Reviews

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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Let It Die, 7″ Review

Blisteringly speedy dark hardcore punk, with a sound comparable to a clearer, faster Harm’s Way; Let It Die’s latest offering should be an instant classic in the power violence library. The six tracks speed by and 12 and a half minutes appears to be no time at all. Let It Die’s 7” as a finished product comes across polished, as in ...

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Live Review: Ugly Kid Joe @ Hard Rock Hell

Ugly Kid Joe – Stage 1 – Saturday Team RAM went down to Hard Rock Hell in Hafan Y Mor, Pwhelli (Wales) to check out the headliners of Saturday night’s antics, Ugly Kid Joe. From what we witnessed, there was not a better choice than the Californian rockers who have graced us with head banging tunes for the past twenty ...

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Live Review: Testament @ Hard Rock Hell

Probably the most underrated band in the world, Testament hit the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Saturday evening and proceeded to utterly tear the place apart with their high octane thrash metal. Opening song “Rise Up”, with its amazing main riff and stunning guitar work really brought the festival to life. The band’s enigmatic frontman Chuck Billy was ...

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Live Review: The Dogs D’Amour @ Hard Rock Hell

If you’re looking for a band with sleaze, blues and attitude, then The Dogs D’Amour are the band for you. They took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Friday evening to an expectant crowd, who were waiting for their heroes to perform. The band were indeed filled with sleaze and blues and attitude, however something seemed to be ...

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Live Review: Molly Hatchet @ Hard Rock Hell

Southern rock may be led by bands like Black Stone Cherry these days, however along with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet started it all. This legendary band were a wonderful addition to the bill, and always deliver live. This night was no exception. The synchronicity between the members of the band was just simply amazing. The way they moved around the ...

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Live Review: Breed 77 @ Hard Rock Hell

One of the most original bands around today, Breed 77 took the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Sunday afternoon with a serious point to prove. They experienced a peak in popularity in 2004 with their seminal record “Cultura”, and it looks as if their 2013 release “The Evil Inside” is just as highly anticipated. Taking the stage with ...

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Live Review: Fozzy @ Hard Rock Hell

Stage 1 was buzzing with anticipation as Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy were taking the stage. Their unique brand of classic metal with a modern twist has been a massive hit with the metal press here, and latest album Sin and Bones has had good reviews all round. Now was the time for them to deliver in the live ...

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