Author Archives: Pagan Hel

RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!
Cut Up - Wherever they may rot

Review: Cut Up – Wherever They May Rot

So here we are again visiting Sweden, the masters of music whether pop or grind they have all aspects covered. First track ‘From Ear to Ear’ is a bold and arduous stomp that doesn’t mind using its size 14’s to batter and bruise the ears as well as the body. ‘Necrophagic Madness’ spreads an unearthly tone with rapacious rhythms and toys ...

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Dreaming Awake - Friction

Review: Dreaming Awake – Friction

There is a big surprise waiting for you at the start of this album with its wondrous sound on sequencer that reminds me of an ebbing and flowing tide. It is most definitely my kind of metal, melodic and ferocious, with dual vocals clean and screamo that make for great listening, and a great title ‘It Lives’. ‘Friction’ is a melodious ...

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Brother Firetribe - Sunbound

Review: Brother Firetribe – Sunbound

This sounds absolutely epic, and I am not being cheesy when I use the term epic because it is. ‘Sunbound’ is a gigantic track despite being just over a minute long, but if this track is anything to go by then the album will be phenomenal. ‘Help is on The Way’ doesn’t disappoint as its large rhythmical hooks take hold and allow you ...

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NervoChaos - Nyctophilia

Review: NervoChaos – Nyctophilia

If there is anything more extreme than this it must be found in the bowels of hell amid flames hotter than a cemetery incinerator! It is meant to be to the extreme end of the scale and the band haven’t skimped on anything. It sounds just as nasty as it looks, being a connoisseur of extreme metal I know what ...

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Resist the Ocean - Heart of the Oak

Review: Resist the Ocean – Heart of the Oak

Metalcore, the energy of which there is nothing alike. Especially when played live, as you feel it pump ferocious emotion right to the soul and turns you into a raving monster as you listen to their plentiful rhythmic slurry. It is just so energising, so it is with great pleasure I get to review another metalcore album. ‘Oceanlung’ is high ...

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Review: Spitefuel – Second to None

Opening track ‘On Burning Wings’ can be likened to a sequel to a very gripping movie that you don’t want to miss a moment of. The intensity builds bravely and boldly and engages as it reaches its powerful limits with some very influential soundscapes. Next track ‘Purified‘ shows the nitty gritty side of the band’s nature and comes in all guns ...

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Terminal Nation Absolute Control

Review: Terminal Nation – Absolute Control

From the beginning, I have felt the buzz from ‘Assembly Line’s’ horrific and toxic vibes that just want to latch on to you like some sort of parasite. It has a gnarly exterior and makes its intentions very clear that it is out to cause chaos and is rife with a malevolent bite. ‘Numb to the Pain’ is a harsh and brooding ...

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The Crawling Anatomy of Loss

Review: The Crawling – Anatomy of Loss

There’s some great titles on this album and one is ‘An Immaculate Deception’ that possesses some tough and twisting rhythms with a deep dark grunting vocal that you can feel in your gut as it rips your intestines out! Moving on to the next track ‘Poison Orange’ I can almost hear the band laughing when they thought up this track title, but also ...

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Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial

Review: Falls of Rauros – Vigilance Perennial

I wonder why there is always a shroud of mystery surrounding black metal bands? All I have to go on are four ordinary names and have no idea what each of them play. They mysteriously formed in the latter part of 2005 and cover themes from nature to anarchism. I believe their name originated from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of ...

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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 bands like Europe and Bon Jovi, although this is a lot more fired up, but it holds that same familiar sound with fantastic harmonies. ‘Run All Night’ literally runs away with itself in ...

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