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Braindance – Master Of Disguise (Dr Music)

There’s a lot to digest here and that is not surprising as this album has apparently been a decade in the making. First we linger on the strange embossed sigils (taken apparently from over 60 alphabets) on the album artwork… Continue Reading →

Twitching Tongues – Disharmony (Metal Blade)

I confess this is a band I didn’t know anything about before picking up this album but it seems that they’ve done the rounds in their six years of existence. “Disharmony” is the LA band’s third full album release. Reading… Continue Reading →

Dead Soul – The Sheltering Sky (Century Media)

Dead Soul is, essentially Anders Landelius and Niels Nielsen and the never-to-be-trusted PR blurb goes on about delta blues, electronica, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave meeting Nine Inch Nails. ‘New ‘ and ‘exciting’ were also mentioned. Feeling like the lass… Continue Reading →

Deep Black – Nails (Van)

When the band are called Deep Black and the opening track is called “Nephillim” you make certain presumptions. My Merciful Release tattoo starts to itch and I can taste the acrid sweetness of snakebite and black at the back of… Continue Reading →

Aesthetic Perfection – Til Death (Metropolis)

I have seen the name of this lot plenty of times as far as on the live front is concerned and indeed note they have a headlining show at the London Underworld on the 20th of February with Faderhead. Plug… Continue Reading →

Supersuckers – Get The Hell (SPV / Steamhammer)

Supersuckers. Look, some things are just true and this quote from the Lemmy one is about it: “If you don’t like Supersuckers, you don’t like rock ‘n’ roll.” So if the name up there means shit all to you go… Continue Reading →

Ghost – If You Have Ghost (Universal)

I have just been listening to Roky Erickson, Abba, Army Of Lovers and Depeche Mode. Why on earth I would be doing that is a good question even if I do own several albums by one of the artists on… Continue Reading →

Darkhaus – My Only Shelter (Oblivion / SPV)

Gary Meskil. Big. Bald. Bearded. Icon of hardcore/metal. Founder of Crumbsuckers and Pro-Pain. If you cut this dude he will bleed Noo Yawk subway grease. You know exactly what you get from this bruiser:- Euro dance pop rock. Yup. You… Continue Reading →

Bruce Soord and Jonas Renske – Wisdom of Crowds (Kscope)

The progressively-orientated Kscope label has an impressive roster of bands, including Anathema, Porcupine Tree and The Pineapple Thief. The latter’s main man Bruce Soord has now entered into collaboration with Katatonia’s Jonas Renske for “Wisdom of Crowds”. When I heard… Continue Reading →

Dark Buddha Rising – Dakhmandal (Svart)

An altered state of consciousness, is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking beta wave state. There’s plenty of ways to achieve this, through sensory deprivation, psychotropic drugs or yoga, even by hiring the services of a… Continue Reading →

8th Sin – Cosmogenesis (Soulseller)

Apparently this album has taken eight years too get to this stage, due too various members touring duties and such, and completes the third part of a trilogy with which I have no previous acquaintance. So starting from the top… Continue Reading →

The Birthday Massacre – Hide And Seek (Out Of Line)

You never know quite what to expect in a game of hide and seek. It could be a nice surprise or a nasty shock, or you might be one of those poor unfortunate people who hides for ages whilst everyone… Continue Reading →

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