Author Archives: Tom Stroud

Let It Die, 7″ Review

Blisteringly speedy dark hardcore punk, with a sound comparable to a clearer, faster Harm’s Way; Let It Die’s latest offering should be an instant classic in the power violence library. The six tracks speed by and 12 and a half minutes appears to be no time at all. Let It Die’s 7” as a finished product comes across polished, as in ...

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BOUNCING SOULS ANNOUNCE MARCH 2013 UK TOUR

Legendary punk band Bouncing Souls will be carrying out a comprehensive tour of the UK in March 2013. Supports for the tour are Cheap Girls and Luther. Take a look at the list of tour dates below! March 08 London, Relentless Garage March 09 Brighton, The Haunt March 10 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms March 12 Bristol, Fleece March 13 Reading, Sub89 ...

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METALLICA TO LAUNCH OWN RECORD LABEL

Iconic metal band Metallica are set to launch their very own label by the name of Blackened Recordings.  The labels  first release will be the bands upcoming live DVD entitled “Quebec Magnetic”. Metallica have also modified their 1994 agreement with Warner Music Group allowing all masters, both music and video ,to belong to Blackened Recordings instead.

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Brutality Will Prevail ‘Scatter The Ashes’ Album Review

After staring at my laptop screen for about half an hour or so, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a difficult album to describe succinctly. Very basically, it sounds like BWP have taken a hard look at Root Of All Evil and Sleep Paralysis and picked and chose the best sounding elements of each release and then neatly ...

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Departures ‘Teenage Haze’ Album Review

I’m not usually a fan of melodic hardcore, I often find all the twists, turns and taking the scenic route incredibly tedious. I’d love to say exactly the same about Departures latest release, but I can’t. If there are any melodic hardcore cynics out there reading this, this might be the album that changes your mind. Hopefully it’s not a ...

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Yes Sir Boss ‘Desperation State’ Album Review

I have seen Yes Sir Boss play live a total of three times. The first time I watched them was at Shambala 2011, and I had no idea who they were, needless to say, they impressed me so much that I willingly went to go see them play the Blind Tiger in Brighton at some point before Shambala 2012, when ...

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Savage Annihilation ‘Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries’ Album Review

As their biography tells me, Savage Annihilation came to existence when members from previous black metal and goregrind bands looked at each other in the eyes and felt a brief link. A single thought flowed unanimously amongst them, and lo’ Savage Annihilation was born, somewhere in the middle of France (Montargis, apparently). The entire album is ten tracks and forty ...

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Yellowtooth ‘Disgust’ Album Review

Take a bit of Clutch’s Blast Tyrant album, mix that with copious amounts of fuzz, some Weedeater and then maybe take George Fisher’s vocals but with added Southern seasoning, and you have something close to Disgust. Throughout the whole album the influences from other doom and stoner bands are pretty evident and in your face, especially Clutch. I know I ...

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