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EP: Dir En Grey – The Unraveling

May 1st, 2013

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Dir En Grey
The Unraveling
Firewall/SMEJ

03 April 2013

By David Keevill

The Japanese metallic monolith that is Dir En Grey have had a fairly minimal penetration into the tight-knit UK music community considering the number, and calibre, of their records over the course of the last sixteen years. 2013 sees the release of an EP called The Unraveling, a seven track record that, despite increasing momentum into a metal scene dominated by Western publicity machines, is more a retrospective consolidation of their swollen discography than a push towards a greater consciousness.

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EP: Let’s Talk Daggers – Fantastic Contraption

March 21st, 2013

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Let’s Talk Daggers
Fantastic Contraption
Tangled Talk
25 March 2013

by Gavin Lloyd

Every band wants to class themselves as something fresh, unique and exciting. However despite many claiming this nine out of ten times your average band are going to be another metalcore or pop-punk shaped piece of conveyor belt crap dropped in front of us for mass consummation. But when Let’s Talk Daggers claim they “make music that doesn’t fit into any particular genre”, they may be one of the few bands that can genuinely back up such bold claims.

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