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Review: Portrayal – To the Black Sea

‘To the Black Sea’, Portrayal’s only full album to date, is full of dreamy synth pop, post-rock and melancholic darkwave melodies. Indiebeat named this two-man band from Shrewsbury UK (since 2013) the ‘B...
 
8.5
 
 
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Review: The Mayan Factor – In Lake’Ch

The Mayan Factor started as a local band from Maryland, USA. In its original line-up (aside from changing guitarist Brian Scott in 2008 for Johnny Burke), it existed from 2002 to 2011, the year in which singer Ray-Ray (Ray Schu...
 
8.8
 
 
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Review: The Slow Readers Club – Cavalcade

I absolutely love this band from Manchester, who rock very catchy, often uplifting tunes surrounded by a cloud of old fashioned shoegaze doom and gloom. Front man Aaron Starkie has a great voice, also when singing live, and is ...
 
9.0

 
 
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Review: AtomA – Skylight

Before AtomA, there was the Swedish doom-metal band called Slumber. Their masterpiece album ‘Fallout’ received critical acclaim, but also trapped its members in a doom/death style corner where they did not necessari...
 
9.8
 
 
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Review: Enshine – Singularity

“Singularity”, Enshines second album, is weaving goth, doom, melo-death and even black metal into one, and starts with a strong opening track: a nice tantalizing synthesizer intro invites you alluringly in. For 30 seconds, this...
 
8.5