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Optimus Gryme ‘Slam & Groove Volume 7’ Review

Optimus Gryme ‘Slam & Groove Volume 7’ Review

A couple of years back one of my work mates introduced me to dubstep in the form of OPTIMUS GRYME. Having previously explored the many realms of experimental metal this artist instantly struck a chord with me. That might sound unusual but the genres of dubstep and...
Machete Justice ‘Reversion’ Review

Machete Justice ‘Reversion’ Review

Rolling multiple sub-genres of rock and metal into one cohesive and captivating recording is no easy feat but Tauranga’s MACHETE JUSTICE have achieved it, and on their debut album no less! The first thing that springs to mind as I hear the opening guitar...

Five Finger Death Punch ‘American Capitalist’ Review

Producing a commercially successful metal record has never been a particularly easy task, and when it does occur, it is often regarded as a freak moment of brilliance when all parties natural talent is combined to create packaged up aggression accessible by mainstream...

Megadeth ‘TH1RT3EN’ Review

As the name suggests ‘TH1RT3EN’ is MEGADETH’s 13th album. It’s also the first studio album since ‘The World Needs A Hero’ (2001) to feature original bassist David Ellefson and in some ways it’s fitting because it’s...

Midnight Youth – World Comes Calling – Review

Honestly, I don’t know what the hell happened to MIDNIGHT YOUTH between their debut ‘The Brave Don’t Run’ and ‘World Comes Calling’ but I like it! After storming their way to success with that first release, these guys are back with...

Staind – Self Titled

It has become a cliché statement for rock bands as an album drops: “This album almost ended the band”. You learn to take it with a grain of salt, almost like when bands tell you “this album is gonna be our best one yet”. It’s the same old promo...