Album Reviews

Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction

The third in a four-part series may well be his most successful release yet. The album touches on every aspect that Townsend has used in the past, drawing its sound from a mix of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DTP, OCEAN MACHINE and his more cohesive and melodic solo stuff…

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Elvenpath – Elvenpath

That just about sums up perfectly what’s going on here. While there are some NWOBHM ideals and a smidge of power metal, the best way to describe this album is simply ‘EAVY BLOODY METAL!…

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Acyl – The Angel’s Sin

How about an English speaking metal band from France that mix modern metal, groove metal and progressive metal with Ethnic influences and North African instruments. As if that’s not weird enough on its own, in an odd twist this E.P actually came out sounding pretty bloody good…

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Guns Of Moropolis – In Dynamite We Trust

They have described their sound as “METALBILLY” and after much deliberation I’m inclined to agree that this is the best way to explain what they are going for. Think of a slightly heavier version of rockabilly, but mixed with some stoner rock and a slight pinch of punk rock all covered in a layer of sludgy metal…

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Gypsy Pistolero – Duende : Last Of The Pistoleros

Lee Pistolero decided to keep the flame alive and dropped the “S” off the end of the band name to signify his taking over and now he has released his first album under the new moniker and it’s titled DUENDE – LAST OF THR PISTOLEROS, a perfect album title really…

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While Heaven Wept – Fear Of Infinity

“Fear Of Infinity” begins with anger, evolves into depression, then ultimately reaches acceptance at the very end” . The lyrics are suitable deep and emotional, as all doom metal lyrics should be, but when they are vocalized in a way that draws from traditional heavy metal, power metal and progressive metal…

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Of Wrath And Ruin – Conquering Oblivion

The first band that comes to mind when trying to compare these guys to somebody would probably be DIMMU BORGIR, but there is also a very SYMPHONY X vibe here too. Musically this is progressive metal, but it never seems to go too far off into a tangent and cleverly avoids the “wank music” tag by never sacrificing melody for speed or skill…

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Various Artists – SIN-atra

The simple fact here is that this album never stood a chance of really working. Sure these are absolute classic songs that may well get a re-introduction to a new audience via this release, but the approach taken with some of these songs falls flat. I guess the biggest surprise for me personally when I listened to this album was that I never realized just how many Frank Sinatra songs I actually knew all the words to! (Basically every song on this collection if you were wondering)…

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Eliminator – We Rule The Night

if there’s one thing these guys have gotten totally right it’s their song writing. These tunes are all excellently written and harken back to the days of IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TANK, DIAMOND HEAD, SAXON and any of your other favourite bands from the era…