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New MM Track [Apr. 17th, 2007|09:57 am]
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A new Mr. Manson track from the upcoming album 'Eat Me, Drink Me' which is out at the beginning of June. I think it is rather good. Quite slow, aggressive, haunting guitar loops. Give it a listen.
Marilyn Manson - If I Was Your Vampire
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New Tracks [Mar. 6th, 2007|09:36 am]
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Finally another update.

A track from the new Machinehead album has surfaced. I'm unconvinced with it to be honest, sounds a bit too like it's from The Burning Red era.
Machinehead - Aesthetics of Hate

Featuring Daryl Palumbo from Glassjaw this long-running background project is still apparantly going. Chilled out, rather strange. A bit Incubus-esque. Ok. Not brilliant.
Geometry - Hard To Breathe

The new album from ZoZobra is streamable from their website. These guys are touring with Isis & Jesu so you can imagine the style the go for. A varied mix of prog-influenced technical guitars and powerful hardcore distorted sounds. The same goes for the vocals, ranging from very reverberated singing to full on hardcore screams. Actually pretty good.
ZoZobra - Harmonic Tremors (full release)

A band that lists their influences as Rorschach, Dissolve & Justin Timberlake who knows what to expect. It's kindof trash of sorts. Sortof. Think Dillinger Escape Plan but slowed down and not quite as technical. More raw I guess. It's listenable, nothing really inventive though.
Pristina - Various

That's your lot for now. I've got some more to go through later.
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[Review] Walls of Jericho - With Devils Amongst Us All [Nov. 13th, 2006|10:38 am]
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Walls of Jericho have been around for a while now and have never really impressed me. Their first album was very samey, badly produced, vocals were a bit shit. I then saw them live and my opinion didn't change, they were trying to be an Arch Enemy style band but just weren't up to scratch.
When I noticed the release of With Devils Amongst Us All I thought I would give them another try. And I'm so glad I did. This album is excellent from start to finish. Songs like A Trigger Full of Promises and Welcome Home have huge thrash influences and definately show a different direction to the Arch Enemy comparison. While Candace's voice is similar to Angela Gossow's (Arch Enemy) the music itself is quite different.
It's hard to describe the album as a whole as it mixes together Thrash, Hardcore and on one track even hints of Gothic Metal in a Lacuna Coil style.
Very Brutal, Very good. Listen!
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New Tunes [Nov. 8th, 2006|10:06 am]
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Some more tunes for you to check out today

Mindless Self Indulgence - What Do You Know (VNV Nation remix)

Bane - Various Live Videos
All That Remains - The Air That I Breathe Video
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New Music [Nov. 3rd, 2006|10:12 am]
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Sorry, it has been a while but I'm back on here!

New video from Cult of Luna is rather good, new Burn in Silence is generic hardcore but the drum kit is pretty cool so worth watching.
She Killed Poetry bring us a nice and brutal new offering.
And the new video from The Haunted with the brand new track, The Flood, from their new album The Dead Eye.

Cult of Luna - Back to Chapel Town (Video)
Burn in Silence - Lines From An Epitaph

Grindcore/Death Metal
She Killed Poetry - Murderous Hands
The Haunted - The Flood (Video)
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New Music [Aug. 5th, 2006|11:32 am]
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Some awesome new stuff has surfaced today.

Lets start with The Blood Brothers. Their previous albums have been excellent, and unique, although pretty inaccessible to many due to the lack of structure and the manic vocals.
Two songs from their new album, Young Machetes are now available and they keep their unique sound while adding more structure, more "bouncy" beats and more casio keyboards. While the vocals stay very bizarre, they are much more controlled and vague glimpses of grunge band Huggy Bear appear to me through the vocals.
So here they are:
The Blood Brothers - Set Fire to the Face & Laser Life

Leng Tch'e also have a couple of new tracks available. People may remember I posted their last video involving a guy massacring his boss in the office. This is pure brutal grindcore. Think Raging Speedhorn with more talent and more energy. Not one for the feint-hearted.
Leng Tch'e - Confluence of Consumers & Self-Pity as a Daily Routine

And finally, a band that requires no introduction. The entirety of Slayer's new album is streamable here:
Slayer - Christ Illusion
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New Music [Aug. 1st, 2006|02:34 pm]
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Walls of Jericho - A Trigger Full of Promises (Video) Think a more raw version of Arch Enemy with hardcore style drums.

Lamb of God - Walk with me in Hell Move the ouija cursor to the top right of the screen

Inhale, Exhale - Redemption Think Will Haven

Bloodlined Calligraphy - Last Goodbye More Female-Fronted Hardcore

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Angel (Massive Attack cover)
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New Tracks for July 14th 2006 [Jul. 14th, 2006|04:08 pm]
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Lamb of God - Redneck (Video)
Cerberus - In Contempt & Obsidian

XO Skeletons Theme Song
Misery Signals - Failsave

Mindless Self Indulgence - Brooklyn Hype Parts I and II (Live Video)
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Music for 7th July 2006 [Jul. 7th, 2006|09:04 am]
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A few tracks for your listening pleasure today. The amazingly atmospheric Wintersleep hit us with a new video, but unfortunately it's for one of their worst songs.
A powerful new track from Nights Like These, a track from the debut album of excellent Experimental Hardcore band The Human Abstract, and the latest song from Mastodon, featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis on vocals!

Ambiant/Soft Rock
Wintersleep - Faithful Guide (Video)

Nights Like These - Scavenger's Daughter
The Human Abstract - Crossing the Rubican
Mastodon - Crystal Skull
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Music for 6th July 2006 [Jul. 6th, 2006|11:02 am]
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Give them all a listen/watch. Some good quality shit. I'll do proper reviews again when I get a chance.

Interesting Covers
Lost Prophets - On a Rope (Live Rocket From The Crypt Cover)

Bleeding Through - Love in Slow Motion (Video)
Textures - Millstone (Video)
From Autumn to Ashes - Love It or Left It
I Got Shot In The Face - YOU DEAD!

Death/Black/Thrash/Extreme Metal
Cattle Decapitation - Total Gore (Live Video)
As Blood Runs Black - My Fears Have Become Phobias (Video)

Facing New York - The Messenger
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