Metal Reviews

In Flames - I, The Mask Album Cover Artwork
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In Flames – I, The Mask ()
28th February 2019 -

What are In Flames in 2019? The co-founders of the Gothenburg Sound almost a quarter of a century ago have tried a variety of things on some of their recent albums, both to try to stay relevant to modern audiences, and to keep things interesting for themselves. Rock Sins has had a couple of conversations with In Flames frontman Anders… Read More »

While She Sleeps - So What Album Cover Artwork
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While She Sleeps – So What? (, )
26th February 2019 -

While She Sleeps are a band who’ve always done things their own way. After leaving their label and going fully independent for the majestic You Are We (one of only a handful of albums to achieve a perfect 10 score here at Rock Sins when it came out two years ago), the band have continued carving their own path. With… Read More »

Horndal - Remains Album Cover Art
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Horndal – Remains ()
26th February 2019 -

Heavy metal was birthed in ashes. In the bombed ruins of post-war Aston, heavy music was formed. It was in this desolate, industrial landscape that four men found themselves creating something hitherto unheard. Mill and factory work has always inspired the most bleak realms of the artistic world, whether it’s the arable nature of John Constable’s painting, or the doom… Read More »

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time - Artwork
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Dream Theater – Distance Over Time (, )
22nd February 2019 -

Dream Theater’s brand new album, Distance Over Time, comes at an interesting point for the band. Following their not entirely well received concept opus, The Astonishing (which may have played out better when seen live in it’s entirety than on record), a portion of their fans were keen to see them return to a more “normal” approach for their new… Read More »

Blood Youth Starve Album Cover Artwork
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Blood Youth – Starve (, )
21st February 2019 -

Blood Youth’s 2017 debut Beyond Repair was an impressive first attempt at a full length from the band. It might have been a little bit on the safe side but demonstrated the band know exactly what they are doing when it comes to metalcore. Now with their second full length album Starve the band are looking to step beyond the comfort zone they… Read More »