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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Gnash Rambler: Gnash Rambler

 

 Now I might be wrong, but I get the feeling that this band comes from a post-apocalyptic future in which Punks and Cowboys own the universe. Well, that’s what I get from the album anyway. This is Gnash Rambler. The songs on this, 12 track, album are diverse and driven. Songs such as ‘I’m Het‘ and ‘Jello Mold‘ come flying out of the North American Punk scene. Songs like ‘Downtown Rock’ is the sort of songs that would give Mad Max an erection. It’s all kinds of crazy! Overall,  “Gnash Rambler” is an interesting and entertaining album worthy of any futuristic wasteland.

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Bravo Delta: Shutdown Sequence

 

 Once again the power of youth is undeniable. The style, the sound, the lyrics, the entire process of making music itself comes across so differently when the band is young and full of life; and when it has something worthy to say. This is Bravo Delta. This is “Shutdown Sequence“. The songs on this album are the epitome of youthful aggression. It’s anarchy in the schoolyard and chaos on the playground. Songs like ‘Moonchild‘ and ‘Sleepwalker‘ show the diversity of unbridled creativity and the power that youth brings to sounds and style. It’s a “can do and fuck you” attitude made audio. It’s wondrous to hear. Overall, “Shutdown Sequence” is a brilliant album that will fit in with most Rock […]

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Double Experience: Unsaved Progress

 

 There is something amazing brewing in the world of Metal. Some of these new brews are powerful. Others are aggressive. Some are chaotic -so much so they could scare demons straight. Other albums and bands are simply brilliant. Once such brilliant experience is the amazing Double Experience. (I had one of those in Thailand once. He-She was flexible. -Ed) This is the progressive “Unsaved Progress“. The songs on this, 9 track, album are narrative driven and mammoth in proportion. Songs like ‘AAA‘ and ‘Godzilla‘ are glorious sagas of esoteric depth. There is a power on this album that is both new and old. There is a hint of ’80’s and ’90’s Metal here mixed with 21st century drive and futuristic […]

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