Metal Reviews

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Soundgarden – King Animal (, )
14th January 2013 -

Near the end of ‘King Animal’s tenth track ‘Halfway Down’ Chris Cornell sings “I would say you’re doing better than most, but not as well as some” and, intentionally or not, he sums up Soundgarden’s return as well as anyone ever could. It’s very rare that a band reform and immediately make the best work of their career after all,… Read More »

The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2
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Dio – The Very Beast of Dio Volume Two (, , )
15th November 2012 -

‘The Very Beast of Dio – Volume Two’ is a compilation of the late Ronnie James Dio’s work from the second half of his solo career. The better known section of his solo work is, indisputably contained in the first volume. This then, makes Volume Two an interesting listen as it lacks the familiarity of more well-known songs such as… Read More »

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Exitum – EP review (, )
14th November 2012 -

  The UK is a breeding ground for hot, new, unsigned talent right now in the world of metal and rock – Exitum are just one such unsigned band, having gained a substantial following – principally through online means and not by playing shows (although they managed to bag a support slot for Malefice on their latest tour.) Exitum’s first… Read More »

Dark Roots of Earth
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Testament – Dark Roots of Earth (, , )
23rd October 2012 -

It’s been over four years since bay area thrash legends Testament released one of the best albums of their career so far, The Formation of Damnation. They have now returned with The Dark Roots Of Earth, released on the awesome Nuclear Blast Records, and expectations for this album were very high indeed. The opening song of Testament’s tenth studio album… Read More »

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Sylosis – Monolith ()
10th October 2012 -

Artist: Sylosis Album: Monolith Record Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: 8th October 2012 For Fans Of: Opeth, Trivium, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, Dark Tranquility, Modern Thrash Over the last three years, of all the bands to emerge from the pack of highly skilled, promising British metal bands, Sylosis have become one of the most championed. Their debut album, Conclusion… Read More »