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Unearth

Album Review: Unearth – Darkness In The Light

When the world was last treated to an album from Massachussetts metalcore mainstays Unearth in 2008, the subgenre was, without question, in a far healthier position than it is today. The often awe-inspiring combination of thrash-esque brutality, stirring hardcore outlook and euphoric melodies was not only commonplace and popular at the time, but also executed […]

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Ikillya

Interview: IKILLYA

Since their initial formation in 2005, New York metallers IKILLYA have strived to gain renown whilst having to overcome obstacles such as line-up reshuffles and the pitfalls of being unsigned. However, with new release ‘Recon’ attracting the attention of a wide range of fans and critics from the metal fraternity, not to mention endorsements from […]

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Ikillya

Album Review: IKILLYA – Recon

When a band is hailed as “NYC’s modern answer to Lamb Of God”, the interest of any metal fan is bound to be piqued. Unfortunately for IKILLYA, the band attributed to said assertion, the statement is somewhat misguided if latest album ‘Recon’ is anything to go by. That is not to say, however, that the […]

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EP Review: Dripback – Inhaling The Ashes

Given that their lineup is comprised of members of such sonically savage bands as Ted Maul, Labrat and River Freshney, it comes as little surprise that Dripback, an intriguing, newly-formed collective from London, deal in nothing other than utterly knackering brutality. As the band’s debut EP ‘Inhaling The Ashes’ testifies, however, this heaviness manifests itself […]

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Interview: Rinoa

Since forming in 2007, Essex post-metallers Rinoa have gradually established themselves as one of the most hardworking, well-respected bands within their genre. The five-piece’s remarkable level of dedication towards their craft is reflected not only in the relentless extent to which they have toured the UK over the past three years, but also in the […]

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Gig review: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Garage, Glasgow – October 29th, 2010

Opening up for one of metal’s most respected and revered live bands is surely a great honour, but one would assume that it can also be an intensely difficult task. This was proven to an extent by The Ocean [7], whose somewhat lethargic post-metal style seemed not entirely conducive to a crowd of adrenaline-fuelled mathcore […]

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Gig review: Architects – Garage, Glasgow – October 3rd, 2010

The Glasgow date of this year’s ‘Rock Sound Presents…’ Tour began in relatively uninspiring fashion, with a fairly mediocre display from Hertfordshire’s Lower Than Atlantis [5]. The quartet’s bleak brand of pop-punk tinged with hardcore is a far cry from their promising Every Time I Die-esque beginnings, and while a fervent cluster of their followers […]

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