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Album: Aliases – Safer Than Reality

July 25th, 2011

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Aliases
Safer Than Reality
Basick Records
15 August 2011

by Tomas Doyle

They say familiarity breeds contempt but one wonders what preconceptions many listeners will have of Aliases on hearing that they feature Graham “Pin” Pinney on guitar, a man who in a former life plied his trade as part of spastic dissonance merchants SiKth. Of course once the SiKth fan boys have wiped the spermatozoa from their trousers they will realise that Aliases are very much their own beast and that Safer Than Reality has more than enough fire power to blow lazy comparisons to former projects clean out of the water.

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Album: Visions – Home

July 20th, 2011

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Visions
Home
Basick Records
18 July 2011

by Tomas Doyle

Since The Dillinger Escape Plan brought technical metal to the masses in the early part of the last decade, the UK has boasted a thriving (often almost overloaded) scene of bands keen to show off their lightening quick fretwork and dense structural intricacies. Visions are the latest group of youngsters throwing their two penneth into this particular ring, with their ten-track debut album released on Basick records, a label which has in recent times established itself as the premier stable of UK tech metal.

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