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Clarity
Clarity
Price: £12.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album., 18 Mar 2014
This review is from: Clarity (Audio CD)
I have never really followed Zedd, and much more have never really followed the dance/club music scene that much. But i got this album after hearing a selection of the songs non-stop at night clubs etc. The album is full of awesome tunes, great grooves and a good mix of beats. Its not just the same formulaic dance music with the same sounds over and over, there is real experimentation and some very satisfying songs! As i mentioned, I am by no means a massive Zedd fan, so can't compare this to his earlier work, but its still a great album none the less!

Personally, I think the song Codec is the best on the album, check it out!


Recess
Recess
Price: £7.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Different.. BUT Different Is Good!, 18 Mar 2014
This review is from: Recess (Audio CD)
I didn't even realise Skrillex was releasing an album until I saw a Facebook Blog post a live stream to this! At first i was a bit sceptical, it had taken me nearly 2 years to actually begin to enjoy Skrillex. I was never a fan of dup-step, in fact i despised it! I have always been a massive heavy metal fan, and the stupid heaviness that Skrillex always incorporated kind of made his music more accessible.

However this album isn't just a mash of a few stupidly heavy songs like the past E.P's have been. This feels much more like an actual album. It has a good flow from start to finish and has some great high and low points.

The songs themselves aren't what i was expecting. The album seems to be more revolving around the basic club/dance formula, rather than 65bpm syncopated heavy kick and snare pattern that was just about every early skrillex song! The songs actually have some pace and a nice groove in them! It still has all the great mad sounds that makes Skrillex so distinguishable, but used in a slightly different light, which i feel is very effective.

I do think this album will alienate some of the original hardcore early Skrillex fans, but none-the-less i think it is a very decent effort! Maybe next time keep a good mix of the heavy Dub-Step tunes and any experiments...

Love the title song with Kill The Noise and Fatman Scoop!!! Worth checking out for sure.


Kill The Power
Kill The Power
Offered by Sent2u
Price: £9.50

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After the first listen, its hits hard., 27 Jan 2014
This review is from: Kill The Power (Audio CD)
I managed to get this album early and at first I really wasn't that impressed.

I had heard the songs Ninja and Kill The Power as they were the two singles released, and I loved them both. But when I started listening to the album, there were 4 songs I really wasn't keen on, and kind of put a downer on the rest of the album.

On the 24th of January, I went to see Skindred in Nottingham, and I was really intrigued to see how they would fit some of the new tunes in. First of all, the night was mental. Incredible set, super tight band, and the new tunes were awesome.

I really wasn't looking forward to seeing the two pop punk songs Saturday and We Live, but after seeing them live they have changed my mind on the album entirely. It is a great album with a great flow and some killer tunes. Im still not overly convinced on the song We Live, however it provided a much needed breather after Nobody in their live set...

The album on the whole is a little more accessible to the mainstream than all previous releases, and has some questionable Skindred sounding songs, however it is a great album with some of the best skindred songs yet!!!

Listen to: Kill The Power, Saturday, Proceed With Caution and Worlds On Fire to get a feel for the album.


Infestissumam
Infestissumam
Price: £15.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting for Sure!, 15 Dec 2013
This review is from: Infestissumam (Audio CD)
Its a weird one. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it, but its quite enjoyable!

Kind of a King Diamond/Hell pantomime type metal haha. Its quite cheesy, but is still good.

Its hard to explain what Ghost actually do, but its kind of organ driven metal songs with hymn style vocals... Its quite weird, very different but pretty interesting, and quite enjoyable. Id recommend you listen to a few tracks first before you buy, wont be everyone's cup of tea.


Surgical Steel - Includes Bonus Track
Surgical Steel - Includes Bonus Track
Price: £7.21

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense Stuff., 15 Dec 2013
first off, ive never been a fan of death metal or any of its sub-genres. But recently I have delved into some pretty heavy stuff. I heard some magazines raving about Carcass, and their new release, so I decided to give it a try.

The intro track really grabbed my attention, it has some cool melodies and guitar harmonies, and vaguely reminded me of an Iron Maiden type track, but then the next track kicked in..

There are some pretty brutal riffs going on throughout this album, but its not too over powering to the point where it becomes unlistenable. The vocals aren't exactly the easiest thing to listen too, but they suit the music quite well, and aren't as intense as a lot of death metal music.

The pace of the album is pretty decent too, some extremely fast tracks, and some slower, but still equally as heavy tracks. Its a pretty awesome album, quite surprised im enjoying it as much as I am!


