Down – Down IV Part 2

Down IV Part 2 album review

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Live: Clutch @ The Forum, London (01/05/14)

“It may say The Forum above the door, but tonight this is the church of Clutch. Say hallelujah and enter all ye with the luck to have a ticket; it’s promised that you will leave changed. If they call rock a religion then Clutch are surely some offshoot branch that’s not always widely acknowledged but really touch something inside the attracted masses. They say God has a plan – well Clutch must feature in there somewhere.”

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Here’s a fine, if not diverse, selection of recent reviews from and The Independent Voice. Knock yourselves out. Musically that is.

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Black Label Society – Catacombs Of The Black Vatican (Zakk Wylde continues to slay the six-stringed beast)

Heresiarch – Wælwulf EP (Metal that’s not just painted black, but black at its core)

Pet The Preacher – The Cave & The Sunlight (Stoner/blues racket that shouldn’t be kept in a cave)

SuperCharger – Broken Hearts & Fallaparts (Good time spit n roll music)

Live/Chat: Within Temptation @ Wembley Arena, London (12/04/2014)

“Did you see that ludicrous display the other week…” Yeah I’m talking about the football. Maybe. I dunno, I didn’t watch it. I watched Within Temptation instead. And then I wrote about it exclusively for

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Actually hold that dance. Also check out my interview with the lovely Charlotte Wessels of Delain here.

Now you may dance.

Live: Red Fang @ Electric Ballroom, London (21/03/2014)

‘“Wires” opening salvo rings out in an upping-of-the-ante before Aaron Beam’s vocals slide over the top, and then there’s “Blood Like Cream”, which has garnered the Fangsters so much attention, with it’s almost indie-chorus line. The Electric Ballroom’s not-even-remotely-badass curfew means the encore is so unmilked it’s all the way back in the cow, but we do get to go full circle to the very start with “Prehistoric Dog” proving it’s still got all its teeth.’

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