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Metal Reviews

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 »

Esprit D'air Constellations Album Cover Artwork
8.5
Esprit D’Air – Constellations (, )
29th June 2017 -

London-based J-Rock Outfit Esprit D’Air are a band with seemingly big ambitions. You only have to take one listen to their comeback album ‘Constellations’ to realise this. It seems almost unfathomable to think that we nearly didn’t get this album after the band disbanded and had a lineup overhaul, before making their way back to the world. ‘Constellations’ is an album… Read More »

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Death Remains – Destroy / Rebuild (, )
5th June 2017 -

When a name like Death Remains you know you’re not about to listen to a pop-punk band. Hailing from England’s capital city, the end of April saw Death Remains release their sophomore album Destroy / Rebuild. Seemingly influenced by the likes of early Killswitch Engage, this second album does everything it can to expand upon Stand.Fight.Believe and the only place… Read More »

9.5
Sikth – The Future in Whose Eyes? (, )
22nd May 2017 -

Sikth are a band that came around at the right time. In the early 00’s, nu metal was spluttering along and Sikth hit like a bolt out of the blue. After touring the toilet circuit for a number of years, they delivered a stunning debut album ‘The Trees Are Dead And Dried Out, Wait For Something Wild’ and completely changed the… Read More »