American Standards: Anti-Melody (Album Review)

 

 The mainstream news media will tell you that Metal is nothing more than a corpse that is being feasted upon. Soon Metal will be gone and the world will embrace Flip-Flop and Plop and other forms of factory produced swill. BUT! Those who think for themselves. Those with passion and pride. Those lucky few know! that Metal is evolving, mutating, regenerating. Metal is not going anywhere. Case in point. This is the brutal American Standards, with their amazing album of mainstream media destruction, “Anti-Melody“. The songs on this 8 track album combine, and unleash, the best that the Alternative scene has to offer. The music is explosive and aggressive. There is chaos and insanity in every cord. There is madness […]

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The Damn Truth: Devilish Folk (Album Review)

 

 There is nothing like the joy one gets from hearing well thought-out and brilliantly constructed Rock music. It’s moving. It’s powerful. It does something physical and erotic to your mind, body and soul. It’s wondrous on numerous levels. This is the brilliant band, The Damn Truth, with their amazing offering to the elder gods of Rock, “Devilish Folk“. The songs on this 12 track album spill forth from the very bowels of the Rock genre -it’s power and style in equal amounts; riddled with a quantity of volta inspiring energy. It’s as real as Rock music gets. White Lies Pirates & Politicians Plastic Flowers Wouldn’t Be Lying Broken Blues Alex Heart Is Cold Get With You The Match Hangin On […]

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Ten Cents Short: Major Steps | Minor Setbacks (Album Review)

 

 Explosive and aggressive. Those are two words one can use to describe the music produced by young bands with a lot to say. This is Ten Cents Short, with the amazing “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks“. The songs on this epic little album are exactly the sort of music that the Punk genre was founded upon. There’s a lot of kick and awe coming forth form this album. It’s everything you’d expect from a Punk band. Draw The Line Higher Powers (fade out) Beggars Setback Make It The songs on this album are about as brutal, and ruthless, and pure bloody Punk awesomeness as anything in the Punk genre. Bottom line, “Major Steps | Minor Setbacks” is an album that […]

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Cydemind: Erosion (Album Review)

 

 There is something glorious and arousing in the listening to of instrument driven music. Granted, there are a lot of Metal bands that use their instruments well and dispense with the power of screaming vocals; but none have done so as wonderfully as this amazing Canadian Progressive Rock/Jazz/Classical/Metal quintet. This is the masterful, Cydemind. This is their¬†coup de grace, “Erosion.” The songs on this 6 track album are about as unique as anything I’ve ever had the privilege of listening to before. For the most part the pieces kick and pound at your head with classic Metal aggression. Yet there is such a powerful amount of Classical and Jazz influence that one finds oneself weeping in remembrance of sins never […]

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Sleepaway Camp (Cult Review)

 

 I was originally going to write a review for Into the Badlands (Season 2), but then I thought: “Everyone else is doing it. So why the hell should I?” Instead I am going to write a review for a cult classic horror film and its sequels. Oh, and from now on I’d like to be called “Susan.” It’s my right as a strong independent black woman. Now for the half-dozen horror fans that are here let me introduce you -or reintroduce you- to the legendary “Sleepaway Camp” and its legion of sequels. Now the original film was released in 1983, and follows the story of a group of campers who indulge in whatever it is American campers engage in whilst […]

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Robo Recall (Game Preview)

Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. Gaming. (I do hope you’re making a note of all this. -Ed) I adore video games. Mostly computer based ones. But I am open -and a little aroused- by new and interesting games on wonderfully unique platforms. Now many of you will have heard of the Oculus Rift and its groundbreaking “virtual reality” technologies. With these new ways of playing video games has come, obviously, a whole plethora of new video games. Now the one that has whet many appetites of late is Robo Recall. GAME FACT: You need an Oculus Touch to play the game. Now the game is set in the future, obviously, and revolves around a new and exciting robot technology that goes […]

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AnalogueTrash Records: Label Sampler Vol. 3 (Album Review)

 

 By now you are probably well aware that I adore compilation albums. For those that do not know that, well, now you do. (Don’t you feel involved in 925 Rebellion now -like part of the family? -Ed) So, come now and join me in saying ‘welcome’ to this is -the third in an amazing set of compilation albums from an absolutely amazing record label. This is AnalogueTrash Records‘ most wonderful album “Label Sampler Vol. 3” The songs on this 14 track album demonstrate the diversity of the Alternative Electronic music scene -power, kick, style and more. The songs also show the brilliance of AnalogueTrash Records ability to find unique bands and creative sounds from across the world and to combine […]

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Rapheumets Well: Enders Door (Album Review)

 

 Within moments the universe is left a burning ruin as an insane hambo of a bizarre and esoteric nature pours forth in all directions forcing billions across space and time to reduce their worlds to ash in the eternal frenzy of creative dancing insanity. This is “Enders Door” by the brutal Rapheumets Well. Now this album is chock-full of powerful, aggressive and moving sounds that show the diversity and complexity of the Symphonic Metal genre. Distress On The Aberrant Planet Eishar’s Lament Enders Door Ghost Walkers Exodus Killing The Colossus Lechery Brought The Darkness Nastarian Waltz Prisoner of the Rift Secrets of The Demigods The Autogenous Extinction The Diminished Strategist The Traveler Unveiling The Sapient Songs like ‘Enders Door‘ and […]

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Best of the worst. (Film Review)

 

 It has been a while since we did anything film related. Oh, let’s be honest, it’s been bloody years since we looked at anything not music related. Thus today is going to be a day of some significance, for today we look at perhaps the best-worst movie ever made. Today we look at… THE ROOM (2003) Right, so we’ll jump right in with this: Wookiee made me watch this film. I’m still in therapy and have developed a morphine addiction from seeing it. (That’s my excuse and I am sticking with it!)¬† I am calm…. I’m calm… No I’m not….. Right, so for the dozen of you that have never seen this film let me give you a little background […]

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Lane Change: Rise (EP) (Album Review)

 

 There is something about American rock music that simultaneously excites and intrigues in equal amounts. Perhaps it’s the no holes barred attitude of the young rebellious Americans that hold nothing back and give it their all to create something fun, exciting and thoroughly entertaining. Perhaps it’s simply the passion that youth can unleash upon a world that demands conformity and mindless obedience. Perhaps it’s all this and more? All I know is that this is the fervid band Lane Change with the wonderfully potent “Rise” (EP). Now this album might only be an EP, but it’s packed with the kind of backside kicking music that runs riot around the neightbourhood, raises the dead to join in chorus, and sends bland […]

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