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The Living Infinite
The Living Infinite
Price: £16.94

5.0 out of 5 stars More like the "Loving Infinite", 8 April 2013
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This review is from: The Living Infinite (Audio CD)
An absolutely tremendous return to form - in fact, that's not a fair statement - this is the BEST iteration of Soilwork there has ever been.

Those doubting this line-up due to the lack of Peter Wichers need not worry - this is a spectacular example of their skills as songsmiths and players.

Cannot recommend this album highly enough.

Price: £9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Written in Blood!!!, 2 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Bloodline (Audio CD)
It's time for this band to be 'FOUND' as the other review correctly states this band has been on the go for over ten years. Their humble beginnings found them being compared to Metallica and indeed their sound and the vocal bellowings of one Matthias Zimmer were as distinctive if not reminiscent of those of one James Hetfield and his Bay Area Thrashers.

This in itself isn't such a bad thing when you take into consideration the fact that this band has given us nearly its entire catalogue in the time it took Metallica to think about writing a song.

I hear you say "Quality not Quantity!" I respond their Quantity is ALL quality!!! their music speaks for itself. Their style has developed and produced more and more intense experiences upon each new release and Bloodline is the next unwavering step from a Band prepared to not only shake you up, but blow a hole straight through your mind!!!!

Bloodline is as refreshing an experience as that first Ice Cold Beer on a hot summer day at your favourite Festival!!! It truly is the best metal album of the year, BAR NONE!

Perzonal War mix classic thrash structure with the Gothenberg vocal structures of Soilwork/In Flames/Dark Tranquility This all set to incredible production by none other than Martin Buchwalter (The Drummer)No other band you hear this year will give you consistency and intensity as profound as Perzonal War.

Buy it and be happy!!!!

Stabbing the Drama
Stabbing the Drama
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Price: £11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Comparisons, 11 Sept. 2007
This review is from: Stabbing the Drama (Audio CD)
It would be very dangerous to compare this band with others, particularly the likes of Killswitch Engage, Chimaira and most definately In Flames. None of these bands meet the level of quality on show here.

Whilst most modern bands reinvent their sound, Soilwork remould the genre as a whole. Having listened to Soilwork for four years now, I find myself reflecting and realising that like me, they have grown. Their ultimate goal has never changed, they still pound out riffs like their lives depend on it and they still continue to suprise on each album they release.

The other names mentioned in reviews here, really have no place here and their shallow often two dimensional approach to music really shouldn't be compared to Stabbing The Drama. To explain it more clearly, everyone in this band contributes to the music. No person 'plays' out a role. There is no 'tag on' singer, misplaced guitar solo. Insane Bass part, no ridiculous Keyboard sections. Each member contributes their share and believe me it shows.

from the beginning of this record you feel completely psyched up, no relenting, no letting up. These guys mean business, nothing so fresh, so mind numbingly disarming has been unleashed on the listener since the 'good ole days' of Pantera's Vulgar display. Pentatonic was a word I saw used in a review here, I laugh at that deluded fool. That's the Scale of the gods!!!!!!!!

In Stabbing The Drama, we have an example of finely put together music from a band that literally suprise with every release. Melodious vocals and guitar harmonies, Keyboards that layer the music to new depths. The drumming? Well i've heard nothing like it before in my life. All I can say is: Roll on 'Sworn to a great divide' OCT 19th 2007.

So why only 4 Stars? Well that's easy, they're not dead yet and as such they will continue to improve on the work they have done previously. Their best is yet to come, but thankfully they will never be satisfied and as such we will continue be blessed with improvement after improvement. Watch this space!!!!
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When Time Turns Red
When Time Turns Red
Price: £9.46

5.0 out of 5 stars When Times Turn Red, 29 Aug. 2007
This review is from: When Time Turns Red (Audio CD)
Thrash has recently seen an upsurge in popularity, the Triviums and Bullet for my Valentine's etc. have, of late become more and more listened to by the 'cool' kids. If you like those bands and they're exclusively for you because they sound a bit like 'Old Skool' Metallica, then please buy this Album, You really need to (as Trivium are okay, but they ain't good thrash!)

When Times Turn Red is so representative of how one can feel listening to great fresh music as opposed to the same old commercialised turgid offerings of major labels.

The Album opens with the title track a slow eastern feel to the intro to this song and boom!!! Welcome to Perzonal War circa 2005. An angrier, deeper and more aggressive start to any of their four previous albums. Yes kids it's true, they have been around a while and they've grown the hard way on the outside, while the less talented Stone Sours of this world get all the press, Perzonal War have spent their time honing their valuable skills.

