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Aborted - Global Flatline

Aborted - Global Flatline

22.01.2012 | Kane_H | 0 Comments

Aborted usher 2012 in with a typically trademark and consistent offering. 'Global Flatline' is a release one would expect nothing less from Aborted. It's intense, dark and overt. There will be metal albums that supersede this one throughout the course of the year, but in isolation, studio album seven is decent and doesn't feel tedious or forced in approach.

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Lamb of God - Resolution

Lamb of God - Resolution

22.01.2012 | Kane_H | 0 Comments

It would leave a bad taste in the collective mouths of listeners if 'Resolution' failed to set the early tone in 2012. Thankfully, the aforementioned release presents everything one would expect. 'Resolution' digs itself in and revels in a dense sound that will put a smile on fans faces as they surely headbang along.

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Troubled Coast - I've Been Thinking About Leaving You EP

Troubled Coast - I've Been Thinking About Leaving You EP

21.01.2012 | LukeC | 0 Comments

A lot of reviews talk about how there is no unheard style of genre left these days for bands to be truly original, so the good bands can merely make something new out of things that already exist. If that is true then Troubled Coast do that extremely well, the underlying question that creates is, at what point does that statement become an excuse for blatant style and sound stealing? Without answering the question, the sounds in these four tracks have been heard before, but not together in this way, so if that is how you be “a good band” these days, Troubled Coast are a good band, and this is a strong, enjoyable EP.

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Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Original Soundtrack

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Original Soundtrack

19.01.2012 | LukeC | 1 Comments

Reznor is a natural when it comes to creating soundtracks. You need look no further than records like Nine Inch Nails' brilliant 'The Fragile' to see that the ability to create powerful landscapes and extreme dynamics have been present in his music for a long time. Couple that with the equally talented and minded Ross, and the people at the Oscars can start engraving the trophy name plates the minute that these guys fire up the computers in their studio. 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' may or may not be a front runner for film of the year already, but as far as movie scores go, we already have the winner.

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Daylight - The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams

Daylight - The Difference In Good And Bad Dreams

16.01.2012 | Nash | 2 Comments

On their third EP release in as many years, Daylight have refined the sound pioneered on ‘Sinking’ and ‘Dispirit’, purveying a style of melodic hardcore-punk cut deep with influences from the emo bands of the early 90s. Their Run For Cover Records debuts polishes down much of the rough-handed grit that characterised the production of their earlier material, resulting in an easily accessible release that drips with gripping, bitter poignancy.

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Jack's Mannequin - People And Things

Jack's Mannequin - People And Things

14.01.2012 | LukeC | 0 Comments

'People And Things' is a logical step for Jack's Mannequin as it combines the bright, pop tones of the band's debut 'Everything In Transit,' with the darker more serious side of 'The Glass Passenger' to create the group's most mature works to date.

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Bottomfeeder - Bottomfeeder EP

Bottomfeeder - Bottomfeeder EP

07.01.2012 | LukeC | 0 Comments

It is clear from hearing these four tracks that Bottomfeeder are one of those rare little hardcore punk bands that have been created to deliver a powerful message but above all keep things simple and fun. If they manage to stick to this structure, we can look forward to some more great releases in the future.

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Anthony Green - Beautiful Things

Anthony Green - Beautiful Things

06.01.2012 | LukeC | 1 Comments

‘Beautiful Things’ is a much better record than ‘Avalon,’ mainly due to the deviation in sound and style between the tracks. Green seems to be finding, and experimenting with his comfort zones, as a solo artist, leaving his genre options open and hinting that the best is yet to come.

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Young Statues - Young Statues

Young Statues - Young Statues

01.01.2012 | ohaiialaska | 0 Comments

With their self-titled debut release, Young Statues have immediately set the standard exceptionally high. They have created a well-put together album made up of intricate layers that manage to clash and weave throughout every track. In a genre that is so tried, tested and repetitive, Young Statues have managed to create an album that brings something new and fresh to the table while still seeming comfortably familiar.  Young Statues is an album that ensures people are going to take notice. There aren’t many bands that set the bar so high on their first release.

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Kid Is Qual - Damn Son EP

Kid Is Qual - Damn Son EP

31.12.2011 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Jack's Mannequin's fans will probably see Sullivan's name and check out Kid Is Qual out of curiosity, and it will be surprising if they stick around past the first two tracks of this EP. The idea of the band is interesting but there is no where near enough variance in this music to make it worthwhile.