Category Archives: Tech Metal/Mathcore

Top 30 Albums of 2016: 15-1

We are finally here, we are done. Continue reading

Top 50 Songs of 2016: 25-1

The final 25 (and top) favourite songs of 2016. I’ve obsessively listened to these tracks over and over and over. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.  Continue reading

Top 50 Songs of 2016: 50-26

So, it starts with my top fifty songs of 2016, the reason I brought it back this year is because there were so many songs that I obsessed over that were released as singles or on EPs/albums that didn’t make it in my top albums list. Dig in! Continue reading

Ithaca – “TRESPASSERS” EP Review

Ithaca – Trespassers
Genre: Chaotic Hardcore/Hardcore

Label: COF Records / Soaked In Torment Records

If you’re new to this London lot like I was, let me share some basics: Ithaca are a five-piece that are pissed, mixing hardcore with chaos and emotive influence. Imagine a mash of Throats and Botch, with a bits of Curl Up And Die and Loma Prieta, and you’re pretty close – so to fans of the genres that those bands are associated with, Ithaca will seem familiar but fresh. This is their second EP to date and is made up of four short, sharp tracks. Continue reading

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Intensive Square – “ANYTHING THAT MOVES” Review

I know that my links to reviews on other websites don’t seem to get viewed much, but this time I urge anyone who sees this to check out my review of Wales’ own Intensive Square’s debut album “Anything That Moves” here. This album has been a long time coming and fully deserves your attention and ears when it comes out on the 29th June, via Black Bow Records. The thing is an absolute monster in the tech metal realm. Plus, you can’t go wrong with some Zorn-esque sax too.

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Catch-Up Reviews #1: Chance The Rapper, Daft Punk, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Kylesa…

So, this is going to be (yet another) segment for RichReviewz. Out of running late with time with work, gigs and other business it seems this is the best way to keep up with reviews I plan to do. In an ideal world, I would do full length reviews of each of these reviews, but now it would set me back even further as more and more are released now. So, I’d rather do something small than miss out at all, so here goes the first “Catch-Up Reviews”! Continue reading

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Feastem / Oblivionized Live Review (Le Pub, Newport. 13/6/13)

Wales is lucky to be graced with great gigs with most bands settling for Bristol as the most Western point of a UK tour; however (and luckily) this wasn’t the case for the Feastem/Oblivionized UK tour. Feastem, travelling all the way from Finland, and Oblivionized from London set Newport’s loveable Le Pub as their Welsh date and ended up being well worth the travel from South-West Wales, despite travelling/accommodation expenses being 12x the £5 door price! Continue reading

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A Night Of Salvation III Live Review (Santiago Bar, Leeds. 2/11/12)

It’s the night before Damnation Festival 2012 takes place at the Leeds Union and walking through town alone, you notice a good number of people wearing extreme metal t-shirts, and it seems that they all end up at one place on the night: the Santiago Bar. Continue reading

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Car Bomb – “w^w^^w^w” Quick Review

Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
Genre: Tech Metal/Experimental

Label: Relapse Records

Car Bomb, a name no band should even think about coining unless their music is going to be as lethal as one, and needless to say, these guys make sure that happens. Car Bomb is a chaotic-yet-controlled four-piece tech metal band from New York, who laid the gauntlet down for metal that fuses jazz influences into the time structures of their songs with their first album “Centralia” back in 2007. Despite the lack of releases, Car Bomb have somehow managed to maintain an almost intimidating popularity amongst extreme metal fans. So when Car Bomb releases their second album, five years after their debut, it’s a big deal. Continue reading

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