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angL ~ Ihsahn
angL ~ Ihsahn
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Simply superb album from start to finish. I picked this up after I heard 'After', and I have to say I prefer this album, despite 'After' also being a brilliant album. 'Unhealer' has already had a few mentions from the reviews, but I also love 'Emancipation', 'Alchemist' and 'Scarab' in particular - though I don't honestly think there is a bad track on the album.

Really technical & progressive with some intricate solos and atmospherics. I have to admit I was skeptical about Ihsahn as I'm nor really a fan of Emperor or black metal, but this blew me away and I would not hesitate in recommending this to any fans of European metal, especially any fans of the more progressive stuff… Read more
Monolith ~ In Mourning
Monolith ~ In Mourning
I'm a fan of Insomnium and Swallow The Sun (among other similar bands) and recommended In Mourning. After checking out a few clips I took a chance on Monolith.

I think it's difficult to compare this to Swallow The Sun, who are really the doom end of Finnish death metal - In Mourning are probably more towards the progressive end of the spectrum. Some elements of this album remind me of bands like Insomnium and Barren Earth - other parts sound like Textures, maybe even akin to Ihsahn's solo work (though not as good!)

I have to say that I really liked this album. I haven't heard anything else by this band but I would definitely look at their other material… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Print isn't quite dead yet - but this is a serious piece of kit., 28 Nov 2010
I was lucky enough to receive a Kindle for my birthday this year, with the free Wireless and 3G, and thought I'd offer a few thoughts on it, as I've spoken to a number of people since who are also considering such a purchase. I would add at this point that you should really watch SoftDog's review on this product, it's an excellent Video Review and gives a great appreciation of the Kindle against other comparable products on the market.

The first thing I noticed about the Kindle is the weight and size. It's comparable to the size of your average paperback in terms of dimensions, and can be held comfortably in one hand for a sustained period of time. The screen orientation can be… Read more

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