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Violence and politics go together better than a burger and a beer. But when you add a soundtrack to that pair, then you get bands like Birth A.D. On their latest album, I Blame You, they rip the world a new one, via Austin, Texas – which is probably a good place to start. It [...]
There are albums out there that sound absolutely timeless; you simply couldn’t tell to what era they belong to. Kadavar’s Abra Kadavar is no such album: talk about being smacked in the face by the 70s. If I didn’t know this had been released in 2013, I’d call you a liar for telling me that [...]
About three minutes into the song I Am Dimensionaut there is some drumkit cleverness. I mention this because if you listen to Duke’s Travels by Genesis you might notice some very similar cleverness. This is no coincidence – Sound Of Contact is the new band featuring Simon Collins, son of Phil. I won’t labour this [...]
Second albums are always tricky. For bands who previously made an impact upon arrival, there’s expectations to be met and audiences have to be persuaded that they aren’t just another one trick pony, while bands who were met with indifference have to prove the world that they actually do have what it takes to stay [...]
I’m not a big fan of deconstructivism. This is fortunate because a) this album doesn’t adhere to deconstructivist principles, and b) deconstructivism is an architectural movement and has nothing to do with music at all. So if this album isn’t deconstructive, then what is it? Well, it’s Rainbow playing Supernaut. I do like my classic [...]
This is possibly the greatest mission statement from a band, ever… ‘The Pushmen goal is to find the right combination of notes, beats and rhythms that will in effect create a wormhole large enough for the listener to travel back in time and punch himself in the face for all the years they are about [...]
Most people would tell you the dead should stay dead. I am not one of them. Be it zombies, old demos, splits, impossible to find compilations – I say do whatever it takes to reanimate what has come before. Toxic Holocaust is lucky that its main man Joel Grind is a modern day H.P. Lovecraft [...]