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Fractals – Paradox

by Tony
Categories: Reviews, Unsigned Bands
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Published on: June 3, 2011

Fractals is a relatively unknown progressive/technical metal band out of the UK. I had no idea what to expect when I began listening their debut Paradox, and I was wondering if these guys have what it takes to make more of a splash in the scene. Do they? I’d say [...]

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Ghost – Opus Eponymous

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Ghost, the newest occult metal group out of Sweden dropped their first release, Opus Eponymous, on the public this year. The amount of press and hype before and right after the release has been staggering and far reaching in that most metal fans have heard about this band or even [...]

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Interview With Samael

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Swiss experimental metal band Samael released their latest album some time ago. It’s called Lux Mundi and it’s a very solid and thoroughly enjoyable record. I had the change of doing an interview with Xy, the band’s drummer/percussionist. We had a friendly chat about the new album, Samael’s collective  desire [...]

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Morbid Angel – Illud Divinum Insanus

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Eight years we have waited. I wish I had never heard this album. Morbid Angel is one of those keystone death metal bands. Well, they were. Their last few releases have been lacklustre, and yet fans are loyal as hell because everybody has his or her favourite album. Despite minor [...]

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Tank86 – Rise

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Published on: June 1, 2011

Instrumental rock and metal can be a hit and miss affair. Many bands are simply too technical to get any form of mass appeal or some them really need to a vocalist to get things going for them. There’s a rare breed of bands out there who really manages to [...]

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Job For A Cowboy – Gloom EP

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Published on: May 31, 2011

The five lads from Glendale Arizona are back at it again with the impending release of Gloom. With two studio and two EP releases under their belt, Gloom will be their third hellish EP to assault the public’s senses. How is their lastest offering going to hold up musically to [...]

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Orange Goblin – Five CD Boxset

by Mat
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Published on: May 30, 2011

Once upon a time in a galaxy not too far away actually, someone took three chords and the truth and brought us that wonderful thing called heavy metal. Whether it’s in studio or live form we usually get our fixes from short sharp shocks.  The CD box set is usually [...]

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Interview With A Forest Of Stars

Some time ago Alternative Matter’s very own Mat Davies was quite amazed by the latest A Forest Of Stars record, entitled Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring. Reason enough to have a friendly chat with these lads. On behalf of the band The Gentleman (TG) and Curse (C) answered some questions on [...]

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Interview With Finnr’s Cane

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Published on: May 27, 2011

Some time ago Canadian Folk/Black metal band Finnr’s Cane released their Wanderlust album through Prophecy Productions. Alternative Matter’s very own Bruce Smeath was quite impressed by their forward thinking style of music. Enough reason to have a friendly chat with vocalist and guitar player The Bard about his band, its [...]

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Jakszyk, Fripp And Collins – A Scarcity Of Miracles

Reading the full name of this release – Jakszyk, Fripp And Collins With Levin And Harrison – A Scarcity Of Miracles – A King Crimson ProjeKct – leads to one central and almost unbelievable thought: this must be a new King Crimson album after all these years (the last album was [...]

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