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Devil Sold His Soul

Album Review: Devil Sold His Soul – Empire of Light

It’s September, which means summer is officially over. It’s time to put away those pop-punk songs, radio-friendly alternative anthems, and prepare yourself for the colder months, because winter is coming. And the thing about winter is that it suits the mood perfectly for that most majestic genre – post-metal. With ISIS gone and Cult of […]

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Fozzy

Album Review: Fozzy – Sin And Bones

The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla’s band Fozzy have never quite managed to break through to the mainstream despite having one of the WWE’s biggest stars at its helm. Sometimes this level of stardom is enough to propel a band to the big leagues regardless of talent. With ‘Sin And Bones’ Fozzy ought to leap […]

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Periphery

Album Review: Periphery – Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal

The masters of djent are back. Arguably the most successful and popular band of the whole movement, Periphery have grown from strength to strength thanks to major label backing and high profile support slots, including dates with prog-metal champions Dream Theater. While their debut full-length ‘Periphery’ had strong songs all across the board (‘Letter Experiment’ […]

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Linkin Park

Album Review: Linkin Park – Living Things

In the lead up to the release of ‘Living Things’ there was plenty of hype about how it is raw like the Linkin Park of old. There was talk of how it would keep fans of ‘Hybrid Theory’ and ‘Meteora’ happy who had been let down by the band’s last couple of releases. I’m not […]

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Album Review: Emilie Autumn – Fight Like A Girl

Where do you start with an album that has been so long in the making, and one so grand? It’s been six years since Emilie Autumn’s last album proper ‘Opheliac’ was released. Since then, we’ve seen a few bits and bobs released, including the classical collection ‘Laced/Unlaced’ and the ‘4 O’Clock’ EP. The rest of […]

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Tesseract

EP Review: TesseracT – Perspective

‘Perspective’ is special for two reasons – it’s an acoustic ‘djent’ EP, which in itself is something of a strange beast; and it is the only record by TesseracT to include vocalist Elliot Coleman, who left the band shortly after its release. The songs on ‘Perspective’ are reworkings of tracks that appeared on the band’s […]

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Gojira

Album Review: Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage

It’s hard to judge the scale of support Gojira have in 2012. Opening for metal giants Metallica and critically acclaimed albums are the norm for the French act, but their technical sludge metal is geared more towards fans of Meshuggah than any thrash metal titan. The acclaim will just keep coming with fifth album ‘L’Enfant […]

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