Tag Archives: Mike James

Godflesh

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Godflesh

When we talk about pioneers of a sound they don’t get more pioneering than Godflesh who have been making post punk and industrial music since its inception in the very early nineteen eighties and they have been influencing bands and the scene from then on. Drawing influence from power electronic of forefathers Whitehouse, noise rock band Swans, as well as ambient music creator Brian ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Coburg

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Coburg

This is the first full-length album by symphonic gothic act Coburg, based in London. The Enchantress perfectly sums up the frontwoman Anastasia who the band are named after. This album is a melting pot of synth soundscapes couple with her full vocal range be that haunting and gentle to full of power and gusto. Releasing The Enchantress around this time ...

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Metal Mirror

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Metal Mirror

MWoBHM pioneers Metal Mirror’s new album Vodka, Hell & Angels is a fresh and updated look at the classic sounds of the band from back in the day. From the offset, it sets out as a booze-infused anthemic party to the ears. With the upsurge of new bands coming along copying this retro sound, it’s nice to see legends playing them at ...

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Igorrr's Savage Sinusoid

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Igorrr

From the opening guttural screams and crushing riff this is not going to be the easiest of listens, but for fans of Gautier Serre (Igorrr) the four-year wait is over! This is a boiling pot of musical madness. For instant, the track ‘Houmous’ blends Balkan accordion with pounding glitch beats and erratic vocals akin to Mikee Goodman of Sikth. All ...

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Poison The Parish

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Seether

Poison The Parish is the fresh new album from South African stalwarts Seether. It pulls huge influences from the heavier side of Grunge to the early sound of Nu-Metal, think Nirvana meets Deftones with a sprinkling of Tool and Alice In Chains in there too. This is the seventh album from their illustrious career and the pressure is on as the last ...

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Doyle II “As We Die”

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Doyle

When you get passed the new album from a member of the legendary Misfits you know it’s gonna have a style and production to it that will stir the excitement even if it’s not a new Misfits recording (we can all dream can’t we). This new offering from Doyle lives up to expectations and in places exceeds them in abundance. ...

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Don Jamieson – Communication Breakdown

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Don Jamieson

It’s not often I get to review comedy albums but this is something different. You may recognise the name as one of the presenters of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, but what most people don’t know over here in the UK is that Don Jamieson is an Emmy-Award Winner and circuit comedian. This is his third album on legendary label Metal ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Life Of Agony

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Life Of Agony

If energetic alternative rock is your thing then the eagerly awaited new offering from Life Of Agony is just the tonic. It has been 12 years since their last album and the world has changed beyond all measures. There is a drive and intensity in these new songs that only someone like Mina Caputo could pen, wearing her heart on ...

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Eve To Adam's Odyssey

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Eve To Adam

If big catchy sing-a-long tunes are your thing then the new album from New York City’s Eve To Adam will not disappoint. Imagine the fist-pumping sounds of Avenged Sevenfold or the headbanging riffage of Queens of The Stone Age and you can get the scope of the type of song that is included in new album Odyssey. This album is ...

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Davey Suicide

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Davey Suicide

Raising up from the undead of Holywood Davey Suicide returns with his 3rd full-length album Made From Fire later this month. Having been at loggerhead with labels and the likes for nearly 2 years this album marks the rebirth of one of the “Top 50 Rockstars In The World” ( -Kerrang). This album is packed to the rafters with synth driven ...

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