Album Review: Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway – Dictator (Scarred for Life)

It’s been over ten years since the last Scars on Broadway album and with no System of a Down music on the horizon it falls to the ‘side-project’ to give fans what they want even if it is effectively diet-System. A line-up and name change is the least of the problems with Dictator.

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Album Review: Ultra-Violence – Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

Italian thrash metal band Ultra-Violence are set to return on 27th July with their new album ‘Operation Misdirection’ through Candlelight Records. Described by lead vocalist Loris Castiglia as ‘the last chapter of a trilogy we started five years ago with our debut album’, this is their most mature set of songs to date.

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Album Review: Motorowl – Atlas (Century Media Records)

With influences spanning from Black Sabbath and early Pentagram to German kraut rock veterans like Kraan and Guru Guru up to Russian Circles, Baroness and the magnum opus of Opeth mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt. The East German-based psychedelic doom powerhouse of Motorowl blend of imposing heaviness, deep harmonies and stirring atmospheres means their new album ‘Atlas’ is a highly anticipated release. Out on July 27th 2018 via Century Media Records.

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Album Review: Hellish – The Spectre of Lonely Souls (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Coming out of Santiago, Chile in 2010, Hellish previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, Grimoire. Only two years later, the follow-up album called The Spectre of Lonely Souls manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. It will be released on July 27th via the same label.

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