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Orange Goblin ‘Back From The Abyss’ CD/LP/DD 2014

30th October 2014 at 10:33 am

Orange Goblin

It’s not often an album leaves you struggling to find anything to write about it. Sometimes it happens when an album is so bad that the thought of having to listen to it again to review it turns your stomach, and occasionally it happens…
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Iron Void – S/T – CD/DD 2014

27th October 2014 at 11:13 am

Iron Void - S/T

With a name featuring the words “iron” and “void” (and bugger all else), a record label who’s mantra reads “Proudly Stuck in 1985”, band members clad entirely in denim, leather and band t-shirts coupled with a front cover depicting a buxom naked lady cloaked…
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The Skull ‘For Those Which Are Asleep’ CD/LP/DD 2014

20th October 2014 at 12:34 pm

The Skull

The Skull broke on the scene a few months back with a two track appetizer (Sometime Yesterday Mourning/Last Judgment EP – review here) that threatened to simultaneously crush nut sacks, bash heads and flat out decimate the listening public, flaunting and commanding the kind…
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Amulet ‘The First’ CD/LP/DD 2014

28th September 2014 at 10:36 am

Amulet

Since the arrival of their none more denim Cut The Crap demo in late 2011, London’s Amulet have made quite a name for themselves with their no nonsense take on heavy metal. Supporting everyone from Angel Witch to The Sword demonstrated the broad appeal…
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Meta ‘Panta Rei’ DD 2014

23rd September 2014 at 10:19 am

Meta

Tick follows tock follows tick follows tock ..  I waited .. not very patiently but I waited .. for the promo to arrive. After that first taste, a one track on band camp I stood up and said dude, I’ll take that review. Screamo…
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Witch Mountain ‘Mobile Of Angels’ CD/LP/DD 2014

22nd September 2014 at 9:56 am

Witch Mountain

I’ll readily admit that I will always be biased when it comes to Witch Mountain. When I first heard Cauldron Of The Wild, I was pretty much hooked. It’s not just Uta Plotkin’s phenomenal voice, the soul and incredible range she displays readily in…
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Kröwnn ‘Magmafröst’ DD 2014

20th September 2014 at 10:35 am

Kröwnn

I don’t know about you, but for me great new bands often seem to appear as if by magic when you least expect them too. Sometimes it’s a late night trawl through a few inter-related YouTube videos, sometimes it’s at a gig you arrive…
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Death Penalty – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2014

18th September 2014 at 9:48 am

Death Penalty - S/T

He’s blessed us with the classics – Forest Of Equilibrium, The Ethereal Mirror, The Carnival Bizarre, Endtyme – the list goes on; as the main songwriter and penultimate “riff-finder general” for legendary doom outfit Cathedral, the name Gaz Jennings has been synonymous with skull…
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Bleak Zero – S/T – DD 2014

4th September 2014 at 9:21 am

Bleak Zero - S/T

I’m not sure what they’ve been putting in the water up in Stoke on Trent, but the polycentric urban environment is rife for a band with a diverse set of influences. On their Self-Titled EP Bleak Zero draw together post-rock, metal, punk and hardcore…
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Martyrdöd ‘Elddop’ CD/LP/DD 2014

2nd September 2014 at 9:32 am

Martyrdöd

Martyrdöd caught my interest purely because of the bands they listed as their influences. It’s shameful to admit that but hey, we’re living in a post-Last.fm world aren’t we? They reckon they’re into bands I listen to fairly regularly (Bathory), and bands that I’ve…
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