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Delain – Hunters moon

Delain’s new release, “Hunter’s moon” was orignally envisaged as an EP, but grew to be a lot bigger. The EP part is the four new studio tracks, but what was then added to it is basically a full live album – ten live tracks. The live tracks were recorded at …

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The Webb – Truth Delay.

To say reviewing an electronica album is out of my comfort zone is a bit of an understatement but after seeing a gig by The Webb a few months ago at Percy’s in Whitchurch, I was kindly given a copy of their second album Truth Delay by them after passing …

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Abyssic – High The Memory

Norwegian Symphonic Doom / Death Metal outfit Abyssic release their 2nd album ‘High The Memory’. This follows on from 2016’s ‘A Winters Tale’. Abyssic consist of current and former members of such bands as Borknagar and Funeral to name but a few. These guys are taking Doom to a different level and …

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Dronte – Quelque Part Entre La Guerre Et La Lâcheté

As I’m fast becoming PlanetMosh’s resident reviewer for all things weird and wonderful, it gives me great pleasure to be reviewing this album by Dronte. The album title (according to Google), translates to ‘Somewhere Between War and Cowardice’, and ‘Dronte’ translates to ‘Dodo’ (I do hope that’s right). Hailing from Paris, …

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Shadows Of Violence – Revolt

Leeds based thrashers Shadows Of Violence hit hard and heavy with Revolt, due for release this summer. Formed in 2007 their chops have been honed as the title track, a brief news report skit tells about the band rioting across the UK. ‘Words Unchained’ is a surefire call to arms …

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Saint Apache – Black Days

Saint Apache release this, their third EP on 22nd February. The Eastbourne based alt / heavy punk rockers have evolved their style over the last two EP’s, now edging for a harder, more sterner front. Formed in 2015, the band describe their musical roots as blues and classic rock. ‘Amongst …

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Rozu – A Rose Will Bloom (Singles)

This review is slightly different to my normal reviews. Having been asked personally to check these guys out, it appears there are currently only three songs available, and it isn’t clear as to whether these are part of an EP or are separate singles. So, for the element of doubt, I have collated …

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Jonestown – Dyatlov

So after a two year gap between Aokigahara, the debut album by Brighton lunatics Jonestown, those trusting people at Long Branch Records have removed their straitjackets and let them loose in the studio for an even more disturbing follow up titled Dyatlov. It really is hard to define them in …

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Backstabber – Conspiracy Theorist

Canadian thrashers Backstabber cross our palms with gold here with their debut album. Lets get this straight from the start. Get yourselves an pot, throw in Testament, Napalm Death, Anthrax, Pantera, Morbid Angel and Slayer, give it a good shake and you have Backstabber. After ‘Inaugural Address’, which is a …

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Live – Local 717 (EP)

A quarter of a century ago, I happened to be pottering around the living room of my one-bedroomed flat with MTV on in the background. There was some band on MTV Unplugged that I’d never heard of before, so I wasn’t really paying much attention to the TV. But it was …

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Imperia – Flames Of Eternity

It has been a long wait but Imperia finally return with their new album ‘Flames Of Eternity’ This latest Gothic Metal release represents the bands fifth full length album, and the first since 2015’s ‘Tears Of Silence’. Straight away, this record hits you as being one of pure quality, as …

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Tygers Of Pan Tang – Hellbound, Spellbound (Live 1981).

Nostalgia can be a good or a bad thing with some bands but this is not the case for Tygers Of Pan Tang with Hellbound, Spellbound (Live 1981), a gem of an album recorded at Nottingham Rock City. It reaffirms my opinion that the NWOBHM movement was best represented in …

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Massive – Rebuild Destroy

Massive have just released their third album Rebuild Destroy via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. According to their story here Massive were  “Assembled from parts lying around Melbourne in 2012” this description made me think of some freakish Frankenstein’s Monster of a band, but good things can be made from a few …

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Electrocution – Psychonolatry

Italian Gore gods Electrocution brings us only their third full length album in (incredibly) 26 years. Formed in 1990 in Bologna, ‘Psychonolatry’ shows us how far this band has come since their debut album ‘Inside the Unreal’, which many believe to be an all time Death Metal classic. Title track …

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Skunk Anansie – 25live@25

To celebreate their 25th anniversary, Skunk Anansie are releasing a 25 track live album – 25live@25. Of course a standard live album is a bit too normal and uninspired for Skunk Anansie so they’ve added their own twist to it. Rather than the album being recorded at a single show, …

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Chalice Of Suffering – Lost Eternally

        Atmospheric Doom Metal is incoming from the United States in the form of Chalice Of Suffering with their impressive second album ‘Lost Eternally’ If I had to summarise this album in one short word, then that word would be ‘diverse’. A conclusion I came to right …

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The Scars In Pneuma – The Path Of Seven Sorrows

Hailing from the City of Brescia in Italy, at the foot of the Alps, The Scars In Pneuma introduce themselves with this their debut album, ‘The Path Of Seven Sorrows’. Formed initially as a solo project in late 2016, vocalist, guitarist and bassist Lorenzo Marchello decided to make the project into …

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Il Vuoto – Vastness

    Il Vuoto release the hard hitting album ‘Vastness’ Emanating  from a single mind, this record is a deep and tortured offering. Revolving around the core theme of sorrow in its many forms, ‘Vastness’ is by its very nature an uncomfortable listen at times. Subject matters such as mental …

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Cats in space – Day trip to Narnia

Since bursting onto the scene in 2015, Cats in space have been busy. As well as touring with the lines of Deep Purple, Thunder and Status Quo, they’ve released three albums and are now preparing to release their fourth – Day trip to narnia. If you’ve never listened to them …

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Tara Lynch – Evil enough

Metal guitarist Tara Lynch releases her debut album at the beginning of March. She not only plays guitar on the album, she also sings – she also can also plays bass, drums and piano but has guest musicians on this album. She’s got some great musicians working with her on …

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