Album Reviews

Kaine ‘Falling through Freedom’ Album Review

Kaine were Founded in 2009 by Rage Sadler and Elliot Jackson, and later Dan Mailer and Josh Moreton were added to the mix. Hailing from the Essex area they recorded their first self-titled EP in 2010.  It was released it through iTunes and Spotify through Specky Records. Not without the usual line-up changes Kaine have now released their long awaited ...

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Mutiny on the Bounty ‘Trials’ Album Review

There seems to be two things wrong with the following statement: ‘Mutiny on the Bounty are a 4-piece Math Rock band from Luxembourg’. Firstly the idea that there is a genre that includes any kind of school subject instantly feels like hard work.  Secondly there are only about 100 people in Luxembourg, and given that 11 of them somehow make ...

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Night Verses ‘Out Of The Sky’ Review

Having seen what was apparently Night Verses’ fourth show and being afraid of getting their EP in fear of being let down I jumped at the chance to review Out Of The Sky.  With hindsight being 20/20 I now wish I’d bought this instead of the £4.25 pint of Guinness that left me even more disheartened.  Featuring Douglas Robinson of ...

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Crow Black Chicken ‘Electric Soup’ Review

Quite frankly I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet.  It will be very hard to find an album this year that will disappoint me more than this one.  Upon reading the background and what others had said about Crow Black Chicken had left me intrigued to hear them.  After around three songs I wish I’d just gone ...

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Gallows ‘Gallows’ Album Review

There’s quite a lot at stake for the self-titled third album from Gallows. This is of course their first full release since the departure of original lead singer Frank Carter. Replacing him is Wade MacNeil, who you may have heard from being part of a little band called Alexisonfire. The loss of a lead singer is a huge game-changer for ...

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Cold In Berlin ‘…And Yet’ Album Review

Punk and Goth. Not your everyday combination nevertheless the direction that London based 4-peice Cold in Berlin have taken in their stride across today’s metal scene. Their well received debut album Give Me Walls was immensely well received,  and it even gained Artrocker’s Album of the Month for December of 2010. On the success of Give Me Walls, Cold in ...

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The Darkness ‘Hot Cakes’ Review

10 years ago it seemed like rock was dead: nu-metal was getting more cringe-worthy by the second and Nickleback had a hit single in the UK top 10. All hope was lost until 2003 a glimmer of hope for the Hard Rock scene… … A band whose front man was wearing striped spandex jumpsuits supporting the likes of Def Leppard ...

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New Riot ‘Raising the Stakes’ Album Review

A few months ago I had the pleasure of reviewing New Riot’s single release Live Fast, Die Young, which in my mind was a triumph in terms of the great balance the single had between Pop Punk mixed with top notch and very well thought out Brass riffs. The song was very anthemic in terms of excellent uplifting sounds coupled ...

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Dew Scented – “Icarus” review

This has been a damn hard review to write. There is nothing particularly wrong with this album. It is a perfectly polished, tightly put together piece of thrash, bordering slightly into death metal. It gets off to a brilliantly heavy start, and mostly keeps that up for the entire album. You can’t fault technicality here, it’s a well put together ...

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The Gaslight Anthem ‘Handwritten’ Review

The first thing heard upon listening to The Gaslight Anthem’s fourth album is confidence. Handwritten is the album of a band that has settled comfortably with their own sound, the changes being taken by the band found in the tone of the album. Brian Fallon has written an intensely personal record, one that contains examples of the band at their ...

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