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Attack on Titan (Original Soundtrack)
Attack on Titan (Original Soundtrack)
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars EPIC, 28 May 2014
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Amazing original epic soundtrack for an amazing series! The soundtrack really encompasses every possible emotion, reflected in the series/subject material. I could (and do) listen to this all day and not get bored, and I can not wait for the second album to be released.


Babymetal
Babymetal
Offered by JAPANMEDIA
Price: 17.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head a bang! Head a bang!, 28 May 2014
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This review is from: Babymetal (Audio CD)
Hugely entertaining and catchy album, with metal, dub-step, electronica, classical choral, pop influences which you will bang your head along to. From the opening death metal/core esque salvo of 'Babymetal Death' to 'Megitsune' the most Japanese feeling song on the album, to the brilliant closer 'Ijime Dame Zetti' (track 13), whilst Catch Me If You Can (track 10) is uncannily like The Mad Capsule Markets (An amazing Japanese band from around 10 years ago). Then their is the completely bizarre surreal song, even by Babymetal standards, that is Song 4/4no Uta (track 8) which even leaves me dumbfounded.
Overall this may not be true metal but its a damn sight better than some bands who label themselves as metal or even pop for that matter its just great fun!


Butcher Babies [Explicit]
Butcher Babies [Explicit]

5.0 out of 5 stars Circus of amazing horrors, 24 Jan 2014
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WOW, What an EP! Grabs you buy the throat and doesn't let go! It's a mini circus of horrors wound up into 4 tracks of intense catchy metal. The duel vocals are brilliant, equally on the screams and melodic parts, there is something very refreshing and vitalising about them (and the band), which grabs your attention making them stand out and apart from other female fronted bands. I would recommend listening to National Bloody Anthem first, as this makes a great opening track, and sounds like the bands mission statement. The best track is a toss up between Axe Wound and Mr Slow Death, whilst 'Jesus Needs More Babies . . .' sounds very much like a refined Lamb of God track. The only problem with the EP is its just way to short.


Fire On The Mountain
Fire On The Mountain
Price: 14.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heathen metal call to arms \m/, 6 Nov 2013
This review is from: Fire On The Mountain (Audio CD)
Having recently seen these guys live opening the main stage at Damnation Festival, I took upon their call to arms and rushed to buy the album, and just like the live act this album does not disappoint. In places it reminds me of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest at their catchiest, heaviest best, with not many nods to the members previous or affiliated bands. This is simply all guns no nonsense does exactly what it says on the tin blazing metal. Stand out track has to be opener 'Destiny Forged in Blood' which will have you singing along by the second chorus, and as the album and song title suggest this is a 'Fire on the Mountain' well worth taking note of! Not bad at all for a band that started life as a Bathory cover band before ending up writing their own music.


Vengeance Falls (Special Edition)
Vengeance Falls (Special Edition)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Hardest Part Was To Believe, 15 Oct 2013
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Well the wait is over, the follow up to In Waves! Producer aside in some ways this feels very much like a follow on or a part two from where In Waves left off. But I think on some level this feels like The Crusade revisited and what we hear sounds and feels like the album Crusade was meant to be in terms of attitude or at least sound like.

Musicality wise this has got to be some of Triviums finest work, some of the tunes are just breath taking, particularly on the guitar side a great example is 'To Believe'. The band sound fresh, sharp, focussed and driven and there's a sense of urgency and uniqueness about the tunes which makes them very entertaining, with each listen I seem to hear/find something different. The only odd/out of place tune is 'Wake [The End is Nigh]'. If you own the non special edition its a very odd closing tune and almost sounds like its back to front, as it only really gets going literally towards the end.

Matt's vocals although perhaps not overly 'classic' Trivium, are confident and pristine, to the extent they are AMAZING! Its a side which was glimpsed in moments of Shogun, and now sounds even more powerful and assertive.

Overall this album is just another part of the ever growing Trivium puzzle, it will probably be even more amazing when heard live, particular with the likes of Strife and At The End of This War. Its only a matter of time till all the pieces sit perfectly and Trivium will deliver the masterpiece they have always threatened to deliver. The hardest part will be to believe.


Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Price: 11.69

3.0 out of 5 stars This is Love Lust Fai . . . Zzzzzz, 26 Jun 2013
I had high hopes for this album after the masterpiece that was This is War with its epic stadium sing along anthems but this falls well short of that mark, in some ways its all the quiet moments from the previous albums, had the previous albums been made wholly of these, the band we know would not be as big as they are.
The album starts off well enough, a great grandiose opening, and leads onto the best 2 tracks on the album Conquistador and Up in the Air, which are the only tracks which come close to their previous greatness, The Race tries to recapture the This is War feel, but lyrically it sounds forced whilst the music actually seems to be going somewhere else. After this the 'new direction' emerges prolifically, its a good listen, but nothing to get excited over and its far from epic. Had the album continued in the same vein as the opening 3 tracks, this would have been an animal to rival their previous efforts but the new direction (if it continues) is just to timid, for anyone to take real note, they need to write anthems again!

The DVD is all right, the mini documentaries really are mini, and the 300th show was rather dull, though I'm sure it was amazing if you saw it live.


Deceiver of the Gods
Deceiver of the Gods
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Price: 16.11

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Plodding rather than Plundering, 26 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Deceiver of the Gods (Audio CD)
Good solid album, not a touch on their previous albums. Some great stand out tracks, Deceiver of the Gods, As Loke Falls and Shape Shifter. But for me it feels like a collection of good b-sides or out-takes from Surtur Rising. Whilst We Shall Destroy sounds very much like a reworking of Gods of War Arise gone very wrong! Hel is an interesting track, but the 2nd vocal really got on my nerves after a while. The Bonus disc (Under the Influence) is worth a listen just to hear AA's take on four legendary bands, of which the Motorhead inspired Burning Anvil of Steel is the best track by far.
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Marvel's The Avengers - 6-Disc Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Marvel's The Avengers - 6-Disc Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Jr
Offered by Cheap-Reads
Price: 129.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All present and correct . . . ., 21 Sep 2012
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If your a fan of all the films which come in this box set, and not fussed that Ang Lee's Hulk is missing (which I don't consider to be part of this franchise anyway), and that there's no extra/bonus disc's featuring makings of etc then is the box set for you!


Fulgrim (The Horus Heresy)
Fulgrim (The Horus Heresy)
by Graham McNeill
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.17

5.0 out of 5 stars A book fitting of a Primarch, 14 Sep 2012
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After reading some of the negative reviews of this book, I was rather apprehensive about reading this especially after reading the previous book, Flight of the Eisenstein, which I was very disappointed by, as I found that to be dull and laboured. So the thought of having another 100 pages on top of a normal Horus Heresy book was rather off putting to me. . .

But I persevered and I'm so glad I did! Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I found there to be less characters in this book, so it was easier to keep track of who was who. The story overall was engaging and really enjoyable, seeing a legion and hero sub-come to the influences of Chaos. I particular enjoyed the remembrancers parts in the story (this time round) as they didn't overwhelm the book like in previous outings, and how their parts complemented/mirrored that of the legion. Although the book is a good dealer longer than normal, I found it told the story to the point and that it didn't go needlessly wondering off.

In short if you liked False Gods (and Graham McNeil), I think your'll really enjoy this book as it's in the same vein and style. In relation to the series this is my 2nd favourite book so far. I hope other books in the series are written/told like this . . .


Avenged Sevenfold + MVI
Avenged Sevenfold + MVI
Price: 17.83

4.0 out of 5 stars Ummm, 29 Oct 2007
This review is from: Avenged Sevenfold + MVI (Audio CD)
Interesting, unqiue, orginal direction, but just not classic A7X with prehaps the exception of 'afterlife' which reminds me a little of 'you wont see me tonight part 1'.
Not as good as Waking the Fallen or Sounding Seventh Trumpet, more on par with City of Evil (which Im not a fan of) but the strong songs on A7X are way better than City of Evils best offerings.


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