Latest Metal Reviews

Times of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
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Times of Grace – Hymn Of A Broken Man ()
25th April 2011 -

If you’re around my age (25) or a little older (or a lot older), you will no doubt remember Killswitch Engage’s mainstream debut release, Alive or Just Breathing back in 2001/2002 (note I said mainstream debut, not debut for the nitpickers out there). Featuring one of the metal anthems of the 00’s, My Last Serenade, along with other cracking songs… Read More »

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Letlive – Fake History (, )
25th April 2011 -

Have you ever bought an album without knowing anything about the band, have very little expectations and just bought it merely because someone said it was good? Well, this is what happened here. Only this time, saying I was blown away would be like saying Justin Bieber is a modern day Michael Jackson. As Le Prologue plays out and The… Read More »

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Cauldron – Burning Fortune ()
25th April 2011 -

The problem with Traditional Metal is in the title, it’s traditional, hence it’s been done before by bands who created the sound, and that we now love. Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamond Head, the list goes on. These bands shaped the new wave of British heavy metal and produced albums that are now part of our psyche,… Read More »

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Architects – The Here and Now (, )
25th April 2011 -

When a band changes style, or tries something new, we always like to praise that band for at least trying to bring something extra to their sound. There can, however, be a thin line between ditching what your band is about – much like Linkin Park have recently done – and injecting a new excitement into the bands music. So… Read More »

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Me vs Hero – Days That Shape Our Lives ()
25th April 2011 -

Forming in the summer of 2007 Me vs Hero quickly made their mark as a band with hooks, bounce and undeniably catchy music. In 2008, tragedy befell the band when guitarist and good friend Alex McCulloch sadly passed away; since then however, MVH have honoured their friend with an EP,  released their debut album in ‘Days That Shape Our Lives’… Read More »