Metal Reviews

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Earthtone9 – IV (, , )
20th April 2013 -

IV is earthtone9’s first album since their 2010 reunion – making it the bands first full-length in 13 years. However, there’s a big difference between performing old crowd favourites live and reuniting after so long to write music. Will earthtone9’s reunion peter out in a flurry of nostalgia and half-baked ideas? Happily, the answer to this question at least is… Read More »

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The Color Morale – Know Hope (, , )
5th April 2013 -

We have to admit it, we’re getting bored of the current deluge of bland identikit screamo bands. You know the type; they have fancy haircuts, pointy guitars, lots of tattoos and a slightly pouty demeanour, but very little else to distinguish them from the crowd. With so many artists out there trying to do the same thing, it’s great to… Read More »

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Lost Society – Fast Loud Death (, )
26th March 2013 -

Thrash has never looked so healthy – that much is obvious from the string of seminal albums released by old favourites like Kreator and Megadeth to the consistently solid offerings from newer bands like Municipal Waste or Evile. Thus, the cynical observer might ask “do we REALLY need another old-school thrash band?” The answer is, of course, yes and, while… Read More »

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Darkthrone – ‘The Underground Resistance’ ()
15th March 2013 -

Darkthrone, since the early 1990s, have pioneered and influenced many artists under the broad ‘metal’ banner with their raw, true and varied approach to their sound and song-writing. With 1992’s ‘A Blaze in the Northern Sky’ a permanent staple of my music playlists, I’ve been a long-time fan and when I received ‘The Cult is Alive’ in 2006 as a… Read More »

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Modestep: Evolution Theory (, , , )
13th March 2013 -

Artist: Modestep Album: Evolution Theory Record Label: A&M Records Release Date: 11th February 2013 For Fans Of: Pendulum, Linkin Park, Enter Shikari, Knife Party, Dubstep, Electronic Rock In the last twelve months, Modestep have taken the steps from being something of an underground phenomenon to being heralded across the UK music world. The British four piece have amassed millions and… Read More »