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Retro Roundtable Review: Textures – Polars


polars-4f273e55ef3b3Label: Listenable Records

Release Date:  2003

Songs:  8 tracks, 56 minutes

Genre:  Progressive metal

Studio Albums: Drawing Circles 2006, Silhouettes 2008, Dualism 2011

Location:  Tilburg, Netherlands

For fans of: Strapping Young Lad, Cynic, Meshuggah, Dark Tranquillity, Iced Earth, Gojira

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Retro Roundtable Review: SikTh – The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait For Something Wild


sikth-the_trees_are_dead___dried_out_wait_for_something_wild-front“A million minds and a million voices. A million thoughts, and only one choice, the need to find peace.”

Label: Gut Records

Release Date: August 18, 2003

Tracks: 14, 1 hour

Genre: Weird Progressive metal / Tech / Mathcore

Studio Albums: Let The Transmitting Begin EP 2002, Death of A Dead Day 2006

Location: Watford, UK

 

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Retro Roundtable Review: Lost Horizon – A Flame To The Ground Beneath


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“Grief is nothing life should be, never bend for misery! Always standing, always searching, always free. Will is the poweeeerrr!!!”

Label: Music For Nations

Release Date:  June 24, 2003

Length: 53 minutes

Genre:  Power Metal

Studio Albums: Awakening The World, 2001

Location:  Gothenburg, Sweden

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Roundtable Retro Review: N.O.L.A. by Down


95_nolaLabel: Electra Records

Release Date: Sept. 1995

Songs: 13

Genre: Sludge, Stoner, Doom, Southern Metal

Studio Albums: 3 studio albums, 2 E.P.s

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