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Butcher Babies – Take It Like A Man (Century Media)

Butcher Babies are a five piece hailing from Los Angeles and currently ready to unleash their second album. Forming in 2010, the two girls who handle vocals and three guys bring a brand of nu metal meets groove meets djent… Continue Reading →

Coal Chamber, Soil, The Defiled, Dope – Manchester Ritz, 30/5/15

Originally, this was supposed to be American Head Charge instead of The Defiled, but the band which always seems to be plagued by personal troubles had to pull out which dented the appeal of the night for a fair few… Continue Reading →

Coal Chamber – Rivals (Napalm)

Nu-Metal, one of the things many people my age were into at some point or other. Whilst it was ridiculed by fans of other sub-genres and fiercely defended by those who worshipped it, the ‘black sheep’ of the metal family… Continue Reading →

BONZ – Broken Silence (Eternal Sound)

Making his name with Stuck Mojo, one of the earlier pioneers of rap-metal, Bonz has embarked on his own project which took shape in 2011. Collaborating with Curt Taylor of Primer 55, BONZ released a few demos and in January… Continue Reading →

Wolfborne – In the beginning… (Kavorka)

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Wolfborne are a four piece groove-inspired alternative metal band. Taking inspiration from current sounds and old, they’ve got a good overall balance to their sound and are set to release their debut album “In The Beginning…”… Continue Reading →

Maxdmyz – The Hate Plane (Renegade)

As many reviewers here have said, every now and then you get a great album which stands out from the drivel and makes you enjoy this job. Sadly, this isn’t the case here. London based Maxdmyz say they have a… Continue Reading →

Unswabbed – Tales From The Nightmares, Vol. 1 (S/R)

Unswabbed are a French outfit from Lille who have been kicking around now for near 20 years. With a handful of albums and EP’s under their belt, they’ve managed to share the stage with the likes of Cavalera Conspiracy, HED… Continue Reading →

Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start A War (Century Media)

Formed in 1999 as a collaboration between Stuck Mojo’s Rich Ward and WWE superstar Chris Jericho, Fozzy have been kicking about for the better part of 15 years now. Originally playing covers, in 2003 the band dropped their back stories… Continue Reading →

Ill Niňo – Epidemia (AFM)

For me, Ill Niňo from New Jersey,USA were the one shining beacon of the ghastly nu-metal era. I regarded them as a big cut above the others with decent metal songs, good harmonies and an interesting Latin element. I own… Continue Reading →

Eths – III (Season Of Mist)

Ooh matron bare breasts on an album cover, that’s not going to go down well on the record shop shelves! Mind you who the hell buys their albums in the shops nowadays and it is no doubt an artistic statement… Continue Reading →

Gone Til Winter – The First Season (Self Release)

Having reviewed a self-titled EP from this Manchester-based female fronted quintet via Casket back in 2009, I had a good idea what to expect. Now, when a band signs to Casket it always looks like a plea of desperation from… Continue Reading →

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