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Tunturi Bremshey Go RW3 Rowing Machine
Tunturi Bremshey Go RW3 Rowing Machine
Price: £380.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to the job, 20 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Went for this as it had perfect reviews, but it turned into a nightmare for me. After one day, the flywheel began making a loud 'clonk' sound upon every pull and it sounded like it was about to fall to pieces at any moment. Then, the footbar began to make an awful creaking sound every time you pushed off. I tried greasing/oiling it/tightening the bolts - but to no avail - it seemed it was down to the flat pack pieces not fitting together properly more than anything.

I thought for £379 this would've been of a much higher quality piece of kit, but after being used only 2-3 times, it just wasn't up to the job.
I'd presumed that I was just unlucky considering the other sterling reviews, until when dismantling the rower to return it to the seller, the handle sheath easily pulled/slipped off the handle and the cable shot into the machine and was irretrievable to re-attach - unbelievable that the cable isn't even attached to the metal handle in any way and is only being held on by the rubber hand-sheaths.

It's simply a shoddy piece of kit. My advice, don't bother - look elsewhere. You'll probably get more wear out of a rower worth £100 than this.


VEO | LED Micro USB Cable / Data / Sync & Charging Cable for Android phones, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S6, S4, S3, S2, Note 2, Note 1, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC - Orange
VEO | LED Micro USB Cable / Data / Sync & Charging Cable for Android phones, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S6, S4, S3, S2, Note 2, Note 1, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC - Orange

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only thing is that it charges pretty slowly in comparison to an electrical socket charger, 16 July 2014
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Works well, no major issues. Only thing is that it charges pretty slowly in comparison to an electrical socket charger, but I suppose that is to be expected. All in all, worth the £3 I paid.


Condemned To Eternity
Condemned To Eternity
Price: £12.56

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! BOOTLEG!, 21 April 2011
This review is from: Condemned To Eternity (Audio CD)
As has been mentioned already, this is a poor boogleg 're-issue'. Avoid it, the sound is terrible in some places ("What the Funk?" in particular has a very noticeable pulsing 'hiss' and crackle throughout as the spinning of the original disc/lp was being copied). The original album is a classic, but this release is complete joke. Avoid this version like the plague.


Wound Creations
Wound Creations
Offered by Plastic Dreams
Price: £14.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Death Metal, 11 May 2006
This review is from: Wound Creations (Audio CD)
It must be very difficult nowadays for relatively new Scandinavian bands who are playing melodic death metal to stand out, what with it being such a massive breeding ground for the style. Unfortunately, it was destined to produce a multitude of 'poor mans' copies of the 'classic' bands from the early 90's over the past ten years or so, so much so that it threatened to become a pale, watered-down pastiche of its former self.

Fortuitously for Amoral however, they do have that certain something that makes them stand head and shoulders above the rest in the quagmire of the scene. Listening to this, their debut album, you would swear it was a lost classic from a bunch of teenage Swedes in the 90's, had it not been for the first-rate production and classy musicianship. The album starts off with an instrumental 'The Verge', which has a nice crunchy sounding riff that ambles gradually into a crescendo, segueing nicely into 'Atrocity Evolution', which tears out of the speakers in classic Scandinavian death style. From this moment, it pretty much sets the scene for the rest of the album. In no way can you call Amoral a carbon copy of any of the classic bands (See Entombed, Dismember etc), as they bring their own approach to the genre in the way of odd riff structuring, twin guitar, stuttering staccato melodies and full on heads down heavy thrashy riffing.

Not relying solely on chords for riffs, they instead link harmonious speedy passages and licks to make up the groundwork for the song arrangements, with the killer double bass drum work holding it all together nicely. There are some truly excellent blasting sections on this album too, though they are not quite fierce enough to lump the band with the 'brutal death' tag in my estimation, as a shard of melodic guitar work is seldom far away.

The track 'Other Flesh' stands out as a masterful piece of work, amazingly woven harmonies thump into pure Scandinavian death with the exact amount of each to make you keep revisiting the album again and again. Strangely however, the final two tracks of the album are relatively different to what came before, coming across like Katatonia circa their 'Brave Murder Day' era. They're still excellent tracks though, simply providing further evidence to me that they are certainly not a one trick pony, and have quite a variety of influences which they wear proudly on their sleeves. Definitely one to pick up.


Tyhjyys
Tyhjyys
Offered by westworld-
Price: £8.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not groundbreaking..., 11 May 2006
This review is from: Tyhjyys (Audio CD)
Coming quickly after their 2003 offering 'Kuolema', former Amorphis vocalist Pasi Koskinen (or Ruoja as he is known here) returns with the third effort from Finnish three piece Ajattara. From the album cover art, you would perhaps expect ultra evil sounding black metal, but what is served up is something rather different.

Similarly to their first two albums, mid to slow tempo simplistic riffing and song structuring is the dish of the day here, sounding in the main like The Great Deceiver and a more melancholic Fear Factory butting heads with a few down-tuned Sabbath styled riffs thrown in for good measure. All of the above is swathed in a sea of synth (which never really gets overpowering thankfully), and is accompanied with At the Gates styled vocals with fully Finnish lyrics which really helps to create some evil brooding atmospheres throughout the album. And you can tell that atmosphere is pretty much what the band are all about, very dark, moribund and grim, although not quite slow enough to come musically in the 'doom' category .

