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Third Wave – Metamorphosis (S/R)

Progressive and Metalcore are two words you would never normally see sequentially. For the main part, Metalcore was a dynamic genre which really exploded in the early 2000’s, seeming to pick up where Nu-Metal left off, before it became a… Continue Reading →

Metal Allegiance – S/T (Nuclear Blast)

I’m never really too sure whether assembling a bunch of musicians and getting them to play some songs together is going to actually produce something worth listening to. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. Thankfully this is an… Continue Reading →

Bloodstock Open Air 2015 – Catton Hall Derbyshire Part 1

Bloodstock has become a regular fixture in my gig calendar since I first went there in 2011 given it was cheaper than most of the other English Festivals, It wasn’t in France and unlike Wacken, which turned ridiculous with the… Continue Reading →

Sigh – Graveward (Candlelight)

Warning may contain nuts! Yes and it’s rather nutty stories that have helped pave the way towards Japanese loons Sigh’s tenth album. Founding member and guitarist Shinichi Ishikawa was removed from the line up due to the fact that apparently… Continue Reading →

Fateful Finality – Battery (SPV)

German four piece thrash act, winner of a Wacken metal battle, releasing their second full length album? If this sounds familiar you would be correct in thinking that – I have covered a band with similar circumstances (Dust Bolt) and… Continue Reading →

As I Lay Dying – Awakened (Metal Blade)

Do you like metalcore? Yes, then continue reading; No, then you may as well go elsewhere. Wikipedia has the definition of metalcore as a cross between extreme metal and hardcore punk… BOLLOCKS is my response to that as metalcore is… Continue Reading →

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