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Metal Reviews

Mastodon Cold Dark Place EP Artwork Cover
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Mastodon – Cold Dark Place (, )
28th September 2017 -

Mastodon never do anything by halves. Whether they are dropping mind-bending concept albums, or casually just putting out one of the albums of the year this past March, they are always keeping people on their toes. So some six months after their blistering album ‘Emperor of Sand’ they have decided to grace us all with a 4 track EP called… Read More »

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Nothing More The Stories WeTell Ourselves Artwork Cover
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Nothing More – The Stories We Tell Ourselves (, , , )
26th September 2017 -

Four years ago, Nothing More exploded into the musical consciousness of their self-titled album. A wonderful release full of genre-defying songs that would flit between rock to full on metal and back again in the blink of an eye. An album that needed time investing in it to appreciate it on every level, but when time was given to it,… Read More »

Paradise Lost - Medusa Album Artwork
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Paradise Lost – Medusa (, , )
25th September 2017 -

Paradise Lost have been purveyors of all things dark and gloomy for nearly 30 years now, but you’d never know it. Apart from a few patchy moments in the 90s, they have rarely put a foot wrong, and they are currently on a winning streak of 3 back to back stellar albums, with 2012’s Tragic Idol, 2015’s The Plague Within… Read More »

Prophets Of Rage Self Titled Album Cover
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Prophets of Rage -Prophets of Rage (, , )
21st September 2017 -

Sometimes when new bands form from the ashes of others, there is the fear that one of two things will happen, that either they will coast by on former glories or they will boil down to being nothing more than the some of their parts rather than being an innovative whole. This is where Prophets of Rage come in and… Read More »

Thy Art Is Murder 2017 Dear Desolation Album Cover
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Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (, )
13th September 2017 -

I think its safe to say we all thought there may not be another Thy Art Is Murder album after ‘Holy War’ and the spectacular exit of vocalist CJ McMahon. But as they say time is a great healer and with CJ now focused and back in the fold, there is a new album in the form of ‘Dear Desolation’… Read More »