Monday 23rd October 2017,
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Album Reviews

Album Review | EXCALION- Dream Alive

Album Review | EXCALION- Dream Alive

Let me be blunt: I’m not a huge power metal guy.  Honestly, most North Americans aren’t.  Power metal is huge in Europe due to the cultural/historical elements.  This is music about dragons, wizards, magic, castles, and the like.  Lord Of The Rings and Dungeons & Dragons.  Not that I don’t like medieval settings.  Hell, I [...]

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Album Review | A KILLER’S CONFESSION – Unbroken

Album Review | A KILLER’S CONFESSION – Unbroken

I’m not going to lie, I was both excited and nervous to listen to this album.  Most people know Waylon Reavis from his days in Mushroomhead prior to the return of founding member J Mann (aka Jason Popson).  Being from the Charlotte, NC area, I knew of Waylon before his stint with the masked Clevelanders.  [...]

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Album Review | TIMEWORN – Venomous High

Album Review | TIMEWORN – Venomous High

It’s no secret I love stoner/sludge.  Norways’s Timeworn is back with their second fell-length, Venomous High.  This record is chock full of sludgy guitars, heavy groove, and plenty of post-metal drone.  Unlike doomier sludge bands that mostly Sabbath-worship (which I enjoy just as much), Timeworn is more along the lines of early Mastodon mixed with [...]

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Album Review | KALEIDO- Experience

Album Review | KALEIDO- Experience

I had never heard of Detroit’s Kaleido before, but damn they’re fun!  I was actually born in the suburbs of Detroit and both my parents and their families grew up there, so I’ve always felt a strong tie to its music.  My mom (having grown up in the 50’s) raised me on oldies that included [...]

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Album Review | SPELLS AND CURSES – Sinful Things EP

Album Review | SPELLS AND CURSES – Sinful Things EP

New York’s Spells And Curses is an interesting group.  They don’t really fit neatly in any one category.  Their sound reminds me of so many different groups, hardly any of which are similar to another.  The NY trio’s newest offering Sinful Things is a borderline psychedelic experience. I’ve never been to New York, but many [...]

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Album Review | HADAL MAW – Olm

Album Review | HADAL MAW – Olm

Hadal Maw – Olm EVP Recordings Release: 03/02/2017 Another band out of Australia, Hadal Maw offers their second full-length, Olm.  This albums comes after a major overhauling of members, complete with a new singer.  Olm gives us more of the tech-death that they are known for, with more emphasis on sustainable groove than mindless guitar [...]

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Album Review | EARTH ROT – Renascentia

Album Review | EARTH ROT – Renascentia

  Review by: Colin Steele Rating: 4.5 / 5 Top Tracks: “Terraform”, “The Bones That Lay Beneath The Earth”, “Condemned To The Grave” Australia’s Earth Rot is back with more old school death metal goodness on their sophomore effort, Renascentia.  If you’re into Cannibal Corpse, Death, Vader, etc then this band is definitely for you.  [...]

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Album Review | BLISTERHEAD – Border Control EP

Album Review | BLISTERHEAD – Border Control EP

Artist/Band: Blisterhead Title: Border Control Release date: 2017-05-19 Label: Cramada Style: Punk/Punkrock Origin: Sweden Review by: Colin Steele Rating: 5/5 Top Tracks: “Blood On Your Face” I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a big punk guy.  But if I do get the urge to listen to punk, I prefer real punk (although I do very much [...]

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Album Review | JAGGED VISION – Death Is This World

Album Review | JAGGED VISION – Death Is This World

Album Review | Jagged Vision – Death Is This World Jagged Vision Death Is This World Fysisk Format Release: 10/03/2017 Review by: Colin Steele Rating: 4 / 5 Top Tracks: “Betrayer”, “Emperor Of…” If there was any clearer heir apparent to Mastodon’s Remission, then I certainly haven’t found it.  From the first track (“Betrayer”), I [...]

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Album Review | Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast

Album Review | Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast

Album Review | Hybrid Sheep – Hail To The Beast Hybrid Sheep Hail To The Beast Tenacity Music Release: 27/01/2017 Review by: Colin Steele Overall Rating: 5 / 5 Top Tracks: “Following Blind Leaders”, “The Last Breath Of A Dying Earth” First off, let me say I’m so upset that I hadn’t heard of these [...]

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