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Album Review: TBA

Friday, April 30, 2010

Album Review: Bison B.C. - Dark Ages

My review - originally appeared on TLOBF:

There’s no mistaking the fact that Vancouver’s Bison B.C. have their own ideas about how to make music. From their previous releases we learned that they worship the awesome power of the riff, that louder is inevitably always better, and that throwing in plenty of weird conceptual lyrics is a no-brainer – think Mastodon joining forces with Baroness to take on Lair Of The Minotaur and High On Fire. The monster combination has certainly stung enough ears to warrant this reviewer getting a little excited about this latest effort...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Album Review: Bleeding Through - Bleeding Through

My review - originally posted on Alternative Vision:

“I want to know why the fuck you’re really here / Why are you here? / Empty, no I’ll never be / Ten years undying disease” is the potently introspective, opening salvo that marks a decade together for Bleeding Through. It forms part of their sixth studio album and is a clear indication of the band’s state of mind. It’s this frank self-assessment that defines the album and sees them suck up a plethora of metal and hardcore styles to deliver a more antagonistic, bile-soaked rollercoaster ride than ever before...

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Album Review: Armored Saint - La Raza

My review - originally posted on TLOBF:

Every time a band decides to dust off their kit after a long absence and release something new they always bring a hulking great elephant into the room with them. 10 years since their last album, Revelation, it’s a warm welcome back to Armored Saint – but my question, glancing across at the pachyderm, can they still make music that is relevant today?...

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