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Of Mice & Men – Cold World – Album review

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Of Mice & Men - Cold World

After I’ve been to one of Of Mice & Men’s concerts, I’ve been rather into them. To hear that they were about to release an album was something which was rather exciting to me. I was curious as to what kind of new music they would release, and whether it would be as good as their latest album, which was something I really enjoyed.

Game of War’ is a beautiful intro to the album as it’s calm and easy to listen to. It makes me curious for the remainder of the album. It does make me wonder when the rougher music will kick in. Clean vocals fit perfectly with the ambiance the music is trying to create. It could have been a little shorter, knowing that it is mostly used as an intro. It is a bit too soft to be such a long song for a band like Of Mice & Men

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Lordi – Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs Demonarchy) – Album review

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Lordi - Monstereophonic

I’ve known Lordi for quite a while now. I must say I have to thank the Eurovision Song Contest for that, as I had never heard of them before that. Actually, they were one of the first Hard Rock bands that I started listening to back in the day, and besides their famous ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’, they surely had way more amazing songs. I was quite the fan of their latest album as well, so finding out there is a new album coming was a great surprise!

The intro surely is setting the tone, as it’s more horror sounding, creepy, just like we know Lordi. The intro leads up to ‘Let’s Go Slaughter He-Man (I wanna be the beast man)’, which does sound amazing immediately. The sound is more uplifting, but it still has a nice pace to it, and it makes me want to sing along right away...

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Kissin’ Dynamite – Generation Goodbye – Album review

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When I heard that one of my favorite bands was going to make a new album, I was already excited, even though there wasn’t even anything known about it yet. After hearing more and more information about the album, I became more pumped to hear their new stuff. When Kissin’ Dynamite decided to release their first single, ‘Hashtag Your Life’, I knew that the album ‘Generation Goodbye’ was going to be a great one. I am honored to be reviewing their new work, and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you!

The album starts off with the title song of the album, ‘Generation Goodbye’, a great song to start off with. It’s not too heavy for a first song, yet not too slow as well. A perfect rhythm to start off with, along with a catchy chorus...

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Avatar – Feathers & Flesh – Album review

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Avatar - Feathers & Flesh

In all honesty, Avatar’s ‘Feathers & Flesh’ surely is something I’ve been looking forward to for months now. The songs they had released before the release of their album kept making me crave for more, and hearing about the concept made me curious as well. So, when the day finally came, and I could hold the album within my hands, and listen to it, I couldn’t be happier. And so I write this review, after having heard the album, and read the fable which belongs to the concept of this album.

The concept is about the Owl, who goes to war with the Eagle, and believes that, would she defeat the Eagle, the sun would not rise again. During her journey, she meets several creatures, such as the Grasshopper, the Bees, the Pike and the Wolf, among several others...

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Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia – Ghostlights – Album Review

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Avantasia - Ghostlights

Finally I’ve got the album I’ve been waiting for for so long within my grasp, and I don’t think I have ever been more excited for an album than I’ve been for Avantasia’s new album ‘Ghostlights’. I’ve been listening to them ever since they had released ‘The Scarecrow’, and each and every album they have released after that was a masterpiece. Can Tobias Sammet create another masterpiece? That’s the question.

The album starts off with ‘Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose’, a song that had been released in December. In my opinion it’s a good way to open the album, as it is catchy and quickly caught my attention, making me curious for what was coming next...

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Corey Taylor – You’re making me hate you – Book Review

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Corey Taylor is pissed and he is not afraid to show it! Of course, for fans of Slipknot and Stone Sour that is not a surprise, as he is also known as The Great Big Mouth. Released this year, this book is a..let’s call it small encyclopaedia..of the things that annoy the crap out of him, things that he wishes people knew so they could fix, and things he wants to share with the rest of the world in the hopes that someone might listen.

The book contains 11 chapters, each crazier and more verbally violent, that go from subjects such as anger towards the whole human race and its lack of common sense, with real life examples from places such as the mall, the music industry nowadays, airports and day to day encounters with people on the street...

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In Process – Surgery EP (2013)

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In Process - Surgery

In Process is a groove metal band founded in 2006 in Helsinki, Finland. Personally I had no idea what groove metal sounds like but, if you have no idea either, to me its sound can be described as melodic death metal with tribal influences. A bit later I’ll take you through what other bands this sound reminded me of. Anyway, the band kept a low profile until 2012. In late 2012 they started working on this 5-track EP called ‘Surgery’ that will be released at the end of November (29 to be more exact). It seems that right now the guys are preparing for a full-length debut release.

I have to tell you, for a first EP these guys seem to already know what they are doing pretty fuckin’ well! I mentioned before that the sound they adopted reminds me of certain bands, so let’s see what I found...

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MONKEY3 – The 5th Sun (2013)

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I don’t know much about MONKEY3 and I had no idea what psychedelic Stoner Rock would sound like. I mean I could imagine but it is way better to hear it. After listening to ‘The 5th Sun’, I got its meaning: this is music you can use to escape reality and emerge in your own fantasy world(s). As far as the MONKEY3 goes, it is a Swiss band and this record is its fourth, containing influences from bands like Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin. The album is already out in a couple of European countries, but most of them will receive it after 30 October.

So, how does ‘The 5th Sun’ sound like? A few songs seem to have a similar recipe: the track starts off stronger with more guitars and drums used in a rather progressive manner and after a few minutes, it seems like the music has ...

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Epysode – Fantasmagoria (2013)

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Epysode - Fantasmagoria coverSamuel Arkan’s Epysode will release a new album called ‘Fantasmagoria’ on October 11th. For progressive/power metal fans, this album should be something like a new bible. Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen studio, this record deserves its name due to the dramatic, creepy and theatrical imagery the music conveys.

What makes this album truly special for the people attached to this genre is the multitude of musicians that collaborated for this: as vocalists you have Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Henning Basse (ex-Metalium, ex-Sons Of Seasons, Mayan), Ida Haukland (Triosphere), Matt Marinelli (Borealis) and Tezzi Persson (Between The Silence). As featured musicians, one can find – apart from Samuel ArkanMike LePond (Symphony X), Léo Margarit (Pain Of Salvation), Julien Spreut...

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Dark Age – A Matter Of Trust (2013)

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Dark Age - A matter of trust(cover)

To my shame, I have to confess I have had no idea who Dark Age is, until my mailbox received the new album of the Germans from their promoters. Apparently, ‘A matter of trust’ is their seventh studio album and the guys have been rocking for 18 years now. It will officially hit the shelves on September the 6th, with the first single ‘Afterlife’.

Before I start dissecting this material, I would like to spend some lines describing the style these guys are approaching: I would say it can be overall called Alternative, but the progressive and electro elements are also present making the songs sound complete. In some tunes, you can also hear Eike, the vocalist, try out some growls creating a contrast between his usually clean use of voice. Fans of Anberlin,and bands alike would really b...

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