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April 25, 2011 2 Comments

Review: Red Queen Theory – Red Queen Theory

The problem with most female-fronted symphonic / gothic metal bands coming out these days is that they’ve spent the last twenty years worshipping Nightwish. Admittedly, Nightwish thoroughly deserve that worship for their innate ability to combine operatic vocals and keyboard driven melodies into catchy, perfectly executed songs. However, operatic vocals […]

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March 17, 2011 11 Comments

Review: Amon Amarth, Surtur Rising

Forgive me, for I’m about to get a little fan-girl on you ass: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!   Right, now that’s out of the way, on to reviewing Surtur Rising. Arguably one of the most highly anticipated metal releases of 2011, Amon Amarth’s follow-up to the storm of epic riffage that was Twilight […]

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March 9, 2011 6 Comments

Review: Onward We March – the Golden Vine (plus WIN a copy of the album)

A couple of weeks ago, Derek from the Dallas, Texas progressive metal act Onward Me March contacted me about doing a review of their debut EP, The Golden Vine. Derek described their sound as a mix of “Opeth, Mastadon and Tool”. My already elfish ears perking up at the mention […]

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February 25, 2011 4 Comments

Review: Hemoptysis “Misanthropic Slaughter”

Right, that’s it. I’ve given up. My inbox is full of up-and-coming bands. Some of them are crap, but surprisingly, many aren’t. And I want to share them with you. So I will be writing a few more reviews of lesser-known stuff, starting with this album – Hemoptysis’ Misanthropic Slaughter. […]

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