Cease2Xist: Zero Future

 

 Within seconds the world is shrouded in a chaotic darkness that is both primeval and modern in equal doses. This unique mix creates a pulsating power that runs under the skin of the dancefloor and unleashes waves of rollicking insanity. It is glorious to behold. This is the magnificent Cease2Xist with their amazing album “Zero Future“. The songs on this threatening, 8 track, album are quite simply amazing. Songs like ‘Dirty World‘ and ‘Mechanical Medicine‘ are powerful and driven, and full of the potential to make them club classics. There is a power on this album that is spine tingling and exciting. I love it all. Overall, “Zero Future” is a brilliant album worthy of any nightclub siege.

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Boycott The Baptist: Bash The Bishop

 

 There is something lethal crawling along the floor in the dark corners of the nightclub. This entity -a chimera, one might say- is slowly working its way towards global domination and a universe of glorious anarchy. This is the intense Boycott The Baptist with their latest offering to gods of madness ‘Bash The Bishop’. The songs on this, 15 track, album are the epitome of anarchistic pride. They explode in all directions, assaulting all in their path. Songs like ‘Thank Fuck You’re Not A Cop‘ and ‘Chalk It Up‘ are exactly the sort of chaotic madness that makes Metal the social monster that it is. It’s so deliciously offensive. Overall, ‘Bash The Bishop‘ is a brutal album that will fit […]

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Bipolar: Seven (EP)

 

 An explosion of youthful creativity erupts in all directions. It lays waste to pretentious cockwombling and assiduous predilection. It is glorious and overwhelming in its tribal purity. This is Bipolar and their simple, yet flavorsome, tapas offering to the gods, ‘Seven‘. The songs on this rapid, 4 track, album are the very meal one needs to whet the appetite of the Alternative scene. They are powerful and driven -a veritable smorgasbord of youthful insanity and the struggle and triumph over personal demons. It’s amazing. Overall, ‘Seven‘ is a brilliant album that does more than hint at the album to come.

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Adoration Destroyed: Ritual Damage

 

 There is something wondrous about Alternative-Pop music. For me it’s the combination of catchy and entertaining music mixed with the power of lyrics and alien vocalizations that are as far away from pop as possible. Add to that a hint of classic 80’s underground power and you end up with the brilliant Adoration Destroyed and their latest offering to the gods of madness, “Ritual Damage“. The songs on this remarkable, 13 track, album are exactly what the Alternative scene wants and needs right now! It’s all power and diversity and raw talent that sends a billion shivers across a million souls. It’s a dollop of tradition mixed with a shade of smiling darkness, and Gothic exoticism. Songs like ‘Torn Apart’ […]

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Blue Man Group

 

 So here I am sitting at home, my head still pounding and my eyes still spinning -it’s all rods and cones, baby. What a night that was. Good Lord! It was absolutely fantastic. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it was legendary. What caused this legendary evening? Well, it’s simply the amazing meal that I had at Monte Casino. No, I lie. It was watching Wookiee play ten-pin bowling with a buggered hand. No. I am lying again. It was, in fact, the show put on by the gloriously entertaining Blue Man Group; who are at present playing across South Africa. (Go see them!) Now I wanted to give you a well written and well thought out […]

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Benchmarks: Our Undivided Attention

 

 There is something glorious about the emotional power that youthful music can produce. (“Youthful music?” Spot the old man.) No matter where you are in the world or what your music taste, the youth have always had a knack for throwing around driven and exciting sounds. Granted, most of them do not have the talent nor the experience to write amazing music, but what they lack in skills they make up for in pure unbridled passion. One of these passionate bands is Benchmarks with explosive and thoroughly enjoyable album “Our Undivided Attention.“ The songs on this, 11 track, album are exactly what anyone under the age of 25 needs to start their day. There’s power and style and a desire […]

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Werewolf the Apocalypse comes to PC.

Back in October 2015 when White Wolf Studios were acquired by Paradox interactive, we all began wondering if Paradox would start churning out a plethora of branded games in the franchise. Skip to The beginning of 2017, and turns out we were both right and wrong. A new game is coming, but¬†strangely enough it will in fact be developed by Cyanide (Blood Bowl 2, Game of Thrones, Call of C’thulu) and published by Focus Home Entertainment. Those of you who know me will know I adore White Wolf Studio’s Vampire The Masquerade, possibly beyond what you could call healthy levels. However this time round instead of the MMO Vampire the Masquerade, or Bloodlines 2 we were all expecting (read: hoping […]

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ATLAS PAIN: What The Oak Left

 

 It is one thing to listen to an album that consists of badly played instruments and farm beast violations; (A lot of Metal singers sound like they are buggering pigs.) It is entirely another to listen to amazingly well written and produced music that not only threatens to unleash dragons, sack villages and accompany questing heroes into the depths of Hell; but also fills the listeners mind, body and soul with a tumultuous amount of sacrolistic joy. One of these quest, and soul, filling bands is Atlas Pain and their chaotic moshpit starter “What the oak left“. The songs on this awesome, 10 track, album are exactly the sort of music that is required by most metal-heads to begin their […]

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A tale full of sound and fury told by a nerd signifying meaning: (Or how fanboys have hijacked my identity)

When I was growing up, when you entered the mean streets of high school you inevitably knew that you would fall prey to the categorization process. Nobody escapes. This is where kids are mentally rounded up like cattle and corralled into the various social paddocks where you would remain for the rest of your school career. There were the Jocks, powerful and mighty. Their physical attributes enabled them to kicketh many a rear end of a student whom should dare to attempt to rise above his or her station. With muscles the size of grapefruits I can stand up and say‚Ķ that I would and will never be confused for a jock. Then we had the goths, who pretty much […]

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Acranius: Reign Of Terror

 

 “And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” -Nietzsche. Nietzsche was incredibly apt with that statement. Granted, it was for another time and place, but its essence still rings true. No more so then in the chaotic world of Black Metal. And one of the entities that has recently crawled out of the abyss -poised to burn the world- is Acranius and their latest offering to the gods of insanity, “Reign Of Terror.” The songs on this violent, 10 track, album come flying out of the gates of Hell with a fury that is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. Songs like “Died A Liar” and “Warpath” are brutal and potent. […]

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