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ALBUM REVIEW: Venom Prison – Samsara

Venom Prison burst onto the scene in 2016 with their debut record, ‘Animus’, creating a disgustingly violent statement of intent from the very start. While bands such as Architects, While She Sleeps, and Black Peaks are steadily climbing the ranks and playing to bigger venues in front of more people, there hasn’t really been an awful lot to shout about from the death metal subgenre within the UK. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fallujah – Undying Light

American atmospheric death metal troupe Fallujah are now onto their fourth studio record ‘Undying Light’, and a few things have changed since their last effort. Antonio Palermo (ex-Underling), is their new vocalist in tow, and he’s no stranger to the band having guested on ‘Prison Of The Mind’ from their 2011 debut record, ‘The Harvest Wombs’. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Holding Absence – Holding Absence

Cardiff troupe Holding Absence have been building a solid reputation over their now four-year tenure. From showing promise on split EP ‘This Is As One’ last year to appearances at Slam Dunk Festival, their long-awaited self-titled debut not only meets expectations, but also shows an ambition that few artists would attempt so early in their career. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Zebrahead – Brain Invaders

Californian punk rock quintet Zebrahead have been a part of the scene for nearly twenty-five years now, witnessing multiple peaks and deviations of the genre. The group’s thirteenth release ‘Brain Invaders’ sees the group touch upon multiple facets of the genre, and serves as a reminder of its appeal at its early 2000s peak. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Children Of Bodom – Hexed

Children Of Bodom are one of those bands who have somewhat suffered from the incredible levels of quality of their initial material. From debut record ‘Something Wild’ (1997), through ‘Hatebreeder’ (1999), ‘Follow The Reaper’ (2000), ‘Hate Crew Deathroll’ (2003), to ‘Are You Dead Yet?’ (2005), there aren’t many examples of a better start to a metal band’s career. Read More