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The Dirty Nil - Minimum RB

Review: The Dirty Nil – Minimum R&B

Following the success of their debut album, Higher Power, The Dirty Nil have dipped into their back catalogue to bring new fans a taste of what they were doing before. Minimum R&B takes one new track, a collection of 7 inches, plus the EP Smite and bundles them up into one big batch of alternative rock goodness. The question has ...

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The Charm The Fury - The Sick, Dumb & Happy Review

The Charm The Fury – The Sick, Dumb & Happy Review

The Charm The Fury‘s second full-length offers up a whole new sound to what fans of the band will be used to and laces the influences of Pantera and Metallica throughout the record. Whilst the band admit this is fully intentional, the change leaves a sense that the band have not yet found the core sound they really want. This ...

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Hellbound Hearts - Film Noir

Review: Hellbound Hearts – Film Noir

Everyone loves a chorus. There are few things better than a song which builds perfectly to that huge moment when everyone comes in together and screams the words back at the band. It’s music at its very best. It doesn’t matter whether it’s pop, rock or R’n’B, a good one makes everything better. However, it is possible to have too much ...

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Soen - Lykaia

Review: Soen – Lykaia

We’ve hit a point in the world of rock and metal where brilliant guitarists fill every corner. The rise and fall of djent has left us with an abundance of uniquely gifted players, and technical metal is going through a bit of a heydey. If you are a guitar nerd, there is more than enough people making incredible noises out ...

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Energy - Apparition Sound

Review: Energy – Apparition Sound

Despite having formed over ten years ago, Energy remain an unknown quantity to UK audiences. 2017 could be the year that changes. Having bagged a spot on Creeper’s upcoming album tour – due to said band’s respect for them – they now present us with Apparition Sounds and will be hoping that UK audiences take their goth-punk sound to heart. Well, ...

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Face The Chronos - Advent

Review: Face The Chronos – Advent

Face The Chronos, the Russian progressive metalcore band from Moscow, have released their debut album Advent. Let’s delve into this review. For a debut album, this is bloody impressive. This feels like an eloquently planned and constructed album, not one that has been rushed together so they have some ‘merch’ to sell at their next pub gig. You get the ...

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Nicole Sabouné - Miman

Review: Nicole Sabouné – Miman

If music is a product of environment, then presumably Nicole Sabouné grew up clinging to the side of a mountain in her native Sweden. Laughing as the Fellowship was repulsed by the snows of Caradhras. In other words, it was bloody cold. Her second album, Miman, is a dark and beautiful beast. Feeling almost like it has stepped out of ...

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Waterparks - Double Dare

Review: Waterparks – Double Dare

Despite not having an album out at the time, Waterparks have already graced the covers of Kerrang and Alternative Press. Now that they’ve released their first full-length, Double Dare, it’s fair to say that expectations are high. These three guys from Houston, Texas, have been earmarked for greatness so what do this band have that allowed them to get to ...

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Review: Sick of it All – When the Smoke Clears

If you looked up integrity in the dictionary, you wouldn’t see a picture of Sick of it All because dictionaries don’t have pictures, but if they did there’s a pretty good chance they’d make it in. Thirty years into their career these New York City punks have never once sold out or even dipped a toe over the line. Their ...

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Review: Dope – Blood Money Part 1

This latest album by DOPE still has a familiar feel reaching back to their previous work. Lyrically the songs haven’t become anymore intricate but then you don’t listen to DOPE for the complexity of the lyrics, searching for hidden meanings or to ignite your intellect and that is absolutely acceptable. You know exactly what you’re getting with this band; a ...

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