Mini Reviews

Sabaton Live At The New England Metal Festival – You’re In The Army Now
05 May. 2017

Sabaton Live At The New England Metal Festival – You’re In The Army Now


On Saturday April 22, 2017, Swedish Pagan superstars Sabaton rolled their war machines (sans drum riser tank which was only used at the NYC show) into Worcester, Massachusetts as the headliners of the 2017 edition of the New England Metal Festival.

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The fans in attendance at The Palladium, most of who had been there since noon that day, had reached a fever pitch by the time fellow Swedes Katatonia finished their set and the changeover began for Sabaton. Fog machines cast a cloudy backdrop on the stage, with Sabaton’s makeshift machine gun and army helmet microphone stands gave off the atmosphere of an empty battlefield before the dawn of battle.

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Dylan Ware – The Infinity Chamber
02 Feb. 2016

Dylan Ware – The Infinity Chamber


 “She gave me head on the bed of my dead grandmamma”.

Kiwi exile in Istanbul Ware’s third album in twelve years takes his furious, frustrated, reflections and infuses them with atmosphere, echo and splashes of welcome barminess.

The concept of mellowing as you get older mercifully flies by Ware as his postmodern seethe snarls through even the gentler tracks on all of his releases. His ire knows the importance of a tune to keep the pill wrapped in though, and Nothing, The Knife and No Honey here certainly are resplendent in them.

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‘The Ones That Nearly Got Away’ (bite sized reviews from 2014)
01 Jan. 2015

‘The Ones That Nearly Got Away’ (bite sized reviews from 2014)


You all know that I cannot write short reviews, they are always in depth and take an album apart to give a track-by-track breakdown of the record. I also try to give a decent biography of the artist involved and a convoluted introduction.

This seems to work when reviewing the type of music that I do, I give the reader a level of intelligence that means they have the time and inclination to look deeper into the music I am reviewing.

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