Metal Reviews

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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 »

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Killswitch Engage – Disarm The Descent (, , )
7th March 2013 -

When a much loved band claim to return to their roots it’s usually the sign of desperation, an admission of a lukewarm response to recent material or an attempt to recapture the attention of a dwindling fan base. In the case of Killswitch Engage it could well be all three. As great as some of the Howard Jones-era material was… Read More »

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Brotherhood Of The Lake – Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2 (, , )
25th February 2013 -

If you are a fan of championing home grown talent and absurdly heavy, remorseless brutality, then whet your lips in anticipation. Brotherhood Of The Lake are about to make you very happy indeed. Although this is the only happiness that you will find in conjunction with this band, for what we have here is eight tracks of the nastiest, most… Read More »