Tag: metal

Up River – Bleach, Brighton (photo essay)

Up River – Bleach, Brighton (photo essay)

Up River can not be compared to anything I’ve heard before, as I don’t think I’ve ever been exposed to the raw power that they gave us during a short set on Saturday. Their performance was part of a Holy Roar Records showcase in their home town of Brighton. The band recently completed another European tour, where their brand of hardcore […]

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ELBRÅNO live at The Horn

ELBRÅNO Rock Out The Horn, UK (photo essay)

ELBRÅNO completely rocked out The Horn in St Albans last Wednesday with their take on Groove Metal. ELBRÅNO’s bio makes a really interesting read. Alex, the lead singer, is from Norway and was influenced by Hard Rock and Blues. Marios, from Greece, is the bassist who brings on the element of Stoner Rock. Bruno has been a drummer in Death […]

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The Sword decapitate predictability

The Sword decapitate predictability

Here’s the simplest (if not best) way to explain why Texas-based metal titans The Sword are thoroughly awesome: As evidenced by the appearance of guitarist/vocalist John D. Cronise in the AV Club’s sorely missed Random Rules column, they get funk. Up comes Kool & The Gang’s ‘Get Down on It’ and Cronise says, “I listen to a lot of different […]

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Heavy double header: Ghost vs. Fuck The Facts

Heavy double header: Ghost vs. Fuck The Facts

  The Fighters: In the black corner, representing the softer end of the European metal spectrum (more on this later but the new record’s more ‘The Final Countdown’ than ‘Number of the Beast’), Sweden’s Ghost. In the green or greenish-red (those being the shades of decomposition according to this) corner, grindcore institution Fuck The Facts. Also, Ghost play dress up […]

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Swervedriver Let the Notes Hang

Swervedriver Let the Notes Hang

Article written by Steven Fouchard (retired) The current line-up. Longtime bassist Steve George (second from left) is sitting out the Canadian tour. “It’s all kind of unresolved. Things always are, really.” That’s Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin, sounding contemplative over the phone from his New York City home base. It’s a few weeks before the start of the band’s Canadian tour, […]

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Skid Row – “18 and Life 2015”

Skid Row – “18 and Life 2015”

Your typical Revue reader might not quite get why we’d cover Skid Row. However, they’ve recently released an updated version of their biggest hit, with their new singer. Skid Row were always a solid (and dazzling) hard rock band, and they kinda got lumped into the whole “hair metal” thing in the late 80s. However, they’ve been independent road warriors […]

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Agnostic Front – “The American Dream Died”

Agnostic Front – “The American Dream Died”

Few hardcore bands have been around as long as Agnostic Front, and one listen to this will prove that these guys only improve with age. They are louder, tougher, and possibly even more pissed off than they were when they got together 30 years ago. The music is tough as nails, and vocalist Roger Miret can still shout as well […]

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A Darker Day – “Sweet Release”

A Darker Day – “Sweet Release”

We don’t cover a lot of metal at TheRevue, but when we do, it’s good stuff. Ottawa’s A Darker Day have been beating the living hell out of Canadian audiences for years. They’ve battled the usual stuff, like finding a permanent vocalist, but the band has kept it going in spite of any personnel issues. “Sweet Release” is a brand […]

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Voivod – “We Are Connected”

Voivod – “We Are Connected”

My love of Voivod has been well documented over the years (and I’ve bored my friends countless times about the first time I saw them live back in 1989). After three decades and a lot of shifting members, Montreal’s Voivod is still going. Currently on a club tour across Canada with Napalm Death, Voivod are killing it on stage with two […]

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Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Mundo Musique: Finland’s LOUDGUNS’ 80’s metal revival

Let your hair down and get ready to rock out.  Finnish metal band Loudguns are bringing back that 1980’s metal sound of bands like Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, and Rainbow.  I gotta say, these guys hit all of the marks when it comes to the sound and makes it feel completely authentic, and not a cheap attempt […]

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UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

UnChained Preview: Amnesia Rockfest

The Little Festival That Could: Rock lives on in Montebello Good old fashioned rock is becoming a dinosaur on the festival circuit. In an industry dominated by folk rock, indie, EDM and other genres, the days of big guitar riffs, live heavy drums and overpowering vocals seem to be a fading memory. Thankfully, for those of us that need to […]

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The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The distant sound of Thunderuncle

The men of Thunderuncle never leave home without their respective senses of humour. They are deadly serious about one thing though: rock ‘n roll.

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