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Immortal Legacy
Immortal Legacy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old school thrash!, 27 Aug 2014
This review is from: Immortal Legacy (Audio CD)
Resolutely old school thrash- think early Overkill crossed with Priest and Kreator and you have Hirax. Good analogue sounding production helps, but the main thing here is song writing. Tied to The Gallows Pole (track six) is the standout for me.


End Complete
End Complete

5.0 out of 5 stars Death Metal Classic, 10 Feb 2013
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This review is from: End Complete (Audio CD)
Death metal classic from the early 90's. Slow passages and thrash pacing too. No blast beats, downtuned guitars and the trademark Scott Burns production combine to make a true classic of the genre. The album, despite being made in Florida, by Floridians, has a very cold feel to it- in line with the cover art. Gloomy stuff.


Satanic Royalty
Satanic Royalty
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5.0 out of 5 stars Violence on Violence, 10 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Satanic Royalty (Audio CD)
Venom? Motorhead? Like those bands? You will love this... thirty something minutes of rock n rolling blasphemy. Think early Venom is they could play better or Motorhead with themes that prasie metal and satan. You can't stop steel!


Deathhammer
Deathhammer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal Death/Doom, 10 Feb 2013
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Very heavy, very aggressive Death with a hint of doom. Great abrasive sound/production and good songwriting. One of the extreme metal highlights of 2012. KNEEL! You dogs...


Head of Death
Head of Death
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4.0 out of 5 stars Trad Metal from the US, 10 Feb 2013
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Good quality Trad/NWOBHM revival type metal. If you are into In Solitude, Angel Witch, early Maiden, Mercyful Fate etc then this could well be for you. Solid production, clean vocals and good musicianship. Some lyrical themes are a bit nerdy for my tatses... but don't let that put you off!


Serpentine Path
Serpentine Path
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doom/Death of substance, 10 Feb 2013
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Very heavy doom/death album. Downtuned guitars, growled vocals, compressed production. For fans of Hooded Menace etc. Weighty stuff that will not disappoint.


Liar in Wait
Liar in Wait
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Tech Death Metal from the Hoffman brothers, 10 Feb 2013
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Eric and Brian Hoffman, formerly of Deicide, are back! Nine tracks of technical death metal- excellent solos, blast beats, walls of guitars... If that sounds good to you then you wont be disappointed. Recommended.


Wretch
Wretch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doom with clean vocals, 14 July 2012
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This review is from: Wretch (Audio CD)
The Gates of Slumber are, for me, one of the best bands operating in the doom genre today. "The Wretch" is slow and melancholy with excellent vocals and guitar solos. The overall production suits the album well- it is thick and well balanced. The rhythm section work well under the guitars with a full low end and pounding drum sound. Whereas the previous album, "Hymns of Blood and Thunder", had almost Judas Priest-esque elements in some of the riffing (particularly the first two tracks), this album is much more Sabbath inspired. The songs are groove based with some twists and turns and the song writing is top notch- there are genuine hooks here and there. The liner notes are very informative, as they are with every release by this band, the art work is very apt and adds to the dark brooding atmosphere of the record- a plus if you like to buy your music rather than steal it or download MP3's. If you like your doom traditional with a mighty sound, well, this album is for you. Great, muscular metal- played with passion.


The Electric Age
The Electric Age
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5.0 out of 5 stars Straight-forward classic thrash!, 17 April 2012
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This review is from: The Electric Age (Audio CD)
Overkill return with the follow up to 2010's Ironbound. Essentially, they take the same approach here as on the aforementioned masterpiece. This album is straight-forward, high-octane thrash, delivered with conviction and finesse. The songs have twists and turns, Blitz's vocals are as powerful as ever and the whole record is VERY well produced. The band delievers in a big way- all the instruments are clear in the mix and the performances are superb! Great lead work and a thunderous performance from the rhythm section. It is a not as dark an album as Ironbound and indeed other Overkill classics like Horrorscope, but the adrenaline factor is the thing here. It sits well in their pantheon with records like Killbox 13 and Immortalis. Overkill are a band that has never got the recognition that should be afforded to such a dependable and consistent band. If you've never checked 'em out, this is a great album to start with. If you have and you like their other records, you wont be disaapointed. All in all, if you are looking for a great thrash album by a unique band, The Electric Age is for you! Check them out live too... they SLAY!


Belfast Confetti
Belfast Confetti
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tough acoustic music with style., 28 Feb 2010
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With Belfast Confetti, his third album, Ricky Warwick has progressed as a songwriter into new territory. This release blends the more introspective moments of "Tattoos and Alibis" and the more rock 'n' roll swagger of "Love Many, Trust Few". The songwriting is first rate, ranging from upbeat (Can't wait for tomorrow) to dark (the title track) and some great story telling (born fightin'). This is tough folk for the masses. If you like singer/songwriters with grit and soul, then you will love this. Make no mistake, this is NOT Jack Johnson. Warwick is all tattoos and rocker swagger, but with the songwriting chops to back up the image. Sound good to you? Then go and buy it!


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