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Album: Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist

October 7th, 2011

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Jane’s Addiction
The Great Escape Artist
EMI Records
17 October 2011

by Dan Pelic

When asked to review The Great Escape Artist, I was also offered the supposed real reason for the band’s last-minute cancellation at Reading — Dave Navarro’s horror in taking the stage to a near-empty tent while the sonic atrocity that is The Strokes were performing on the main stage. Apparently, right then and there, Mr Perry Farrell’s vocal cords decided to give way not only for that evening, but their subsequent performance at Leeds. *sniff sniff*

I guess we’re obliged to forgive them since they’re rock stars?

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Album: Earth Crisis – Neutralize The Threat

September 1st, 2011

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Earth Crisis
Neutralize The Threat
Century Media
4 July 2011

by Dan Pelic

While Earth Crisis were undeniably an innovator in shaping the sound that became the metalcore genre, even they cannot advance the genre any further themselves – let alone with a single album. Neutralize The Threat is a respectable follow up to 2009’s To The Death, but it does little to inspire something new in the listener.

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Album: Decapitated – Carnival Is Forever

July 6th, 2011

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Decapitated
Carnival Is Forever
Nuclear Blast Records
15 July 2011

by Dan Pelic

The pimply-faced internet junkies who doubted the fruits of this reincarnation on the metal message boards are most likely going to be lauding this release and feverishly trying to delete their past postings. It’s just that fucking good.

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