Metal Reviews

Hang the Bastard - 'Sex in the Seventh Circle'
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Hang the Bastard – ‘Sex in the Seventh Circle’ (, )
14th September 2014 -

Needless to say, over the time they have been performing as a band under the banner of Hang the Bastard, their name alone was enough for people to take notice. Usually in such manners, the musical output lets this attention down… But, what can be said in words alone that will give this absolute monster of an album the justified… Read More »

Dear Atria Self Titled E.P Artwork
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Dear Atria – Dear Atria (, )
1st September 2014 -

A new part of the growing northern England metal scene, Leeds alt-metallers Dear Atria present an interesting proposition with their new self-titled EP, showing some excellent promise for the future with some fantastic melodic riffing and an Evanescence-esque taste for hooks. Kicking off with “Illuminate”, the post-hardcore influenced alternative metal immediately throws in melodic riffs which immediately get caught in… Read More »

Opeth Pale Communion Album Cover Artwork
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Opeth – Pale Communion (, , )
27th August 2014 -

In the eyes of many, Opeth can do no wrong. Sitting alongside Dream Theater and Mastodon as the kings of the progressive metal genre, they threw their fans an almighty curve-ball with previous album Heritage. Would their eleventh album Pale Communion continue the path started by Heritage or return to more familiar territory? From the outset with the jazz inspired… Read More »

Wednesday 13 Undead Unplugged Album Cover
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Wednesday 13 – Undead Unplugged ()
27th August 2014 -

Wednesday 13 has been doing the good-time, horror-inspired punk we know and love for quite some time now, and his is a formula that has stayed strong. Even today many people talk fondly of Murderdolls and his subsequent . Not one to rest on his laurels, with this latest offering he has gone for something a little different by releasing… Read More »

Wovenwar Self-Titled Album Cover
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Wovenwar – Wovenwar (Self-Titled) ()
22nd August 2014 -

From the ashes of As I Lay Dying have arisen Wovenwar – the remaining members of As I Lay Dying with a new singer in the shape of Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay. Their début self-titled album launched with a bang recently and so Rock Sins’ have given it the thorough assessment it deserves. After the intro, it is abundantly clear… Read More »