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Chasing Dragons – Take Flight For a Firefight CD review

Leeds based Chasing Dragons are a fresh faced, hard rock band; who are pushing the boundaries with their debut EP entitled Take Flight For a Firefight. Their mind-blowing mix of Paramore esque vocal lines and fat ass, punchy metal riffs is really something to behold – not only serving the …

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Iron Mask – Black As Death CD review

In a world where hardcore and deathcore seem to be taking over as the new sound of heavy metal, it is a relief that bands such as Iron Mask are still making metal that is pure and true. A band that blend elements of 80’s Dio, Maiden era metal and …

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Enthring – The Grim Tales of the Elder CD review

Finland based folk tinged, melodic death metal band Enthring are back with their new album The Grim Tales of the Elder. Taking a more symphonic, power metal orientated approach to their 2010 debut Maelstrom, Enthring are a band who try to make their music sound as large and epic as …

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RAM-Death.

  This is the sort of album which affirms my love of rock/metal for over 30yrs! Almost 50 minutes of metal overdose from RAM’s 3rd  full album release. The album starts and finishes with 2 atmospheric instrumentals. The 1st,Death is synth driven,accompanied by a chiming guitar over a monotone drum …

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Lillian Axe – XI: The days before tomorrow cd

XI:The Days before Tomorrow is the eleventh release and marks the debut of new lead vocalist Brian Jones. Despite the bands long history, they have been hit and miss for me, I only like around half of the releases, but after listening to this one, i had to double check …

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Sons of Icarus – Sons of Icarus

Sons of Icarus are a young British four piece. Three of the members, Andy Masson (vocals and guitar), Alex Masson (bass and backing vox) and drummer Mike McQuillan met at school in Northamptonshire and jammed together before enrolling at the Academy of Contemporary Music where they met the final piece …

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The Self Titled e.p

Kent based 5 piece band The Self Titled have certainly had a tumultuous 18 months since their formation. Line up changes and putting their debut album on hold for almost a year to concentrate on their live act have given them an edge judging by the quality of the 3 …

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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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