Review: Beyond The Embrace – Insect Song

Review: Beyond The Embrace – Insect Song
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Beyond The Embrace Insect Song Metal Blade It’s so strange to hear rock music anymore. Metal, for the most part, has moved far into the extreme, while rock music has

Review: Into Eternity – Buried In Oblivion

Review: Into Eternity – Buried In Oblivion
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Into Eternity Buried In Oblivion Century Media Canada’s Into Eternity redefine and set new boundaries for progressive metal with their release, Buried In Oblivion. Layered vocals with a European flair

Review: Nicki Jane – Of Pigeons and Other Curiosities

Review: Nicki Jane – Of Pigeons and Other Curiosities
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  NICKI JANE OF PIGEONS AND OTHER CURIOSITIES Shaman Yes, it is comforting to know that there is still enough space in the world for a little dark cabaret. On

Review: Rachel Goswell – Waves are Universal

Review: Rachel Goswell – Waves are Universal
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RACHEL GOSWELL WAVES ARE UNIVERSAL 4AD Rachel Goswell: You might not recognize the name, but I’d have a hard time believing that someone who has any interest in my column

Review: Le Concorde – EP

Review: Le Concorde – EP
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LE CONCORDE EP Space Kitty It is always a pleasant surprise when a CD bears a sticker telling of guest artists featured within and you ultimately realize the band sticker

Review: Bella Morte – As The Reasons Die

Review: Bella Morte – As The Reasons Die
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BELLA MORTE AS THE REASONS DIE Metropolis If you’re intent on categorizing bands into genres, you might want to ignore Bella Morte’s existence. Caught somewhere between industrial and synthpop with

Review: Midlake – Bamnan and Slivercork

Review: Midlake – Bamnan and Slivercork
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MIDLAKE BAMNAN AND SLIVERCORK Bella Union Typically, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins) and his lovely Bella Union record label release quality albums. Bamnan and Slivercork from Midlake is quite easily the worst

Review: Strange Boutique – The Collection 1988-1994

Review: Strange Boutique – The Collection 1988-1994
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STRANGE BOUTIQUE THE COLLECTION 1988-1994 Metropolis Faith and the Muse is certainly a fine band with their ethereal rock and theatricality, but I’ve always felt that Monica Richards’ best work

Review: Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour

Review: Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour
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DELAYS FADED SEASIDE GLAMOUR Rough Trade Undoubtedly the Delays will draw comparisons to The Byrds, love children and braided hair adorned with flowers in the pre-Altamont 60s due to the

Review: Davantage – Unholy

Review: Davantage – Unholy
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DAVANTAGE UNHOLY Black Rain 5/5 Davantage failed to impress me the first time with their debut album, Broken Influences. Unholy generously offers 13 tracks of some of the best dark