Metal Reviews

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Obituary – Obituary Review (, , )
23rd March 2017 -

Obituary have been together over thirty years now. Releasing a self titled record is often thought of as a career – and legacy – defining move. Whilst Suicide Silence’s controversy ridden eponymous release came with a total change in direction; Obituary have simply solidified their thrashy death metal roots. Indeed, Obituary is almost the band by numbers. There’s little new… Read More »

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Provoker - The Long Defeat EP Artwork Cover
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Provoker – The Long Defeat (, )
13th March 2017 -

The Long Defeat is the debut EP from British newcomers Provoker. Featuring former members of Munroe Effect, Housefires, Attention Thieves and Elephantis the band have plenty of experience when it comes to delivering heavy music. With this EP Provoker look to deliver a blend of aggression and passion without watering either element down, and as debut EP’s go, they could not have done a better job. Opening track Admission explodes… Read More »

Emmure Look At Yourself Album Cover
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Emmure – Look At Yourself (, )
3rd March 2017 -

Where do we even begin with Emmure? No doubt if you have had your finger on the pulse, then you will have likely heard all the stories a million times over. But what you probably don’t know is the story of the rebirth. This album will tell that story. Look At Yourself is the album that Emmure always threatened to… Read More »

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Betraying the Martyrs – The Resilient ()
21st February 2017 -

Betraying the Martyrs are a great band, of that there is no doubt. They are often better than most bands they are on any given bill with, yet they don’t seem to have reached the same level of success as those bands. Well, I think that might be about to change. The Resilient, the band’s newest album proves that they can… Read More »

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Firewind – Immortals (, )
10th February 2017 -

Basking in the glory of their ancient Greek ancestors, Firewind’s faultless eighth album ‘Immortals‘ presents an epic classical tale through stunning electrics and celestial vocals. Bridging the 5-year gap since ‘Few Against Many’, ‘Immortals’ is a brave yet expertly executed first venture into the conceptual realm. It’s no secret Gus G is a godlike axeman and Henning Basse wields rather… Read More »