Friday, 20 October 2017

Album Reviews

Album Review: MOSCOW – Queen of Sin

Moscow Queen Of Sin

Let’s face it, before bands like In This Moment stepped into the metal genre, the music was mainly a male-fronted creation. Female-fronted acts had to fight and claw their way into being accepted by metalheads around the world. But, in recent years we have seen an influx of female-fronted acts …

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Album Review: WOE – Hope Attrition

Woe

Black metallers Woe have undergone a steadily successful transformation since their inception in 2007. Originally hailing from New Jersey as a sole entity of multi-faceted Chris Grigg, the presently Brooklyn-based project has fleshed into a quartet, comprising additional members Grzesiek Czapla (bass, vocals), Matt Mewton (guitar) and Lev Weinstein (drums). …

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Album Review: ORANSSI PAZUZU – Kosmonument

Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument

In the extreme music realm, Finland’s Oranssi Pazuzu breathes a vibrant, multi-spectrum color palette onto an otherwise rough-hewn foundation. Based in Tampere, the band’s integration of psychedelic warmth is what individualizes them, solidifying an equally nuanced blend of classic-era rock and black metal. This approach has become increasingly refined in …

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Album Review: DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT – OFH: Prime Cuts EP

DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT

Dead Animal Assembly Plant is a horror theatre-inspired collaboration of prominent industrial rock musicians. Expanding as an open collective, the Portland, Oregon quartet currently comprises vocalist Zach Wager, multi-instrumentalist Eric Bergen, guitarist Regulo Junior, and bassist Rebecca Cliborne. Stylistics considered, a factor of equal merit lies in their cyber butcher …

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Album Review: REMARK – Remark

Remark

After successful music video releases in 2016, helping to put the band into the international spotlight, Russian rock outfit Remark has released their debut full-length album to listeners across the world. The album’s opening track and the band’s first single from the release, “Falling,” is in my opinion exactly what …

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Album Review: GRIDFAILURE – Hostile Alchemy

GRIDFAILURE

Gridfailure is the one-man tenure of New York alternative musician and Earsplit co-owner Dave Brenner. It is Brenner’s first electronic project, which he’d conceived rather spontaneously in February of last year. Even so, this project proves every bit as challenging as it is conceptual. With influences fluttering between noise, psychedelic, …

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Album Review: EMPYREAN THRONE – Chaosborne

EMPYREAN THRONE

California black metal band Empyrean Throne make their full-length album debut in epic fashion with the release of Chaosborne. The band’s unique blend of elements of industrial, black metal, and symphonic metal, creates a very powerful and addicting sound. Empyrean Throne combines the heavy vocals, double bass punches and powerful …

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