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Tiny Moving Parts

Review: Tiny Moving Parts – Swell

Ever wondered what it would sound like if a six-string wizard like Joe Satriani joined Sunny Day Real Estate to add some tasty, technical licks to the wall of post-teen angst rock music more commonly known as emo? Honestly, neither had we in the RAMzine offices until we had the pleasure of hearing ‘Celebrate’, the 2016 album from Minnesota trio, ...

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Funeral Shakes

Supergroup Funeral Shakes Release Debut Album

“When would you ever want to hear a song about people who’ve lived happily ever after? Never! You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune.” Funeral Shakes guitarist Simon Barker comes straight to the point when it comes to discussing the themes that the new outfit’s debut album and we’re not fully sure whether we agree with him ...

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Satyricon play venue located inside a cave in Norway!

The Norwegian black metal institution that is Satyricon recently embarked on a club tour in their native country, which, luckily, included a visit to Hulen in Bergen on a cold and bleak Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, the gig was sold out and the room was crammed with people. Witnessing a band of this size at a small, intimate venue such ...

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The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers

Review: The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

The Black Dahlia Murder have long been one of heavy metal’s underappreciated gems. For over fifteen years they have consistently released album after album of punishing and yet melodic death metal that has rarely veered away from being fantastic. Yet, they never quite seem to get the credit they deserve. They are almost too good, and because of that, there’s ...

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Citizen - As You Please

Review: Citizen – As You Please

Ask any fan of Citizen to pick an album from their back catalogue and the chances are you will be told to listen to their 2013 release Youth. Ever since the release of that album, Citizen has had the musical equivalent of Mount Everest to climb to top the emotion, love and critical acclaim they received from it. So, four years ...

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The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign

Review: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign

When The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announced that they would be releasing their third full-length record Always Foreign there was an understandable buzz around the scene, eager to see what the band would produce. After all, this is a band who have gained a cult following off the back of their previous ...

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crawl this sad cadavr

Review: Crawl – This Sad Cadav’r

Texas sludge/noise metal group Crawl bring us their latest opus, This Sad Cadv’r. This Sad Cadav’r is made up of three tracks, each simply titled ‘I’, ‘II’ and ‘III’. Maybe because it doesn’t need to go any further –  the songs easily speak for themselves. This EP is dark, dank and depraved. It is roughly 30 minutes of heavy, slow, ...

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our hollow our home

Hartsick Tour Live Review – Our Hollow Our Home

Our Hollow Our Home formed in 2013 and blasted onto the Hampshire metalcore scene in 2015 with their debut EP //Redefine. There’s been a relatively long hiatus since the release of //Redefine, and patient fans have been well rewarded with an album set to place them firmly on the scene map in 2017. You can read our album review of ...

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Our Hollow Our Home - Hartsick

Review: Our Hollow Our Home – Hartsick

Southampton’s metalcore heavyweights Our Hollow Our Home recently announced the release date for their long-awaited debut album, Hartsick. Fans had been left on tenterhooks for a full album since the release of 2015’s submersive Redefine EP, and have enjoyed the tantalising drip feeding of Hartsick singles over recent months. Now, the loyal and the steadfast have been rewarded with a ...

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Devilment - II - The Mephisto Waltzes

Review: Devilment – II – The Mephisto Waltzes

Devilment have made it to a stage very few bands of their breed do: the second album. Countless times we have seen the ‘other band’ of recognisable names (in this case Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth) get no further than the release of the first record and maybe a small nationwide tour. Their first record, The Great and Secret ...

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