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Malnàtt ‘Principia Discordia’ Album Review

Formed in Bologna, Italy in 1999, Malnàtt has moved away from the folk approach of the early albums to focus on much more extreme and experimental sounds. ‘Principia Discordia’, Produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios) is the fifth full-length album released by Malnàtt and is a tale told in an unexpected way. Malnàtt’s humorous approach contrasts superbly with their obscure ...

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Rainbow ‘On Stage’ Deluxe Edition Review: 2 CD

Bands in the 1970’s would often release live recordings and fans would in turn clamour for them; how many people of that era have a copy of ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ or ‘Eagles Live?’ Even in the 1990’s this was something of a staple as MTVs ‘Unplugged’ series saw a host of grunge bands including Pearl Jam and Nirvana knowing that ...

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Aerosmith – Pump

If there’s a band that has defined rock and roll in its purest form for the past 40 years, then that band is Aerosmith. Their blues driven rock and roll was a sound that defined many a generation, and the songs are still timeless to this day. However, one album in particular really captured that raw, bluesy and versatile signature ...

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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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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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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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Modern Classics: Architects ‘Hollow Crown’

Hollow Crown was a genre defining, attention grabbing, technically perfect album released by the Brighton metal outfit Architects. Before Hollow Crown, Architects had produced some quality metal, but highlights of Hollow Crown such as Sam Carter‘s clean vocal appearances, and haunting, eerie melodies sprinkled on tracks like a glittery topping on a grenade were nowhere to be seen on releases ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics #5 – Atreyu ‘Congregation of the Damned’

This review can also serve as a very belated eulogy for Atreyu, as I don’t feel like I’ve ever given them a proper one. When I heard the news that Atreyu had called it a day, I was absolutely devastated, especially as I’d only ever seen them live once, supporting Bullet For My Valentine at  Wembley Arena. Nonetheless, with Congregation ...

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RAMzine Modern Classics #1 Memphis May Fire – The Hollow

What is the difference between a “classic” and a “modern classic”? For a start, a modern classic is not old; it’s not by Iron Maiden; and Topshop haven’t printed the cover on a t-shirt. A modern classic is just as good as a classic but hasn’t quite received the same level of appraisal or recognition. And Memphis May Fire’s The ...

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