Album Reviews

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L Sol Tace EP Review

London based L Sol Tace have been carving out a name for themselves over the last year or so after they released this EP back in 2010.  They have been playing lots of successful shows including support slots for Xerath, TRC, Attica Rage, Evile. L Sol Tace is currently writing …

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Hell To Pay ‘So far so good’ EP.

“Hell To Pay” are one of Manchester’s hardest working bands, who play rock music, and they play it loud. They where the winners of the Rock Radio Battle Of The Bands 2010 and have since recently opened for Marseille, and have just headlined the recent Lancashire Rock & Bike Festival, …

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Steak Number Eight/All Is Chaos cd

Steak Number Eight was formed back in 2007 and won the local rock contest Westtalent. Only a few months later they became the youngest winners ever of the biggest Belgian rock contest, Humo’s Rock Rally. After that they released their first demo album entitled “When The Candle Dies Out” , …

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The Hotel Ambush – Condemned (E.P)

  In a few short years this South Wales based metalcore band have gone from being virtual unknowns to a band poised on the brink of success with videos featured on both Scuzztv and Kerrang! and support slots with the likes of Whileshesleeps, Anterior, Throats, Malefice, Glamour Of The Kill …

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Judas Priest ‘The Chosen Few’ cd

Some of the biggest names of the hard rock/heavy metal world picked their favorite Judas Priest songs for the band’s forthcoming compilation album, The Chosen Few (out October 10th via Legacy/Sony) – and the result is one of the more interesting Priest tracklistings ever put together. Artists who took part …

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The Answer – Vida (I want you) – CD Single

Vida (I want you) is the first single to be released from the forthcoming album “Revival” – the third studio album by Irish rockers The Answer. Vida (I want you) is a great song with a nice catchy chorus, some great guitar work and a nice heavy blues rock feel …

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Cypher16 – The Metaphorical Apocalypse (E.P)

Cypher16 are a young, talented new organic rock band, who fuse electronic and metal influences with hints of industrial to create their own unique musical mix. Having supported the likes of Mudvayne, In this Moment and Head P.E this 4 piece are rapidly rising through the masses of up and …

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Charred Walls Of The Damned – Cold Winds On Timeless Days.

When i review an album i play it before i look at any info so i can approach it with an open mind.So as soon as the opening track Timeless Days exploded through my speakers i thought “what a voice,this guy sounds just like Tim Owens”.So i played the album,looked …

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Amebix – Sonic Mass

Over 20 years ago Rob Miller turned his back on the world, settled in the remote location of the Isle of Skye, and against the rugged backdrop of the Cuillins, became a self-taught sword smith. History saw Amebix become a casualty of their cult success coupled with record company wrangling. …

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3 – The Ghost You Gave to Me

  According to Peter Griffin (Family Guy) then the bird is the word. Well, it has now been replaced by React. It is the 2nd track on 3’s new album The Ghost You Gave To Me and it is a bona fide classic. When the radio stations, youtube, etc pick …

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Scythia – …Of Exile

Scythia are a folk metal band from Vancouver, Canada. The band released their debut album “…of war” in 2009, and this, their second album – “…of exile” is due to be released on 23rd September 2011. The music has a strong folk influence, and at times a medieval sound, but …

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In Archives – Traitors (E.P)

  In Archives were formed in 2010 from the ashes of two well known local bands. After recording their debut EP ‘Traitors’ at Core Studio (heart of a coward, pay no respect) the band have built a name for themselves and are expanding their fan base at a rapid rate …

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Cornerstone – Somewhere In America (CD)

Hailing from Austria the band have been around in different guises for over 10 years, but only in the last few has the benefits of a stable line-up enabled Cornerstone to branch out and develop their brand of Female-Fronted AOR, culminating in this extremely catchy and melodic offering. Vocalist Patricia …

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Foreigner/Acoustique cd + Win a copy.

You had to feel sorry for Journey on their last uk tour, there they where playing most of their (not very good in my opinion) latest record, and the support band, Foreigner beat them hands down every night. Foreigner just played all their hits none stop, it was a bit …

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Black Country Communion/“Live Over Europe”

For one night only, on Tuesday November 1st at 7:30pm, participating Vue Cinemas will screen Black Country Communion’s debut concert film “Live Over Europe” in high definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Black Country Communion is the Anglo-American rock group featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), …

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Steve Hackett/Beyond the Shrouded Horizon cd

Steve Hackett had dropped of my radar a long time ago, I think the last record of his I listened to was “Feedback 86”, and that was down as songs that should have been on the 2nd GTR album.We never fell out, I just picked up on other bands along …

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Ill Flower – Stigmata (E.P)

  Scunthorpe based rockers Ill Flower have been around since the early 1990s. Thoughout that that time they have had numerous band line-up changes which have led to this current incarnation of the band. After a break of three years they are now back on the scene, fully recharged and …

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Red Enemy – What We Are Contained In Is What We Are Worth (E.P)

Dublin based metalors Red Enemy have been around since 2008 and are often referred to as being one of Ireland’s best kept secrets among the metal underground scene. Following on from the success of their self-funded debut e.p “Outsiders” the band have enjoyed their biggest audiences to date playing countless …

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TRACER ‘Spaces In Between’ cd

I have to say, i had to pick up the cd cover to make sure I had the right cd in the player, as the press release says “Tracer” fall into the “grunge” category, I totally disagree, they are more classic rock, certainly more like Velvet Revolver, than Nirvana. A …

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