albums

Sacrilege! Profanity! Err, Isn’t That the Point of Black Metal? Myrkur

Myrkur proves, by dint of sheer talent, that magnificent Black Metal can be made by those there lady women people....

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Enter the Arena (Warbeast)

Entering the arena is easy, but it takes killer death moves to get out alive. Can Warbeast provide?...

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Waiting on the Sun (Jule Vera)

While Jule Vera wait for summer, the listener waits for an original hook....

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(Other People’s) Hooks in the Millions (Olsson)

Destined to be discarded, Olsson pushes the right buttons with Millions. Just not hard enough....

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As the Stages Burn: Arch Enemy Live at Wacken

Arch Enemy nail the always-tricky task of putting a live performance onto wax...

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Lost in the Ghost Light (Tim Bowness)

A grand statement about a grand era; Tim Bowness revisits rock's most ambitious escapades...

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The End of Electricity (Domkraft)

Simultaneously doomy and a little dotty, Domkraft freshen the formula with The End of Electricity...

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Clever, Inventive, Versatile… and Dull: Vozrozhdeniye (Arkona)

Accomplished and precise, Arkona's rework of Vozrozhdeniye nevertheless fails to ignite...

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Records from the Road. BeLive (Rebecca Downes)

No filler. Rebecca Downes only has a couple of albums, but this live set sounds like a Greatest Hits...

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Into The Lesser-Charted Waters of Jazz/Prog/Ambient: Duski

Prog rock, jazz and ambient sounscapes in an impressive debut album...

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Curious Oxymoronic Aggression: Be Nothing (Boston Manor)

Weighty, progressive pop punk rock metal from Blackpool's Boston Manor...

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Freak Show Candy Floss (Voodoo Vegas)

Voodoo Vegas serve up hard-hitting no-frills rock, killer riffs and shredding solos. ...

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Becoming Aware (Paradigm Shift)

With forward-looking approach to progressive rock, Paradigm Shift avoid the cliches. Review...

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Pop Punk’s Trademark Simplicity and Energy (Handguns, Disenchanted)

Is Handguns' album Disenchanted generic? Pretty much, but it is what it is....

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Grandiose Autumn Rock Roundup (Bauda, Caligula’s Horse, Vanden Plas)

With releases from Bauda, Caligula's Horse and Vanden Plas, October sees a plethora of progressive rock records....

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Crank Thy Humbuckers – Ratatat Release Magnifique

Mahoosive dynamics, the customary duelling guitar chops, and surf drums pulling everything together. Air guitar and dancefloor screwface, in one handy pack. Cribbens!...

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Albums of 2012: Steven Turk’s Choice

an indie rock record of tremendous quality where the singles are difficult to differentiate from the other tracks comprising this compelling slice of modern tribal psychedelic pop...

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Albums of the Year: Tim Hall’s Choices

In many previous years any one of these might have been a strong candidate for my album of the year....

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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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