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Roundtable Review: Between the Madness by VanGough


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Release Date:  Out Now

Songs:   12

Genre:  Prog

Studio Albums:  This is their 5th release

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Roundtable Review: Karhide – Remember Remember


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Release Date: 2 December 2013

Songs: 7

Length: 31 minutes

Genre: Alternative/post-rock/electronic/instrumental

Studio Albums: Rough Sleep EP 2013, two splits

Location:  Southampton, UK

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Roundtable Review: Abyssal – Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius


abyssal coverLabel: Iron Bonehead Productions

Release Date: 1 January 201331 January 2014 (DLP)

Tracks: 11

Length: 59:22

Genre: The blackest and darkest death/doom

Studio Albums: Denouement, 2012

Location: UK

 

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Album Review: Fluisteraars – Dromers


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Release Date:  January 28th, 2014

Songs:  3

Length: 35 minutes

Genre:  Black Metal

Location:  Netherlands

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Album Review: Mental Killing Spree – Centrifuge Of Man


MENTAL KILLING SPREE - Centrifuge of Man cover art 425wRelease Date: September 27 2013, self-released

Tracks:  10

Length: 40 minutes

Genre: Brutal Death Metal

Recommended for fans of: Cannibal Corpse, Six Feet Under, Morbid Angel, Nile

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Album Review: White Moth Black Butterfly – One Thousand Wings


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This is the stuff dreams are made of.

 

Release Date: November 11, 2013  self-released

Tracks:  11          Length: 48 minutes

Genre:  Cinematic, ambient post-rock/experimental

Recommended for fans of:  Sigur Rós, Enigma, Massive Attack, Olafur Arnalds, Daniel Tompkins

 

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Album Review: Caligula’s Horse – The Tide, The Thief & River’s End


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Caligula’s Horse has crafted songs that are so alive and so powerful that I get tears in my eyes. Their music makes me do more than just listen, I’m feeling it, I’m living it.  

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Genre: Progressive rock/metal with a unique, modern and intelligent sound

Recommended for fans of: Opeth, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Dream Theater, TesseracT, concept albums, interesting music

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Album Review: Human Improvement Process – Deafening Dissonant Millennium


a2521107223_10Release Date: September 10, 2013 on Memorial Records

Tracks: 11

Length: 40 minutes

Genre: Technical Death Metal/Deathcore/Melodic

Previous releases: S.T.A.R.S  EP 2011,   In Crystalline Worlds Beyond EP  2011

 

Description: This is the debut album from an Italian band with an interesting name; Human Improvement Process. It’s action-filled music that is heavy and technical and I have to say the music is very melodic for belonging in this style. It’s experimental, with plenty of electronic sounds mixed into the songs and it gives off an unexpected industrial feeling, which spice things up a bit.

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Album Review: Cyclamen – Ashura


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Challenging, heavy, unpredictable and fun. One of my favourite releases this year. 

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Release Date: October 13, 2013 on their own label Realising Media

Tracks: 10

Length: 35 minutes

Genre: Not easy to describe. Experimental, prog/math metal, post-rock

Previous releases: Split EP 2009, debut album Senjyu 2010,  Memories, Voices EP 2012

Recommended for fans of:  Challenging, interesting, unpredictable music

Description: On Cyclamen’s Bandcamp page it says: DIY-To-The-Core and I get a sense that those words were written with a feeling of great pride and accomplishment. After hearing the new album and seeing Cyclamen live (and meeting them after the show, such great people!), I understand why. This is a fascinating and very different album, with influences from things and places I can only imagine in my mind.

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