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Be’lakor ‘Vessels’

Any Melodeath fan worth their salt should be well aware of Australia’s best heavy export by 2016. In case any of my acolytes have been living under a rock for the last decade – insert withering glare here – these … Continue reading

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Gojira ‘magma’

Frenchmen Gojira made enough noise in our world with their last album to awaken their monstrous namesake (gojira being the Japanese name for godzilla) they’ve returned this summer with its follow-up, a 44 minute collection entitled Magma. I went into … Continue reading

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Machine Head ‘Is there anybody out there?’ (single)

That’s right Brothers and Sisters, I shall speak twice today. This would not normally be the case, but our mighty gods have, in their infinite wisdom, have sent forth a hyme penned by the blessed Machine Head. As many of … Continue reading

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Lacuna Coil ‘Delirium’

talian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil have returned with a new album in 2016. This latest journey finds them on top form. Every song in drenched in soul crushing misery. There’s a dark, throaty heaviness to the guitar work here … Continue reading

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Iron Maiden ‘Book of Souls’

Iron maiden’s 15th studio album ‘the book of souls’ is without a doubt the most important release of 2015. It may also be the most important record in these legends’ career. It seems fitting that the first thing you hear … Continue reading

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Rotting Christ ‘Rituals’

Of all the bands to come out of Greece in the last thirty years, perhaps none have had such a lasting impact as these Athenian hell raisers. Frontman Sakis Tollis and his crew have been riding a massive hot streak since … Continue reading

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Metaprism ‘The Human Encryption’

The Human Encryption is the debut album from Bournemouth based wrecking crew Metaprism and it leave your neck feeling as if it’s been lashed by the waves of a fierce south coast tempest. Apparently storms make for great metal, who … Continue reading

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‘The Astonishing’ Review

Let’s face it Dream Theater have never been accused of lacking ambition in the past. in terms of sheer volume of material, their 2016 release opus goes far beyond what even longtime fans – including myself – will be expecting. I have to … Continue reading

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Dark Tranquility Construct

Over the past ten years Dark Tranquility have become one of the most consistent bands in modern metal. What’s more, they’ve managed to maintain a level of relevance beyond that of their peers (ahem… In flames). To have done all … Continue reading

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Now, Diabolical Satyricon

Now, Diabolical is the sixth studio release from Norwegian Black Metal (BM) trio Satyricon.  BM is often viewed as an inaccessible genre, a ferocious peak which only veteran headbangers can ascend.  In many cases this is true enough, not everyone has the … Continue reading

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