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Deep Shade Music

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, June 20, 2016, In : Metal 

Deep Shade Music is a three piece band from the North West of Englands who’s complex and fearful sound spans genres by the track.  The three band members, David Rybka, Paul Barlow and Tom Doherty have seemingly popped up out of nowhere with a torrent of intelligent music made for adults.  Their latest album – Everything Popular is Wrong speaks volumes about the bands musical influences and talents.

Everything Popular is Wrong is an album that not only takes a little bit of getting used ...


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Fire At Dawn- Parasite

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, June 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Fire are a five piece  female fronted metal band from Southend who’s fresh take on female fronted metal  is probably going to give Battlelore and Epica a run for their European money.

 Fire at Dawns ‘Parasite’ starts off with some of the cleanest ethereal vocals I’ve heard since Battelores ’Evernight’ album. Just as you’re getting used to it the rest of the band turn up and change the game. With a very groovy guitar lick moving its way around the crowd with you and vocals muc...


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The Forgotten Age

Posted by mica hamilton on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, In : Metal 





The Forgotten Age are a four piece metal core band from Bangor Gwynedd who have just released their new track ’Undone´. This track started off a little screamy for my tastes at the beginning but I held out hope. Incorporating mid 2000 style riffs and melodies with surprisingly clear vocals that wouldn’t be out of place in a pop songs however it seemed to work.  The guitarists know they’re way around their instruments and as much as I wish there was more of the growling that pricked my ...


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Meta-Stasis

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Metal 

The metal scene in the UK has been missing something. Don’t get me wrong its picking up the pace as of late, with new talent popping up recently. But this new wave of decent underground metal is lacking in something, we've got young black metal bands such as Aeternum, prog metal bands like Carpathia but we're missing some vital. Well we were, Meta- Stasis are made up of members of Ted Maul, Sikth and Man Must Die and are here to tear you ears apart. I'm not going to lie, when I came across ...


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Abgott 'Godfather in Black' Album

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Metal 

Abgott ‘God fathers In Black- album review

 

The beasts of black metal are back. With an album so terrifyingly heavy it will make your ancestors’ ears bleed from beyond the grave. This album, entitled ‘Godfathers in Black’ has everything you crave from a decent black metal album. It doesn’t ask for you permission, it takes it.  Personally I felt like my virginity had been replaced and brutally stripped from me as I listened to songs such as ‘Obscure Renaissance’ and ‘Shinni...


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Aeternum 'Through Death We Ascend'

Posted by mica hamilton on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Metal 

For those of you searching for a new extreme metal band to get your teeth into, look no further. Aeternum, a five piece extreme metal band from London have released their debut EP 'Through Death We Ascend' is a perfect example of everything the underground metal scene is missing. It's got balls, its got technicality, its got groove and most importantly its got solos. With six tracks its the perfect introduction to this band, its got influences from Morbid Angel to Dessecration. I've got a str...

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Candlemass - The Dying Illusion (Chapter VI 1992)

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Metal 

The Dying illusion -Candlemass    


The song 'The Dying Illusion' by Candlemass off the 'Chapter VI' album is nothing less than a master piece of a song which shows the world that the band have always had a deep insight to music writing and will never lose it despite critics saying that doom metal artists write meaningless forgetful music. Recorded in 1992 it won the band there first...


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Machine Head - The Blackening

Posted by mica hamilton on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Metal 

With an opening track so powerful, in dedication to the late Dimebage Darell, it’s no wonder that the sixth and latest album titled simply 'The Blackening' won the band their first Grammy award and sold 15,000 within its first week of release.

This album proves that Machine Head truly have come a long way since their debut album 'Burn My Eyes' which was Road Runner Records bigge...


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