Week In Retrospect - Sunday 18. October

Posted by EW on 19/10/09

Another mental week at Rockfreaks.net with no fewer than 24 album reviews, 4 lives and 1 festival feature! There were few albums detailed below that didn't pass at least the average grade this week and being the reviewer of the heaviest end of them I can attest at the range of music available for you to read about. For all the news that occurred this week click onwards to the news archive.

Album of the week:

Abandon - The Dead End

Feature Article:

Brutal Assault 2009

Gig Reviews:

The Dopamines @ Copenhagen, DEN

Evergrey @ Copenhagen, DEN

Ensiferum @ London, UK

Enter Shikari @ Southampton, UK

Album Reviews: (in order of date added)

Abandon - The Dead End [9½]

Dúné - Enter Metropolis [7½]

Savage Circus - Of Doom And Death [7]

Twin Atlantic - Vivarium [8]

Nightmare - Insurrection [6½]

Hellsteed - Bastion Of Cruelty (demo) [7]

Children Of Bodom - Skeletons In The Closet [7]

Tides Of Man - Empire Theory [7½]

Chuck Ragan - Gold Country [8]

Thrice - Beggars [9]

Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes [7]

Bowling For Soup - Sorry For Partyin' [7]

Sons Of Alpha Centauri & Treasure Cat - Last Day Of Summer [7]

The Red Shore - Unconsecrated (re-release) [7]

Born Of Osiris - A Higher Place [8½]

Despised Icon - Day Of Mourning [4]

Flood of Red - Leaving Everything Behind [8]

Saltatio Mortis - Wer Wind Sät [6]

Laaz Rockit - No Stranger To Danger (re-release) [7]

VOLA - Homesick Machinery [8]

Nervecell - Preaching Venom [6½]

Skyfire - Esoteric [7½]

Cartel - Cycles [7]

The 11th Hour - Burden Of Grief [6]

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