Reviews

B.B. KING ‘The Life Of Riley’ DVD Review

Alongside the wonderful B.B. King box-set I reviewed a bit ago, a documentary charting the remarkable life of the blues musician is being given a limited release across selected cinemas. And lucky me, I was invited to go along and see it. A documentary such as this is a tricky subject to review. An in depth look at Riley King’s ...

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Savage Annihilation ‘Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries’ Album Review

As their biography tells me, Savage Annihilation came to existence when members from previous black metal and goregrind bands looked at each other in the eyes and felt a brief link. A single thought flowed unanimously amongst them, and lo’ Savage Annihilation was born, somewhere in the middle of France (Montargis, apparently). The entire album is ten tracks and forty ...

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Viva La Revolution ‘Go Big or Go Home’ EP Review

I am going to stop being sent these soon; most of my reviews seem to have some kind of negative undertones.  Sometimes they are just blaring overtones mixed with a dash of compliment.  A compliment sandwich they are not.  With that in mind here goes for Viva La Revolution… they wrote a song about Zooey Deschanel, however its never going ...

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KISS ‘Monster’ Album Review

Everyone knows KISS in some way shape or form. Usually it’s for the music, for the image or for the merchandise. They’re not a band anymore, they’re an international business brand. Fortunately, the glam rock band founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley in January 1973, still place a very high value on producing quality music. This brand new album ...

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NoFX ‘Self Entitled’ Album Review

While some punk bands (and I will use this term very loosely before I get set upon by Fat Mike) tend to either mature or try and push their sound in a different direction, Self Entitled is just another NoFX record. Blink 182 are no longer writing songs involving sodomising dogs and getting blown by your mom, Sum 41 are ...

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Fearless Vampire Killers ‘Exploding Heart Disorder’ Single Review

Here at RAMzine we don’t normally review singles, but today we have made an exception because we can’t emphasize enough how much you should go out and buy this one. In just a few weeks’ time, Fearless Vampire Killers will be releasing their double A-side single ‘Exploding Heart Disorder’ which features the title track and the infinitely amazing ‘Palace In ...

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Wanderer ‘Into the Abyss’ Album Review

From the deep depths of nowhere, Wanderer has been re-released from its 2005 release to capture the ‘rare recording of dark and atmospheric black metal’, that was ruined in the original pressing of the album. Although upon listening, it’s safe to say that it may have well just have been left in the bin and forgotten about. Starting off with ...

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Heyward Howkins ‘Hale & Hearty’ Album Review

Combining pop, folk, rock and narrative song writing, the début release from Heyward Howkins ‘The Hale & Hearty’ features songs grounded in his local (Philadelphia, PA) surroundings, but his mellow songs also meander, sometimes more by chance, into whimsically imaginative worlds. Heyward first gleaned attention in the early 2000s as the lead guitarist for ‘The Trouble With Sweeney’. Howkins is ...

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Yellowtooth ‘Disgust’ Album Review

Take a bit of Clutch’s Blast Tyrant album, mix that with copious amounts of fuzz, some Weedeater and then maybe take George Fisher’s vocals but with added Southern seasoning, and you have something close to Disgust. Throughout the whole album the influences from other doom and stoner bands are pretty evident and in your face, especially Clutch. I know I ...

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Autumn Owls ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ Album Review

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007, when the Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Adam Browne (bass) and Will Purtill (drums) began writing and recording in a converted shed. Autumn Owls recorded their first full-length album ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ in April 2012, working with Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) in Chicago. ...

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