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Aluminium Foil 18" (450mm x 75m) - industrial size for your kitchen or professional establishment
Aluminium Foil 18" (450mm x 75m) - industrial size for your kitchen or professional establishment

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aluminium foil is your friend, 8 May 2011
I bought 10 rolls of this stuff, took all my clothes off and wrapped myself in it just so I could experience what it was like being a left-over chicken drumstick. I even sleep in the fridge every night just to add to the thrill and excitement.

Top Trumps Specials: Marvel Comic Heroes 3 Card game
Top Trumps Specials: Marvel Comic Heroes 3 Card game
Offered by aamazingdeal
Price: £17.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Great additon...but some characters still missing, 3 May 2007
Its a great addition to the first 2 sets since it concentrates on the more obscure characters in the marvel world (some are supposedly deceased now). My only gripe, that others have already pointed out, is the unusual Fantastic Four card. Seems a waste of a card since, although relatively obscure, characters like "Rhino", "Strong Guy", "Leader" or even "Howard the Duck" were omitted from the deck.

Still the Marvel cards have sold so well maybe they'll do a 4th set - who knows (there are still heroes/villains left to do).

Spirit in Flames
Spirit in Flames
Price: £9.54

3.0 out of 5 stars NOT there best, 3 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Spirit in Flames (Audio CD)
Its not that "Spirit in Flames" is rubbish or anything because it is fairly enjoyable, but upon listening to it you get the feeling they haven't quite hit the target yet. Basically, its not Cancer.
It doesn't retain any of the speed of the earlier albums (which are being reissued according to the band). Most of the time the album is mid-paced and rarely speeds up. What it does retain is the old-style sound of Death Metal. Its refreshing to see an old band like this return. Don't get me wrong, I love blast beats and gore lyrics but some of the bands these days just resort to blasts and gore as an easy way out. Cancer don't however.
Overall, don't give up on the band if you have heard this album as I'm confident they will improve on this and possibly return to the Thrashing Death Metal of their earlier days. If you haven't bought it yet, you'd be better waiting for the re-issues of their earlier albums, then you'll get a better idea of what this band can do. Better still, go to artist direct and listen to some samples from "To the Gory End" and "Death Shall Rise".

Spread the Germs... Over the Human Worms
Spread the Germs... Over the Human Worms
Price: £12.62

5.0 out of 5 stars UK Grindcore at its best, 9 Mar. 2005
30 Tracks in 37 minutes. Just what you'd expect from a 3-piece Grindcore unit such as Scalplock who scream and blastbeat their way through without so much as stopping for a glass of water. Its easily the best pure Grindcore album (with the odd attempt at melody) released by a UK group in the last 10 years (along with Narcosis "Heart Slows Down" album). No pretend Grind like "Metalcore" bands, No drum machines, No idiotic effects, just HC Punk-based grindcore as it should be. Anyone who loves Napalm Death (especially Scum and FETO), Discordance Axis, Narcosis, Benumb etc etc will just love this album to death. Buy it now and you won't have wasted your money. I guarantee it.

Price: £5.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Grindcore!!!!!, 10 Nov. 2004
This review is from: Scum (Audio CD)
Napalm Death looked at bands like Slayer and thought "How can we be more extreme" and hence the answer came in the form of their very own invention known as Grindcore. This was a style similar to that of the Death Metal sound being produced similtaneously in Florida, only much more extreme and with a few differences. Flushing all proper song structures down the toilet, Grindcore was a blistering thunderstorm of noise so loud and fast it was difficult to keep up with (Thrash Metal was a tortoise compared to it). Like Hardcore Punk, Napalm Death based their lyrics around socio-politics. Using this new found form of music, Napalm Death set about to become the worlds most extreme band. And to help that along, Mick Harris invented the drumming technique known as "Blastbeat" where the drums are played so fast that they resemble the speed of a machine gun.
Once they were signed to the newly formed Earache record label in 1987, Napalm Death were finally ready to release their new apocalyptic noise onto the world, and that sound was captured onto the legendary "Scum" album.
Many who do not follow Extreme Metal that closely will discard this as a CD of noises and talentless little kids who grunt and bash drums alot...but to Extreme Metal fans, this is the icon of Grindcore. 33 minutes of blistering tracks (one of which "You Suffer" is less than a second long. Don't buy this if you expect song structures like The Beatles as you will be severely disappointed. Buy this album if you absolutely love blastbeats (like myself) and have an open mind...and if you like Grindcore of course.
Nowadays however, Napalm Death generally play a more Death Metal Orientated sound, although the Grindcore elements are still there (i.e Blastbeats, politically charged lyrics etc)
If you like "Scum", I'd suggest ND's next album "From Enslavement To Obliteration" which continues on where "Scum" left off.

Rugby World Cup 2003: The Final [DVD]
Rugby World Cup 2003: The Final [DVD]

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, 26 May 2004
My only critisism (which has already been pointed out) is that the commentary is the Austarlian version and not the English version. And this seems true for all the other dvds available too.
But even then, its not the commentary that matters, its the match content.
Its a great DVD which can be kept for ever (unlike a taped VHS version which will soon rot away) so get it for just that reason. Watching it back makes you realise what we achieved (its just a shame about the poor performance we gave in the following 6 nations championship. What Happened?!)
But overall, its well worth the buy. Get it.

Shootin Up the World
Shootin Up the World

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its actually not bad, 14 April 2004
This review is from: Shootin Up the World (Audio CD)
OK, punk was dying a very quick death and Discharge clearly felt the need to go with the times and change themselves into more of a Heavy Metal band. Many of the original fans who preferred them as a Punk group shunned them aside, ignoring them completely. This Album is one of three "more Heavy Metal than punk" albums released by Discharge. Released in 1993 the album "Shooting up the World" is surprisingly not bad at all. Its not their best album by any means and their punk stuff is definately much better (especially their latest self titled album which saw them switch back to their punk roots...and better with it being more speed metal orientated). The tracks contained within are very worthwhile listening to and shouldn't just be ignored like they have been in the past.
Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed if you remember its a Heavy Metal style album.

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