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The Offspring – Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace (2008)

This album continues to grow on me after being something of a shock when I first heard it. Why? Because initially the record label sent me a link to hear these new OFFSPRING tracks online and they were in a different order to how they appear on the actual CD release....

Cryptopsy – The Unspoken King (2008)

When I got my hands on the new album by Canadian Extreme metallers, CRYPTOPSY, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ve only come across a few CRYPTOPSY songs before now, which as it turns out may prove helpful to keep a touch of objectivity, as the album...

Children Of Bodom – Blooddrunk (2008)

Finland’s CHILDREN OF BODOM truly have a sound of their own and what genre to classify the band as has long remained a hot topic of contention amongst the international Metal community – I’ve heard them called Melodic Death, Melodic Thrash, and even Power Metal!...

Cause For Alliance – Coalesce EP (2008)

Introducing CAUSE FOR ALLIANCE, a Metalcore / Hardcore band from Auckland who’ve released what I’m pretty confident will be one of the best Metal releases from New Zealand this year. Everythings been done right with this EP – it has professional artwork of an...

Elemeno P – Self Titled (2008)

We might’ve had to wait for three years for the new ELEMENO P album but after giving this CD a spin I’m confident it was definitely worth the wait. According to the band themselves this CD was self titled because “it really felt like it’s the most honest and...