Plini Playing With Steve Vai? (Interview)

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As a long-time Plini and Steve Vai fan, this interview threw up an extremely exciting idea. Backstage at legendary London rock venue The Borderline, we got chatting about broken ukeleles, clean section circle pits, and that incredible plan…

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Posted on 24 March 2017

PLINI / DISPERSE / DAVID MAXIM MICIC (LIVE REVIEW – THE BORDERLINE, LONDON, MARCH 19 2017)

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A lot of people think prog is cold and soulless – but Plini’s show on Sunday night was one of the most heartwarming shows I’ve seen in a long time. Some parts of the world are dark and hateful places – but The Borderline was not one of them.

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With a sold-out queue stretching around the corner and down the street, it goes without saying that Sunday night’s lineup was pretty special. Although I had heard of David Maxim Micic and Disperse before, I deliberately didn’t do any research on them before the show, because I wanted to be surprised by what they had to offer. Instead of being surprised Read more…

Posted on 21 March 2017

BEAR – ‘///’ (Album Review)

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Belgian math-metallers BEAR have made a name for themselves as Europe’s answer to The Dillinger Escape Plan.

With Dillinger set to split before the end of the year, the race is on to crown the new kings of mathcore. BEAR have already proven themselves as worthy contenders, and /// carves that fact in stone.

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Posted on 18 March 2017

Uneven Structure – ‘La Partition’ (Album Review)

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Back in 2011, French progressive metallers Uneven Structure released Februus – a landmark album for the much-maligned genre, djent. Combining a wide range of influences from TesseracT to Karnivool and, of course, Meshuggah, Februus still stands the test of time six years later. Now Uneven Structure are back with La Partition, which marks another career milestone and is, frankly, fucking epic.

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La Partition is a real step up from Februus.

One of Uneven Structure’s main strengths is their ability to pace their music effectively. On La Partition, you won’t be subjected to a constant barrage of unrelenting brutality. Uneven Structure leave plenty of space, giving you room to breathe before the next heavy section hits.

Then, when Uneven Structure do decide to go for it, you’re in for a hell of a ride.

La Partition kicks off with Alkaline Throat and Brazen Tongue, which set out the framework of Uneven Structure’s new style. We’re talking choppy, fragmented grooves; angular, melodic lead lines; and screams like a fighter jet’s afterburners, as well as a hell of a lot of vocal and musical versatility.

Incube was a great choice of advance track – and it is extremely diverse – but if your appetite has been whetted by that track, there’s still more to come. Crystal Teeth was the first real highlight for me, with elastic basslines and riffs reminiscent of Tool and even Rage Against The Machine. Meanwhile, Succube and closing tracks Our Embrace and Your Scent see Uneven Structure really come into their own.

You can hear some familiar influences, but Succube‘s jazzy bass intro and creepy harmonies set it apart – and La Partition‘s closing tracks go completely over the top in the best way possible. Your Scent is especially monolithic and utterly overwhelming. It is beyond intense.

Every copy of this album should come with a free neck brace.

In terms of weak spots, there are a couple of brief interludes called Groomed And Resting and Greeted And Dining, which indicate an underlying storyline. They’re really weird and unsettling, but that’s obviously intentional. Funambule is one of the most intense tracks on La Partition – and again, the vocal versatility is amazing – but in comparison to its peers, it sounds a bit generic. Finally, ninth track The Bait picks up toward the end with a blizzard of notes and drum hits, but there’s a bit too much rhythmic friction, and it drags too much in places.

Overall, though, La Partition is an addictive and engaging album that doesn’t wear out its welcome.

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Posted on 18 March 2017

Ghost Iris – ‘Blind World’ (Review)

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In any saturated genre, you need a band to pop up and stir the pot from time to time, or you risk facing the inevitable downward drag of too much unchallenged mediocrity. Since Ion Dissonance and Animals As Leaders put out Cast The First Stone and The Madness Of Many back in November, I’ve not heard a lot of exciting new tech-metal – but now that Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, I’ve wound up falling in love with an album you need to get on the moment it sees the light of day.

Ghost Iris’s Blind World drops via Long Branch Records on February 17, and it is so fucking full of some of the best riffs I’ve ever heard, I can barely even believe it. I’m deadly serious, serious-as-cancer serious, so I’ll even repeat that bold but easily backed up statement.

Some of the best riffs I’ve ever heard.

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Posted on 08 February 2017

Lupe Fiasco – ‘Drogas Light’ (Review)

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Lupe Fiasco knows how to make an impact. The Chicago-based rapper scored a Grammy early on in his life as a solo MC with the single Daydreamin’, and has racked up no fewer than twelve Grammy nominations over the course of a career he temporarily cut short late last year amid accusations of anti-Semitism. Throw in speculation-soaked struggles with former label Atlantic Records and the announcement of a farewell trilogy of albums – of which Drogas Light is the first, to be followed by Drogas and Skulls – and you get the idea Read more…

Posted on 06 February 2017

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