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Exit Ten - This World

Exit Ten - This World

Exit TenThis World, They'll DrownAlbum ReviewIt's is intriguing to spot when producers become uber-producers, when their often overlooked talents become a key element in developing a band's sound and direction.. In some cases the producer...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

The Early Years - So Far Gone

The Early Years - So Far Gone

The Early YearsSo Far GoneSingle ReviewDescribing something in a press release as fuzzy yet melodic guitar pop is about as enticing as saying something is quite good. It's nice then to find that The Early...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

Pure Reason RevolutionThe Dark ThirdAlbum ReviewWhen an opening track of an album has the intriguing charms and sonic character of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, you know you're in for a treat. The...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Viva Voce - From the Devil Himself

Viva Voce - From the Devil Himself

Viva VoceFrom the Devil HimselfSingle ReviewAcoustic guitars, harmonised vocals, folky clapping. Simon and Garfunkel for the new millennium perhaps, with a hint of Beck? Taken from the album, "Get Yr Blood Sucked Out", it's really...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Avenged Sevenfold - Burn it Down

Avenged Sevenfold - Burn it Down

Avenged SevenfoldBurn it DownSingle ReviewThe Huntingdon Beach metalcore crew that is Avenged Sevenfold peddle a sound that actually has elements of traditional hard rock and vocals that are sung not shouted, thus perhaps drawing them...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Kuato - Kuato Lives

Kuato - Kuato Lives

KuatoKuato LivesEP ReviewThere has always been something of a quest for truth and purity when it comes to independent, real music. Record companies are often seen as the enemy, designed only to enslave our collective...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Editors - Blood

Editors - Blood

EditorsBloodSingle ReviewIt's not that often that a band travels the road from obscurity to stardom in such a short time that the record company ends up releasing 3 singles twice from one album. If I'm...

Review posted on 26th June 2006

Stig - Rum and Brass

Stig - Rum and Brass

Stig Rum and Brass Album Review This band can't be accused of being half-hearted. A thrashing, scathing, bitterly comic ska punk band with plenty of guts, a whole lot of trumpets and lyrics like 'Stars...

Review posted on 13th June 2006

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

MuseSupermassive Black HoleSingle ReviewMuse have always had an amazing ability to sound so awe-inspiringly heavy. Don't, please, confuse heaviness with speed. Slayer I'm afraid aren't heavy, they're just fast. Muse have always been truly heavy,...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped

Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped

Sonic Youth Rather RippedAlbum ReviewFor a band to be able to get to the point in their career where they release their 21st album, whilst similarly being able to defy what is expected of them...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah

Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah

LordiHard Rock Hallelujah Single ReviewDeep Purple in fancy dress, GWAR-lite? Who cares really, because Lordi won that most hallowed of prizes, the Eurovision Song Contest. For those of you awakening from your cultural deep-sleep, to...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secrets

All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secrets

All-American RejectsDirty Little SecretsSingle ReviewOn the sliding scale of pop-punk, this is even further towards the pop end than even the likes of Blink 182. The secret formula can have no more that a 2%...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Scott Stapp - The Great Divide

Scott Stapp - The Great Divide

Scott StappThe Great DivideAlbum ReviewWith the insistent weight of Scott Stapp being "The Grammy Award winning voice of Creed" already pressing upon you before the CD hits the deck, coupled with the fact that even...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Billy Talent - Devil in a Midnight Mass

Billy Talent - Devil in a Midnight Mass

Billy TalentDevil in a Midnight Mass Single ReviewA strange pseudo-pop-punk offering this. Billy Talent must be on an uphill struggle to overcome a truly awful name without their rather confusing sound. Thin, reedy American production...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Serena-Maneesh - Drain Cosmetics

Serena-Maneesh - Drain Cosmetics

Serena-ManeeshDrain CosmeticsSingle ReviewDespite a name that conjures up some sort of Indian guru, Serena-Maneesh are actually Norwegian newcomers. They effortlessly combine a melancholy, ethereal blend of guitar rock with smooth, ghostly harmonies. Reminiscent of, although...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Rye Coalition - Curses

Rye Coalition - Curses

Rye CoalitionCursesAlbum ReviewYou get the impression that Rye Coalition have absolutely no time for scenes, looks, vogues or any of the other traps that modern popular culture by its very nature forces itself into. No,...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Various Artists - Full Metal Garage

Various Artists - Full Metal Garage

Various Artists "Full Metal Garage"The Songs that Drove MetallicaAlbum ReviewA relatively uncommon concept this really – instead of an album of people paying tribute to their heroes with a compilation of covers of one artist's...

