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SILENT OPERA – ‘IMMORTAL BEAUTY’ CD REVIEW.

Hailing from Italy, Silent Opera have been active since 2007, releasing a well received demo before turning their attentions to nurturing this debut almost conceptual album based around four immortals and their individual stories. An initial, listen and inevitable comparisons with Nightwish and Within Temptation may come to the fore …

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Unisonic – Ignition CD Review

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but sometimes you can return to something that you once held fond memories of and have them dashed very quickly against what you remembered. I’ll be honest, it’s been a long time since I’ve listened to anything by messers Kiske and Hansen.  People will argue …

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Evenoir – Vitriol

“Vitriol” is the debut album from Italian band Evenoir.  Formed in 2007, they released an EP at the end of 2008, and are now finally releasing their first album over three years later.  The band play gothic/symphonic metal with folk or medieval influences, and the highlight of their sound has …

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Dear Superstar – Damned Religion CD review

Dear Superstar is the 21st century equivalents of Motley Crue, without the tight leather pants and the extremely poufy hair. Their songs are like a blast from the past, transporting the listeners back to the 80’s, back when the music was pure and true, but adding a modern day metal …

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Mouth of the Serpent – Manifest CD review

Hailing from Los Angeles, Mouth of the Serpent is a five piece progressive death metal band that is simply dyeing to get their music heard and get out there into the big league, and with their latest EP entitled Manifest, it is clear that their rise to power will be …

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Rest in Fear – Insert Yourself CD review

The world already has the likes of Children of Bodom, In Flames and Wintersun, pioneering the magnificent genre that is melodic death metal, and with so many up and coming bands experimenting with this style and completely and utterly not being able to capture that manic but never the less …

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Kill Devil Hill debut.

    Over the last few years,a few “supergroups”  have come to the fore. So along with Black Country Communion,Chickenfoot and Them Crooked Vultures,we can now add the very worthy Kill Devil Hill,the brain child of drummer Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath,Heaven And Hell and Dio). The seeds of the band …

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Cannibal Corpse – Torture, Album Review

I will try to contain myself; I am a huge fan of Cannibal Corpse, I cannot wait to see them again in Glasgow next month.  The long awaited Torture album, to be officially released on the 13th of March 2012 by Metal Blade Records. We kick off with Tormented Aggression, which is, of course, aggressive.  No waiting around …

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Lefutray – Last Breath, Album Review

Lefutray are a Chilean band that mix Thrash, Death and Groove metal to create their own style. They are now promoting their album Last Breath which I shall now review. I am quite excited as my friends will tell you the words Thrash, Death and Groove sit very well with me!…when …

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Wolves – Alpha, Beta, Omega (E.P)

  Forming in 2010, this North Wales based post hardcore act have been rapidly developing a cult underground following amongst the local scene and are now finally coming to prominence. “Alpha, Beta, Omega” heralds the crossover from local underground unsung heroes through to a full on power fuelled metal act …

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Cadaveria – Horror Metal CD

I have to be honest with you folks I think this will be an experience for me. I have the mentality of an old lady and tend to stick with what I know so this will be interesting. So here we go then! First track Flowers in Fire. Instantly I …

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Adimiron – K2

Hailing from Italy Adimiron are due to release their third album K2 on the 28th of November 2012 by Bakerteam Records. The first track on the album Oriens starts off with an interesting traditional Asian excerpt. This is then drowned out by five chunky riffs and the track starts to …

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Stigmhate- The Sun Collapse, Album Review

Stigmhate’s new album The Sun Collapse is uncompromisingly Black Metal.  The Sun Collapse shall be released on the 26th of March 2012 by Bakerteam Records. It has a heavy and theatrical feel with an evil, grating vocal sound. I am reminded of Belphegor and Naglfar when listening to this album. I …

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Lay Down Rotten – Mask of Malice, Album Review

Located in Germany Lay Down Rotten are to release their newest album Mask of Malice on the 28th of February 2012 by Metal Blade Records. This album is the first recorded with their new guitarist Daniel “Kensington” Seifert after Daniel Jakobi decided to leave the band. I am interested to see …

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Desaster- The Arts of Destruction, Album Review

Desaster is a black / thrash band hailing from Germany since 1989. The Arts of Destruction, which was recorded at ToxoMusic Studios and mixed at Temple of Disharmony, shall be their 7th album and will be released on the 28th February 2012. My first thought was ‘wow’ when I was …

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Bejelit – Emerge, Album Review

Bejelit, originating from Italy will be releasing their fourth full length album. It will be the first album to be realised after being signed to Bakerteam Records. Emerge will be realised on the 26th of March 2012. Bejelit’s new release Emerge embraces the use of accordions and violins which layer up with solid groovy riffs to create …

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Suicide of Demons – A New Beginning

Released on 1 October 2011 ‘A New Beginning’ is the second album from the Belgian death metal band, Suicide of Demons.   Formed in 2005 by brothers Fern and Jo, their first self-produced  album ‘Before Our Eyes’ was originally released in 2008 and sold over 1000 copies prior to being re-released …

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Savage Messiah – Plague of Conscience CD review

Last year the press picked up on a band that was seen to be the future of thrash metal. This year, that band has released their 2nd full studio album. A ferocious work of art; combining storming dual guitar lines, pounding rhythm sections and killer choruses to form the mother …

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Ascension – Far Beyond the Stars

The Scottish heavy metal scene is well known for being heavy as hell – bringing the world some of the finest death metal and grindcore bands around. From Cerebral Bore to Achren the musical calibre from Scottish musicians is superb, and it only seems fitting to introduce who break free …

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CrimsonWind – The Wings of Salvation CD review

Italian based symphonic metal band CrimsonWind have just recently their debut album entitled The Wings of Salvation on Ice Warrior records and from the glimmering keyboard opening lines to the pounding riffs that follow closely behind, CrimsonWind have written and performed some fine examples of power metal. The Wings of …

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