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January 14, 2014 7 Comments

Top Ten Metal Albums of 2013

I didn’t do my customary mid-year list this year, because house-building, but I thought I’d better quickly whip together my favorite albums to round off 2013. Yes, I am aware it is already 2014, but remember the house-building? Yeah, that’s only just finished. Full update soon. Here they are, in […]

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October 7, 2013 0 Comments

Skulls – Out of Step EP out now!

My husband CDH (the Cantankerous Drummer Husband) is a musician, a chronic debater, and an all-round awesome person. A few years ago, he started jamming with another mate, Ross (ex Trial by Fire/Heavy Artillery), first on some metal/hard rock songs, and, more recently, on punk rock. Earlier this year, they […]

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June 6, 2013 1 Comment

Bands I am loving Right Now: Aether Realm and Attic

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Even though I haven’t been writing many (any) reviews lately, I am definitely doing my best to keep up with some releases. I’m breaking radio silence because I wanted to bring two bands to your attention, both of whom I felt had put out excellent albums this year. Aether Realm […]

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April 2, 2013 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Rue – Thorns

Thorns, the second full-length from Ohio-based Sludge metallers Rue, was released Nov 2011. Since Rue’s last full-length was in 2003, and it wasn’t exactly memorable, when listening to this album it’s best to think of them as a new band. Their sound has certainly matured and developed, and what you get […]

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