Metal Reviews

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Cyclamen – Senjyu ()
25th April 2011 -

Before we delve into ‘Senjyu’ I need to come clean. I’ll be the first to admit that I was incredibly underwhelmed by the ‘Dreamers’ EP, the reasons being as follows. Firstly, it was being pitched as ‘Djent’ which sent me scurrying off to Urban Dictionary to find out what this meant, in turn giving me an overwhelming sense of being… Read More »

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Red Sparowes – The Fear Is Excruciating But Therein Lies The Answer (, , )
25th April 2011 -

The Fear Is Excruciating But Therein Lies The Answer is the third album from one of the leaders of the post-metal / ambient genre, Red Sparowes. Like many good artists of similar nature such as ISIS and Torche, Red Sparowes make their home on the fantastic HydraHead records Red Sparowes make their home in the UK on Conspiracy Records. Can their third full… Read More »

6.4
Stone Sour – Audio Secrecy (, )
25th April 2011 -

One misty morning Corey Taylor and his crew of merry men climbed aboard the good ship Stone Sour and set sail on a course towards the new album. An album that would see them entering into uncharted waters, waters that would spawn something altogether ‘darker’ than their previous outings. Now, whether it was faulty sat nav or maybe they had… Read More »

7.5
Torche – Songs For Singles (, )
25th April 2011 -

Songs for Singles is the latest album by Torche, who reside on everyone’s favourite post metal / ambient record labelHydraHead (with apologies to Southern Lord, they’re great too). I must immediately say that this is one of the finest albums I have heard this year, even on a par with the recent release by their label mates Red Sparowes (and everyone… Read More »

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Godsized – The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave (, , )
25th April 2011 -

With riffs as big as their collective beards, UK band Godsized deliver the goods on their new EP ‘The Phoney Tough & The Crazy Brave’; a three track, 15 minute foray that is laden with whale sized, cancel that, Godsized hooks, melody, passion and power. Kicking off with the title track, Godsized set the mark with their low slung southern… Read More »