Death Metal Reviews

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Abysmal Dawn – Leveling The Plane of Existence ()
25th April 2011 -

Although it’s only early in the year – and undoubtedly there are still plenty more surprises to come – but what 2011 has proven so far, much like 2010 did, is that many bands are ready to make the step up to the next level. From the retro-rock-inspired Black Spiders, to the Industrial-tinged the Defiled, from the ever increasing popularity… Read More »

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Before the Dawn – Deathstar Rising ()
25th April 2011 -

When a band selects to take a trip down the melodic side of the death metal genre, they either have to bring masterfully technical musicianship, much like Children of Bodom have down over the years, or bring a sack full of head-sticking choruses like Soilwork did on last years the Sonic Broadcast. Failure to bring either of these will result… Read More »

The Absence
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The Absence – Enemy Unbound (, )
25th April 2011 -

Before receiving the advanced copy of Enemy Unbound, the latest release from The Absence on Metal Blade records, they were a band I had never heard of and had no idea what to expect. The Metal Blade website suggested that they sounded like Dark Tranquility, which was a definitely good start before a note had been heard but was it true… Read More »

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Children of Bodom – Relentless Reckless Forever (, )
25th April 2011 -

On Friday 10th December 2010, I was one of the first people in the world who was given the priviledge to officially preview the new Children of Bodom album ‘Relentless Reckless Forever’. Upon arriving at Metropolis Studios at The Power House in Chiswick (beautiful area, full of wankers), I really had no idea what I was in for; this had been a last… Read More »

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Fallen Martyr – The Six Roots Of True Will ()
25th April 2011 -

‘If you haven’t heard this sickening record yet, which is truly a breath of fresh air in an industry so heavily saturated with less than stellar carbon copies, you are missing out on something special. This is melodic heavy metal with a traditional tinge, and just enough polish to shine it up real nice, that makes us remember why we… Read More »