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YouTube LOL: Heavy Metal Busking

June 25th, 2012

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You can break buskers in London down into approximately four distinct groups. You’ve got the slightly down-on-their-luck violinist/classical music buskers, you’ve got the really-crap-sub-Ocean-Colour-Scene-guitarists-covering-The-Beatles types, you’ve got those guys playing frickin’ panpipes, and you’ve got those guys playing saxophones over a backing track so complex, you wonder whether they’re just miming themselves.

What you don’t get so often is angry young men barking a capella heavy metal songs. And we’re not talking about clean-vocal stuff, either.

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Album: Van Canto – Tribe Of Force

February 23rd, 2010

Van Canto
Tribe Of Force
Napalm Records
1 March 2010

by Tom Dare

To say that Van Canto are set to divide opinions yet again would be somewhat akin to describing a Cannibal Corpse album sleeve as “a tad bloody” – in other words, an understatement of galactic proportions, even before mentioning their latest Metallica cover.

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Album: Torche – Meanderthal

May 29th, 2008

Torche on a building site

Hydra Head Records
08 April 2008

by Ryan Williams

Torche have reached that level of critical acclaim now where they have been labeled to high heaven. The Floridian quartet have been labeled as everything from ‘stoner pop’ to ‘thunder rock’ to ‘doom pop’, according to Wikipedia. The truth of the matter is that they are all perfectly reasonable descriptors. [Read more →]

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