Fortress
Fortress
Price: £7.51

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I dont get the buzz at all..., 15 Dec 2013
This review is from: Fortress (Audio CD)
I've never been a fan, but I heard so much rave about this album so I took a risk and bought it.

Straight from the outset it is ridiculously over the top. Everything about this album is so in-your-face, and not in a good way. Over the top drums, with pointlessly intense guitar riffs with boring and predictable vocal melodies.

It seems like the band are just trying their hardest to show off what good players they are, without any consideration to what the songs sound like, they play with absolutely no feel at all. My personal favourite cringe moment is a bridge in one of the songs, a slow and down beat clean chord progression is being picked out, whilst the other guitar attempts to shred the most insane solo on the album... it is ridiculous! Safe to say I quickly swapped this CD with my friend.


Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [DVD]
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: £40.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Greatest Show EVER., 15 Dec 2013
Nothing will ever compare to this series. Once you have seen Breaking Bad, every tv show will literally seem awful.

Every aspect of breaking bad is incredible.

Straight from the first series it is obvious you are in for an emotional ride. The cast, although are not the biggest actors ever, they do a fantastic job. The storyline throughout each series is amazing, not a single weak point throughout. Every episode you will be stunned, its so unpredictable and shocking yet completely realistic and believable. The characters are all unique and interesting, working beautifully together to create such a mind blowing experience.

The more times you watch this series, the more you will get from it. I genuinely believe that people will be studying this in years to come. It is none less than a fantastic piece of cinematic art.

Be warned, the whole series if pretty brutal throughout. There are intense scenes of violence, not entirely frequent, but still fairly often. Obviously the entire show is based around drugs and the production of crystal meth and drugs, and it can be incredibly graphic, especially during the second series when a large part of one character revolves around heroine.

Honestly, buy this boxset, and you wont be able to stop watching the second you put on the first episode. You will not be disappointed.


L'Enfant Sauvage
L'Enfant Sauvage
Price: £6.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Stuff!, 12 Dec 2013
This review is from: L'Enfant Sauvage (Audio CD)
Anyone that knows who Gojira are will know how instrumentally insane and talented they are!

This album from start to finish is brilliant. Heavy riffs that will literally blow your mind. Some of the grooves are brilliant, for instance when Explosia kicks into the main riff you cant help but rock out.

The album and band are an acquired taste, it can be pretty intense and stupidly heavy. If you're a fan of anything from Metallica to Meshuggah, you will probably enjoy (at least parts of) this album!

From a guitarists/drummers point of view, this is a bloody masterpiece. Have a look before you buy if you're not into super heavy music.


ARTPOP [CD+DVD]
ARTPOP [CD+DVD]
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £4.96

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coming from a metalhead..., 13 Nov 2013
This review is from: ARTPOP [CD+DVD] (Audio CD)
As much as it pains me to say this... Lady Gaga's Artpop is an awesome album. The entire album is full of solid tracks. All of these could be released as a single and i'm sure they'd hit number 1 each time. There is obviously a considerable amount of thought that has been put into the arrangement of these songs, and they all pay off. This album still retains the 'pop' edge that lady gaga has always had, yet is much heavier on the electronic side than previous releases.

The collaborations on this album are great. R. Kelly making an appearance with a song almost as memorable as Ignition!!!

The only downside to this album is that after a while the wall of synth sounds that are constantly hitting you can get a little uneasy to listen too, and can feel a little overdone. As far as pop music goes to me, this is a masterpiece.

take a chance, buy the album! Even if you are a raging metal head!


Gnosis
Gnosis
Price: £14.10

5.0 out of 5 stars What an album!!!, 13 Nov 2013
This review is from: Gnosis (Audio CD)
This is somewhat a modern masterpiece! From start to finish there is a perfect blend of bass heavy grooves and melodic guitar leads, with a good mixture of clean melodic vocals and heavy growling/shouty vocals. Usually this isn't my genre but there is something about this album that just gets me pumped and excited! From the intro track till the last track, this album just throws riff after riff, groove after groove and surprise after surprise! Each track has a similar yet totally different feel. The musicianship on this album is phenomenal. Its not often you will find a vocalist who can do both the growling/shouting and beautifully clean vocals so well. The drummer is sensational, with stupidly complex yet perfectly comfortable beat after each other, song after song. Both guitarists and the bassists are obviously insanely talented and compliment each other perfectly.

The band are obviously heavily influenced by the complex 'DJENT' style that is often associated with Meshuggah, but they put it across in their own unique and unbelievably groovy way. If you're are unsure about this album, I cant stress what an absolute corker this is, buy it now! Top notch stuff, looking forward to the next release.


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