Richard Webb
A Kentish lad at the wrong end of his twenties. I'm a journalist that loves anything grizzly and gruesome whether it's in music, film or art. My guitar and vinyl collections are amongst my prize possessions and my wardrobe is predominantly black.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape

The saying goes “all good things comes to those who wait”, and that particular expression has never seemed more appropriate than when it comes to Black Crown Initiate. There have been plenty of issues that have befallen the band over their brief history, including number of line-up changes where they are still searching for a permanent drummer even now - but with the leap to a new permanent home with Century Media Records, the band look hungrier and better backed than ever. Now with Black Crown Initiate in their strongest position to date and the extreme metal world eagerly watching and waiting, the big question is… has the wait been worth it?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Temnein – Tales: Of Humanity And Greed

France has become a hotbed for superb metal acts in recent years and as a result has been gaining much deserved notoriety around the world. One band that has sprung forth in recent years is Temnein, who have been quietly honing their craft in the underground for some time now, releasing two previous albums - '404 B.C' and 'White Stained Inferno' - which showed a level of creativity and forward thinking that far surpassed their years. Now, in 2020, the band may have just penned the defining release of their blossoming career. The album is entitled 'Tales: Of Humanity And Greed' and shows the band pushing their particular brand of melodic death metal into brave new territory.
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ALBUM REVIEW: August Burns Red – Guardians

Just over two years since the release of their critically acclaimed eighth studio album 'Phantom Anthem', August Burns Red are back with their latest release ‘Guardians’ and it appears that they have a bit in their teeth and a fire in their stomachs.

ALBUM REVIEW: Polaris – The Death Of Me

Australian progressive metalcore act Polaris return with the sophomore effort ‘The Death Of Me’ and are looking to dethrone Parkway Drive at the summit of the genre. With this release, they may well be armed enough to do so.

EP REVIEW: Ihsahn – Telemark

Ihsahn is a man who refuses to stand still, currently releasing solo records at a rate that could match Devin Townsend himself. So far he has mastered a vast majority of different genres on his musical travels and now with his 'Telemark' EP he returns to his black metal roots.
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