MiXE1: Don’t Break Apart (EP)

 

 I adore this amazing band. MiXE1 is perhaps one of the most unique bands I have ever encountered. Their style, flare and genre shifting sounds make every song a unique experience. This is their latest offering, “Don’t Break Apart“. The songs on this EP show the range this band has. The title song, ‘Don’t Break Apart‘ and ‘Meteor‘ are both amazing and driven songs that utilise the power of guitars and drums and elevate them to an art form; while the remix by Ruinizer of ‘Don’t Break Apart‘ is dancefloor filling and so unique it’s practically a different song from a different band. I like a  remix that makes a new song of the one they were meant to remix. […]

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Memories In Broken Glass: Enigma Infinite

 

 Brutal and rapid sounds spill out of the speakers and dominate the surrounding areas. Even now I can see my neighbours blocking their ears in pain. It’s glorious! And yet, there is a diversity on this album that builds emotion and takes one on a journey down a myriad of diverse locations. This is Memories In Broken Glass. This is the amazing “Enigma Infinite“. The songs on this diverse, 11 track, album are threatening and extremely savage. There is an explosion of guitars, drums and vicious screaming that would please most Metal fans. Songs like ‘The Constant‘ and ‘As The Table Turns‘ are as powerful as Metal songs can be. It’s brutal and moving at the same time. Overall, “Enigma […]

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Lung Flower: Effigy

 

 There is nothing like starting the morning in a moshpit. Well, okay, it’s not a moshpit, it’s the queue for the coffee shop; but within 5 minutes of this album kicking to life on my iFruit phone (+10 points if you know where that’s from -Ed), there was a moshpit -or at the least it was a coffee spill and some serious headbanging. It was Metal. This is the chaotic Lung Flower, with their latest offering to the gods, “Effigy“. The songs on this, 7 track, album are driven and aggressive. Songs like ‘Ascend‘ and ‘Everything‘ are powerful moshpit starters. It’s viking raiders sacking shopping malls in every direction. It’s epic! Overall, “Effigy” is a wonderful album full of Metal […]

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Ketch: Anthems of Dread

 

 The power of Metal is universal. It’s fiery and explosive, and could probably set the universe aflame right down to the dark matter that binds us all together. One of these matter breaking bands is Ketch, with their latest offering to the gods of chaos, “Anthems of Dread“. The songs on this vicious, 10 track, album are about as brutal as a Metal album can get. Songs like ‘13 Coils‘ and ‘Distant Time‘ are moshpit starters from start to finish. There is a power on this album that is rarely heard these days. It’s amazing! It’s dominate! It’s bloody Metal! Overall, “Anthems of Dread” is a ruthless album is worthy of any Metal collection.

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Jupiter Hollow: Odyssey (EP)

 

 I have always enjoyed the work produced by seemingly undermanned bands. Take this pair, if you will, they are making some of the best Rock I have ever heard. This is the amazing Jupiter Hollow, with their brilliant EP, “Odyssey“. The songs on this EP are about as amazing as any I’ve heard released before. The songs range from amazing power ballads that fill the world with a blinding brilliance; to incredibly fast and driven handmade music that dominates the airwaves around it. For two lads to make such diverse and epic music it is truly a remarkable feat of skill and determination. Overall, “Odyssey” is a fantastic EP that’s full of beautiful appetizers.

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Hidden Danger: Access Denied

 

 It is not everyday that I get to listen to a Metal album that is laconic. in fact, I do not think I’ve ever heard a Metal album that lacks lyrics. But what it lacks in vocals it makes up for in pure unbridled passion. This is Hidden Danger. This is  “Access Denied“. The songs on this, 10 track, album are absolutely brilliant. Songs such as ‘Gone‘ and ‘Rokken‘ and ‘Believe‘ show the pure brilliance of this band, and the power that instrument dominated music can bring. Overall, “Access Denied” is a brilliant album from a multi-talented musician.

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Davey Suicide: Made From Fire

 

 Today is a today I never thought I’d see. Today is the day I, for the first time, experienced the pure joys of Gutter Goth. That’s right, Gutter Goth. A genre I did not even know existed; and now I cannot live without. This is Davey Suicide, Gutter Goth band extraordinaire. This is “Made From Fire“. The songs on this, 14 track, album are about as unique as any songs I’ve ever heard. How can one describe the songs on this album? Some of it sounds a bit Punky. Some of it sounds Goth. Some of it is a little bit Industrial. A chunk of it is Metal. All together it is a brilliant. Simple as that. Overall, “Made From […]

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Neon Shudder: Sons of Seraph

 

 This is the second time the works of Neon Shudder have crossed my desk. Once again, I can honestly say, this work is absolutely amazing. There is something about this band that gives me the feeling of a Sci-Fi sound track gone rogue – in the most glorious of ways. This is the wondrous Neon Shudder. This is the amazing “Sons of Seraph“. The songs on this, 21 track, album. 21 track! It’s a beast of an album. The songs are as diverse and complex as any I’ve ever heard. ‘Total Bastard‘ is a song that reminds me of the old Red Alert OST. ‘Running Out Of Time‘ reminds me of the melodic sounds of early ’80’s Electronic music. ‘It’s […]

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Combichrist: This Is Where Death Begins

 

 I adore Combichrist. Well, I like Combichrist. I adore Icon of Coil. (Sorry Andy) But with their latest release I think that they might have claimed a major part of my heart. This is the brutal, Combichrist! “This Is Where Death Begins“! The songs on this, 15 track, album are more than a little different from the previous Combichrist albums. There’s a lot more guitar driven insanity on this album than on previous ones. Songs such as ‘Destroy Everything‘ and ‘Pay To Play‘ kick like a horse that has steel-tipped boots on. This album is pure backside pounding from start to finish. Overall, “This Is Where Death Begins” is an album that is, quite simply, killer.

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Funeral For The Masses: Pitch Black

 

 Within the first few seconds of the album coming to life my neighbours have abandoned their homes, and have fled for other countries. It seems to me that they cannot cope with the power and aggression of this band! This is Funeral For The Masses, this is the savage “Pitch Black“. The songs on this album are riddled with a brutality that is the epitome of unbridled savagery.  Songs such as ‘F.F.T.M‘ and ‘Blinded Eyes‘ are so fast and bloody that they will be moshpit classics for decades to come. Overall, “Pitch Black” is an album for lovers of incredibly loud music.

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