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WWK Mens Boilersuits - Navy - 46"
WWK Mens Boilersuits - Navy - 46"
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Price: £14.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed, 2 Nov. 2014
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Needed for a halloween costume, it was perfect as what I wanted to go as and it fit perfectly.


Birds Of Fire
Birds Of Fire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Birds Ablaze, 14 Aug. 2014
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As a drummer this album was a must. This was one of the first times Billy Cobham had played with a band on a whole album and with a guitarist, a pianist, bassist and violinist the Mahavishnu Orchestra make a beautiful instrumental album of mad jazz fusion with elements of prog and rock. What really makes this album a defining achievement of jazz fusion in the 70's is its rich sound-scape, that builds and calms with such ease just like the sea, with heavy opener 'Birds Of Fire' set ups a beautiful violin sequence with edgy piano and heavy guitar all powered by Cobham's monster drumming. The album moves in and out of the fusion genre setting up short burst songs like 'Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love' clocking in at only 21 seconds and then with the lengthy prog-like 'One World', this album is a builder but after the slow ascent you appreciate every second of it's 40 minute beauty. Do not move on without this album, it is an essential for every person who loves music.

Essential Tracks:
Birds Of Fire
Thousand Island Park
One World


Hands All Over
Hands All Over
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Price: £5.47

3.0 out of 5 stars A Few Hands Over A Few, 5 Aug. 2014
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Maroon 5 were one of the first bands I loved when I was 10-11 years old, upon hearing 'This Love' and 'She Will Be Loved' on the radio from their explosive debut Songs About Jane I knew I would listen to this band forever, and no matter how crazy my music taste will get you can't beat some good pop-rock.

Now I loved their first two albums but hated Overexposed (with the inclusion of 'One More Night' which is a banger) and with Hands All Over I could see where they fell off and became Adam Levine & Co rather than Maroon 5. Now the first three tracks on this album ('Misery', 'Give A Little More' and 'Stutter') are straight up classic M5 tracks with bounce and melody's you'll be singing all day and because of this I assumed the album would continue in a strong fashion. But when the so called top single, 'Never Gonna Leave This Bed', started I so the album decline very quickly.

I know the subject of M5 songs have never varied that much but the combination of insanely funky music and Levine's soaring vocals have always counter that, but on Hands All Over even the music gets a bit samey and boring after a while. It then perks up again with the title track but then descends into boring, easy-radio tunes that are more like lift music. Though this album has been a disappointment I an hopeful for their fifth album coming out in September, I hope the boys can lift themselves again.

Essential Tracks:
Misery
Give A Little More
Stutter
Hands All Over


One Day As A Lion
One Day As A Lion
Price: £9.64

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4.0 out of 5 stars ....or a thousand years as a sheep, 5 Aug. 2014
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It's Zach De La Rocha and Jon Theodore...how could this not be an amazing EP. After years of no new material from RATM and when Theodore left The Mars Volta I truly believe that music was not as good, I'm not saying that the rest of TMV albums were bad or that Audioslave was a bad super-group, but it could never be the same without these two brilliant musicians. As soon as 'Wild International' kicks in La Rocha hits hard immediately banging out his usual standard of intelligent, well pieced together rapping that carriers throughout the album until his last syllable. As per Mr. Theodore lays down hard and funky grooves that power through each track without letting up, he is a true testament to drumming ability and drum fitness and when the two play together there is magic in the air. Unfortunately it was only a 5 track EP which left me gagging for me, but as a lover of what both these musicians have given to music I was thoroughly impressed with these songs.
Essential Tracks:
Wild International
If You Fear Dying


G I R L
G I R L
Price: £4.76

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4.0 out of 5 stars and as always he delivers his brilliant brand of sophisticated and different pop, 25 July 2014
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Nowadays I think it's quite rare to have such a huge pop star how can actually play instruments and produce his own music. Pharrell played every instrument and was executive producer for his second solo studio album, and as always he delivers his brilliant brand of sophisticated and different pop. Though a lot of people would buy this album for the two massive singles 'Marilyn Monroe' and 'Happy' it is riddled with juicy pop tunes with an edge that reminds me of the N*E*R*D days. 'Marilyn Monroe' is one of the fav's on this album and it works brilliantly as the opener, combining sweet strings with a heavy and funky drum and bass back up. Then before 'Happy' kicks in on the fifth track there is 'The Hunter' the most N*E*R*D song on the album dripping with sexuality and achingly slow paced to enhance the seductive vocals. As the album progresses the production varies even more with songs like 'Lost Queen' with it's African tribal beats and a classically arranged R&B ballad 'Know Who You Are' featuring Alicia Keys. But the song that I feel is the most impressive, alongside 'Marilyn Monroe' is 'Gust Of Wind. It's trippy chorus ripe with auto-tune gives the atmosphere that the song needs and like 'Marilyn Monroe' it is laced with lovely strings.
Yes it is pop, yes it is the album with the most over played song on the radio but it is also Pharrell, one of the most inventive pop stars of the past 5 years. The pop music community always needs someone like this.

