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Album: Slayer – World Painted Blood

November 9th, 2009

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Slayer
World Painted Blood
American Recordings
02 November 2009

by Mark Eglinton

Sometimes waiting is a very good thing. Not always, but sometimes. On first listen to World Painted Blood back in what must have been mid August, it would have been condemned, mostly for production reasons, as their worst record since well..their last bad record.

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Album: Kiss – Sonic Boom

September 28th, 2009

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Kiss
Sonic Boom
Universal/Roadrunner
05 October 2009

by Mark Eglinton

It always rings alarm bells when ageing bands that have struggled with recent form return with a promise to recreate to their “classic sound” after a long hiatus. More often than not, it backfires spectacularly and that possibility hung like a murky cloud over Sonic Boom from the very moment Paul Stanley blurted out that it was their “best record in 30 years”.

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Album: Evile – Infected Nations

September 22nd, 2009

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Evile
Infected Nations
Earache Records
21 September 2009

by Mark Eglinton

If this was a popularity contest I’d gleefully slap a “maximum rating” on this sucker and swagger off to The Crobar or somewhere proclaiming it to be the Neo-thrash equivalent of wheel reinvention. That would be lying though, and lying ‘aint my game, no sir.

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