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THE AGONIST – Orphans

In September The Agonist return with a new album Orphans. One of Canadas finest exports (second maybe to Maple Syrup) this is their sixth studio recording and the third with singer Vicky Psarakis. This is a band with history which I won’t go into here, but it is sufficient to …

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After The Burial – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester: 4th August 2019

Since I’ve started reviewing gigs for Planetmosh I’ve got to experience quite a few different clubs. Nothing however could have prepared me for what I was confronted with when I strolled up to Satan’s Hollow in Manchester to see After the Burial. A small side street entrance led me into …

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Arkdown – Interview

  If you are fresh to ARKDOWN , the band are a formidable modern metal quintet hailing from Sheffield. The emerging metallers draw from contemporary metalcore and deathcore influences, framed by their own melodic but heavy riff-based style. The Steel City riff beasts have just revealed a new track, Mirrors, which …

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Primal Age – A Silent Wound EP

  A Silent Wound is the new EP from French hardcore outfit Primal Age.  Hailing from the city of Rouen, north west of Paris, the five piece have produced an EP of original material and a medley of Slayer songs as a tribute to late guitarist Jeff Hanneman and Mika Adjennian …

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SikTh – Death Of A Dead Day

Happy 10th anniversary to SikTh‘s Death Of A Dead Day which was originally released back in the distanct past of June 2006.  To mark this significant milestone,  Peaceville Records chose to re-release the album in September 2016.  So how do you review a 10 year old selection of songs that have already had an …

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Dream State – Consequences

Welsh alt rock band Dream State have their debut, 5 song EP out, titled Conssquences. The band states that they draw inspiration from melodic hardcore, and the EP seems to back this up, with melodic arrangements, well-sung female vocals by Charlotte-Jayne Gilpin, and interesting instrumental breaks and tones. The band …

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Idle Class – Of Glass and Paper

Munster, Germany is the hometown of modern melodic metalcore act Idle Class. The band’s newest album, Of Glass and Paper, contains eleven tracks of melodic, fairly fizzy music. This particular breed of music is oft panned as “the screamo stuff”. Wildly popular for heavy music, metalcore enjoys working with a …

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Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega [2 album set]

Periphery - Juggernaut Omega album cover art

This band’s fans, humorously dubbed Peripherals, are going to adore this set by Washington, D.C’s Periphery. Titled Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the dual-disc ‘concept album’ set serves to redefine the band for anno 2015. Seventeen songs of djenty, modern progressive metal glory will tickle the earholes of an eager …

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Way of Changes – Honesty

The aptly names Take Off sounds a little like it was recorded in an aircraft hanger situated in the middle of a graveyard, with spacious atmospheric electrics merged with strings. Way of Changes launch into heavy panning riffs a the start of Mistakes accompanied by the deep growling scream vocals …

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In Flames – Siren Charms

In Flames - Siren Charms

Swedish metallers In Flames are back with 11 cracking new songs on their 11th studio album ‘Siren Charms’, which is out now on Sony Music. After a brief electronic intro, album opener ‘In Plain View’ kicks the record to life with a nice little tapped riff. As always the twin …

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Diaries Of A Hero-Diaries Of A Hero

Formed in the heart of London in 2010, Diaries Of A Hero feature: Carlo Del Favero lead vocals and guitar, Jonathan Weeks on guitar, Matteo Bevilaqua bass and backing vocals and Leonard Berisha on drums. Diaries Of A Hero brought a whole new game to the British alternative metalcore scene …

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The Devil Wears Prada – 8:18

Dayton, Ohio’s The Devil Wears Prada released their fifth studio album, 8:18, on Roadrunner Records. Featuring 43 minutes of modern melodic metalcore, the 13 song disc is titled after a passage from The Bible, Romans 8:18. Fear not, the album won’t alienate a secular audience: it’s too heavy to be lumped …

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Dead By April – Let The World Know

Dead By April - Let The World Know

@planetmosh reviews Let The World Know .@dbaswe out on .@SpinefarmINT After some recent personnel changes Swedish 5-piece Dead By April return with their third full length studio album ‘Let The World Know’ which is available now on Spinefarm Records. From the very outset the listener is subjected to what can …

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The Defiled – Daggers

...this is a full on metal album, full of huge chugging guitars, great vocals and one which seems to embrace the anarchic spirit of punk...

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IWRESTLEDABEARONCE – Late For Nothing

Replacing a forming member and vocalist in any band is never an easy task, but to have to replace once during the 2012 Warped Tour seemed an even harder task. One which the remaining members of IWABO were able to complete with some efficiency, managing to find a stand in …

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When Disaster Falls – The First Chapter

  When Disaster Falls is a band from Tilburg, The Netherlands and they have been roaming this city for one and a half years. Now with their upcoming debut EP, “The First Chapter” (a suitable name for a first EP) they want to provide you with a fresh wind of …

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:[Ten Cent Toy]: – Off The Grid

Dedication.  One of the quintessential ingredients for success.  In any walk of life – but especially so in the music business.  Coupled with commitment, it is quite possibly THE single most important characteristic any artist (be they on their own or in a band environment) can possess if they want …

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Alea Jacta – The Empire Will Fall

Apparently Alea Jacta have been on the go since 1994 according to their Facebook page and hail from the sunny isle of Tenerife. With the island better known for its holiday beats than metal, the band have been trying to rectify this over the years locally with their own brand …

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Invictus – Unconquerable

At present this EP release feels like it is from a young band who still need to find their own groove and own mark of originality in what is an already very crowded genre. They have the potential here, that is without question.

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