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Album: Gallows – Orchestra Of Wolves

September 25th, 2006

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Orchestra Of Wolves
In At The Deep End Records
25 September 2006

by Raziq Rauf

This is surely the best thing to have come out of Watford since John Barnes. This is Gallows’ debut album and it is fucking brilliant.

Orchestra Of Wolves is an old-school punk rock-fuelled hardcore monstrosity that is topped off quite fantastically by Frank Carter’s unholy story-telling racket. Plus, it’s all quite unmistakeably British.

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Album: Opeth – Ghost Reveries

August 29th, 2005

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Ghost Reveries
Roadrunner Records
29 August 2005

by Raziq Rauf

Opeth are not only the ultimate Swedish prog-doom merchants of recent years – difficult niche to reach the pinnacle of, I know – but also one of the most important heavy rock bands around today, having arguably never released a bad album. Returning with their eighth album, Ghost Reveries is an eight-track, 66-minute celebration of all that ambitious black metal can be when the boundaries are pushed at. Here, Opeth try to meld their sound with other genres with all the ceremony and showmanship seen in the 1970s wave of prog rock that included such greats as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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