EP Reviews

Seven Stories High - Deadweight

Review: Seven Stories High – Deadweight

Pop-Punk kids, now is your time to fix up, look sharp and listen, as you may be about to discover a new favourite band (feel free to thank us later). Welsh quintet Seven Stories High are coming straight back out of Swansea with a brand new four track EP, Deadweight, a kickass, albeit all too brief romp through the heavier ...

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BARSHASKETH & OUTRE - Sein / Zeit

Sein/Zeit is anything but run-of-the-mill black metal by Barshasketh and Outre

Having the excellent Scottish black metal combo Barshasketh team up with Poland’s sinister and experimental outfit Outre is a brilliant move. We are talking about two strong musical entities who have both perfected their own sound and style of otherworldly black metal by means of great releases that ooze quality and class. Both bands possess the ability to transport the ...

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Drakonis – The Great Miasma

Review: Drakonis – The Great Miasma

The members of the Irish black/death metal quintet Drakonis are about to unleash this third EP of theirs entitled The Great Miasma upon the unsuspecting masses in early December via Hostile Media. There is a lot to look forward to here if cleverly written, dynamic, and atmospheric extreme metal appeals to you. Consisting of three well-composed and nicely arranged songs that ...

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Code - Under The Subgleam

Review: Code – Under The Subgleam

Black metal is a genre often ridiculed by many in the metal community. It’s unsurprising, really, considering that a vast majority of musicians in the genre resemble what would happen if you set Gene Simmons on fire. But for every group of melting KISS rejects, there’s a band that truly elevates past the cliches associated with the scene, and becomes ...

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Tigercub - Evolve or Die

Review: Tigercub – Evolve or Die

Brighton three-piece Tigercub sit in an interesting place in the overall British rock scene. One foot firmly placed in the indie scene that is currently thriving, and the other in territories much heavier and complex than their indie contemporaries would ever go into. Past tours with Pulled apart by horses, Demob Happy and Black Peaks show that they are not ...

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War Gods Of The Deep - Monsters, Magic & Mayhem

War Gods Of The Deep – Monsters, Magic & Mayhem

Not to be confused with the early 60s horror movie based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem though that’s possibly where the name came from, War Gods of The Deep may not even be a band just one guy. Both their/his website and Facebook site are purposely obscure. However, should music sounding like Metallica brats weaned on Kiss who still ...

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Best Ex - Ice Cream Anti Social

Review: Best Ex – Ice Cream Anti Social

Formerly known as Candy Hearts, Best Ex is the new project from Mariel Loveland. Except it’s not really a new project but more of a spiritual re-branding as they’ll continue to play Candy Hearts material. Whatever you call it, they’ve dropped their first EP, Ice Cream Anti Social, which sees them move away from bubblegum pop punk and into straight up pop ...

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Jack The Envious

Review: Jack The Envious – In Your Own Way

Jack The Envious are something of a breath of fresh air. The London based quartet offer catchy hooks, punk like musicianship and memorable lyrics that all combine for a shot of emo punk adrenaline, conjuring up memories of the early days of My Chemical Romance. In Your Own Way is the band’s second EP in as many years and expands ...

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Backflip - The Brainstorm Vol. II

Review: Backflip – The Brainstorm Vol. II

Backflip is a hardcore band from Lisbon, Portugal. They play high energetic hardcore songs with sing-a-long choruses, breakdown passages and melodic riffs all based on various influences! One should never judge a book by the cover as if they do they are going to get their eye wiped! This is some serious metal and Inês Oliveira shows off her talent ...

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Atonement Theory - Illumination

Review: Atonement Theory – Illumination

The sound of electronics and industrial mixes have always caught my attention for the sheer thrill of feeling the powerful smack it gives out with each new tune that flows through the sound waves. Atonement Theory also have that earth shattering vocal that always brings a smile to my face as it just goes with industrial metal like hand in glove. ...

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