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Music Review: Henry Metal – ‘War in Heaven’ Offers Pulsating Metal, Stellar Riffs


'War in Heaven' is a heavy-duty album, especially for fans of metal. Original melodies, pulsing with energy and vibrating rhythms, are anything but derivative. Henry Metal’s voice retains a presumptuous vitality that works well, and his talent on the axe is superb – great shredding and ascendant riffs.

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Music Review: Fox Medicine – ‘Greetings From Mars’ Pumps Out Muscular Post Punk/Art Metal

The tones of dark gravity on 'Greetings From Mars' completely bypass the normal auditory apparatus. You listen but you also experience the music on a primal and visceral level, like a punch in the solar plexus. This is pure, dominant noise rock, consuming, taut with foreboding, and engaging.

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Music Review: Demir Demirkan – ‘Awakening’ EP (War III) Encompasses Power and Elegance


'Awakening' delivers wildly muscular music with subtle, effective elegance rarely associated with metal. The result is contagious, textured melodies and weighty rhythmic components buffed to a sophisticated polish. In short, 'Awakening' is skillfully wrought music.

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Charlie Doherty’s Favorite Songs and Albums of 2017

Jay Som - Everybody Works

Veterans such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams, blues great Joe Bonamassa, Bjork, The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, The National, Spoon, and Living Colour made stellar releases. Favorite new artist: Jay Som.

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Music Review: Elder – ‘Reflections of a Floating World’

reflections of a floating world

'Reflections of a Floating World' shifts from Isis-esque sludge to headbang-worthy, arena-ready guitar solos reminiscent of Rainbow—often within the same song. But for all of its chameleonic transmutation, it never sounds unfocused.

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Music Review: Thrice – ‘The Alchemy Index’ (In Celebration of the 2017 Vinyl Reissue)


Several of the group's finest songs are littered among the 24 tracks. And while many similar projects might offer quantity over quality, 'The Alchemy Index' doesn't have any reservations about giving fans both.

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Music DVD Review: Black Sabbath – ‘The End’

black sabbath - the end

Other than The Beatles, Black Sabbath is perhaps the most influential band in rock history. February 4, 2017 is forever marked as the final date of their last ever tour. It was a one of a kind celebration of their enduring legacy. And the Angelic Sessions is a bonus treat.

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