Album Reviews

Review: Sinsaenum – Echoes Of The Tortured

Sinsaenum are here, people. The much awaited album Echoes Of The Tortured is released July 27th. The extreme-metal supergroup is fronted by Mayhem and Sunn O)))‘s Attila Csihar, along with Dååth and former Chimaira keyboardist Sean Zatorsky; it also includes current VIMIC and former Slipknot sticksman, Jordison, on drum duties, Dragonforce bassist Frederic Leclercq on guitar and Seth‘s Heimoth on bass. The ...

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Review: Cortez – Initial Reissue 10th Anniversary

At the very beginning of 2001 Cortez formed (maybe that should read Vortex- as it really sucks you into its hardcore laced fury). Their music holds a very experimental flavour of rotting rhythms and gigantic riffs that implode on listening – first issued in 2005. Now soon to be released as a 10th Anniversary edition with a striking cover that ...

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Review: Asatta – Spiralling into Oblivion

It’s been far too long since I have had a moment’s peace and quiet to sit down and check out some new music, so as soon as I saw our RAMzine promo-list I snapped at the opportunity knowing things are about to get a whole lot busier as we come to the end of the festival season and lots of ...

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Review: Dead Label – Throne Of Bones

It was back in December on a cold winters evening we saw Dead Label tear the Kentish Town Forum a new one. And boy did they go down a storm. Well here we are almost 8 months later with a copy of their latest album Throne Of Bones and what an album it is. Maybe its just my old age ...

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Review: Fallen To Flux – Transitions

Fallen To Flux, the latest in a long line of hopeful up-and-comers from London’s burgeoning underground rock and metal scene, are an odd proposition. On the surface everything appears to be pretty cut and dry, with some ‘Straight Outta Slam Dunk’ pop-rock melding harmoniously alongside some distinctively early-noughties metal. Delve deeper into the bowels of the record, however, and you’ll ...

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Review: Blues Pills – Lady in Gold

Imagine a band that sounds like a cross between Fleetwood Mac and Jefferson Starship – that is Blues Pills. They boast a singer who could reasonably be compared to Janis Joplin or Tina Turner, were it not for her ability to dive down the contralto range of an ice-cool voice to ‘how long can it go?’ depths, like Cher. The ...

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Review: One for Sorrow – Blood Songs

The very impressive ‘Underfoot’, with impressive vocals that contain real grit and power, can be described as giving a mighty kicking by a size 12 hobnail boot! ‘Return to Dust’ forges new crevices along a path that steadily turns into deep ravines.; the meaty, metal chugs are colossal and plentiful. ‘Headstrong’ surges into the limelight all guns blazing on a raft of monumental ...

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Review: Barb Wire Dolls – Desperate

To say that the past year has been a mixed bag for the world of alternative music is a bit of an understatement. For all the fantastic new records and live performances that have overloaded our collective senses, we’ve witnessed the passing of some of the most influential and legendary figures the industry has ever produced. Perhaps the greatest of ...

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Review: 9Electric – The Damaged Ones

9Electric are soon to release their mega 12 track album The Damaged Ones, and what a sound they have produced. At the start of this album you can clearly hear a sensational vocal array that blends with some catchy rhythmic slabs of anthemic rock. The pulsing programming on opening title-track really boosts the track and is a gripping encounter that’s hard ...

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Review: Aeges – Weightless

With no nonsense, Aeges (ÆGES) launches deafening riffs that ooze with captivating spirit. Weightless bears witness to the band’s creativity and emotional endeavour; its fierce appetite pushes the boundaries with more than just a nasty riff, but with energetic beats that pulverize in crushing dynamics. ‘Save Us’ gives us a very individual experience of mellow vocal and musical content, being rich in captivating ...

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