Tag Archives: groove metal

BLACK HILL COVE | Broken – album review

Black Hill Cove Broken

Black Hill Cove ‘Broken’ heralds new name on the block “Broken” is the rather splendid debut from Black Hill Cove who formed during the 2020 Covid lockdown. Based in Lisbon, Portugal this three-piece have produced a rather splendid slab of what I’d prefer to call groove metal. Because that’s what …

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DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons I

I’m always excited to get my hands on a new DevilDriver album, having been a big fan of the band since their early releases ‘The Fury Of Our Makers Hand’ / ‘The Last Kind Words’, and this latest offering from the Californians was no exception. ‘Dealing with Demons I’ is …

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Blacklist-9 – Mentally ill, legally sane

‘Mentally ill,  Legally Sane’  is the debut album from California groove-metal band Blacklist-9. What’s interesting about the band’s line up is that drummer Lonnie Silva and guitarist Kyle Silva are father and son respectively. The two began writing material in their garage and recruited local musicians to complete the line-up. …

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DevilDriver – Trust No One

DevilDriver are a band I have been lucky enough to have known and loved from Day 1, from the first time I saw them play at London Underworld shortly after the release of the original self-titled album in 2003. Throughout the years we have been treated to some of the …

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Methane Release New Single ‘Spit On Your Grave’

Methane Release New Single ‘Spit On Your Grave’ Methane formed in 2012 by brothers Tim Scott (Revenant/HatePlow) and Dylan Campbell and Tim’s long time friend and guitarist Jimi Masterbo. They quickly recruited drummer Andreas Strom and released E.P. single ‘Southern Metal‘  in 2014. Methane spent 2014 touring both Scandinavia and …

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Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium

This is the third album release from the “Cavalera Conspiracy” boys, with new bassist ‘Nate Newton’ from “Converge”. Bearing in mind the vast catalogue and releases from Max and Iggor since 1985; they certainly have not mellowed with age! “Max Cavalera” usually has an easy distinguishable vocal, but this time …

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Specter – Life Rearranged

Dublin band Specter’s mini EP is a preview of what this band has to offer the Irish metal scene. Life rearranged is the first track of two. While there are elements that are admirable such as vocals and groovy riff, the track is not easily differentiated from Unwhole, the second …

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Bloodstock M2TM Ireland Final – May 10th

Saturday 10th May was the final of the Bloodstock Metal to the Masses Ireland competition. So, while most people were at home watching the Eurovision (Gobshites), Fibber Magees was packed with metal lovers, coming to show their support for all the bands vying for a spot on the Bloodstock stage. …

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Lamb of God – O2 Academy, Glasgow – 16/01/2014

@AnybodyBC reviews the @LambOfGodBand @Decapitated @HuntressKills show in Glasgow for @PlanetMosh. @Roadrunner_UK @rrusa   Attending a kick ass metal gig is always a great start to a brand new year and 2014 began perfectly in the company of  brutal groove metallers Lamb of God in the O2 Academy, Glasgow. The …

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Ten Tonne Dozer – Uit de Buik Duivel te Koop

Ten Tonne Dozer, a bunch of Shetland Islanders and one mad Aussie who like to produce some mighty fine huge slabs of grooving metal, have been on the go since 2005. This latest extended EP of them performing live during their recent tour of Europe is the perfect introduction to them

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L Sol Tace – The Carcass Of Eternity

Opinions are extremely mixed on the validity of sample CDs given away free with the vast majority of music magazines… personally speaking, I’m actually quite a fan of them:  they are a good way of obtaining free samples of new work by established artists, and of checking out shed loads …

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Death Of A Salesman – Vutures, new mini E.P.

Belfast five piece, Death of a Salesman, have recently released a mini E.P entitled, Vultures. Death of a Salesman have carved a niche right in the centre of the Dublin scene (as well as many other places I’m sure) making them a household name and acquiring a significant fan base. …

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Howl – Bloodlines

Howl are an extreme metal quartet from Providence, Rhode Island. The band formed in 2006, so they are fairly ‘new’ or ‘young’. Howl signed with Relapse Records in 2009, releasing their first full-length effort, Full of Hell, in 2010. Their second album, Bloodlines, is slated for release by Relapse Records …

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Harm – The Nine

Much has been said about the resurgence of riff-driven, progressively inclined metal in the past 10 years, with Mastodon, Tool and to a lesser extent Ghost attaining levels of success previously thought absurd. As with any of these instances, its sudden surge in popularity has spawned a fair share of …

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Seasons Beatings 2, Dublin. 2 December 2012

Saturday 1st December was the second year Dublin was to be subjected to a beating. The dealer of this beating was Robbie McCabe of Eye Hate Tony Promotions. Seasons Beatings 2 was an all day gig with a long line-up of a variety of Irish metal bands. So, let me …

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Red Six – ‘Nausea’ EP

When Belfast’s Red Six – there’s only five of them and, no, it’s not just you, we’ve never been able to figure it out either – released their debut EP, ‘Devour’, a little over a year ago, it immediately not only garnered them heaps of critical acclaim but also, coupled …

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Interview with Entropy

At the start of July I wrapped my ears around Entropy‘s third album, E3, and enjoyed it thoroughly as you can read from here.  Frontman Ger Schreinert took the time out recently to talk to us about why now was the right time for their third album and return. Before kicking …

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