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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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Morbid Saint – Spectrum Of Death.

  Well this is a real phoenix from the flames! Originally released in 1988, the debut and only full length album, Spectrum Of Death by Wisconsin, USA based thrash metal band Morbid Saint has been re-released on June 19th 2012  in vinyl format via Relapse Records. 1980’s thrash metal albums …

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Wizard – Taste Of Wizard

  Welcome to the world of Wizard! When a song begins with the lyric  ” Who is this mighty man outside? The one who killed the trolls, will he be staying here tonight or returning where the thunder rolls? “, then it’s a safe bet that you can expect some …

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Eidolon-Acid Death Album Review

  Hailing from Greece Acid Death releases their first album in ten years after the band’s reunion, not one to miss. Released on the 1st of June by Noisehead Records. I am very excited to hear this. Track one is called Blind Reflection. I began to get annoyed at the …

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Dark New Day – New Tradition Album Review

American rock quintet Dark New Day have finally released a follow-up album titled ‘New Tradition’ to their debut release ‘Twelve Year Silence’ released back in 2005.  The band that has been described as an American ‘supergroup’ features Brett Hestla of Virgos Merlet, Clint Lowery of Sevendust, Corey Lowery from Eye Empire, Will Hunt from Evanscence and …

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Playback (cd)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ‘Playback’ is a 6 disc box set, originally from 1995 which contains album tracks, B-sides, outtakes & early songs. This comprehensive set has not been available outsideNorth America since 2005. Playback is a career retrospective spanning Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ stay at MCA Records. …

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Herman Frank Right In The Guts CD

For any fan of Euro metal, Herman Frank must be high on everybody’s list, Without any doubt Herman Frank is one of the most prestigious German metal guitarists of the past 30 years. His dynamic compositions with their raging riffs, hooks and intelligent virtuoso solos have graced not only the …

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Power Theory – An Axe to Grind (cd)

  Power Theory was envisioned and created in 2007 by Bob “BB” Ballinger with the intention to form a True Metal band with a mix of the nwobhm, 80’s German Power Metal, and a little Bay Area Thrash thrown in to shake it up. Power Theory became a tight metal …

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Burning Point – The Ignitor (CD)

Finnish metallers Burning Point have released The Ignitor – their follow up record to 2009’s Empyre and their first on new label Scarlet Records. Formed in 1999 and having toured with Sebastian Bach in the past, the four piece have given us an album full of big choruses and catchy …

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Lykaion – ‘Nothin’ But Death’

It’s taken these four Italian signori nigh on nine years of solid gigging in their homeland to get round to unleashing their particular brand of old-school, straight-through-the-middle metal on the rest of the planet. Taking their name from the twin-peaked mountain in the central Greek Peloponnese, where the sacred altar …

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