Album Reviews

Review: Soilwork – Live in the Heart of Helsinki

From the start this live album is filled with explosive exploits and hungry attitude, but hardly surprising for this band whose reign began in 1995 under the shocking name of ‘Inferior Breed’ – thank fook they changed it in 1996 to Soilwork (meaning working from the ground up), and they have certainly done that! I am not usually a lover of ‘Live’ albums ...

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Album Review: Enslaved – In Times

Enslaved have been a corner stone of the black metal scene for nearly fifteen years and in that time they have released thirteen albums, number thirteen of which is In Times.  In that time they have taken up the mantle as one of the bands willing to move away from the elitist black metal principles, being happy to play with ...

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Review: Blues Pills – Blues Pills Live

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys music festivals you are bound to associate these times with sunshine, memorable instances, your favorite kind of music and just generally having a good time. Blues Pills are a band that literally ooze this kind of vibe. Their music, a mixture of rock heavy with a bluesy 60’s/70’s vibe will most certainly ...

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Review: The Answer – Raise a Little Hell

Not too long ago (2005) when their debut single ‘Keep Believin’ became the subject of critical acclaim and led to the response that culminated in their winning the ‘Best New Band’ award at the Classic Rock Awards that year — we became aware of Ireland’s ANSWER to Led Zeppelin. Formed in 2000 by guitarist Paul Mahon (his father was a jazz ...

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Review: Whiskey Dick – Welcome To Yeehaw Country

On the Urban Dictionary ‘Whisky Dick’ is described as: “when you’ve had too much to drink and have a girl back home and cant get it up to perform the deed.” Too much information? Luckily this album isn’t about intoxication or impotence, it is a country-metal fusion album by cult favourites WhiskeyDick. Read the full review in Issue 2 of ...

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Review: Agnostic Front – The American Dream Died

Track-By-Track Review Intro Starts with a simple but urgent message as the sirens wail and deep seated drum beats thump disturbingly. The American Dream Died Quite a balanced track but still manages to punch well above its colossal weight and frantically surges into a battlefield of hard core menace and from within it, possesses a vocally garbled anthem of sorts. ...

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Review: The Agonist – Eye of Providence

As we all know Metal is very much a male dominated genre. In a world of deep growls, high screams and all conquering stage presence; it is often a man standing tall whipping up the crowds. However you would be utterly foolish to think that the ladies cannot give the guys a run for their money. I mean just take ...

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Review: Oceano – Ascendants

A melodic wave of delayed chords washes over me and slowly becomes some kind of ominous premonitory to destruction. Then it hits me, swathed in fast death metal and death-core inspired hatred, my heart crumples and I prepare myself for track 2. No warning, fast chugging riffs accompanied by vicious blast beats, like the sound of a thousand breaking necks. ...

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Review: We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot

As a guy, I can speak for most when it comes to the emotions that women put us through, from lust to regret, love to hate and all of the feelings that come with it (and that’s only Friday night!)…. We Are Harlot’s debut album is just that. So with that done, time to move to the next review…… LIKE ...

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Album Review: Robin Trower – Something’s About To Change

70s stadium super-stardom in the USA was not a manufactured thing. You could get on a major touring bill, pay payola to get a local chart hit, but you survived and made your reputation by standing on that stage, blowing the opposition away and turning on a stoned partying blue collar audience to the music you played. Armed with his ...

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