EP Reviews

Hell's Gazelles

Hell’s Gazelles set to release Take Your Medicine EP

Oxford’s Hell’s Gazelles are a bombastic ‘n’ hard-working troupe of balls-to-the-walls rockers consisting of vocalist Cole Bryant with Nath Digman on guitar, Rik Ridemark on bass and Luke Evans on drums. Sometimes they can be cerebral, sometimes quite ferocious… but they are always tremendously exciting. They’ve banged their riff-tickling little hearts out at live events such as Bloodstock, Breaking Bands ...

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finecreatures

Brighton’s FINE CREATURES to release Electric La, La Land!

Fine Creatures are a Brighton based 4-piece who met through university and a shared love of  ‘60’s pop and ‘90’s alt-rock. “When we first started, I always said that I wanted to be ‘the dirty Beatles’,” says front man, James Hall. Not a bad summary actually, as this 5-track release, Electric La, La Land, is ripe with pop sensibilities scattered with echoes of psychedelia ...

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CASKET FEEDER

CASKET FEEDER mix murky death metal and vicious hardcore to great effect!

British death metal scumbags Casket Feeder have cursed us yet again and brought misery to the world by means of this wicked 5-track EP of theirs bearing the charming title that is Scalps. Following last year’s Venomous Tongues EP, Scalps is basically more of the same, but delivered with even more conviction and spite compared to earlier on. The way ...

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Flickertail – Hurry Up And Wait

Flickertail hail from Sydney’s Inner West, but there’s apparently some Irish lineage in them too. They previously operated under the handle of The Bitter Sweethearts and drop names like Thin Lizzy, The Darkness and Oasis as inspiration if you filter that through a garage band you’re about on key. They operate on the catchy end of rock, tunes that by ...

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New Years Day – Diary Of A Creep EP

Now, call me a psychic, but before I had even pressed upon the play button of the EP I am about to discuss, I knew what was about to come. A mixture of angelically sweet clean vocals and fury filled screams, all topped off with lots of pounding percussion and chug-a-chug guitars. How did I know? Well, this is ‘Diary Of ...

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Crossfaith - Wipeout

Review: Crossfaith – Wipeout

We used to live in a world where 90% of the music you heard was from the USA or the UK. Now, thanks to the internet, we’re able to listen to and enjoy music from all over the world. Japan’s music scene in particular has had quite an impact on Western audiences in recent years, and among those bands absolutely ...

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Cold Years

Review: Cold Years – Northern Blues

Britrock has had a tough couple of decades. In the nineties, we were producing bands like The Wildhearts, Terrorvision and The Manic Street Preachers. Sadly, recent years have seen that section of British music struggle to gain any traction. The occasional bright spot aside, we haven’t had big rock bands. Or at least we didn’t. Because the rock is beginning ...

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TWILIGHT'S EMBRACE

TWILIGHT’S EMBRACE reveal Penance, with highly captivating yet utterly bleak sound and expression

The British doom metallers Twilight’s Embrace are an interesting outfit with a highly captivating yet utterly bleak sound and expression that perfectly encapsulates what gloom and melancholy are all about. Slow, bone-crushing riffs interwoven with haunting melodies and heartfelt vocals are the order of the day here. The four compositions that constitute Penance have a natural and organic flow to them ...

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American Glutton – Dish Served Cold

The North American continent is so long and wide you can be popular locally in a way undreamt of in the UK or Europe.  Thus out of Jackson, Florida comes American Glutton a hard rock/ heavy metal band featuring three veteran performers: Raven Cain, a solo artist in his own right as the group’s vocalist, Tommy Harrison, guitarist for Denver rock ...

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Holly West – Mokita

There’s a generation of males out there for whom a woman wearing a black leather cat suit can be forgiven almost anything. From middle-aged men once boys who thrilled to Diana Rigg as Emma Peel tossing bad guys around in The Avengers or their younger brothers watching Suzi Quatro on Top of the Pops. Thus, when we are greeted by ...

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