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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars as good as a debut should be, 2 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Employment (Audio CD)
hey this review is in response to several reviewers who seem to be slagging off the chiefs for their success...i'm not a huge indie fan normally (extreme metal is my thing) bu the chiefs deserve praise for producing an album which is actually diverse in its songs...from the foot-thumping singles we all know to more mellow 60s inspired tracks.
what prevents the album from gainng a five star rating is the strange track-listing and the occasional sense of some tracks being fillers.
however, it is great to see a british band producing such a confident album..and i know which out of this and the arctic monkeys will produce the 'classic' songs...enjoy for what it is!

Goat of Mendes
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best UK Black Metal band, 23 Nov. 2001
This review is from: Goat of Mendes (Audio CD)
Satanic metal played by men in dinner dress, anyone? This album proves that it's not just image, but that Akercocke do have what it takes to make great albums. If their debut album was a promising record spoilt by bedroom production, this CD jumps from your speakers, and delivers great songs too. The drums are the first thing you notice, and they continue to display prominently thru the whole album; this band loves a good blast beat!The music is death metal with a black metal atmosphere, kinda reminiscent of modern-day Gehenna except far more technical. The band show a great awareness of dynamics; not content to get stuck in a rut like Deicide, they utilise clean sounds, female vox and mid-tempo riffs. An album which bears repeated listening to get the most out of it. Hopefully with a settled lineup the next record will be of Reign In Blood proportions!

Journey to the End of the Night
Journey to the End of the Night
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars out of In The Woods?, 23 Nov. 2001
Green Carnation are pretty much a Norwegian metal 'supergroup' but are defined by the former In The Woods members primarily. If you like ITW, you'll like this, tho this is a slower, trippier less complex music making machine.
For those of you new to ITW stuff, Green Carnation play doomy metal with a 60s vibe, kinda like the 3rd and the Mortal mixed with early Cathedral. The lo-fi production is a bit of a minus, but as ever with these musicians the song hooks are strong enough to keep you listening. Still, make sure you have Omnio by ITW before trying this!

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