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Album: Lamb of God – Resolution

February 8th, 2012

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Lamb of God
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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Top 6… Songs about fire (it’s Guy Fawkes Night!)

November 5th, 2011

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It’s Guy Fawkes Night. It’s Bonfire Night. It’s Fireworks Night. It’s the 5th of November. Remember, remember. All of that – you know the drill. Basically we’re going to not get drunk tonight and instead we’re going to responsibly nail a gunpowder-filled circular tube to the fence and set it alight. Sounds silly, doesn’t it. Anyway, here’s something of a soundtrack.

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Album: Jamey Jasta – Jasta

August 5th, 2011

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Jamey Jasta
Century Media
25 July 2011

by Andy Parker

Before we get the ball rolling it has to be said I quite like a bit of Hatebreed. I can’t say that there is a perfect album end to end, but they sure do know how to make some floor-punching, dick-shrivelling stompers that are always accompanied by chest beating choruses. ‘Straight To Your Face’, ‘Doomsayer’, ‘This Is Now’ or ‘I Will Be Heard’ all result in my car going bat shit crazy with my crew slamming one another on the back seat.  But will this debut solo record from Jamey Jasta prove that there more to the man than a head scarf and a huge gob?

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Album: Lamb of God – Hourglass

June 7th, 2010

Lamb of God
Roadrunner Records
01 June 2010

by Tom Dare

Compilations are a tricky business. You have to balance enough of your best material to keep fans happy, cover as many of your albums as possible without dropping the quality in order to attract new fans, and still sweeten it with enough rarities to make the asking price worthwhile for your die-hard. Of course, if you’re Lamb of God, a band with as strong a catalogue as being one of the most consistent mainstream metal band of the last decade implies, most of this is easy.

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Sunday Spotify Slaylist: Easter Special

April 4th, 2010

It’s Easter – if you’ve got any sense you’re in a chocolate-coma right now. Unless you’ve like our man Tom Dare, in which case you’re emailing us Satanic heavy metal Slaylists of the most blasphemous kind imaginable.

Heavy Metal doesn’t really “do” Easter that well. Oh, we’re sure there’s probably some Christian Metal Bands out there singing about the Last Supper and the Resurrection and all that, but Christian Metal is basically 99% bollocks, and we sure as shit weren’t going to make a Slaylist full of that.

But what Metal does do well is is blasphemy, satanism, paganism, atheism and stuff that in some way promotes something that the Pope would strongly disapprove of. Much in the way the rest of the right-thinking world disapproves of covering-up institutionalised paedophilia. OhYesWeJustWentThere.

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