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Album: Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion

March 18th, 2014

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Animals As Leaders
The Joy of Motion
Sumerian Records
25 March 2014

by David Keevill

Tosin Abasi is an interesting bloke. The eight-string guitarmanship is impressive, sure, but that’s not what I’m talking about. With his outfit Animals as Leaders, he’s turned what should be skilful but nerdy YouTube fodder into one of the most exciting and extroverted metal outfits to come out of the most recent wave of heavy progressive music.

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Album: After The Burial – Wolves Within

January 20th, 2014

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After The Burial
Wolves Within
Sumerian Records
17 December 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Here’s something I never understood about Djent: you learn to count when you’re in nursery school, so why is twanging away in one arbitrary number over some other arbitrary number considered more impressive than, say, being the milk monitor? The reason, you suspect, is that for virginal bedroom wankers everywhere, numbers represent a measurable and concrete thing. Each Djent-ist can see who is doing better than the rest because of what difficult integers they are crowbarring their riffs in to. You can’t argue with stats.

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Album: Stray From The Path – Anonymous

September 16th, 2013

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Stray From The Path
Anonymous
Sumerian Records
16 September 2013

by Raz

This is the seventh album from the New Yorkers and Anonymous threatens to take Stray From The Path to the forefront of their scene. From the first memorable refrain in ‘False Flag’ of, “F. E. A. Are you listening,” Andrew Dijorio spits various lyrics detailing the entire gamut of anti-establishment-oriented views with righteous punk fury. The next song is called ‘Badge & A Bullet’. You get the vibe and it’s as convincing a political statement as you’re going to hear this year.

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Album: Stick To Your Guns – The Hope Division

June 30th, 2010

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Stick To Your Guns
The Hope Division
Sumerian Records
01 June 2010

by Tomas Doyle

Anybody, and I mean ANYBODY who starts a breakdown with a shout of “MOVE!” is a pretty silly boy as far as I’m concerned, but if I’m completely honest, it’s that moment during ‘This is More’ on Stick To Your Guns‘ first album that had stuck in my mind regarding his band before I slapped The Hope Division on for the first time.

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