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Metal Reviews

In This Moment Ritual Album Cover
6.6
In This Moment – Ritual (, , )
9th August 2017 -

Maria Brink is a frontwoman for all seasons. With each passing In This Moment there is a new look and some form of new element added to the band’s arsenal. Going from being a straight ahead metalcore act they have filtered their sound through industrial, metal and more polished pop metal leanings over the years. they even flirted with a bit of… Read More »

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Bad Sign - Live and Learn Album Artwork
8.5
Bad Sign – Live & Learn (, , , )
7th August 2017 -

I haven’t felt like writing the last few weeks since the death of Chester Bennington, or listening to any new music. I’ve virtually done nothing in terms of listening but blasted Linkin Park’s discography on endless repeat for over a fortnight. Slowly, my desire to listen to other things has been returning, and that is partly done to the excellent… Read More »

Crossfaith - Freedom EP Artwork
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Crossfaith – Freedom EP (, , )
4th August 2017 -

Crossfaith are back with a brand new three track EP. Following on from last years EP, Crossfaith are keeping a steady stream of new music coming before they release a new full length. One of the biggest criticisms of Crossfaith is that they have never quite matched their insane live shows on record, with the exception of their breakthrough Zion EP…. Read More »

Iced Earth - Incorruptible Album Cover
7.5
Iced Earth – Incorruptible (, , )
18th July 2017 -

Amazingly for a band that has been around 32 years (they started in 1985), has gone through over 20 members and is dropping its 12th Album Iced Earth are a band that had all but passed me by. I am aware of them mainly by seeing people wearing their t-shirts and the fact I have a friend who loves them…. Read More »

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Stone Sour – Hydrograd (, )
29th June 2017 -

Hailing a brand new generation of fluidity, Stone Sour’s sixth record ‘Hydrograd’ is a beautiful rollercoaster of intrigue, intimidation and intensity. A Stone Sour record that opens with the words “hello you bastards” is a Stone Sour record worth its weight in gold. If the sneaky wordplay of ‘Taipei Person Allah Tea’ wasn’t enough, its relentless chugging and contagious energy… Read More »