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Chronicles Of A Dark Machine
Chronicles Of A Dark Machine
Price: £13.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent hard rock, 1 Feb. 2016
If you've ever caught a live show from KYRBGRINDER, you'll already know just how fantastic these guys are. Johanne James is an astonishing drummer with true charisma and excels with his vocal delivery on every track. This album has huge chunky riffs, massive hooks and catchy, hugely energetic tracks, these guys certainly know how to write memorable songs.

Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Price: £13.69

8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired and essential, 12 Jan. 2008
After 'Hex' and the subsequent tours supporting that album, Earth reveled in the continuing musical evolution of the band, emerging in the dark satanic twang and austere American beauty produced on said record and the illuminating 'Hibernaculum' release . The 'Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull' discovers an even more darker template for Dylan Carlson and the band to grow into . A psychodelic production with some crisp inviting guitar sounds, an album that ebbs and flows and is throughly inspired throughout .

Carlson is joined on this album by legendary guitarist Bill Frisell which adds texture and counterpoint to Dylans playing .

'From strength, sweetness . From darkness, light . The bees made honey in the lion's skull'

Being a fan of the band and having witnessed them on the tour with Sunn O))) back in Feb ' 06, i was looking forward to hearing this new album with bated breath and it doesn't disappoint . Hugely rewarding and expansive, the album gets better with each listen . If 'Hex' was a rewarding listen, this album will be too . Get it !!!

Lisey's Story
Lisey's Story
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Someone have a word with Mr King ..., 31 July 2007
This review is from: Lisey's Story (Paperback)
Cell, the last book from King was possibly one of the worst i've read from him, and i've read all his published work and Lisey's Story has little to recommend it either unfortunately . It's just boring for huge parts of the book, the story barely holds your interest and for the first 100 pages i struggled to maintain my interest . It improved slightly towards the middle but it's King on autopilot, not trying very hard and rehashing previous ideas . It's just not him .
I actually didn't read all the way through if i'm honest, i stopped reading the book on page 510, some 56 pages from the end . I just didn't care what was happening, the story had finally worn me down and i gave up .
Bad-gunky Mr King ? Nah . Bad writing .

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