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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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March 25, 2013 1 Comment

Steff Metal reviews: Arc of Ascent – the Higher Key

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Have I told you guys about Arc of Ascent yet? No? Well, now I shall. Arc of Ascent consists of Craig Williamson, who sings, plays bass, keyboards, sitar and probably dances naked for your enjoyment. Sandy Schaare on guitar and John Strange rounds out the trio but, since he’s a drummer, […]

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July 2, 2012 1 Comment

3 New Zealand bands to watch out for: Beastwars, Exordium Mors, and Heavy Metal Ninjas

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These days, it can no longer be said that New Zealand bands aren’t living up to their international counterparts. Although our local scene is still small and incestuous, the quality of releases and Beastwars Beastwars are a Wellington four-piece who have been regarded for a long time as one of […]

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May 23, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Disastroid – Money and Guilt

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Occasionally on this blog I review albums sent along that sit firmly in the “non-metal” category. The same rules apply – if I don’t like it, it doesn’t get a mention, and when it comes to non metal, I’m even picker. Luckily, Disastroid’s debut LP landed in my inbox right […]

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May 18, 2012 2 Comments

Review: One Inch Giant – Malva

I am a sucker for stoner metal these days. Not only are the band names particularly appealing, but that swampy, bass-laden groove sinks right through into your bones. One Inch Giant are a stoner metal / rock group from Gothenburg, Sweden, and we all know quality metal oozes out from […]

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