Review: The Noumenon – Apocrypha

January 13, 2012
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Review: The Noumenon – Apocrypha

We’ve all been told as some point, haven’t we, not to judge a book by its cover? As common as that advice is and as clichĂ©d as it has become, it’s still easy to forget.

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Primal Fear: Unbreakable

January 12, 2012
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Primal Fear: Unbreakable

There is no sense beating around the bush here. We all know I love Primal Fear and some of you have accused me of having a man crush on Ralf Scheepers.

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Win: Despite Exile’s Scarlet Reverie

January 11, 2012
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Win: Despite Exile’s Scarlet Reverie

I love contest time. Giving away free stuff to faithful readers is about as good as it gets. This time were giving you a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of DESPITE EXILE’s new CD SCARLET REVERIE. Take a listen: Now that you’ve heard it, you know you want to win it.

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Martell Rants: January 2012

January 10, 2012
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Martell Rants: January 2012

My one chance a month to rant, rave, and bitch about everything metal. This column always gets me the most email, so keep em’ coming: 1. Van Halen is everywhere. It seems right now if Eddie farts on the guitar people want to hear about it.

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Rising: To Solemn Ash

January 9, 2012
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Rising: To Solemn Ash

I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many press releases and band pages we read in the run of a week. Some are good, some are bad, but one thing is common on all of them:

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Grunge Killed Everyone: Except Dan Lorenzo

January 8, 2012
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Grunge Killed Everyone: Except Dan Lorenzo

If we keep this up one of three things is going to have to happen: 1. we change the name of the site to We Love Dan Lorenzo, 2. we have a category that is only Dan Lorenzo material, or 3. Dan begins to pay us for this continuing coverage.

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Black Bridge

January 7, 2012
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Black Bridge

Some of our readers may already be familiar with Kevin Doherty’s independent film “Black Bridge”. It’s an interesting look back at the metal scene, or a part of the metal scene, in 1984.

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In Place of Hope

January 6, 2012
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In Place of Hope

There seems to be a trend right now that you can tell a metalcore band just from the name they choose. For some reason when I heard the name In Place of Hope for the first time I knew they would be classed as metalcore; what I didn’t know is there name doesn’t tell...

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Martell’s Top Albums of 2011 – #10 to #1

January 5, 2012
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Martell’s Top Albums of 2011 – #10 to #1

I expected to take some heat for my choices in part 1 of my favorite albums list; turns out people were more pissed that I did the list in two parts. My apologies of course, but didn’t the suspense make the list that much better?

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