There are a couple of times in the album when soaring clean vocals are used to great effect, most notably in the tracks 'Naaras' and 'Langennut', both are again used in a very Fear Factory-esque manner. If you're put off by all the Fear Factory references though, don't worry; they are definitely more 'black' than 'nu'. Although no particular songs stand out to me as being more enjoyable than others, the intro and outro tracks are well above average for fully electronic music. They bookend the album nicely, bringing to mind some sort of post-apocalyptic world where corrugated sheet metal replaces earth, and massive electrical thunderstorms fill the blackened sky. Understandably, the album title 'Tyhjyys' means 'Emptiness' in English, which should say it all really. In summary,

I'd say that although the album is worth a look and is above average in many respects, it's also not particularly outstanding in any areas, and misses that certain spark to really get the blood pumping.


Wretched Spawn; TheUncensored Cover
Wretched Spawn; TheUncensored Cover
Offered by nagiry
Price: £7.23

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the critics and bashers!, 10 Mar. 2004
Cannibal Corpse are the grandfathers of gory brutal death metal, and a large part of the Florida scene of the nineties. For this album, they have stuck to their guns and created another masterpiece of gutteral, brutal death metal.
Some critics of this album have said that they are just rehashing the same album again and again, which I think is quite harsh. I don't see why a band should have to re-invent themselves with every release, because in my opinion, if it ain't broke, then don't fix it.
The opening track is my favourite off this album, it literally leaves your ears smoking. Corpsegrinders vocals seem (to me anyway) to have progressed into almost subhuman territories on some of his screams too! Killer!!
Also, the DVD is a cool bonus too, and lets you see the behind the scenes stuff you never usually get to.
Go get it!!


Forest/Yggdrasill
Forest/Yggdrasill

4.0 out of 5 stars A Definate for Satyricon / Enslaved Collectors, 9 Oct. 2003
This review is from: Forest/Yggdrasill (Audio CD)
This CD sees two extremely early demos from both Satyricon and Enslaved, both showing how far both bands have progressed (for the better in both cases I might add) since there inceptions as rather necro black metal bands.
Satyricons 'Forest..' sends chills down my spine when I listen to it as if icey Norweigian fjords are pouring from the speakers, and Enslaved's 'Yggdrasil' (Which is the mythological tree between worlds in Norweigian folklore) while suffering from the worst production I've ever heard (I'm pretty sure it was produced on a 4-track - but then again so were some of Darkthrones albums, and even they faired better than the sound on this!) it still comes over with a very dark feeling overall, which is what black metals all about anyway!
I would say this should be a definate buy for collectors of either band who'd be interested to hear the grass roots of the two bands, but for the people who are not familiar with either bands music to check out either 'The Shadowthrone' or 'Volcano' from Satyricon (both of which have also very different music styles), and 'Frost' or 'Below the Lights' (again, showing the bands progress between different sounds)


ENEMY OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS
ENEMY OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what its all about...., 29 July 2003
Take no notice of the below review. This album KILLS. It will kick you into next week with its fresh and invigorating grinds. Napalm Death show they have still got it (in my opinion they never lost it) and grind like nobody's business.
Two words. Buy it.


The Haunted
The Haunted
Price: £8.83

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This album deserves a decent review!!, 15 Jan. 2003
This review is from: The Haunted (Audio CD)
THIS ALBUM RULES - there I said it. I wanted to get that out of the way and say it firstly as having browsed the other reviews, I noticed that they don't come anywhere near describing how amazing this album really is - so I felt the need to tell you all!! The first time I listened to this album I had high expectations having followed At the Gates career from fairly early on, needless to say the expectations were easily met - and then some. This is THRASH metal at its very finest, and from the first crushing chords of 'Hate Song' to the slowly fading pounding outro of 'Forensick' this album kicks your a** and helps you to remember why you got into metal in the first place. The amazing guitar work weaves intricately around shifting drum patterns held down with solid basslines, while Peter Dolving screams like a crazed man who has just witnessed his family being slaughtered before him. If this doesn't sound like your bag - then don't buy it, but if it does it will not disappoint!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see 'em live in Oxford soon...
Go on - buy it!
5/5 Murderers prefer the Haunted


Perfection In Pain
Perfection In Pain
Price: £6.71

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A High Quality album, 15 Jan. 2003
This review is from: Perfection In Pain (Audio CD)
Corporation 187 started out as a Slayer covers band, a fact that built the heavy set foundations to the band that they are today - and with their latest release 'Perfection in Pain' they push their sound further forward. To me this release has everything I look for in Modern metal, killer hooks , harmony and speed when needed, also the Peter Tagtgren production which adds extra flavour to the mix. They sound like a cross between The Haunted & At the Gates with the obvious hints of Slayer dotted around here and there, and I'd say that this should be a definate purchase if you like your metal thrashy and intricate as hell


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