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LIONSEX ‘Get iT’ cd.

I had thought this cd was never going to turn up, I first heard the song “Nobody Said It Was Gonna Be Easy” back in October 2010, and I just loved it, I loved Jeff’s vocals on it, totally different from anything i had heard before, with a glorious melody …

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Zergoth – Psychological Defence.

Well this is an interesting concept.A metal album created over the internet by 2 musicians who did not meet up until after the album was finished.Vocalist Brandon Hoover from North Michigan USA searched the internet site Compose to assemble a band.He came across a guitarist Carlos Enriquez from Florida who …

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HateskoR – Paint My Fear CD

HateskoR is a Melodic Death Metal band from Madrid, Spain formed in 2010 by the young guitarist Alex Skorza (Ex-Muro),  Satisfied with the results of a few live shows and the response of the people, they decided to start recording what it would become their first album. They recorded “Paint …

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Coilguns and Kunz – Split EP

Hailing from Switzerland Coilguns features three members of The Ocean, treat us to a in your face controlled technical, deathy, punk riffargy feast. All the tracks have complex mechanisms combined with growl and shout demand you attention. By definition “Coil gun: A projectile accelerator which utilizes electromagnetic coils to discharge …

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Lo! – Look And Behold.

As usual,when reviewing an album,i listen to it before i read up on the band so i dont know what to expect.Look And Behold,the debut album from Sydney,Australia based band Lo! begins with the instrumental Hath.It sounds like an intro for a death metal band but surprisingly segues into Deluge(Carrnivorous …

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Cheerleader – Vegas or Bust cd.

SWEDISH hard rockers Cheerleader formed in 2009, when brothers Joel and Niklas Elk met up with Joan Vieru and Andreas Westerlund, over a few beers in a bar. So fast forward to 2011, and this is the result, Vegas or Bust is their debut album, and it’s pretty good. It’s …

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Noctem – Oblivion.

Phew,this is intense stuff to say the least and definitely not for the faint hearted.I can honestly say that when i played this it was like hearing Slayer’s epic Reign In Blood for the 1st time.So basically if you like gutteral vocals,buzzsaw rhythm guitars with searing solos topped off by …

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Hammers Of Misfortune – 17th Street.

In my rough notes the 1st thing i jotted down after hearing the album was “bonkers but brilliant”!The name of the band suggests they are a thrash metal band but that is not the case.I can hear a lot of nwobhm in here with Deep Purple style keyboards thrown in …

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L Sol Tace EP Review

London based L Sol Tace have been carving out a name for themselves over the last year or so after they released this EP back in 2010.  They have been playing lots of successful shows including support slots for Xerath, TRC, Attica Rage, Evile. L Sol Tace is currently writing …

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Hell To Pay ‘So far so good’ EP.

“Hell To Pay” are one of Manchester’s hardest working bands, who play rock music, and they play it loud. They where the winners of the Rock Radio Battle Of The Bands 2010 and have since recently opened for Marseille, and have just headlined the recent Lancashire Rock & Bike Festival, …

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Steak Number Eight/All Is Chaos cd

Steak Number Eight was formed back in 2007 and won the local rock contest Westtalent. Only a few months later they became the youngest winners ever of the biggest Belgian rock contest, Humo’s Rock Rally. After that they released their first demo album entitled “When The Candle Dies Out” , …

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The Hotel Ambush – Condemned (E.P)

  In a few short years this South Wales based metalcore band have gone from being virtual unknowns to a band poised on the brink of success with videos featured on both Scuzztv and Kerrang! and support slots with the likes of Whileshesleeps, Anterior, Throats, Malefice, Glamour Of The Kill …

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Judas Priest ‘The Chosen Few’ cd

Some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the band’s forthcoming compilation album, The Chosen Few (out October 10th via Legacy/Sony) – and the result is one of the more interesting Priest tracklistings ever put together. Artists who took part …

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The Answer – Vida (I want you) – CD Single

Vida (I want you) is the first single to be released from the forthcoming album “Revival” – the third studio album by Irish rockers The Answer. Vida (I want you) is a great song with a nice catchy chorus, some great guitar work and a nice heavy blues rock feel …

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Cypher16 – The Metaphorical Apocalypse (E.P)

Cypher16 are a young, talented new organic rock band, who fuse electronic and metal influences with hints of industrial to create their own unique musical mix. Having supported the likes of Mudvayne, In this Moment and Head P.E this 4 piece are rapidly rising through the masses of up and …

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Charred Walls Of The Damned – Cold Winds On Timeless Days.

When i review an album i play it before i look at any info so i can approach it with an open mind.So as soon as the opening track Timeless Days exploded through my speakers i thought “what a voice,this guy sounds just like Tim Owens”.So i played the album,looked …

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Amebix – Sonic Mass

Over 20 years ago Rob Miller turned his back on the world, settled in the remote location of the Isle of Skye, and against the rugged backdrop of the Cuillins, became a self-taught sword smith. History saw Amebix become a casualty of their cult success coupled with record company wrangling. …

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3 – The Ghost You Gave to Me

  According to Peter Griffin (Family Guy) then the bird is the word. Well, it has now been replaced by React. It is the 2nd track on 3’s new album The Ghost You Gave To Me and it is a bona fide classic. When the radio stations, youtube, etc pick …

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Scythia – …Of Exile

Scythia are a folk metal band from Vancouver, Canada. The band released their debut album “…of war” in 2009, and this, their second album – “…of exile” is due to be released on 23rd September 2011. The music has a strong folk influence, and at times a medieval sound, but …

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