Category: Album Reviews (page 2 of 2)

Turn My Gaze Up | Review

Turn My Gaze Up is Pete Barnardo’s solo album; it is a 12-track Christian Rock LP that features the talented and creative Josh Whisker on drums (and Pete himself playing all other instruments). It was released in 2015 under the Come Home record label, and the cover art & design were the work of Ruth Barrat of Red Imagination Photography.

You can buy the album from Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon.  Lyrics are available on Bandcamp (just click on the song name).

Now that the formalities are dealt with, let’s dive in! Having had the honor to meet the guy himself on his visit to Lebanon, I, on behalf of Metal Bell, have the privilege to listen to this piece of art and share my critical opinion of it.  Without further ado, let us start reviewing!

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The Black Dahlia Murder: Abysmal – Album Review

The Melodic Death Metal band known as “The Black Dahlia Murder” have promised us a gruesome unpolished raw album in one of their interviews. That’s what we would expect from a band named after a terrible and nauseating crime. But this is no new band, for they have been around since 2001 and hold 6 albums in their record, with “Abysmal” being the seventh.

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Cradle of Filth: Hammer of The Witches – Album Review

Cradle of Filth is one of those bands that have been around for nearly 25 years, and with a band such as this one, it’s very hard to guess if they can/will be bringing us something new. But fans don’t always accept “new” from bands that have been long in the business, because they want the old savage obscene stuff on the likes of albums as “Principle of Evil Made Flesh”, “Dusk and Her Embrace”, “Cruelty and The Beast”, etc. And that was very evident when the band took a small shift in style on various newer albums

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Ghost: Meliora – Album Review

Ghost is this really strange band that hides behind masks and no one (except for the record company and managers) knows who the members are. But who cares anyway, this has only added more mysteriousness and probably more interest in this band that has risen into mainstream success (?) in a matter of 5 years since the release of its debut album titled “Opus Eponymous”, and the band rode a speeding train to mainstream with its second album “Infestissumam” which was a follow-up success, although it showed a huge shift in musical direction from the previous album.

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Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed – Album Review

Nile is one of “those” bands that helped define and shape Death Metal in general, and technical Death Metal precisely. Now you see, ever since their formation, Nile have been putting out, and at a very steady rate, nothing but flesh melting riffs and face battering drumming as brutal and fast as the human mind can imagine, backed by the gruesome growls of Karl Sanders, infused with minor sounds and some oriental instruments to give the atmospheric feel of ancient times, especially from the times of the pharaohs, all of which creating a distinctive sound for the band.

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