Review posted on 5th June 2006

Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper

Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper

Angels & AirwavesWe Don't Need to WhisperSingle ReviewA new punk supergroup? Yes, that's right –or is it? Tom Delonge, he of Blink 182 fame, together with assorted members of The Distillers, The Offspring and Box...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Korn - Live and Rare

Korn - Live and Rare

KornLive and RareAlbum ReviewYou can be sure that a title of "Live and Rare" will almost always imply that this is a release for the devoted fans only, although in the case of this offering...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Deadstar Assembly - Unsaved

Deadstar Assembly - Unsaved

Deadstar AssemblyUnsavedAlbum ReviewDeadstar Assembly are going to be huge, you can be sure of that. They have the perfect, almost mathematical blend of extreme visuals (think Marilyn Manson as image consultant), and pseudo-aggressive sound that...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Get Amped - Postcards from Hell

Get Amped - Postcards from Hell

Get Amped, Postcards from Hell, Album ReviewWith a title like that, you know you're going to get an earful of rock! Get Amped bring you a feast of well-produced, commercially tinged riff-age. No mindless thrashing...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

The Hush Sound - Like Vines

The Hush Sound - Like Vines

The Hush SoundLike VinesAlbum ReviewClose your eyes and its mid-90s again. "Make a little birdhouse in your soul" by They Might be Giants is on the radio and all is good in happy rock land....

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Breed 77 - Alive

Breed 77 - Alive

Breed 77AliveSingle ReviewThe recent pairing of Breed 77 and metal legends Fear Factory would appear to some to be a strange choice, and this single retains all the melodic characteristics of Breed 77 that would...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Forgive Durden - Beware the Jubjub Bird and Shun the Frumious Bandersnatch

Forgive Durden - Beware the Jubjub Bird and Shun the Frumious Bandersnatch

Forgive DurdenBeware the Jubjub Bird / Shun the Frumious Bandersnatch Double A Side Single ReviewForgive Durden appear to have a propensity for ludicrous song titles, but don't let that put you off. What they can...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Guile - Serendipity / Yesterday's Karma

Guile - Serendipity / Yesterday's Karma

GuileSerendipity / Yesterday's KarmaEP ReviewPoor mastering on your EP is not the worst of crimes admittedly, but Guile should make sure their material in future doesn't suffer from sounding timid next to the hot-mastered masterpieces...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

The Academy Is - Checkmarks

The Academy Is - Checkmarks

The Academy Is CheckmarksSingle ReviewBy the time you've begun to pigeonhole this little number into a comfortable niche of sensitive, plaintive indie rock, the chorus kicks in like a metaphorical rabbit punch. Slick production emphasises...

Review posted on 30th May 2006

Killing Joke - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell

Killing Joke - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell

Killing JokeHosannas from the Basements of HellAlbum ReviewIt is safe to say that however the world is to end, whether through a day of judgement, crashing asteroid or other such misfortune, the headliners for the...

Review posted on 4th April 2006

Zico Chain - The Zico Chain

Zico Chain - The Zico Chain

The Zico Chain Album ReviewThe Zico Chain appear to have a special machine of their own invention that has the ability to synthesise the key elements of trashy, punky rock and roll from the last...

Review posted on 4th April 2006

30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie

30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie

30 Seconds to MarsA Beautiful LieAlbum ReviewProof positive that Hollywood stardom does not automatically mean that you produce dreadful music that is only allowed to see the light of day because of your fame. Jared...

Review posted on 3rd April 2006

Gary Numan - Jagged

Gary Numan - Jagged

Gary NumanJaggedAlbum ReviewAlthough Gary Numan may be firmly entrenched in most of the nation's minds as the strange chap who sang about Cars, Numan has over the last few years gained a profile as a...

Review posted on 14th March 2006

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