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Album: Cauldron – Tomorrow’s Lost

September 19th, 2012

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Cauldron
Tomorrow’s Lost
Earache
08 October 2012

by David Keevill

Earache’s recent tendencies to parley with bands of a retrospective focus has now become a major part of their raison d’etre. From the magnificent muddy river blues rock of Rival Sons through to the deft traditional metal leanings of Savage Messiah, this is a label who’ve spearheaded a number of brilliant releases which have firmly had one foot lodged in the past. Amongst all this, Cauldron have carved out a niche for their (self-professed) retro-metal, and have paved their two album route to this point with more than a few nods to Judas Priest, Anvil and Celtic Frost.

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Album: Aura Noir – Out To Die

April 10th, 2012

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Aura Noir
Out To Die
Indie Recordings
26 March 2012

by Von

“The ugliest band is the world is back!” screams the sticker on the front of Aura Noir’s latest, Out To Die. Seems a little mean. Agressor and chums may not be gracing the cover of Men’s Health any time soon, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some dudes in folk bands who are far more facially unfortunate.

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Future Hits 112: Amulet

February 2nd, 2012

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Amulet

From: London, UK
Lazy equation: (Cathedral + Saint Vitus) x lots and lots of Black Sabbath.
URL: Facebook // Big Cartel

Thrash Hits Verdict: 
Is “retro” a dirty word? Are we doing the history of metal a disservice by referring to bands as “traditional” metal? Should we just shut the hell up, and stop trying to pigeonhole every damn band in the world? Isn’t it about time we featured a band in Future Hits that we heard about through genuine word-of-mouth – as in “a band someone we met in a pub told us about”, rather than “someone emailed us a Facebook link”? That’s where a band like Amulet come in. We dropped an email to band’s guitarist, “Heathen” Steven, to ask him some similarly pointed (and similarly dickish) questions.

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