Reviews

Review: Create To Inspire – Halfway Home

On the 18th August Create To Inspire dropped their debut EP on us, just weeks after winning the coveted Red Bull Studios : Live competition at Download Festival as the ‘wildcard’ entry. This previously lesser known band are rapidly gaining momentum, turning heads and grabbing the attention of crowds, magazines and promoters up and down the UK. Having heard debut EP ...

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Review: H.E.A.T. – Tearing Down The Walls

A haunting melody of some regret stirs from the notes of a keyboard in cinematic overture before being edged out by the crash and ride of a bopping rock charge over which a young voice calls out: “My heart is on fire and I want you to feel the same. No turning back. Here I am. Here we stand – ...

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Review: Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War

It’s been a pretty good year for those Cambridge boys. Gaining traction with genuinely positive press, supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones, and hitting up the likes of Glastonbury, Download and Reading and Leeds; Lonely The Brave are one of the UK rock scene’s most hotly-tipped new acts around. Having only released an EP and a handful of ...

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Review: Patent Pending – Mario & The Brickbrakers: Greatest Hits

You may have heard of the awesome Patent Pending before, you know, the New York pop-punk band that came out to the Chuckle Vision theme at Download 2013? Yet, you might not know who ‘Mario and The Brickbreakers’ are. Or maybe you have if you have played any classic Nintendo game. Do the names Mario, Luigi, Toad and Yoshi ring ...

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Review: Bloodsoaked – Religious Apocalypse

BLOODSOAKED was formed in 2006 by Peter Hasselbrack who recorded the “Brutally Butchered” CD that was limited to 100 copies. “Brutally Butchered” was well received in the underground Death Metal scene and caught the attention of Comatose Music who released the CD in early 2007 to a worldwide audience and helped BLOODSOAKED get shows with Suffocation, Vital Remains, Incantation, Dying ...

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Review: Cenotaph – Riding Our Black Oceans

The band started in the mid-80s under the name Damned Cross. After recording a demo rehearsal “excretion of infected corpses” soon and like with most bands, line-up changes followed and they decide to adopt a new name that had more consistency with style and lyrics and this is how Cenotaph was born. In 1989 they recorded the first demo “Rise ...

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Review: Pay No Respect – Hope for the Hopeless

Pay No Respect, one of UK’s most relentless & hard working names in hard core. After countless road trips, years of touring around Europe and Asia alike, Pay No Respect hit the studio this spring to continue laying down demos for this year’s long awaited full length album. With new member and second guitarist Jack Price in tow, this new ...

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Review: War of Ages – Supreme Chaos

Hardcore Metal dudes War of Ages all the way from Pennsylvania!, released new album ‘Supreme Chaos‘ July 2014 via Facedown Records. Here is our track-by-track review. From Ashes Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Makes note to oneself not to turn the volume up to 11 unless they want their brains to explode!! What an amazing track! The musical flanks swagger melodically pushing the boundaries ...

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Review: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

For anybody just discovering this awkwardly titled husband and wife duo, wading through their discography is quite an undertaking. Since Keith Latinen started the band as a solo project in 2006, the couple from Fenton, Michigan have been traipsing around the world playing their gentle emo sounds with friends including Mineral, The Early November, The World is a Beautiful Place ...

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Review: Brimstone Coven – Brimstone Coven

Brimstone Coven‘s new self-titled album certainly sends out a strong statement of intent for the band. Hailing from Wheeling West Virginia, USA – These retro doom metalers sound like they are straight out of a time portal from 1970’s, dripping with Doom. The front cover reminiscent of iconic Black Sabbath cover ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath‘, with the witches of this particular coven ...

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