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Titan’s Eve – ‘Life Apocalypse’

Now and again, an album comes along that, immediately, on first listen, jumps out of your stereo (or, in this case, a towering 2,000 watt DJ rig), grabs you by your scrawny, hungover little throat and screams at you “bet you weren’t expecting this, muthafucka?”. This sophomore release from Vancouver …

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Taproot – ‘The Episodes’

Taproot are very much the ‘lost children’ of the nu-metal era, the also-rans who never quite emulated the success of contemporaries such as (their former mentors) Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, System Of A Down and Korn. Despite a few moments of glory – such as the poignant ‘Poem’, back in …

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THE ELIJAH ‘I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created’ CD

The Elijah are a 5 piece Post-rock progressive metal band from Shropshire, who recorded this release in an abandoned country mansion, to get the natural reverb and inherently bleak sound you would associate with such a building . ‘I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created’ is their debut album …

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Joe Bonamassa ‘Driving Towards The Daylight’ CD

Joe Bonamassa is back for his 13th album, ‘Driving Towards The Daylight’. The album was produced by Kevin Shirley and saw the dynamic duo return to Las Vegas for a back-to-basics album, which was recorded at the same studio as their first joint album, You & Me. ‘ Driving Towards …

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Blackmore’s Night-A Knight in York dvd

Recorded in September 2011, A Knight In York is the third live DVD release from Ritchie Blackmore, Candice Night and their wandering band of minstrels who have now been around since 1997 playing their take on renaissance era music. A rustic stage setting decked out with trees and barrels provides …

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Rush – Clockwork Angels.

After playing this album 3 times this evening, i am  at a loss as how to start this review as it is utterly  flawless and i  kept forgetting to make notes . From a personal point of view, being a Rush fan for over 30 years, this is one of …

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Testament – Dark Roots of Earth Review

Four years… has it really been four years since Formation of Damnation?  Testament returned after nearly ten years with that monster and they’ve managed to follow it up with an even better one in Dark Roots of Earth.  These are halcyon days for old school thrash and it’s wonderful for …

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Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme CD review

Dying Fetus is now a household name in the technical death metal scene and over the past few years their sound has really matured and developed, forming a tight, colossal and powerful sound that is heard throughout each and every song on their 7th studio album, Reign Supreme. Containing some …

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Periphery – Periphery II CD review

Periphery are a band who have helped to revolutionise and evolve the ever growing sound of Djent, adding a fresh and technical lick of paint to a genre that has only come around in the past few years. Presenting Periphery II, Periphery’s 2nd creatively titled full album that packs more …

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Entropy – E3 Album Review

Toronto Metal band Entropy are somewhat underground legends in the thrash scene, having released two albums on their own independent label in the 90s, Ashen Existence and Transcendence, to much acclaim. Fast forward some twenty years and they have returned with their new album, E3. Now this, this really is …

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The Senton Bombs – Gambit CD review

The Senton Bombs latest album Gambit shows a lot more maturity and contains a wider variety of more interesting and musically technical songs compared to their 2010 album entitled Sweet Chin Music. With ten killer punk rock anthems and only one mediocre song on the album; this has to be …

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Spirytus – Spirytus CD review

Originally released in 2010, Spirytus’s self titled debut album has become available again for the public to buy and it’s only in 2012 with the ever growing rise of the Djent and progressive movement that Spirytus are getting the respect and admiration they deserve. Although this is more of a …

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Steel Threads – Timing Is Everything CD review

Planet Mosh had the pleasure of reviewing Steel Threads EP back in April, and now three months later this Coventry based three piece are back with their astounding full debut album entitled Timing Is Everything.  Branded as “power-folk”, Steel Threads are a band whose line-up is as basic as it …

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THE PROPHECY23 ‘Green Machine Laser Beam’ cd review.

This thumping album marks the German quartets second full length release for Massacre Records and the follow up to 2010’s debut ‘To The Pit’, and what a powerhouse of a record it is. The opener’s ‘Tough, Cool And Here To Mosh’ title say’s it all really, the music coming straight …

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Fates Warning – Inside Out (2012 Remaster)

Fates Warning are synonymous with the Progressive Metal revolution and along with fellow alumni Queensryche and Dream Theater, are key players responsible for this unique and exciting aspect of metal.  Beginning life in Hartford, Conneticut way back in 1982 with an original line up consisting of vocalist John Arch, guitarists …

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Harlan Flo – Strategy

Harlan Flo formed in Chicago in 2007, and play blues rock – with a fairly strong emphasis on the blues element.  The members of the band have a diverse range of musical backgrounds and influences including blues, gospel, rock and more. The vocals are very light and smooth and suit …

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Litrosis – I Am Death.

  To be honest, when i see the word symphonic used in a band’s description it always leaves me cold but Litrosis use keyboards and string arrangements to add texture to their music and not to swamp it! Their debut album, I Am Death, released on May 1st 2012 is …

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Ginger Wildheart 100% CD Review

It’s not very often that an album comes along with such an interesting story as 100%. Back in August 2011, The Wildhearts‘ lead singer Ginger set up a PledgeMusic campaign in which fans could fund the recording and production of the new album. In just under 6 hours the campaign …

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ASIA-XXX

It has been nearly three decades since their self-titled, multi-platinum debut was released, hence this latest one being called XXX, though in this digital age, XXX means something different than the Roman number for 30. During these last 30 years Asia have released some good songs, and had a few …

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Black Sabbath -Iron Man- The Best Of

This Best Of Black Sabbath takes tracks from the band’s first four releases, and has got most tracks you’d want to hear from the Ozzy era, Including Paranoid, Iron Man, War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Sweet Leaf, Snow Blind, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Children Of The Grave. Whilst I think …

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