Essential Tracks:
Marilyn Monroe
Brand New
The Hunter
Happy
Gust Of Wing
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Once More 'Round The Sun
Once More 'Round The Sun
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great album Once More, 25 July 2014
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Oh yes indeed, the new Mastodon! After The Hunter I expected them to either continue with simplistic song-writing or kick it up a notch and go back to the Remission/Leviathan days, and what I got was better than I expected! This is the album where I truly realised that Mastodon are not just great musicians who have conquered their instruments but also amazing song-writers! The way they stripped away everything to it's bare bones and it still had such an amazing effect solidified this for me. The album begins with an beautiful acoustic intro into 'Tread Lightly' which is reminiscent of 'Elephant Man'/'Joseph Merrick' from their first two albums, then it continues in strength with the anthemic chorus of 'The Motherload' and the heavy riffage of 'High Road'. Later on in the album the massive 'Aunt Lisa' arrives with a tinge of Faith No More mixed with The Ramones but it still was able to sound like a Mastodon song. This along with The Hunter have also displayed how much Brent and Troy's vocals have improved over the years, in both singing and screaming and the inclusion of Brann singing gives the songs delightful harmonies.
This amazing band still continue to make brilliant albums after over 15 years, changing their style but keeping that signature sound that have made them possibly the best metal band of the 21st century.

Essential Tracks:
The Motherload
High Load
Chimes At Midnight
Aunt Lisa


Lost And Found
Lost And Found
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Found Than Lost, 6 July 2014
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When I first heard 'Dig' from Mudvayne's first album I was blown away by the technical musicianship coupled with bold lyrics and complex structures. Though they have toned down the complexity of the structures they still retain the energy and signature sound that makes me love them so. A big knockout opener 'Determined' brings your blood to boiling point and makes you believe you could wrestle a bare, and even though it borders on brutal thrash metal the lyrics show a more positive side to this nu-metal band. The album continues to kick up the pace with anthem 'Happy?' and lesser known gems like 'Fall Into Sleep' and the 8 minute wonder 'Choices'. The only criticism I would have is that the finally few songs get a bit samey and lack the power and interest of the first 3/4's of the album. This album held at least 3 massive songs that Mudvayne use regularly in their concerts and it is safe to say that Lost And Found is another hit for this wonderful band.
Essential Tracks:
Determined
Happy?
Fall Into Sleep
Forgot To Remember


Official T Shirt METALLICA Justice & Stoned AO XL
Official T Shirt METALLICA Justice & Stoned AO XL
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5.0 out of 5 stars Metallica T-Shirt, 6 July 2014
Arrived promptly, fitted perfectly, cool design. What else could anyone want. BUY THIS!


MISS MACHINE
MISS MACHINE
Price: £13.83

4.0 out of 5 stars This Is The Storm, 28 May 2014
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Coming of the back of a classic like Calculating Infinity was never going to be easy, the sophomore album for many great rock bands has always been in question but if they are truly pioneering musicians for their genre they will succeed. Dillinger are no different, with a new singer (Greg Puciato) but the same approach to their organised chaos TDEP deliver another classic noise metal album.
We kick straight in with 'Panasonic Youth', a pleasant slaughter of the ear drums that'll send shivers down those who waited patiently for more brutal music, and from then on the album doesn't really let up. One of my personal favourites 'Sunshine The Werewolf' mixes brutality with beautiful jazz-influenced breaks and slips between the two effortlessly, this is a common theme throughout the album that keeps the listener interested through the mazes of huge stomping riffs and over-the-top accurate drums. Another highlight of the album is the single 'Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants' which for me solidified Puciato's place in the band showing so much vocal range on one song you'd think it was four people singing as well as being a complex song to be considered one of Dillinger's more 'poppy' songs.
As with every Dillinger album you will want to tear out your heart and eat it in front of those you hate as well as dance awkwardly to off tempo grooves, Dillinger will be one of those classic bands that while progressing for the future still keep their signature sound.
Essential Tracks:
Sunshine The Werewolf
Highway Robbery
Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants


Ire Works
Ire Works
Price: £7.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Horse Hunting, 28 May 2014
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TDEP was the first band that introduced me to extreme metal. Initially when I heard Calculating Infinity tracks such as '43% Burnt' I just couldn't believe that people would actually pay money for what I thought was just people throwing their instruments around a room and someone screaming into a microphone. But as the years have gone on I have realised the precision and beauty of this band, and now I own all their albums.
Ire Works was definitely a different course for TDEP, Greg was able to flex his singing ability a bit more with tracks like 'Black Bubblegum' and the album took a more experimental approach with the middle section of the album having tracks no longer than 2 minutes that contained mostly electronic sounds and guitar. But this is no criticism, oh no. Though there are these differences it still sounds like a TDEP album, it still has power songs like the opener 'Fix Your Face' and the follow up 'Lurch' but as well as this they move to more melodic metal (with horns to die for) with 'Milk Lizard'.
Ire Works is another brilliant Dillinger album that is a must have for fans and for those who want to push their musical horizons, I am a man who adores Rock, dies for Hip Hop, chills out to Jazz and reads to Classical. But I am also a man who loves real, no nonsense music just like The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Essential Tracks:
Fix Your Face
Black Bubblegum
Milk Lizard
Horse Hunter


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