Yearly Archives: 2013

Blog update

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Very sorry for the lack of updates lately…. sometimes life and work just get in the way!  I am hoping to up my game in the next few weeks so watch out for some new exciting posts!  Meanwhile, care to share your top 3 favourite albums of 2013?

Keep it metal\M/ecca

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Ewan Dobson Acoustic Metal Review

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Ewan Dobson Acoustic Metal Review - you can thank me for introducing you to this guy to you later. Having been a long time fan of acoustic guitar (ranging from Tommy Emmanuel to Django Reinhardt), I have always been frustrated at the lack of acoustic metal.   I know that seems like an oxymoron, but I have always had a fascination with people playing metal on acoustic guitars.  I know that there are often acoustic versions of metal songs, but there are no pure acoustic metal songs…. until now.

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Feared Vinter Review

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Feared – Vinter Review: Some of you may already know of Ola Englund due to his involvement with Six Feet Under and The Haunted. But before he was all these things, he began as a humble YouTube Artist (at least that’s my term for it).  Or, you might have heard about him from my review of his previous album – Furor Incarnatus.  Well he’s back with a new album called Vinter.  Is it any good?

Feared - Vinter line up: Ola Englund (guitar), Jocke Skog (bass), Mario Ramos (vocals) and Kevin Talley (drums) Feared – Vinter line up: Ola Englund (guitar), Jocke Skog (bass), Mario Ramos (vocals) and Kevin Talley (drums) Continue reading

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Vildhjarta Thousands Of Evils Review

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Vildhjarta Thousands Of Evils Review - this EP is without a doubt an acquired taste and caters to a fairly niche crowd.  With the focus on progressiveness, a djenty vibe, odd time signautre and generally not “sounding right” (perhaps unconventional is a better term), Thousands Of Evils will come across as hard to swallow by many.  However, if you have an appreciation of the progressive, a liking for for the quirky and the original and unconventional, Vildhjarta is a band you should check out.

Line up on Thousands of Lies: Daniel Ädel - vocals, Vilhelm Bladin - vocals, Johan Nyberg - bass, Daniel Bergström - guitar, Calle Thomer - guitar, David Lindkvist - drums Line up on Thousands of Lies: Daniel Ädel – vocals, Vilhelm Bladin – vocals, Johan Nyberg – bass, Daniel Bergström – guitar, Calle Thomer – guitar, David Lindkvist – drums Continue reading

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Apocalyptica Wagner Reloaded Review

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Apocalyptica Wagner Reloaded Review – normally a metal band consists of your guitarists, a bassist, a drummer and a vocalist.  Not often is a metal band made up of 3 cellists, a drummer and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra.  Wagner Reloaded is Apocalyptica’s maiden live album and it is unlike anything I have ever heard.  The comparisons to Metallica’s S&M are inevitable; after all, Apocalyptica did begin as a Metallica tribute band.  However, broadly speaking, Wagner Reloaded is far more accomplished from a musical standpoint.

Line up: Perttu Kivilaakso – cello, Paavo Lötjönen – cello, Mikko Sirén – drums, percussion, Eicca Toppinen – cello, MDR Symphony Orchestra Line up: Perttu Kivilaakso – cello, Paavo Lötjönen – cello, Mikko Sirén – drums, percussion, Eicca Toppinen – cello, MDR Symphony Orchestra Continue reading

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Pro Pain The Final Revolution Review

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Pro Pain The Final Revolution Review – The Final Revolution is classic groove metal,  with a strong dose of hardcore attitude.  This makes for one hell of an aggressive album which is high on energy and guaranteed to add another 20 pounds onto your bench press.  I like to think of The Final Revolution as similar to Hatebreed and Pantera hybrid, which is not a bad combo if I can say so myself.

Line up: Gary Meskil – bass guitar, vocals, Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar, Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Jonas Sanders – drums Line up: Gary Meskil – bass guitar, vocals, Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar, Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, Jonas Sanders – drums Continue reading

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Dan Mumm A Glimpse Beyond Review

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Dan Mumm A Glimpse Beyond Review – Back with more YouTube Artist reviews!  Today is something quite niche, being Dan Mumm’s neo-classical metal album A Glimpse Beyond.  Dan Mumm already has a modest following on YouTube, having achieved over 5k subscribers and close to 2 million views.  In addition to being an instructor on the Metal Methods DVD series, my expectations of the album were high, to say the least.

Dan Mumm - A Glimpse Beyond

Dan Mumm – A Glimpse Beyond

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