Far from being a spent force, the newfound creative spirit that underpins the band’s latest album fuels a similarly innovative performance and there’s a connection between fan and band that is impossible to fake.
Heavy, atmospheric, and quite often beautiful, ‘Rebirth’ is a stunning record and well worth tracking down. 9
Featuring Gary Clark Jr. 'Boogie man' is taken from the forthcoming 'Middle of the road' album. Details inside.
Mage fans can be proud of this achievement and of ‘their’ band, but beyond that, ‘Green’ deserves to be the album that spreads the word to a far wider fan base and it seems that 2017 will be the year in which the name Mage looms large over the UK metal scene. 9
In terms of production values, depth of composition and skill, there’s no question that ‘Pallid reflection is an impressive debut LP. Where certain sections do feel in thrall to the influences that inspired them, for the most part it is an intelligent offering from a band destined for greater things. 8
Sepultura remain a most potent act and ‘Machine Messiah’ is a metallic masterpiece that embraces the multicultural nature of music at a time when divisions between peoples are more prevalent than ever. 10
Nearly flawless in delivery, ‘At this great depth’ is a two-track masterclass in atmospheric sludge-doom that neatly combines brutality and beauty into an impressive package. 9
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