Metal Reviews

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Legion Of The Damned – Descent Into Chaos ()
25th April 2011 -

You know what I like about Legion Of The Damned? Everything. I like the fact (and these are all undeniable facts) that when I put on a LotD album I know exactly what I’m getting; no nasty surprises, no ‘we wanted to experiment as band and try something different’, no namby pamby chords just the type of riffs that need… Read More »

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Lazarus A.D – Black Rivers Flow ()
25th April 2011 -

Anticipation in my ears was high for Wisconsin thrash masters Lazarus A.D follow up to ‘The Onslaught’, an album that has been in heavy rotation since I first heard the re-released version back in 2009. If you had any type of involvement with me back then I would have been force feeding you ‘Last Breath’ as I went on a… Read More »

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Boys With X-Ray Eyes – Oh My! How We Terrify (, )
25th April 2011 -

Combine Every Time I Die with The Dillinger Escape Plan and you basically have Boys with X-ray Eyes. Exceptionally eccentric and musically diverse BWXE combine Mathcore guitar sounds with a hardcore aggression to give a fresh, often piercing sound. Opener Hotrod shows their influences in seconds with riff after riff of bizarre, yet alluring tones and textures. The vocals are… Read More »

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The Hotel Ambush – Condemned (, )
25th April 2011 -

Only 3 years in the making and ‘The Hotel Ambush’ are already showing signs of things to come. Condemned is a 7 track mini album that displays the bands ability to combine heavy, memorable riffs, balls to the wall aggression, catchy, distinctive choruses and sleek, stylish solos. Echoes (from within) and Cutting the Tie’s become instant favourites. Dreaming is a… Read More »

Times of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
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Times of Grace – Hymn Of A Broken Man ()
25th April 2011 -

If you’re around my age (25) or a little older (or a lot older), you will no doubt remember Killswitch Engage’s mainstream debut release, Alive or Just Breathing back in 2001/2002 (note I said mainstream debut, not debut for the nitpickers out there). Featuring one of the metal anthems of the 00’s, My Last Serenade, along with other cracking songs… Read More »