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Odawas: The Blue Depths

The beautiful confluence of musical elements, the richly layered production and gorgeous emotive vocals makes this a rewarding experience to those who are wise enough to give The Blue Depths the attention it deserves.

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The Bakerton Group: El Rojo

While the songs stand up without the aid of Fallon’s gravelly sermons, they just don’t pack the same wallop. Wait for the new Clutch, it’s just around the corner.

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Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Perhaps this burdened generation will find some of the hope they are desperately seeking in this reconstruction of a classic record.

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Akimbo: Jersey Shores

A fine example of the fearsome Motörhead-meets-High on Fire groove of these scene veterans.

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Unearth: The March

As flagbearers of the movement, Unearth exhibit all the unchanging symptoms of a plague that finds metalcore quarantined within its confines.

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The Bronx: III

This new disc exudes a clean computerized sheen that robs it of its punk bristle.

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The Capricorns: River, Bear Your Bones

A bit like taking a cruise on a choppy winding rivulet when you could be sailing the great ocean.

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Helms Alee: Night Terror

With able crew-members formerly serving time in bands like These Arms are Snakes, Lozen and Harkonen, Helms Alee no doubt have able hands manning its deck.

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An Albatross: The Family Album

An Albatross have once again presented a record of musicality and mayhem, with all its freak shows displayed right alongside precise musical trapeze acts.

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Blood, Guts, and Identity Fragmentation

The struggle for ascendancy in the most powerful nation in the world is perfectly embodied in Night of the Living Dead.

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Deerhunter: Microcastle

With Microcastle, Deerhunter discard the cryptic mystery and hazy ambience of Cryptograms and reveal their winsome heart.

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The Nightwatchman: Fabled City

The biggest flaw on The Fabled City lies not within the music, but with the brusque seriousness of Morello’s rhetoric and delivery that veers dangerously close to self-parody.

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Jesu: Why Are We Not Perfect?

Why Are We Not Perfect? continues Justin Broadrick’s ascent, skimming past the bounds of Metal and safely into shoegaze airspace.

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Zozobra: Bird of Prey

If Zozobra revelled a little more in its apparent dexterity, Bird of Prey may have relaxed and spread its wings a lot wider.

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Lustmord: Other

Lustmord is like a numinous deity of disquiet.

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Cult of Luna: Eternal Kingdom

A strong release from a band that has evolved to a stage where it has almost outgrown restrictive genre tags.

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