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One Kill Wonder [Limited Edition] ~ The Haunted
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrashtastic! (Ahem), 15 Feb 2003
I Received this through the post today, and it is utterly superb! I always slightly preferred the first Haunted album to the second, whilst the second had the beefier production. One Kill Wonder mixes the best of both of their previous albums to create an album that combines the speed and thrashiness of the first, with the state-of-the-art production of the second. I have no doubt that this will become one of my most listened to CD's in the coming weeks. In an age where there's so much commercial crap out there mascarading as rock/metal/whatever, it's so good to hear a modern band embracing metal, but in a thoroughly modern up to date way. This is an excellent album by an excellent band… Read more
Ride The Blade ~ Teen Cthulhu
Ride The Blade ~ Teen Cthulhu
Ride The Blade is the kind of album you would get if you had an all-out heavy-as-hell hardcore band, (Hatebreed, for example), that eventually decided that they wanted to play black metal instead of hardcore. This is, essentially a black metal album, but with a hard/noisecore kinda feeling in places, mainly due to the cfact that the songs are quite short, and the vocals are, (mostly), shouted, rather than the usual black metal raspy-screams. Spiritually, this is the brother of Anaal Nathrakh's 'The Codex Necro' - both are evil as hell black metal albums that don't care about anything and hate everything! Which is nice. The difference being that Anaal Nathrakh come from a black metal… Read more
Jhazmyne's Lullaby ~ 7 Angels 7 Plagues
Jhazmyne's Lullaby ~ 7 Angels 7 Plagues
4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!, 13 Jan 2003
The more I listen to this album, the more I like it. That's not to say that I didn't like it straight away, it's just that it appears to grow on you the more you hear it. Deceptively straight ahead Moshy Metalcore on first listen, but then you notice it's actually more than that. Think Poison The Well, (minus most singy parts), crossed with Rykers, only with a slightly deeper voice. As I say, this is great stuff, staying within the Metalcore genre, but not unafraid to try out other things also, which is good. Not quite as accomplished as From Autumn To Ashes, but almost, and besides, this is a more brutal beast anyway. I look forward to their next release with great interest,… Read more