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The Sound of Similarity
Unless you've inexplicably managed to escape the constant airplay, you will most likely have heard Disturbed's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence . Here at DarkSmile,DeadElectric there are mixed feelings over the song, but in this vein NG h...

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Further Along the Highway: Celebrating 10 Years of Cult of Luna’s Somewhere Along the Highway
Ten years have passed since the release of Cult of Luna’s Somewhere Along the Highway . To
celebrate this, the band has reissued SWATH (along with Salvation ) on a limited
pressing of vinyl through Earache, and have embarked on an anniversary tour. Whilst
J...

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THE HELL @ BRISTOL FAT LIP - DICKS AND BALLS
TOP TIP FOR THE HOPELESS ROMANTICS OUT THERE; FORGET YOUR POINTLESS OVERPRICED
MEALS AND SHITTY FLOWERS, TRUST ME, THE BEST WAY TO A GIRL’S HEART IS TO TAKE HER
TO A GIG SHE WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HATE. IF SHE MAKES IT TO THE END AND
RESISTED HITTING YOU, OR...

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Living Respectful: From Mars to Sirius, 10 Years On
In dreams we can
transcend and transform, change perception and perspective. From Mars
to Sirius opener Ocean Planet begins a fluid journey which weaves through dreamlike states and waking aggression,
contrasting swathes of alternating passages (sonically p...

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Health - Death Magic : The Best of 2015
Death Magic the third
album from electronic/noise/pop band Health is not something I would normally
listen to, yet after being introduced to the band by a former acquaintance, I
found both beauty and loss in its ambiguous lyrics and heartfelt style. The alb...

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The Top Five Albums of 2015: The Runners up
Being productive and/or consistent with content was
unfortunately not one of my new years resolutions. I am the kind of person that
considers finding the time to have three meals a day productively successful.
That said, here is my top five albums of 2015, ...

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Scott Weiland: Where the River Goes
On the Third of December 2015 the world lost one of the last great rock and roll
front men - Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots. Important to note how I have
omitted the label of ‘ex-front man.’ Consequently, without Scott Weiland there was n...

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Driving Rock: The Frontier
(Disclaimer we aren't promoting “driving rock” as a genre or even an acceptable term). In a recent article Niall was quite critical of so called  Driving Rock . Is this phenomena total
commercial nonsense? Or something more? In particular, does sitting behi...

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Not-Driving Rock: 7 Hits of Pure Vehicular Abstinence
What the hell is driving rock? From my cynical understanding the term is the music
industries representation of the way greetings card companies fabricate new
days of forced celebration to inspire people to remember they actually care. Your
dad probably has...

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Dog Fashion Disco @ The Craufurd Arms 10/09/2015 - Realy Talentrd
There are not many bands I could justify travelling half way
across the country to see, especially on a work night and especially not to Milton Keynes. The town is how I imagine purgatory to
resemble. Essentially, an expansive shopping and eating destinatio...
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