Reviews

  • Deserted Fear ‘My Empire ’ Album Review

    Deserted Fear is a Death Metal Band from Eisenberg/Thuringia, Germany. Formed in 2008, they recorded their first demo in 2010 and started to play live...

  • Review: Cancer – Terminal

    The biological Cancer as everyone knows can grow inside anyone at any age, although when it is black depressive metal it will probably only grow in th...

  • Review: Aiden – Aiden

    Aiden seemed to be the right kind of band to soundtrack the mid-00s with a punk rock revival, the ’emo’/ ‘scene’ culture and M...

  • The Darkness ‘Hot Cakes’ Review

    10 years ago it seemed like rock was dead: nu-metal was getting more cringe-worthy by the second and Nickleback had a hit single in the UK top 10. All...

  • Review: Dead Existence – Endless Misery

    Genre: Sludge / Doom / Stoner / Hard Core / Crust / Metal It seems the doom and gloom has been spreading over London since 2004, in the form of Dead E...

  • Wolfpakk - Wolves reign

    Review: Wolfpakk – Wolves reign

    Is it me or is music getting better by the minute? ‘Falling’ is an amazing track that just transports me back to the good old days of band...

  • Live Review: Brawlers, at The Bowery District, Reading

    Playing support to Anti-Flag this August was above-board punk rock band Brawlers. Featuring ex-members of Leftover Crack, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Castrovalv...

  • Review: Sonic Syndicate — Confessions

    The heavy metal outfit SONIC SYNDICATE from Falkenberg in Sweden recently underwent a sonic change. They also switched personnel. Out went bass player...

Bruce Dickinson – Soloworks

Review: Bruce Dickinson – Soloworks

Bruce Dickinson is certainly a man of many talents, so much so that one has to wonder how he finds the time for all his successful ventures. By turns an airline pilot, international fencing competitor, broadcaster, screenwriter and brewer of fine ales. Oh, and not to mention the lead singer in Iron Maiden, one of the most successful heavy metal ...

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Stormbringer – Dying Breed

Having released their third album, Born A Dying Breed on 3rd November, Northants rockers Stormbringer have now also issued the track ‘Dying Breed’ as a single. There is an accompanying video and you can see it here at Ramzine. For more information and news on Stormbringer‘s UK tour at Ramzine click here.

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Review: Marilyn Manson – Heaven Upsidedown

As a massive Manson fan I have become slightly jaded by the hype that surrounds every album he has released since Holywood and even more so after the balls up that was the release date of the then titled album ‘Say 10′ on valentines day this year. With less than a good albums worth of collective songs from any outing ...

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weezer

Live: Weezer, Manchester Apollo

A Weezer tour is sadly a very rare occasion in the UK but is always welcome and with last year’s performance at the Academy selling out extraordinarily quickly it made sense for Weezer to play The Apollo. Weezer are welcomed to the stage with an almost deafening cheer and the band jump straight into ‘The World Has Turned and Left ...

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Converge - The Dusk In Us

Review: Converge – The Dusk In Us

Trying to capture the power of Converge in mere words is a tough task. They are a million different things, and nearly every single one of them is challenging and complex. They’re extreme and yet beautiful. Heavy and yet light. And while many of their peers struggle to deal with old age they have nailed their evolution. They’re adapting to ...

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Wu Tang - The Saga Continues

Wu Tang – The Saga Continues – Review

“What’s this…a hip-hop record being reviewed in RAMzine?!”. Your eyes do not deceive you my fellow reader! But every now and again, it is nice to take a little step outside of the brand’s comfort zone. So it gives me great pleasure in being able to be the first to give you this review! The album in question is The Saga Continues by ...

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LA Guns – The Missing Peace

Review: LA Guns – The Missing Peace

If you’re a jobbing Los Angeles musician who hasn’t yet managed to secure a spell in one of the many LA Guns line-up, you should probably pack it all in. After a period of stability between the mid-80s and mid-90s when these West Coast sleaze-merchants gave us their most notable output, it’s been a revolving door of personnel. Singer Phil ...

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Dragonhammer - Obscurity

Review: Dragonhammer – Obscurity

Dragonhammer is a five-piece Italian band who’ve been around for fifteen years and have become one of Italy’s unsung power metal heroes. They’ve released several albums in their time together and, according to their label Magic Kingdom, “Obscurity is the album that will be the band’s definitive consecration into the international scene”.  Even allowing for the very odd usage of ...

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Ne Obliviscaris - Urn

Review: Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Australia’s Ne Obliviscaris have always stood in a field of one, even within the progressive metal scene which has many diverse acts. Their brand of techy, classical influenced metal is unlike any other band, so it has been interesting to see how their sound has developed over their last two albums. Their first, Portal Of I, was a vibrant and ...

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Jamie Lenman - Devolver

Review: Jamie Lenman – Devolver

Post-hardcore polymath Jamie Lenman’s career has taken some very interesting turns since his departure from Reuben. After a five year break from music, his first solo album Muscle Memory was a double album filled half with delicate country/folk and half with abrasive, harsh hardcore. Now, he returns with another full length, Devolver, an album whose singles started to be released ...

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