So lets start with Monuments. Instrumentally they are heavier than a sledgehammer of dark matter to the cranium but with that comes a perfectly melodic accompaniment. What lets the London quintet down is vocalist Matt Rose’s seemingly crisis of faith. Does he want to sing cleanly, with a gruff edge, scream or rap? Is it still 2000 and people are ...Read More »
The Glorious Rebellion sounds like a cheery kind of name for a cheery kind of band, do not be fooled! This Orlando three piece are here to unleash an ...
A five piece from Norfolk playing Southern rock? Truth Be Told is Bad Touch’s second full-length player and features a couple of radio remixes by Roll...
Columbia may not be very high on many people’s lists of countries that release a serious melodic death metal album but Eshtadur are once again doing e...
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 a...
Infectiousness runs clear on the new record Charm City from Carousel Kings, with hooks and punchy lyrics pushing the album into rock territory. The ba...
Drawing the moon down through the mountains and into the valley, the Giant of the Mountain rears his head to breathe his dreadful anguish unto humanit...
‘Servants’ – Nothing like a bit of Old School crossover at all! The thunderous layers of snarling riffs are plentiful and surge mightily t...
Grunge-Punk trio Dinosaur Pile-Up, who are due to release their third studio record later this year, took the stage at Tooting Tram and Social last we...
‘Broken Jaw’ is the first release with Light You Up’s new front man: Guildford’s Tom Napier. He brings a passionate new sense of substance to the 5-piece band. With the addition of his soulful singing, and remarkable vocal range, the band has created an album full of fresh, newly minted, melodic moments. Shouldering the sure-footed single Foxfire, the mini-album also ...Read More »
Deftones returned, for all intents and purposes, with their breathtakingly brilliant 2010 release Diamond Eyes. Having released two relatively sub-par albums in the period between this and the now modern classic White Pony, some had begun wondering if the band would ever release another truly great album again. Building on the successes of Diamond Eyes, Deftones returned to the studio ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
The brainchild of Heart in Hand’s Charlie Holmes and Hearts Under Fire drummer Lexi Clark, it is a surprise that the Try Me/Love Me don’t have hearts in their name somewhere. But this is beside the point. There was part of me that thought that Holmes would trade in the trademark gruff vocals and screams of Heart in Hand for ...Read More »
The 29th of October marked the momentous occasion that was the worldwide release of the 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe 6 CD limited edition Velvet Underground & Nico box set. Re-released in all its beauty via Universal Music/Polydor, Velvet Underground & Nico is arguably one of the most iconic, groundbreaking albums in all of rock history. It is widely regarded as ...Read More »
Death metal is not usually this reviewer’s forte, and after choosing to review it on the grounds that the title of the album and the name of the band were cool all preconceptions were dropped. This album is really cool, whether you are a fan of the style or not. Each track includes a quote about Christianity, religion in general ...Read More »
Off the back of their latest Monumental Rager Ex-Lives, Every Time I Die returned to the UK to prove why they are one of the biggest live acts in hardcore. Then again, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to witness their beer-fueled, southern rock inspired brand of mayhem before, you will know they have nothing to prove really. They never ...Read More »
Sheffield’s own Rolo Tomassi have been very busy little bees indeed. Whilst touring the UK as main support for Architects back in April, parting ways with old label Hassle and forming their own (Destination Moon), they have also written and self-produced their latest full length offering Astraea. Sticking to the bands experimental roots yet expanding and refining other areas of ...Read More »
Hildamay – Miles Away (Album) If you’ve had a chance to hear the new single Changing The Key from Kent boys Hildamay, then you’ll have a rough idea of what they’re bringing with their new album, Miles Away, released on November 5th through Wolf At Your Door Records. If you’ve not managed to catch the single, Changing The Key ...Read More »