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The Algorithm – Octopus4 – Review

When I first stumbled into The Algorithm I thought I’d walked into the wrong venue. Still only with an EP to their name, the solo project of this mad Frenchman found himself crossing the channel to demonstrate a performance unlike any I’ve ever witnessed. Hundreds of eager djent fans bustling into a crowded venue only [...]

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Quick Quips [Episode One]

We understand that you are busy people, and you must understand that we are also surprisingly lazy, but despite that we never stop consuming new material. It’s high time we corrected this issue with the first of what I hope will become a regular feature here at Axis, to be published approximately “whenever the hell [...]

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Dialectic Soul – We Are Born From the Pain – Review

Let’s not beat around the bush here, melodic death metal has spent the past thirty years descending into a pit of monotony. It is a genre that has become so stale and mouldy even the pigeons are turning up their nose; so bland it’s become a joke. The endless recycling of Gothenburg riffs has led [...]

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Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction

Usually it’s the artists that I wasn’t previously aware of that I find the most engaging. Delivering a sucker punch of energy that has me reeling in shock and surprise, mesmerised by a new discovery that causes previous interests to lay ignored as they descend into monotony, the lightning failing to strike again. Nestled firmly [...]

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Shit Shade #6 – Thrash Queen – Manslayer

Finally, I have managed to summon the strength, the courage and the willpower to persevere, for the end of this saga is almost within my sight, and Thrash Queen‘s Manslayer may be the most important album of them all. Whenever albums of significance are discussed, it’s always the releases that yield a positive influence that [...]


 
 

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The Algorithm – Octopus4 – Review

Posted  August 28, 2014  by  Thomas Bawden

When I first stumbled into The Algorithm I thought I’d walked into the wrong venue. Still only with an EP to their name, the solo project of this mad Frenchman found himself crossing the channel to demonstrate a performance unlike any I’ve ever witnessed. Hundreds of eager djent fans bustling into a crowded venue only [...]

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Quick Quips [Episode One]

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  Thomas Bawden

We understand that you are busy people, and you must understand that we are also surprisingly lazy, but despite that we never stop consuming new material. It’s high time we corrected this issue with the first of what I hope will become a regular feature here at Axis, to be published approximately “whenever the hell [...]

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Dialectic Soul – We Are Born From the Pain – Review

Posted  August 3, 2014  by  Thomas Bawden

Let’s not beat around the bush here, melodic death metal has spent the past thirty years descending into a pit of monotony. It is a genre that has become so stale and mouldy even the pigeons are turning up their nose; so bland it’s become a joke. The endless recycling of Gothenburg riffs has led [...]

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Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction

Posted  July 17, 2014  by  Thomas Bawden

Usually it’s the artists that I wasn’t previously aware of that I find the most engaging. Delivering a sucker punch of energy that has me reeling in shock and surprise, mesmerised by a new discovery that causes previous interests to lay ignored as they descend into monotony, the lightning failing to strike again. Nestled firmly [...]

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Shit Shade #6 – Thrash Queen – Manslayer

Posted  July 4, 2014  by  Thomas Bawden

Finally, I have managed to summon the strength, the courage and the willpower to persevere, for the end of this saga is almost within my sight, and Thrash Queen‘s Manslayer may be the most important album of them all. Whenever albums of significance are discussed, it’s always the releases that yield a positive influence that [...]

Full Story »