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Album Review: RAM Rod

Posted by | November 3, 2017

One thing RAM has had a knack for and continues to sharpen is their ability to craft really hooky vocal lines and memorable melodies, placed perfectly within their rollicking tapestry of both shredding and classic metal sound. On Rod, these elements are once more synthesized into an enjoyable whole.

| November 3, 2017

Album Review: GRAVE Out of Respect For The Dead

Posted by | November 5, 2015

Along with Dismember, Unleashed, and Entombed, Grave stands for a sound that was birthed and perfected in Sweden. Unfailingly loyal to the genre, Lindgren seems to have gotten whatever experimental urges he may have felt out of his system back in the middle of the 1990's, as did so many extreme musicians. Since those days, each Grave album has sounded quite similar to the one before it.

| November 5, 2015

Album Review: TAU CROSS Tau Cross

Posted by | June 19, 2015

Tau Cross began life last year following Miller's second and ostensibly final disbandment of Amebix, a band whose initial lifespan between 1978 and 1987 influenced Napalm Death, Sepultura, Hellhammer, Bathory, and Darkthrone, to name but a few. Voivod needs no introduction, and Away's musical pedigree is almost unrivaled. Joining these two heavyweights for Tau Cross are John Misery (Misery) and Andy Lefton, both handpicked by Miller to join him on guitars.

| June 19, 2015