Reviews by Simon Milburn

  • Haunted, The - rEVOLVEr
  • Haunted, The

    rEVOLVEr

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    The title says it all

    The departure of a vocalist is always both a talking point and a turning point for any band that may undergo such a transformation. The announcement of the return of The Haunted's original vocalist, Peter Dolving...

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  • Chasm, The - The Spell of Retribution
  • Chasm, The

    The Spell of Retribution

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Back to the future

    Many would say that whilst there are some shining lights in the sky of metal acts around today, that the market is overall saturated by many bands most of which lack the originality of the leaders of the subgenres ...

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  • Converge - You Fail Me
  • Converge

    You Fail Me

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Unlucky for some, but definitely lucky for these guys

    Longevity is not something that is a prevailing trait amongst much of todays music industry as a whole however there are quite a few metal bands who manage to keep their head abov...

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  • Devolved - Calculated
  • Devolved

    Calculated

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Local extreme metal let down by production

    Devolved have quite the following both on our local scene and also around the rest of the nation. For some metal heads however, it's a case of you either like them or not. Since their incept...

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  • Shadows Fall - The War Within
  • Shadows Fall

    The War Within

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Winning the battle and the war

    I think it's almost safe to say that the latest Shadows Fall album was one of the most anticipated releases of 2004. The presales figures alone tell the story of the rise of this Massachusetts based qui...

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  • Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder
  • Papa Roach

    Getting Away With Murder

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Roaches that just won't go away

    Papa Roach are one of those bands that were hot one day and almost forgotten the next. It seems only the diehard fans kept the support going for this quartet. 2000's Infest was a great album full of ca...

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  • Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine
  • Cradle of Filth

    Nymphetamine

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Horror movie metal soundtrack

    Moving on from Damnation And A Day, England's Cradle Of Filth have released it's follow up Nymphetamine this time avoiding the labour of a concept album. Moving from major label Sony to Roadrunner, the c...

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  • Mortiis - The Grudge
  • Mortiis

    The Grudge

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Norwegian metal from the man with the pointy ears

    What does a one man band do when said band gets a degree of success and has to start touring? The one man band evolves into a full scale lineup and that's just what Mortiis has had to...

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  • Candiria - What Doesn't Kill You
  • Candiria

    What Doesn't Kill You

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    Only the strong survive

    At one time or another, we've either told someone or been told by someone that 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'. For some it's just a saying, whilst others may take it as gospel. There are some who o...

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  • Kittie - Until the End
  • Kittie

    Until the End

    By Simon Milburn | 08 January, 2005

    How long shall we sing this song?

    Kittie made a name for themselves landing a spot on the who's who of metal summer touring circus known as Ozzfest. This was all on the back of their debut album Spit written when the girls were only...

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