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Metal Reviews

Papa Roach Crooked Teeth Album Artwork
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Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth (, )
15th May 2017 -

Over the years Papa Roach have become old reliable. They have maintained a level of consistency that has seen them thrive for two decades. Their new album Crooked Teeth is their 8th full-length record and the follow up to 2015’s F.E.A.R.  There was a promise from the band that this would be a return to their roots. Which they largely deliver… Read More »

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The Family Welcome To The Family EP Cover Artwork
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The Family – Welcome To The Family EP (, )
11th May 2017 -

Dead Harts were always a promising band in the UK Hardcore scene but never quite got their break. Now members of the band are back with a new project that sees them heading in a new direction. The Family ditches hardcore for something a bit more melodic. Drawing heavily from grunge, Welcome To The Family is a great introduction to what this band are all… Read More »

The Raven Age Darkness Will Rise Album Artwork
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The Raven Age – Darkness Will Rise (, )
24th April 2017 -

The full length debut album from UK metallers The Raven Age, Darkness Will Rise, has attracted a lot of fanfare prior to its recent release. A lot has been written, both good and bad, so now it is time for the Rock Sins take on it. It’s clear that there is some talent in the band from the off. In… Read More »

9.5
Ghost Bath – Starmourner ()
20th April 2017 -

Ghost Bath is a tough sell, it is almost impossible to categorise what they do. All I can say for certain is that they weren’t what I was expecting. I say that with praise because they turned out to be so much more. Starmourner is their third album and the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Moonlover’.  I would urge anyone with any preconceived… Read More »

8.5
Arch Enemy – As The Stages Burn! (Live At Wacken 2016) ()
20th April 2017 -

I might as well start off by saying that I love Arch Enemy. It goes without saying I was pretty excited when they announced the release of this new live DVD. Filmed at the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2016, it would capture their headline show in its entirety. This also marks the first major live release with Alissa White-Gluz… Read More »