Reviews

Drakonis – The Great Miasma

Review: Drakonis – The Great Miasma

The members of the Irish black/death metal quintet Drakonis are about to unleash this third EP of theirs entitled The Great Miasma upon the unsuspecting masses in early December via Hostile Media. There is a lot to look forward to here if cleverly written, dynamic, and atmospheric extreme metal appeals to you. Consisting of three well-composed and nicely arranged songs that ...

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Whitesnake 1987 - 30th Anniversary Edition

Review: Whitesnake 1987 – 30th Anniversary Edition

It is 30 years since Whitesnake graced us with the album that became known as 1987 (or, in Japan as Serpens Albus). To celebrate, Mr Coverdale has helped put together a luxury box set of 4CDs and a DVD! Reasonably priced at £40 it does include a poster, a lyric book and a 60 page hardback book with new pictures ...

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Electric Eye - From the Poisonous Tree

Review: Electric Eye – From the Poisonous Tree

Electric Eye are a Norwegian band and From The Poisonous Tree is their third album. Formed in 2012 by Øystein Braut, Njål Clementsen, Anders Bjelland and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde they are influenced by blues, rock with some nice Eastern undertones. Their website doesn’t reveal much other than they are touring in their homeland; this and previous releases are available via their site or ...

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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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