Author: James Domone

Black Sabbath: Heavy Metal’s Big Bang

500 words on Black Sabbath - is there anything left to say? - Trebuchet's Lester Bangs Tribute...

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Chthonic – Bú-Tik

'symphonic black metal, with a leaning towards melodic death'. Chthonic's album Bu Tik ticks all the extremist boxes. Some of it's even in Taiwanese. ...

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Volbeat : Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies

Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies is definitely a triumph for Volbeat and exhibits an underlying confidence and joy in writing good songs. ...

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The Beginning of the End (of year lists)

Trebuchet spurns faffed-about aggregated statistics and seasonally-adjusted ratings systems. Between now and 2013 we'll offer some of our writers' unsullied recollections of albums, events,...

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The Antlers – Burst Apart

Burst Apart is the musical equivalent of a fly hitting your car windscreen while you're driving the motorway en-route to what is sure to be a great party with good mates. For a very brief moment...

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The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual

For their fifth studio album, Detroit heavy weights The Black Dahlia Murder have remained true to what they do best. Namely blasting out high energy, heavy and powerful melodic death metal. The album...

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Inevitable End – The Oculus

One of the first words one might use to describe the second album from Sweden’s Inevitable End is schizophrenic.  However this is the wrong word. For something to be called schizophrenic...

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Bloodiest – Descent

How often when listening to a new metal band do you stick on the record, sit through it for the duration then ask yourself the question, “What the fuck?” For me that doesn’t happen...

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Red Fang – Murder the Mountains

Behavioural Psychologists ponder the nature versus nurture argument frequently. The extremes of the argument state that when a person is born is it purely their genes that determine what they become...

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Syn Ze Sase Tri – Intre Doua Lumi

Dark Symphonies from the Black Metal heart of Romania. Roughly translated the band’s name means,“I’m with triple 6”. After some brief thought and armed with the knowledge that...

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Black Label Society – Colston Hall

A few years ago (2007) Black Label Society, headed up by guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde, booked a March date at London’s Brixton Academy, well in advance following only a handful of appearances on...

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Rival Sons – Rival Sons EP

Vocalist Jay Buchanan belts out his lyrics with the melody of Robert Plant, the tone of Steven Tyler and the swagger of David Coverdale. Fuzzed up bluesy rock riffs provide meaty instrumental hooks...

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