Review: Secrets of the Sky – Pathway

Review: Secrets of the Sky – Pathway
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Secrets of the Sky = Anathema + Katatonia + Paradise Lost … read more

Review: PULSE – The Best Is Not Good Enough

Review: PULSE – The Best Is Not Good Enough
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PULSE = Deep Purple + 
Rainbow – 
Ritchie Blackmore  … read more

Review: Motörhead – Aftershock

Review: Motörhead – Aftershock
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In an age when most of the great classic hard rock bands are slowing down and approaching their twilight years, Motörhead keeps charging ahead, playing the hardest and truest rock n’ roll ever recorded. … read more

Reviews: Lycus – Tempest

Reviews: Lycus – Tempest
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It’s clear that Lycus know and understand their influences rather well, combining an atonal USBM riffing style with long sections of legitimately heavy and atmospheric funeral doom. … read more

Review: Tribulation – The Children of the Night
Review: Windhand – Soma

Review: Windhand – Soma
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Soma echoes the smoke-wreathed incantations of Electric Wizard with their heavy, powerful riffing and foreboding atmosphere. However, Windhand tones down the grooviness of the British black wizards, aiming instead for something closer to a traditional doom sound.  … read more

Reviews: Mirthless – A Dirge for Your Suicide

Reviews: Mirthless – A Dirge for Your Suicide
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Clearly, Mirthless possess the potential to make great funeral doom metal. However, most of the time this potential emerges after 10 minutes of the same riff, drawn out torturously long. … read more

Review: Suffering in Solitude – A Place Apart

Review: Suffering in Solitude – A Place Apart
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Too much time is spent plucking out guitar overtones and delay-heavy arpeggios. These guys have a lot of room to grow, but if you like your metal tinged with shoegaze, you’ll probably enjoy A Place Apart nonetheless. … read more

Review: Saxon – Unplugged and Strung Up

Review: Saxon – Unplugged and Strung Up
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Over the course of a 36-year career, Saxon have proven themselves to be the undisputed masters of heavy metal songwriting. Unplugged and Strung Up is a cavalcade of re-recordings, orchestrations and acoustic takes on a selection of Saxon’s greatest material.  … read more

Review: John Carpenter – Lost Themes

Review: John Carpenter – Lost Themes
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John Carpenter = (Depeche Mode + Perturbator) / Philip Glass  … read more