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Album: Lamb of God – Resolution

February 8th, 2012

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Lamb of God
Resolution
Roadrunner Records
23 January 2012

by Tom Dare

Lamb of God appear to have truly made it in the A-League of the metal world. The way you can tell is by the number of people who have either fallen over themselves to froth all over latest album Resolution or taken to the Internet to moan about it. You have to be doing rather well to please/piss off this many people. So who’s right? Where is the line between bullshit and considered opinion (clue: you generally pass this when you open your web browser)? And most importantly, is Resolution any cop?

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Album: Aborted – Global Flatline

January 23rd, 2012

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Aborted
Global Flatline
Century Media
23 January 2012

by Dan Pelic

This far into the very existence of death metal, bands may well have to go against the anti-melodic grain many of the genre tend to follow. Bands like Decapitated have raised the bar for blasters and grinders to find groove – an elusive, serpent-like creature few bands come to capture and train to dance effectively alongside the ultimate brutality all death metal acts inevitably compete to attain.

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Album: Crowbar – Sever The Wicked Hand

January 26th, 2011

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Sever The Wicked Hand
Century Media
14 February 2011

by Tom Dare

It’s a new Crowbar record. You know pretty much from the outset that the chances of this getting a slating are essentially nil – unless Kirk Windstein has decided to put out an experimental record that rejects the NOLA sludge riff-fests and adopts an uber-necro black metal meets commercial house style, it’s going to be good. The only question is the degree to which it rules – is it “just another Crowbar record” or has the bearded riff-lord written music that sticks its hand down your trousers and fondles you in a more-than-welcome manner? [Read more →]

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