Album Reviews

Sicitur Adastra – New Beat In A Dead World

While a lot of bands these days are trying to find the instant path to success by copying the standard melodic death metal sound, it’s nice to know there are bands like SICTUR ADASTRA still out there that are willing to do something a little different to try and stand out from the crowd…

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Auvernia – Afraid Of Me

Two years later the band has released its second album AFRAID OF ME and I have a copy of it in front of me ready for a review. The simple fact is that if you enjoyed the first album, AFRAID OF ME is pretty much more of the same and the band haven’t deviated from their signature sound one little bit…

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Crow7 – Light In My Dungeon

CROW7 is certainly an odd name for a band, so maybe it’s fitting that the band itself is quite odd in its own little way. At the base of their sound is pure melodic metal but digging deeper exposes elements of gothic metal, tiny hits of modern metal and even the occasional death metal growly vocal line…

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Embodied – Perception Perverse

There’s a pretty strong chance that most people reading this review will not yet have hear of EMBODIED, well let me be the first to introduce you to what can only be described as a no-frills totally unashamedly old-school death metal band from Melbourne, Australia that may well just knock you off your feet…

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Niobeth – Dreaming E.P

With so many orchestral versions and an a capella version, it’s probably a bit of stretch to call this a metal E.P, but for the sake of symmetry that’s what we’ll do. The other reason that this E.P deserves to sell so highly is that the band are donating every cent of the profits to the Spanish Red Cross to aid in the rebuilding of Haiti, a noble cause for sure and a great way for a band to help out and do their bit…

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Kid Rock – Born Free

KID ROCK has never been a conventional rock star, and from the early white boy rap days of albums like GRITZ SANDWHICHES FOR BREAKFAST and EARLY MORNIN’ STONED PIMP, through to the more nu-metal inspired DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE and COCKY era all the way through to the newer country and southern rock inspired sound of the last couple of albums.

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Shaked Booze – Shaked Booze (Demo)

SHAKED BOOZE began life under the moniker of PATRON PETS only a couple of years ago. At the time they had a different drummer and it was more of a fun project rather than a serious band. After they parted with the original drummer, they found a new one and decided to change their name and start taking thinks a little more serious. Shortly after, they have released a three track demo unto the masses to see what sort of feedback they get…

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Turbid North – Orogeny

OROGENY is the bands debut album following a five track E.P released a couple of years ago, and one thing is for certain, this album deserves your attention. OROGENY is based in a sludgy, stoner type groove but is definitely a death metal album of the highest order. Hints of many genres appear occasionally, but it’s the death metal element that comes through the strongest…

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Notorious – Radio Silence

plenty of his solo material and now the latest in a long line of related releases, the album he recorded under the NOTORIOUS moniker with SEAN HARRIS from DIAMOND HEAD. Of all the re-issues and rare stuff released this year connected to Robin, this latest one is definitely one of my favorites…