Closer To Found: Always Just As Lost (Album Review)

 

 The universe is bathed in a shroud of explosive darkness that pours across space, time and reality itself. This darkness is invasive and penetrating. It burns worlds, sacks galaxies and lynches charted accountants across the multiverse. It is, in short, the bloody essence of Heavy Metal. This is the belligerent album “Always Just As Lost” by the amazingly brutal Closer To Found. Now the album itself is close to an hour in length; every second of which is a bloody and vicious assault on the senses -mind, body and soul. I would say that this album hits you in all the soft parts and on multiple levels -and in a way it does- but, it hits older farts like me […]

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Bubbles Erotica: Bubbles Erotica (Album Review)

 

 There is something of a Retro-Renaissance happening in the world of Alternative music of late. Bands seem to be delving into the music of the ’70’s and ’80’s and even the ’60’s, and are creating, from nibbling bits of this delicious smorgasbord of unique sounds, their own wondrous tunes, tracks and pieces of creative brilliance that will live long into the 22nd century. One of these bits of brilliance is “Bubbles Erotica” from Bubbles Erotica. Now… let us have a look at the album itself. “Bubbles Erotica” is an album that mixes the best of a number of fantastic genres and styles together. There is a wonderful dollop of Rock n’ Roll spirit running through its veins. There is a brilliant […]

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The Man In The High Castle (Review)

 

 The universe is full of “what if” moments. It is part of the cornerstone of human nature to guess, assume and visualise what could have, would have, and will possibly happen. It’s in our very DNA. We like to assume, and we like to see alternative ways in which things can play out. So it should come as no surprise that someone wrote a book, and someone made a TV series based around the idea that the NAZI’s and the Empire of Japan won WW2. This is the amazing book and TV show “The Man In The High Castle”. Right, so we’ll start with a little background for this show. “The Man In The High Castle” was the brainchild of […]

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Mass Effect: Andromeda (Game Review)

 

 “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” -William Shakespeare (Henry V). I will admit this at the beginning: I was not looking forward to the new Mass Effect universe. Call it an attack of nostalgia or a case of narrow-mindedness, if you wish. I care not. I am simply stating that the idea of another Mass Effect game seemed to me to be nothing more than a case of Bioware milking itself and its creation for every ounce of its worth. That said, on discovering their plans for the game, my mood was somewhat improved. Indeed, I was glad that they did not simply carry on with another Commander Shepard story line, or indeed remain in Shepard’s galaxy. […]

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Soldiers Of A Wrong War: Countdowns

 

 Once more we get to indulge in the power and glory of youthful expression and explosive creativity. This is “Countdowns” the latest album from the amazing Soldiers Of A Wrong War. The songs on this, 10 track, album represent the epitome of youthful Metal. Songs such as ‘We Will Never Fall‘ and ‘Out of Time‘ are, like the rest of their peers, backside kicking from start to finish. Bottom line, “Countdowns” is a good all-round album that is worthy of any Metal collection.

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Electropop: 11

 

 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “There is something amazing about compilation albums.” (I hope you weren’t expecting more there?) One such amazing compilation is “Electropop:11” The songs on this, 13 track, album cover a number of Alternative music genres and chockful of brilliant remixes and extended version from a myriad of brilliant bands. It’s unbridled passion from start to finish. EMT – Regret (Sinestar Extended Mix) 05:11 Insight – Alive (Techni-ka Remix) 06:05 Janrevolution – Man Without Return (Extended Mix) 06:20 Kosmos – Keine Macht Dieser Welt (Paralyzed Extended Remix) 05:40 Mechatronic – Don’t Bother to Knock (Extended Version) 05:54 Midnight Resistance – Under Glass (Extended Mix) 06:32 Mirreya – When Tomorrow Comes (Extended Version) 05:21 […]

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Woodhawk: Beyond The Sun

 

 Power! Power! MORE POWER! That is the simplest way to describe what I am hearing right now. This is “Beyond The Sun” from the amazing Woodhawk. The songs on this, 9 track, album are about as commanding and dominating as Metal can be. Songs such as ‘The High Priest‘ and ‘A New Hope‘ show just how “out there” Metal can be. It’s simply unbridled and riddled to the core with the potential to conquer worlds and mosh-pits. Bottom line, “Beyond The Sun” is an amazing album worthy of any Metal collection. Get it now!

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This Gun For Hire: Something A Little More Sinister

 

 Once again the power of Metal is undeniable. Pure and bloody simple! This is This Gun For Hire with their latest offering to the gods of Metal, “Something A Little More Sinister“. The songs on this, 12 track, album are about as aggressive and powerful as a young band can create. Songs like ‘Set This Path‘ and ‘Something A Little More Sinister‘ come flying out of the depths of Hell and threaten -as the songs of youth often do- to set fire to the surrounding world and beyond! It’s epic! Overall, “Something A Little More Sinister” is a Metal album worthy of the genre. It’s savage and unbridled from start to finish. It’s a must for any Metal fan.

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Slagduster: Deadweight

 

 Chaos! That is the best way to describe this sort of music. Chaos! Pure and simple! This is “Deadweight” by Slagduster. The songs on this, 9 track, album are about as brutal as any Metal songs I’ve ever heard. Songs such as ‘Profane Puppet‘ and ‘Ivory Into Coal‘ are quite simply, bloody thrashing and purely aggressive. It’s Metal from A to Z. Overall, “Deadweight” is an album that is anything but. It’s an album packed with chaos and brutal disorder that is worthy of any mosh-pit.

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Pete Lynch: Kill The Monster

 

 On rare occasions you get to listen to an album that takes you down memory lane -a distant memory lane, that is- and leaves you in a world of new and old, and extremely interesting possibilities. This is Pete Lynch. This is “Kill The Monster“. The songs on this, 11 track, album are full of classic Rock power, driving solos and esoteric experiences. It’s pretty damned good on multiple levels. Songs like ‘The Silence‘ and ‘Scars‘ are not only well written and produced; but they are equally passionate and forceful in their execution. Bottom line, “Kill The Monster” is a brilliant album worthy of any Rock collection.

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