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Reliquia and Swansun Reviewed

Reliquia – The Graveyard School (Unit 26 Version) Similar artists: Paradise Lost, Tiamat, Moonspell, My Dying Bride, Katatonia Genre: Gothic / Dark Wave The tritone isn’t the only musical element ever banned by religious organizations. Each spiritual…
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MERVYN and Last Chance to Say Goodbye Reviewed

MERVYN – Oblivion Genre: Heavy metal, Electronica The present is immensely tense. This is something that oughtn’t surprise anyone who’s been in the vicinity of a news report during the last few years. While it might all be a mess of our own making and…
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The Tilt and BIFTER Reviewed

The Tilt – Bloodspring Similar artists: The Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus Genre: Gothic / Dark Wave Statistically speaking, it’s likely that great things will happen once rock bands decide they no longer want to be liked. Frankly…
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Best Nu Metal Bands

Nu-metal bands have a reputation for writing big, dumb-rock music. Well, so did The Ramones or Motorhead, and music critics could geek on their songs all day. With time having softened the general opinion about the baggy jean, and backward-cap-wearing 2000s bands, it’s…
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Life’s great mysteries: Babel Map and Lords of Dust

Lords of Dust – Mr. Stranger Genre: Stoner Rock Similar artists: Kyuss, Black Sabbath, Fu Manchu, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Fang, Mastodon, Electric Wizard Surfers never lose their excitement for riding a tall wave, and neither do rockers lose theirs for…