyway, it is this progressive attitude that has seeped extremely noticeably through the new album from Between the Buried and Me. As a continuation of their ...

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AntropomorphiA ‘Evangelivm Nekromantia’ Album Review

Dutch death/occult metallers AntropomorphiA formed in 1989 (originally named Dethroned Empire.) Hailing from Tilburg, Holland the band admit that they have been heavily influenced by Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Infernäl Mäjesty and Bathory. Last year saw the three-piece band getting together to record a new album: Evangelivm Nekromantia. They also re-released their Necromantic Love Songs through the famed underground label The ...

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CHAPEL OF DISEASE ‘SUMMONING BLACK GODS’ ALBUM REVIEW

Death metal lot, Chapel of Disease, are bringing forth their first album of their career in the fabled apocalyptic year of 2012. You may recognise these guys from their 2011 demo, Death Evoked, but if not then don’t worry; their debut album Summoning Black Gods is definitely a good place to start. From the beginning, we’re introduced to a blend ...

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Forever After ‘Pictures’ EP Review

Formed in early 2012, the Essex pop-punk charmers ‘Forever After’ have already gained huge experience, having performed with the likes of Mallory Knox, Missing Andy, That Sunday Feeling, Ten Second epic and many more. At the beginning of February 2012 the band released their début EP ‘Pictures’. Opening track on ‘Pictures’ – ‘Touring the Map’ – has a wounding, condensed ...

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Live Review: The Treatment at The Underworld,Camden

The Treatment have had a good year. Of that there is no doubt. Supporting Steel Panther. An exciting Kiss/Motley Crue adventure. Their highly regarded Download performance. A major tour with Thin Lizzy. This year just went on getting bigger and better. So the Camden show at the weekend has been seen, by the artists, as a great big London “Thank ...

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Enslaved ‘RIITIIR’ Album Review

Enslaved, were the innovators of Viking Metal with their Nordic black metal sound but they have become so much more since then. Although they have always incorporated song structures unusual for the genre, they have continually progressed more notably with their last few albums. Guitar feedback, then the first sounds of the bass line, Enslaved’s twelfth studio album, RIITIIR, released ...

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MaelstroM ‘It was Predestined’ EP Review

MaelstroM have claimed that they have created a kind of hybrid sub-genre, by fusing thrash, death, power, and prog-metal together. Their legendary EP ‘It Was Predestined’ was originally distributed underground in 2008-2009. But in October 2012 it was officially released – by Los Angeles’ Itchy Metal Entertainment (IME) On the release of the recording, IME President Ed Fassio commented: “To ...

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