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Crushing Blow – Cease Fire

I want to say that one band I could definitely associate Crushing Blow with is Desdemon which we reviewed earlier in 2010, with it’s speedier metal shifts but at the same time balancing a melodic approach in each song the same way as the previous mentioned band.

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Loveblast – Loveblast

The sound/production is of a very high level and musically speaking everything sounds picture perfect, because the guitarwork is excellent (sometimes even stunning!), vocally it is quite good and all the included songs rock the way we want to hear it!

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Melidian – Lost In The Wild Re-Issue

They released 1 major label release entitled ‘Lost in the wild’ on CBS, but around 1989 it became harder and harder for a new band to breakthrough, although even in 1990 a lot of bands were still successful in the Hair Metal genre. However, like mentioned in the first sentence of this review, there were too many new major label releases…

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Sudden Flames – Death Might Be Late

Sure, traditional purists will like this just as much as any other modern retro metal act, but beneath the shiny coating lies a beast that is not quite ready to come out of its shell just yet. Whilst obviously trying to stay as true to the traditional metal formula as possible, the trappings of doing so are quite evident here, for example do we really need another song about HEADLESS HORSEMEN? …

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Minority Sound – Analysis

But that doesn’t mean the album isn’t an enjoyable half-hour, because it actually is, and if, like me you were into this type of music at some stage it’s a very nostalgic feeling and truly one of the better examples of this style of music I have heard in a while. The only major difference, and it’s one that it hard to look past is the fact that everything here seems a little too nice for a metal album. ..

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Diary Of Destruction – Outside The Shade

Released By : Self Released Genre : Melodic Metal, Gothic Metal Links : http://www.myspace.com/diaryofdestructionband Tracklist: 1. Outside The Shade 2. Without Beauty 3. Men Blunder (New Edit) 4. Storm 5. Unbreakable 6. The Other Side As I’m reading the accompanying information that was with the promo version of this new E.P from DIARY OF DESTRUCTION, […]

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Cake – Showroom Of Compassion

The music is energetic and interesting, the vocals are haunting and mysterious and the lyrics are witty and well-written, all of these attributes combine to make a very refreshing alternative rock album that should certainly make some waves throughout the whole of 2011. While certainly a step away from my chosen genres, SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION drew me in and still hasn’t let me go…

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7 Weeks – All Channels Off

The angle that 7 WEEKS are going for on this new album ALL CHANNELS OFF sounds to me to be a mix between the typical slow grooves of stoner rock and desert rock, mixed with the simplicity of a more grungier, alt. rock sound. Now, they actually pull this off quite well but the basic fact is that it’s all just a bit too boring and none of the songs really seem to get going…

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Torn Asunder – The Catacomb Silence

Most bands that are playing the metalcore card these days are all competing to see who can have the biggest beat downs and the most aggressive vocals, but it’s quite refreshing to hear a band that is hardcore natured but still able to actually express emotion through song and write tunes that have melody…