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Album: Devil Sold His Soul – Empire of Light

September 18th, 2012

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Devil Sold His Soul
Empire of Light
Small Town Records
17 September 2012

by Raziq Rauf

It feels like Devil Sold His Soul have been around forever – they formed back in 2004 – but Empire of Light is only the London band’s third album. And it shows that the sextet hasn’t lost the desire to stop creating something new.

Picking up from where they left off with 2010’s Blessed & Cursed (via a slight line-up alteration), they have released another hour-long collection of atmospheric hardcore. If they learned how to control the chaos on said last record, this album sees DSHS use their skills to even greater effect.

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Retrospective Review: Ancients – Constellations EP

December 11th, 2011

When we asked our contributors to tell us their albums of the year, we also offered them the opportunity to retrospectively review any of their Top 10 list that we hadn’t reviewed already. Ruth Booth took us up on that offer.

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Ancients
Constellations EP
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26 September 2011

by Ruth Booth

Break-ups. Bloody hell. As Heartbreak Season 2011 serves up a double-header in Thursday and Thrice, here comes a little reminder for fans of the post- tag that there can be light at the end of the tunnel.

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Rinoa: “Finding pictures of pretend Japanese girls when you’re looking for a band on the internet is kind of awesome I guess. If that’s your thing.”

April 8th, 2010

We’ve had something of a boner for Rinoa ever since their phenomenal debut album, An Age Among Them, started spinning on our stereo. Which is why Hugh Platt has been bothering their guitarist, Jozef Norocky, with these smarmy questions.

Critics have been split over the album – rocksound gave it a 10, our man Andy Parker gave it a full 6 out of 6, and Rock Midgets gave it 4/5, but Kerrang! was a bit lukewarm on it. Has this divided reaction been a surprise?
“Well, we were all obviously thrilled with those first reviews you mentioned. Yeah, the Kerrang! one was a bit of shame, but KKK aint too bad. The guy loved the music and didn’t agree with the vocals. Neither does my mum. That’s his opinion, and that’s totally fine, we’re just happy to be written about.

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Live + Photos: Offset Festival – 05 September 2009

September 14th, 2009

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Everyone here at Thrash Hits was beyond pleased with the line-up for the first-ever stage we’ve sponsored at a festival – the functionally-titled Hardcore Stage at Offset 2009. We so so damned chuffed that we didn’t bother to watch any other stage all weekend. Yeah, it kicked ass.

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2008 into 2009: No Made Sense

December 21st, 2008

Here comes another experimental metal band from Berkshire. This is No Made Sense. Drummer, Sam Ward talks to us about losing his cat for two months and hating New Year’s Eve. Crazy fool!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Finally finishing our album (it took nine months!) or the Exit Ten show in Reading, great gig, great beer, great friends.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
My cat went missing for eight weeks but he came back… 2008 was pretty uneventful.

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