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Black Angel
Black Angel
by Graham Masterton
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good messy creepy horror tale, 16 May 2010
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This comes from a writer who has produced many underrated books of horror, influenced by many others such as Lovecraft, Bram stoker and more. The tales, like this one are very contemporary, often similar to lots of modern horror films out at the time. If you like a good level of bloody gore, shocks, interesting characters, and fast non-stop pace check out this guy's book.
This one focuses on a mysterious serial killer, and some of the killings are very graphically detailed, possibly too graphic but the story continues with the characters and atmosphere keeping you drawn in to the end. Good horror yarn.


Carnival Of Souls - The Final Sessions [Australian Import]
Carnival Of Souls - The Final Sessions [Australian Import]
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Price: 5.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated ignored great heavy album from legends, 16 May 2010
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Megahuge rock band KISS recorded this when Grunge bands were massive, and it then hung around in limbo being released much later before KISS then put their make up back on and returned to their classic radio rock style. This is a very ignored and criticised album, but actually on its own terms its very good.
They may have been posing at grunge a bit, with the songs being much more moody, dark, dirty sounding but I think they are just as genuine as any of their other bigger albums. Very good quality heavy dark rock album.


City
City
Price: 7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the heaviest, most metal intense album ever!, 16 May 2010
This review is from: City (Audio CD)
This is everything as far as it should go-insane drums, ultra massive wall of guitars, screaming stupid vocals, heavy bass. It is their best album and possibly one of the best ever metal albums of the new generation of metal. Own it.


Holy Armour from the Jaws of God
Holy Armour from the Jaws of God
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Price: 4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very hugely impressive intense British metal group!, 16 May 2010
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Here is a band out there from the Uk who are more full on, and shockingly intense than many others. If anyone thinks this country is not producing high quality great metal to rival the dozens of very professional American ones, well look no further. This band is very phenomenally heavy, with crushing tribal drums, punk elements and the intensity of the heaviest thrash bands. Stunning stuff. Seen em a couple times live and you should too if the chance arises. great tunes.


Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Huge bruising modern metal album!, 16 May 2010
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Here is one of Prong's very much underrated albums. This was criminally ignored or badly promoted a few years back on release, and it should be much more acknowledged as a huge metal album. It is one of their very best with a great stunning production, amazing crushing riffs and some massive tunes to shock and stun. Amazing stuff.


MINISTRY-DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON
MINISTRY-DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON
Offered by actionrecords
Price: 5.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated dark gem of metal..., 15 May 2010
This came out at a very volatile time for Ministry. They toured it, but it did not do well commercial, similar to the previous album Filth Pig thought artistically both of these albums are very good interesting and still pounding mad dark industrial albums.
From the start this is a crushingly heavy full on album, pounding and twisting away in many directions along with Al's grizzly dark distorted vocals. It is a slightly disturbing record, unsettling lyrics and themes, but has dark humour in places and is notably stunning on a few tunes. As a whole album it is pretty bleak, but sometimes that is a good thing next to all of the pop punk and predictable rock out there. It is a very entertaining, mad heavy and strange album. Highlights include the twisted distorted bass guitar and industrial wild jazz sax near the end. A mad dark Ministry album.


Ministry - Psalm 69
Ministry - Psalm 69
Price: 6.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the best Industrial album ever??, 15 May 2010
This review is from: Ministry - Psalm 69 (Audio CD)
This album is a total classic of noise industrial metal standards. This is where Ministry really nailed it, found their right sound, and arguably produced thier best ever album. There are so many great industrial classic tunes on here- N.W.O., Just one fix, Psalm 69, Hero...the whole album, start to finish in just about perfect.
It is total full-on, non stop, insane industrial beats right on top of super fast distorted guitars and bass, with drums pounding away forever. A must have industrial classic. LEGEND album.


Filth Pig
Filth Pig
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Price: 7.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOUD, DISTORTED NIGHTMARE TRIP!, 15 May 2010
This review is from: Filth Pig (Audio CD)
This is Ministry's reply to the success of previous album Psalm 69. With this they dropped the industrial beats and dance elements totally, switched on the fuzz distortion pedals on all instruments and rocked out as loud as possible in the most psychedelic, psychotic way possible. This is insane very heavy, trippy, distorted metal, almost hypnotic in places.
Probably the heaviest album they made, but also possibly the most uncommercial-but that may also be the album after this, dark side of the spoon.
This is a very high quality metal album if you like your metal loud, brash, harsh, no nonsense, wild and reckless. It is a journey, a trip to the end of it, past layers and waves of distorted guitar and vocals through to the final pounding tune.
Mad, heavy, insane, trip of an album from the industrial kings.


Dust Devil (Director's Cut) [DVD]
Dust Devil (Director's Cut) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Burke

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Modern horror classic with a twist..., 15 May 2010
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I first saw this years ago on late night TV and it left a huge impact on me as a horror fan. It is so different, strange, thoughtful, intellgent and facinating and stays in the mind long after watching it.
It is the second film from Brit young wonderdirector Richard Stanley who is now A.W.O.L. around Africa somwhere possibly trying to make another strange but equally unique film right, after his first Hardware which was also very different, fresh and bold for a Brit sci-fi horror film of the early ninties.
This is a horror film, but it is a lot more. It It set way out in Autralian outback, with many desert like locations when a mysterious killer surfaces. The film mixes in many themes, including romance, horrror, occult voodoo, western altogether into a strange but very original and facinating film that scares and entertains throughout. Very cool film.
P.S.-This does not seem to be the total uncut version which is out there, probably the American region 1 dvd.
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Contraband
Contraband
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Price: 7.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular return of the Gunsmen, 15 May 2010
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I personally stayed away from this album until now probably because it was so hyped up and huge on release. There was such a huge thing about it, it seemed like people were accepting it without really listening to it just because of who is in this sort of supergroup.
Hearing much more of the album now I can finally say that I do think it really is very good, and the band is great and not just because they should be due to who is in it. I am a big fan of both Guns n Roses and Stone Temple Pilots but at first this did sound just like a quickly produced Guns imitation or cash in.
It is much more than that, and it is its own thing. Slash is the reason to hear the album. Sometimes he can be an overrated guitarist, but when he's fixed into the right kind of band, his guitar work can just be amazingly stunning as it is here for probably the first real time since the Guns Use Your Illusions albums of 1991/92.
Scott Weiland on vocals is very interesting, stunning and charismatic as ever and always here and it is simply a very great album from a band who have managed to survive so much and hopefully will continue to survive much more to make many more great albums like this one.


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