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Let’s hope that the band can follow up this record with another impressive release in 2013, as well as a few more trips back to the East Coast to show us what we have been missing out on. Definitely a band to keep your eye on in the years to come, fingers crossed that this is just the beginning for them.
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I take it with great sincerity when The Swellers belt out lyrics like “I miss my bed, but I can’t remember how it feels compared to yours, or any other, but thank you for letting me into your home.” The message is clear, but what shines through in their exhausted efforts and their independent debut, The Swellers wouldn't trade it for anything.
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- User: 65
Though there’s flashes of the lofty 'Sam’s Town' glory these guys were once capable of, it lacks the consistency that made that record an iconic piece of music. That’s not to say that 'Battle Born' is a failure, quite the contrary, it’s a wonderful return for The Killers. It sits on a shelf higher than 'Day & Age,' and that’s all one could have asked for.
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- User: 90
'Polymorphic Code' is the sound of a man dedicated to a singular musical ideal, one that blurs the distinction between two genres, and its execution is matched by its ingenuity. Rémi Gallego has found the meeting point of metal and electronica, presenting them as two sides of the same coin.
- KYS: 100
- User: 78
If you were sad about the Thrice hiatus before ‘Anthology,’ you will be even sadder after hearing the brilliance of a live show, which truly encompasses every element of their amazing catalogue. Thrice rule, let’s hope they come back soon.
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- User: 90
‘Dead & Alive’ is really just something for the fans, and not a good way to “get into” the band. It serves its purpose however and gives a clear snapshot into the live world of The Devil Wears Prada, whilst subtly demonstrating how far this band has really come.
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- User: 80
‘Prisoners Of The Flock’ features some solid hardcore, there is no question about it, but the real excitement comes in the writing, the song structures, and the unknown of there the music will go next. The band have managed to balance the sound of classic hardcore with a progressive approach which is exactly what this genre needs.
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- User: 77
Twevle Foot Ninja. Interesting name, even more intriguing album. However, in all the right senses. ‘Silent Machine’ is the perfect mix of unassuming and deliberately bold. The music is clean and unpredictable and the output gives the listener a reason to keep pressing play. Recommended.
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If you didn’t like The Sword's take on classic rock before, then Apocryphon probably isn’t going to do much to change your mind. It’s unashamedly retro – but it’s also a lot of fun. Put it on, crank it up, don’t overanalyse it and just go with the flow.
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- User: 81
Feel like punching a wall? Having a shitty day? Whack ‘Hate’ on and let the therapeutic benefits begin. ‘Hate’ is the perfect outlet to let the aggression out. Australian metal’s track record continues.