Upon the intro to the Second Track: In Flames, a pounding barrage of great drums rolls, you are made brutally aware that this album is not in any mood to relent. Lyrically sound and with a hook chorus line to die for, In Flames is actually one of the longer tracks on the record and you really don't notice the time go by, as they say Time flies when you're having fun.

Next up we have the wonderful For The Last Time. This track is also featured in the multimedia section - Which Amazon haven't wholely informed you about, there is a great making of mini doc on here too where you get to see Metti, Martin, Sascha and Sven all give you a heads up on what they've done on the album, also you get to see Sascha do the Solo for In Flames which is great fun to watch.

Alas, I haven't that much more time available to discuss the rest in depth Although, the Album sways from the Paradise Lost Circa - Draconian Times era) To just all out Slayer style onslaughts of great Thrash

Just enough time left to tell you of my personal favourite on the Record

Track 8 - 5 More Days - This is the greatest song in the world EVER (at least in my opinion.) :)

Absolutely fantastic riffs and a great chorus section that grows until the very end of the song. Fabulous to watch live, great to listen to when you feel down and all in all a very excellent appraisal of this bands vocal structure and skill.

A must have album and a must get to a UK Festival Band.Perzonal War - For the Win!!!!!!!!!!

Buy it (Open your World)

Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 [2006] [DVD] [2004]
Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 [2006] [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Edward James Olmos
Offered by Fulfillment Next Day
Price: £8.39

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It may not be the 1st or 2nd season. but it sure is good!, 16 Aug. 2007
Back in 2003 I purchased the Mini series (Fully edited into a Three Hour Movie) and I knew instantly that this series was going to be a success, not so much critically, but with myself as a viewer of Sci-Fi Entertainment.

The Third series did not disappoint me in any way, but then I don't watch shallow, generic posturing types of series' (Ie. Stargate SG-1 etc.) So I wouldn't really be able comment on why there are poor reviews on here regarding this particular season.

The 'Dallas' of Sci-Fi? Kids please, get over yourselves long enough to realise this series is a prelude to the final act. One, that should you continue to write shallow, narrow minded reviews such as you have. You will end up kicking yourselves when the finale knocks you off your feet.

Anyway, with the Children suitably Chastised. On to reviewing the series itself.

Although the 2nd Series finished on an oddly offbeat note, the third series continues onward, re-gathering pace and keeping up some rather demanding and often befuddling Storylines, don't let this put you off in any way, the core of Galactica's success is the confusing of the audience and then the correct placement of all the clues in order to answer the viewers needs. (Hell, at least you get some pay-offs - unlike Lost!)

Season 3, does falter in one place, it can't quite make up its mind which story it's telling at points. The Colonial's Story or the Cylon Story. However this doesn't weaken it in any way, it just tends to break the pace, something BSG could be accused of losing halfway through any of the 2 previous series'.

This series has probably one Science Fiction's greatest moments so far, Friends and I have dubbed it the 'Adama Manoeuver'. That's the only clue/spoiler i'm going to give you. There are a few other stand out moments but the 'A/M' really is THE stand out moment.

Buy this Series, if not for any other reason, then get it for this one - This IS the best Narrative Science Fiction Series since B5 (and way better acted.) ignore the nay sayers and their rubbish, just watch it for your own reasons. If you like it, you'll love it. If not, then you'll find that you're actually able to see the qualities that others hold
so dear, it's just that it's not enough to sway you, as an individual. Either that or you're way too into Lost LOL.

Just Buy it! it's amazing

Session 9 [DVD]
Session 9 [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Caruso
Price: £5.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Session 9 and The wonders of Danvers State Hospital, 23 Feb. 2007
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Session 9 was recommended to me by a friend who stated it was pretty close to actually watching a Silent Hill movie (and we all know what happened with the eventual one they released)This film is very clever in many ways.

Firstly I wouldn't state that it is a Horror film, more a fictional Biopic about the breakdown of a man's mind. That could be a contradiction in terms but it does closely follow one man's decline from a Hard working typical 'American' style family man to a terrifying conclusion.

I won't say too much, but the very fact that the majority of this film is filmed through the bright sunshine of the day with it streaming through broken windows, following the laborious efforts of an Asbestos mitigation team really does denote the least suspense filled plotline until we find ourselves in the belly of the beast itself, the Danvers State Hospital, where this film is set and actually filmed.

The place itself really does end up becoming the most watchable character in the film and it does leave you wanting to see more of the Hospital itself, hence the Documentary is absolutely fantastic to watch.

Whilst i've not said too much about the film itself, I conclude simply saying that this is a wonderful memorial to the now demolished Danvers Hospital, so get this film and don't expect to be 'shocked' in every other beat of it, but do expect to find yourself roped into the falling apart of one mind's mind with terible consequences.

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