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Deadly Circus Fire – Demo EP review

First of all, ignore the fact that Deadly Circus Fire look like Insane Clown Posse, because they don’t sound a thing like them. These London progressive metal bruisers have so much going on in their music it sends you insane in the brain. With industrial tinged ambient musicianship, dark and …

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August Burns Red – Leveler CD review

August Burns Red are the kings of the breakdown, and thankfully; new album Leveler is chocked full gut wrenching, bouncy, killer, groove infested breakdowns that when they hit makes the listener think that Armageddon has arrived. With sixteen great metalcore anthems which total over an hour of fun filled, metal …

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The Goddamn Electric EP

For a band only formed in the harsh winter months of 2010, in Manchester, this band have soon become very self assured in what music these bad boys of rock in roll wanna play. They wanna play blues inspired rock, and they wanna play it loud. Their 3 track ep …

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Inferno/Inferno cd

If you thought the rock n roll scene had died out a long time ago, then have a listen to Inferno Inferno have updated the raw unadulterated rock n’ roll of the 50’s, 60’s And 70’s and made it there own, their sound is more rock than roll, but you …

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Djerv – Djerv cd.

Im not one for Black Metal, im more of a classic rock man myself, but I will listen to anything once, and for the most part, Black metal cd’s never get past the first song. The music is sometimes rather good, very inventive, with some killer riffs, but then the …

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Trigger Finger/ All This Dancing Around cd

Trigger finger are a Belgium stoner rock band, though you would have never have guessed from the cd cover, three sharp dressed man, in suits. This Antwerp three piece, vocalist/guitarist Ruben Block, drummer Mario Goossens and bassist Paul Van Bruystegem, are set to show there is more to Belgium than, …

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Axel Rudi Pell/Ballads IV CD.

This is gonna be a tough one to review, the latest cd from axel features only 3 new songs, and two of those are covers. Its been 7 years since Rudi released “Ballads 3”, so you might have expected this new record to feature all new material, it doesn’t, it …

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Slam Cartel/Handful of Dreams cd.

Slam Cartel are a band i’d never heard off before last week, I nipped out to the shops for some milk, i had Planet Rock on the radio, and heard this cracking song “Wishing Eye” and said to myself “ This is good” , lets turn this up louder, so …

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The Ransack Bloodline CD

Hailing from the north of Portugal their reputation as one of the country’s finest exports is well-deserved. With 10 solid years of underground activity, they naturally became the Portuguese flagship of Melodeath. The guys have pushed themselves to new limits for ‘Bloodline’ their third studio album and created their most …

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Cave Growl – Something Drunk CD review

If there ever was a band to give Korpiklaani a run for their money at a drinking contest it would be Cave Growl. These French folk metal stooges may sound on record as rough as your grandmas ass, but underneath the shocking production, the terrible recording and the quite frankly …

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Coma Divine – Dead end circle

Coma Divide are a new band from Germany.  I’m not clear if the name was a deliberate reference to the album of the same name by Porcupine Tree, but it’s bound to cause confusion when trying to do internet searches for instance. Coma Divine consists of singer Sonja Kraushofer, who …

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Komatoze – ‘Sucker For Love’ and ‘Stand Up’ (CD)

Komatoze’s new tracks ‘Sucker For Love’ & ‘Stand Up’ are a superb example of how far these guys from Greenock have progressed since they started out in 2007. Still in touch with their original sound however they have grown up with it and then perfected their distinctive, foot stomping, head …

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Battlecross – Pursuit of honor

“Pursuit of honor” is the debut album from Battlecross.  As you can probably tell from the spelling of the title, Battlecross are from the USA (Detroit to be precise).  The band was formed in 2007 and are best described as Thrash metal. Battlecross have definitely gone for speed and power …

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Nightvision/Consequence Of Sin cd

Nightvision are carving out a nice little niche for themselves, neither too heavy, nor to light, indeed it is this very “sound” that they have created that makes them stand out, some may say they are to heavy to be a mainstream rock band, other say they are to light …

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The Ransack – Bloodline (CD)

Hailing from the north of Portugal their reputation as one of the country’s finest exports is well-deserved. With 10 solid years of underground activity, they naturally became the Portuguese flagship of Melodeath. The guys have pushed themselves to new limits for ‘Bloodline’ their third studio album and created their most …

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Powerwolf – Blood of the Saints

“Blood of the Saints” is the fourth album from German/Romanian power metal band Powerwolf. The album starts off with an intro that sounds like music from a horror film – rich gothic feeling music including what sounds like a church or cathedral organ along with a raspy voice speaking in …

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Stream of Passion – Darker days

“Darker days”  is the third studio album from Stream of Passion.  As the band is a female fronted symphonic metal band, you might have assumed that they originate from the Netherlands (home of so many great bands of this genre including Epica, Within Temptation, Delain, Revamp and many more, and …

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After Oblivion – Vultures

Risen from the ashes of Path Beyond Serenity, an oriental flavoured melodic death metal band! After Oblivion came to life in 2007. Eastern melodies were ditched for a more intense and sharp sound, still very resolutely rooted in traditional Death Metal, a genre often perceived as destined into oblivion. And …

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