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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 »

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Bullet For My Valentine – Temper Temper (, , )
21st February 2013 -

Bullet For My Valentine are always a band that are going to divide, and have done since debut album ‘The Poison’ propelled them to mainstream success. Last album, Fever delivered punchy and hard hitting metal songs that held a distinct appeal for the mainstream. However, it often feels as though Bullet have taken the formula too far on Temper Temper… Read More »

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Black Veil Brides – Wretched & Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones (, )
12th February 2013 -

Artist: Black Veil Brides Album: Wretched & Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones Record Label: Island Records Release Date: 8th January 2013 For Fans Of: Asking Alexandria, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, US Commercial Metal Up until this point, I’ve never really had any time for Black Veil Brides. Whilst I’ve appreciated their appeal to the younger generation… Read More »

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Crossfaith – Zion E.P (, , , )
7th February 2013 -

For those of you with more, ahem, “traditional” tastes Crossfaith are going to annoy and possibly upset you quite a large amount, if you are the sort of person that feels it is your duty to wage war on “False Metal” on internet forums the world over then set your phasers to Troll and point them in this direction. Although,… Read More »