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Album: Poison The Well – The Tropic Rot

July 12th, 2009

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Poison The Well
The Tropic Rot
Ferret Music
06 July 2009

by Mike Strata

‘Everything Changes’ – depending on your point of view that’s either simply the title of a throwaway 1994 single from everyone’s favourite evergreen boyband, Take That, or a noble attempt by Gary Barlow to introduce philosophy to 14-year-old girls. Whatever your stance, it’s a mantra that Poison The Well have certainly taken to heart.

Just as caterpillars become butterflies and mink become coats, PTW have continually evolved from release to release. Starting over a decade ago with the Distance… EP, the band has gone through more personnel changes than Real Madrid’s squad and yet end up here in 2009 sounding stronger and fresher than ever on The Tropic Rot.

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Album: Zao – Awake?

May 21st, 2009

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Zao
Awake?
Ferret Records
04 May 2009

by Chris Cope

In days of fickle audiences and record labels who are increasingly likely to hawk up and spit out bands, reaching the ten album milestone is a feat to be celebrated. Three cheers then for Zao, with the prolific American metallers releasing their tenth LP, Awake?.

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Album: The Devil Wears Prada – With Roots Above and Branches Below

May 16th, 2009

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The Devil Wears Prada
With Roots Above and Branches Below
Ferret Records
04 May 2009

by Chris Cope

This latest effort from metalcore troupe, The Devil Wears Prada, debuted in the US charts at number 11, and it’s a little pondersome as to why. Maybe some of the more naïve members of the public picked up a copy thinking it was Anne Hathaway singing about her film, shoes and frilly frocks, but who knows?

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