Metal Man

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (55 of 78)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,501,401 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 78
The Zico Chain ~ The Zico Chain
The Zico Chain ~ The Zico Chain
4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not a single one of the six songs on this mini-album clocks in at over three minutes. These frantic fifteen minutes make for more of a micro-album, but regardless of duration The Zico Chain put their point across without a shadow of a doubt.

The Brighton-based trio play a timeless form of hard punk rock that sounds like so many before them but still manages to sound fresh and exciting. It's a grand plan. Their simple punk 'n' blues concoction gives frequent nods to Nirvana, especially when Chris Glithero's Americanised rasp kicks in. Too frequent, some might say.

However, the lyrics are incomparable to those of the Seattle grungemasters. They're too basic and too… Read more
Now, Diabolical ~ Satyricon
Now, Diabolical ~ Satyricon
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It is very exciting to see that the most progressive genre around right now is also, by far, the least accessible and the one most people will quite rightly refer to as "scary". Norwegian stalwarts Satyricon have always looked to further themselves by leading the black metal scene.

2002's Volcano spawned a song that almost proved to be their breakthrough. Fuel For Hatred took an arguably more commercial route through the ruinous metal world by blending the edges with deeper, more rock 'n' roll-based grooves and lyrics that were less introspective and put across with a gentler inflection. This new direction appears to have been agreed upon and followed wholeheartedly in Now,… Read more
Bling Bling Baby ~ Milk Kan
Bling Bling Baby ~ Milk Kan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ultra bling, 6 Jan 2006
With this single Milk Kan takes you down a wonderful road of folksy antitude. Bowling out of your stereo like a less political Billy Bragg, this acoustic trio comment on modern society with a wit and twang that is increasingly noted and lauded today. As we demand more from our music than mere dance moves, the bands of the moment deliver. ‘Bling Bling Baby’ is a bouncing circus of Saahf London rhetoric foiled by a mildly ska following and a lightning snarl from the kind of singer that Mike Skinner could never be. The sheer quality of the lead track is backed up by a couple more stellar annotations of the apparently quite dastardly world in which we live. Tailored exquisitely for… Read more

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