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Album Review: Karhide – Colossus EP

Colossus-Front-CoverRelease Date: April 14th, 2014 on Field Records

Tracks: 4

Length: 17 minutes

Genre:  Post rock/metal/electronic

Previous releases: Acadia 2010, Rough Sleep EP 2013, Remember Remember EP 2013, two splits

Location: Southampton, UK

Recommended for fans of: Pelican, Jesu, Mogwai, Russian Circles, Mono

Description: A while ago we reviewed one man project Karhide’s previous release and I loved it, it certainly left me wanting more. I didn’t have to wait long; all of a sudden another Karhide promo turned up! I have to say, this EP was a nice surprise. It’s just as good, if not better than the last one. Its heavier and faster nature will most likely be more appealing to other metalheads as well.

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EP Review: Moss Of Moonlight – Winterwheel

“Moonfed this moss, sky-torched our trail a soothspell of caves, at season’s end we seek you for we are all Pagan, children of cinder, eaters of seed, walkers of wheels.”

Release Date: June 21st 2013 by Cascadian Alliance
Tracks: 4
Length: 42 minutes
Genre: Blackened Folk Metal
Previous releases: Debut album ‘Seed’, 2012
Recommended for fans of: Enslaved, Eluveitie, Bathory, Negura Bunget, Vintersorg, Otyg, folk/pagan/medieval themed music

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E.P. Review: Capturing Moments by Random Mullet

The mullet, an oddly ubiquitous hairstyle known for its business up, front party in the back attitude. This hairstyle seems like a quite fitting mascot for Finnish band Random Mullet.  On the surface you can easily hear they mean all business with their intelligent progressive metal.  But behind all that business is fact that they love to have a damn fun time with their music.  Formed when founding members, Henri Heikka and Raine Oikarinen, wanted to create more unique and different music than their current bands, they have certainly achieved what they set out to do.  The amount of unique and diverse content within the half hour of music on the bands third E.P., Capturing Moments, is staggering.  Going from alternative metal sounds to crushing death metal to smooth sax and piano filled jazz noir pieces and more I can’t think of one moment throughout my many spins of the entire record where I wasn’t enthralled, interested, and completely engaged in the music.  Everything sounds fresh and wildly unique, and if this is a taste of what they are looking to put forth in a full length, boy are progressive metal fans in for a treat. Read the rest of this entry