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Album Review: Architects – Daybreaker

For a relatively new band on the scene, Architects have had an already interesting journey. Their first two albums, without current vocalist Sam Carter, seem to be completely ignored in their live sets, choosing to start their career with 2009’s incredible ‘Hollow Crown’ album. After that storming release, much of the tecnicality that made Architects […]

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Album Review: Delain – We Are The Others

Look at the greatest albums in history. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ for example. It is regarded as such because of the way it is structured; it might not have been so great had ‘Brain Damage’ opened the album. Likewise with Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ – what sense would there be in starting things […]

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Album Review: Slash – Apocalyptic Love

If anyone’s keeping score on who the most credible and respected former Guns N’ Roses member is, it surely has to be Slash? While Axl descends further and further into madness with his appetite for destruction, Slash continues to make it look so easy. His self-titled debut album saw the top-hatted virtuoso call up some […]

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Album Review: Philm – Harmonic

Undoubtedly the main reason anyone is going to check out Philm is because Dave Lombardo of Slayer fame is behind the kit. There’s nothing wrong with that, per se, but the reason Lombardo has sought out another creative channel isn’t due to boredom in the Slayer camp. Those hoping for 60 minutes of Raining Blood-type […]

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Album Review: Firewind – Few Against Many

Every artist needs to have that certain something to set them apart. It plagues the rock scene; bands becoming indecipherable due to so many similarities. Firewind’s X factor has always been their lead guitarist, Gus G. Having also played alongside Arch Enemy, known for their incredible guitar hooks, and Ozzy Osbourne, known for being Ozzy […]

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Sonata Arctica

Album Review: Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name

Hailing from Scandinavia (Finland, to be precise), you would think that rock and metal would be in the veins of the entire population. From some of the most horrific church burnings, to viking and folk metal, the Nordic lands have been responsible for some of the most memorable moments in our genre. Hell, Sonata Arctica […]

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Album Review: Allegaeon – Formshifter

For the longest time emerging metal acts looked up to the Big 4. They either had the speed of Slayer, the technicality of Megadeth, the aggression of Anthrax, or the mainstream appeal of Metallica. These days, the best of the fresh meat are looking elsewhere for inspiration and thank God they are, because ‘Formshifter’ is […]

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