Week In Retrospect - Sunday 25. October

Posted by EW on 26/10/09

It's official - the most manic week at Rockfreaks.net ever! 41 albums and EPs reviewed this week, bringing the total to a staggering 94 in the 25 days of October thus far and we're not done yet. With a few more Lives and the Bloodstock feature posted there's enough to print a full magazine with! A few albums did not meet our approval as seen below but as ever there's a good number of great albums, new and old, to read about. Congratulations, and a beer, should also go to TL for breaking all site records in the process with a mind-boggling 16 reviews, well done to you sir! For all the news that occurred this week click onwards as ever to the news archive.

Album of the week:

HORSE The Band - Desperate Living

Insomnium - Across The Dark

Evergreen Terrace - Almost Home

Feature Article:

Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Gig Reviews:

MUCC @ Copenhagen, DEN

The National Shut Up @ Copenhagen, DEN

Amon Amarth @ Copenhagen, DEN

Alexisonfire @ London, UK

Album Reviews: (in order of date added)

Europe - Last Look At Eden [5]

Deaf Havana - Meet Me Halfway, At Least [8]

Laaz Rockit - City's Gonna Burn (re-release) [4]

Sycronomica - Sycroscope [8]

Watch Me Bleed - Souldrinker [4]

Dan Webb And The Spiders - Dan Webb And The Spiders [6½]

The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning [6½]

Evile - Infected Nations [7½]

Dreamland - Exit 49 [6½]

AFI - Crash Love [8]

Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk [1½]

Vinny Vegas - Land Of Giants EP [7]

Track A Tiger - I Felt The Bullet Hit My Heart [6½]

Enemy Logic - Bones As Armour [4]

Losing Must - Rising EP [6½]

Hod - Serpent [6½]

Armed For Apocalypse - Defeat [4½]

Parachutes - The Working Horse [7½]

Quietdrive - Close Your Eyes EP [5½]

Polar Bear Club - Chasing Hamburg [7]

The Almost - Monster EP [6]

The Dead Lay Waiting - We Rise [2]

Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers [9]

Hot Water Music - Caution [9]

Voyager - I Am The ReVolution [5½]

A Smile From The Trenches - Leave The Gambling For Vegas [3½]

Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg [7½]

Kill Hannah - Wake Up The Sleepers [6]

Inhale Exhale - Bury Me Alive [7½]

HORSE The Band - Desperate Living [8½]

Insomnium - Across The Dark [8½]

Lights In Reverse - Lights In Reverse [6]

Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive [8]

Asking Alexandria - Stand Up And Scream [6]

Star*Rats - Screw The Consequences [7]

Evergreen Terrace - Almost Home [8½]

The Lawrence Arms - Buttsweat And Tears [8]

Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic [8½]

Savage Messiah - Insurrection Rising [6]

Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP [7]

Dag För Dag - Shooting From The Shadows EP [6½]

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