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Album: Whitechapel – Our Endless War

April 28th, 2014

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Our Endless War
Metal Blade
28 April 2014

by David Keevill

It would’ve be more apt if Whitechapel had called their new album Our Endless Uphill Struggle. Their credibility within the saturated genre of deathcore depends upon them churning out consistent-sounding music to one of metal’s most unrelenting and demanding scenes. This album – their fifth studio album in 8 years – will be lavished with praise by their fans for doing just that, but why should anyone with a peripheral interest in the genre care?

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Album: Emmure – Eternal Enemies

April 14th, 2014

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Eternal Enemies
Victory Records
14 April 2014

by Tomas Doyle

Let the record show it and let it show it clearly: the opening track on Emmure’s new album Eternal Enemies was due to be called ‘Bring A Gun To School‘. But, after some (understandable) backlash, on the final version of the Connecticut deathcore quintet ‘s sixth studio effort it is simply listed as ‘(Untitled)’. The question is left begging then – which one is it guys? Are you edgy controversialists who don’t give a mother fuck what people think, or the sort of band who coquettishly say Stuff That Will Get People’s Backs Up only to run away screaming when – surprise surprise – it gets people’s backs up. It’s a universal truth: the only thing worse than a shit-stirrer is a coward without the guts to stand by their shit-stirring ways.

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Album: Carnifex – Die Without Hope

January 22nd, 2014

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Die Without Hope
Nuclear Blast
03 March 2014

by Gavin Lloyd

Let’s get one thing straight: metal is silly. Come on, it is. Right now, bickering online over the best Pig Destroyer album or what brand of face paint makes the best corpse paint might seem very important, but in time all you greebos will look back at yourselves and laugh at how ridiculous it all is. Well, I hope so anyway.

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Album: Winds of Plague – Resistance

November 1st, 2013

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Winds of Plague
Century Media
29 October 2013

by Tom Gibbons

I gave Winds of Plague an absolute pasting in my review of their last album, 2011’s Against The World, with my criticisms revolving (mainly) around its lazy writing, tedious breakdowns, Johnny Plague’s testosterone-fuelled lyrics, and sub-par production quality. With that in mind, it’s with extreme trepidation that I plugged in their new album Resistance.

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Nu Metalcore is definitely happening. Why?

September 19th, 2013

There’s a new (nu?) trend afoot in the world of emerging metalcore bands and that trend is similar in its makeup to nu metal when it came out. Instead of chug heavy riffs, we start with metalcore and instead of rap, we have RnB. Gavin Lloyd grew up with nu metal. Is this new trend as worthy or original, though? Hmmm…

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I grew up during nu metal’s heyday and the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot went a long way towards shaping my taste in music and making me the metal-loving scamp I am today. Nu metal was huge and had a mainstream crossover appeal that hasn’t been seen since in terms of heavy music.

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Album: Thy Art Is Murder – Hate

April 1st, 2013

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Thy Art Is Murder
Nuclear Blast
01 April 2013

by Tom Doyle

Did you know that Thy Art Is Murder are Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace’s favourite deathcore band? In fact the New South Wales natives have made several appearances on Australian Masterchef and apparently make a smashing Eggs Benedict. With that in mind, lets get down to talking about the culinary mosh-melange that is their new record Hate (which is also the name of a kind of traditional Aussie consommé, I think).

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Album: Devourment – Conceived In Sewage

March 15th, 2013

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Conceived In Sewage
Relapse Records
25 February 2013

by Rob McAuslan

I so badly wanted to be excited by this. Devourment are legends in the slam scene – their last record, Unleash The Carnivore, was a spine-snapping, gory delight – and this new one is produced by Erik Rutan. Surely Conceived In Sewage couldn’t be anything other than excellent? Well…it hasn’t exactly failed entirely, and there are some great bits on it, but overall it’s lacking…something.

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Interview: Bring Me The Horizon talk Sempiternal

February 28th, 2013

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With their fourth album, Sempiternal, released in April, this is one of the most talked about bands around. We spoke to Bring Me The Horizon about all the hard work Oli’s done to make his vocals good enough, what the album is really about, how Jordan Fish joining the band has affected their sound and how they’ve used the criticism they’ve received over the years to their advantage. Could BMTH become the biggest extreme metal band in Britain?

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Interview: Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri on ex-band members, internet haters, and bangover cures.

May 18th, 2012

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When Emmure’s PR emailed us and offered us an interview, we umm-ed and ahhh-ed over whether to take them up on the offer. After all, on the one hand, we had our carefully maintained rep as snobbish internet musical neckbeards to maintain, and interviewing a band like Emmure runs pretty contrary to the conditions of our membership of the No Fun Club. On the other hand, the impish pricks among us couldn’t resist the opportunity to metaphorically poke the bollocks of the band’s often controversial frontman, Frankie Palmeri, in the hope he’d say something controversial.

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