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Album Review: Taproot – The Episodes

I hate it when the good songs on an album don’t come in until either the fifth or sixth song. That is the case with Taproot’s latest full-length, ‘The Episodes.’ The first four songs consist of stupid alternative rock mixed with nu-metal guitar riffs that made it hard to get through the album in one […]

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Album Review: Soulfly – Enslaved

A review of the latest Soulfly album, Enslaved

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Year in review: Top 11 albums of 2011

2011 has seen some of the best releases from musicians of all genres. These are my top 11 albums of 2011. *Disclaimer: Originally I set out to put these in some sort of order though after listening to each album through again, I decided that I couldn’t. The order reflects on how much I listened […]

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EP Review: Gallows – Death is Birth

Many were concerned when Frank Carter left Gallows and even more concerned when former guitarist/vocalist of the recently disbanded Alexisonfire stepped up to the position as vocalist for the hardcore band that many consider to be very British.

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Album Review: Blessthefall – Awakening

When  Blessthefall’s new album ‘Awakening’ came out I jumped on the chance to review it. I’ve never loved them, but goddamn ‘To Hell and Back’ is a great song.  I thought that maybe if they could keep that same energy and heavy sound then they could be good. ‘Awakening’ however tries to sound like an […]

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Annotations Of An Autopsy

EP Review: Annotations Of An Autopsy – Dark Days

The only other Annotations of an Autopsy CD I’ve ever listened to is ‘The Reign of Darkness’. I thought it was a great mix of tough guy hardcore and death metal. I remember thinking it was one of the most brutal pieces of music I’ve ever heard and that I needed to begin listening to […]

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All Shall Perish

Album Review: All Shall Perish – This Is Where It Ends

I’ve always had a hard time getting into All Shall Perish. Perhaps it’s the stigma of people describing them to me as a deathcore band. If you tell me a band is deathcore before I listen to them, I have a hard time getting that out of my head. It isn’t that I hate deathcore, […]

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