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Live: Crowbar @ The Garage, London (04/03/2014)

Listen to Crowbar. I did.

Here’s a snippet: “Thing about Crowbar is they make the up-tempo and down-tempo work together; different sides of the coin as one. Only you’re never sure which side you want it to land on – slow and brooding or fast and driving. Better to just let it keep spinning on its end.”

Check out the full review exclusively at Metal-Rules.com

Live: Black Stone Cherry @ Koko, London (28/02/2014)

You wanna spend an evening with Black Stone Cherry? Well let me set the scene for you – ‘“Have you guys seen a Black Stone Cherry show before?” asks Robertson noting a few raised hands from the crowd. “You haven’t? You been missing out your whole life, well at least the last six years. Don’t worry everyone’s first time is the best.” Well the subsequent times aren’t too bad either.’

Now go read the full review exclusively at Metal-Rules.com, pretend you were there, and don’t say I never give you anything 🙂

Live: Dream Theater @ Wembley Arena (14/02/2014)

Reviewed Dream Theater. Wrote over a 1000 words. Not even sorry.

Here’s a few choice ones to get you started – “It’s far better to listen to quietly-spoken masters than loud mewling mediocrity…”

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Live: Protest The Hero @ Electric Ballroom (07/02/2014)

So Protest The Hero are pretty good live. Phenomenal in fact. Read the full review, exclusively for Metal-Rules.com

Live: Lamb Of God @ O2 Academy Brixton, London (18/01/2014 )

Lamb Of God at Brixton Academy gig ticket

Lamb Of God

Decapitated – Huntress

The O2 Academy Brixton is architecturally quite a nice looking building if you take the time to look. It’s the kind of thing you can ponder when in a queue that wraps itself right around the outside, head almost meeting tail in a manner reminiscent of that popular Nokia game. It moves about as slow as a round of Snake as well. Given the scene, anyone would think that this was Lamb Of God’s last hurrah. Actually it’s a welcome party, a sold-out celebration. (Interestingly just a few days after came the announcement that the band were in fact taking a break. Well played everyone, well played.)

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