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Not one for your granny

Advantages: One Grindcore track reminiscent of Nasum or Napalm Death, brutal vocals
Disadvantages: Nothing extraordinary happening

Strynchnine.213 is Aborted's 6th album and was released on the Century Media label at the end of June 2008, it has been touted as one of the best albums of the year in the metal genre. Aborted are a band that have intrigued me due to their nationality, I ...

dangaroo 03.12.2008 · Read full review
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A brave effort but sadly flawed

Advantages: some great riffs to be found, welcome return of Lord Worm
Disadvantages: poor production, overly disjointed, Lord Worm's vocals are disappointing

Along with the introduction of new guitarist Alex Auburn, Cryptopsy's 2005 album 'Once Was Not' saw the return of original vocalist Lord Worm to the fold, meaning that the album was highly anticipated by fans disillusioned by the unsuited, hardcore barks ...

Burning_Darkness 19.01.2010 · Read full review
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Reroute to Remain, Fantastic...

Advantages: Mind-blowing, awesome album, no fillers
Disadvantages: Can't think of any...

"Reroute to Remain" is arguably the greatest In Flames album ever made! It is an unforgettable rollercoaster ride of emotions, ranging from the furious beat of Egonomic to the eerie instrumentals on Metaphor. If you like metal or even heavy-er rock, you w ...

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Another killer from In Flames

Advantages: Absolutely amazing music
Disadvantages: lol.....

Yet again I say In Flames is the best band imaginable. Not only for their musical skill and audiological presentation of the sound itself, but the sublime lyrics too. The album begins atmospherically with the title track "Reroute To Remain", one of th ...

AJRAD 22.10.2006 · Read full review
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Slay Or Be Slain

Advantages: Well executed, some good riffs and grooves
Disadvantages: Very repetitive, little variation, unoriginal

Disadvantages: 2008 release 'Feel the Blade' by Netherlands thrash outfit Legion of The Damned is actually a rerelease of an earlier album, entitled 'Elegy for the Weak' and released under the band's old name, 'Occult'. I've seen Legion of the Dam ...

Burning_Darkness 03.07.2009 · Read full review
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