Album Reviews

The greatest selection of albums, reviewed and rated

Shadows Lie Within – Ranks of the Damned E.p (CD)

  [media-credit id=3032 align=”aligncenter” width=”701″][/media-credit]  Shadows Lie Within are a five peace band hailing from the picturesque town of York. With sounds reminiscent of the mighty Malefice their music is brutal yet somehow almost melodic in places. Superbly crafted musicianship mixed with high intensity metalcore vocals pretty much sums up …

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Deadend in Venice – See you on the ground

“See you on the ground” is the debut album from German melodic death metal band, Deadend in Venice. Deadend in Venice have stuck to the standard formula for vocals for bands with death metal influences and who have a female singer – the female singer sings clean vocals with screams/grunts/growls …

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Various Artists – Melody & Malice (CD)

Always wanted to know more about Female Fronted Metal but were afraid to ask? Then this could be just the ticket. This two disc set is available now to pre-order from www.femmemetalstore.com with a general release due on September 26th, with the added bonus of supporting the N.S.P.C.C. The album …

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Achren – The Forgotten King CD review

The world has been waiting too long for a debut album from Scottish death metal heads; the mighty Achren, and now, two demo’s and a DVD down the line, we have been given the mother of all death metal albums, the queen of the BRUTAL, the insane new album The …

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All Else Fails – The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been

All Else Fails have gathered a certain amount acclaim across Canada and around the globe. They have appeared on tour with the likes of Threat Signal, Fear Factory, and Suffocation, amongst others. The band are front man and guitarist Barrett Klesko, bassist Seedy Mitchell, lead guitarist Mike Sands, and drummer …

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Slytract – Existing Unreal (CD)

These headbangers from Hungary were established in 2005 May, after Gábor B. Melegh’s previous band disbanded. Months later Tamás Galántay joined the band as the new drummer and the band really started to get noticed. After 2 EP’s they released their debut album ‘Explanation: Unknown in Vienna‘ in 2008.  Szabolcs …

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Van Canto – Break the silence

[media-credit id=4717 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]If you’ve never come across Van Canto before then you could be in for a shock – Van Canto do what sounds at first like a crazy idea that couldn’t possibly work, but somehow they make it work.  The old saying goes “There’s a fine line between …

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Old Corpse Road/The Meads of Asphodel – The Bones of The Land Are Not Speachless/English Black Punk Metal (CD)

          [media-credit id=3032 align=”aligncenter” width=”553″][/media-credit]  Split ep’s are always an interesting subject where you get unlikely combinations of bands combining together to put out professionally done eps. In this case you have got black folk metalers Old Corpse Road combining with none other than The Meads …

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Achren – Impaled at Bloodstock 2010 DVD review

I actually had this DVD passed onto me by Planet Mosh’s own David Farrell who described this DVD as a god awful racket. But all I can say is: “David, thank you for passing this stunning disk full of death metal mayhem onto me”. This is Achren at their very …

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Neonfly – Outshine the Sun CD review

  Outshine the Sun is the highly anticipated album from London’s own AOR/Power metal heroes the mighty Neonfly, and if you though this debut album was going to be a good album then you are very wrong…….. It is amazing, one of the best albums of this year in fact. …

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Serpentine/Living and Dying In High Definition cd.

Described by the press as ‘one of the most impressive new names on the melodic rock radar’ this young, rock quintet are riding a resurgence in AOR/Melodic rock, and what a resurgence it is, there are so many good bands out there at the moment, and Serpentine are one of …

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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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