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Converge - The Dusk In Us

Review: Converge – The Dusk In Us

Trying to capture the power of Converge in mere words is a tough task. They are a million different things, and nearly every single one of them is challenging and complex. They’re extreme and yet beautiful. Heavy and yet light. And while many of their peers struggle to deal with old age they have nailed their evolution. They’re adapting to ...

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Savage Messiah - Hands of Fate

Savage Messiah – Hands of Fate

Been to a metal show in the UK recently? You might be aware of Savage Messiah, an English band that is far, far beyond any ‘rising’, ‘new’ or ‘fresh’ labels at this point given their near ten-year history, extensive touring past and now their fourth full-length release – Hands of Fate. Savage Messiah are upfront, loud and proud about their ...

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The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers

Review: The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers

The Black Dahlia Murder have long been one of heavy metal’s underappreciated gems. For over fifteen years they have consistently released album after album of punishing and yet melodic death metal that has rarely veered away from being fantastic. Yet, they never quite seem to get the credit they deserve. They are almost too good, and because of that, there’s ...

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The Young Hearts - Honestly, I Was Just Thinking

Review: The Young Hearts – Honestly, I Was Just Thinking

These four alternative rockers from Deal, Kent have their upcoming EP release on September 29th entitled Honestly, I’m Just Thinking through Primordial Records. Although the album is only four tracks long you can get a very good idea of what it would be like to see The Young Hearts perform. Each song is rammed full of energy with the light nimble ...

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Brand New - Science Fiction

Review: Brand New – Science Fiction

Eight years ago Brand New released Daisy into a world that – compared to now – seemed like a pretty calm place. Since then everything has gone a little bit insane, but Brand New have stayed quiet. There has been the occasional tour, but as for new music? Nothing. That is until now. A year after they announced that 2018 ...

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The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Always Foreign

Review: The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign

When The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die announced that they would be releasing their third full-length record Always Foreign there was an understandable buzz around the scene, eager to see what the band would produce. After all, this is a band who have gained a cult following off the back of their previous ...

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Teenage Bottlerocket - Stealing The Covers

Review: Teenage Bottlerocket – Stealing The Covers

Stealing The Covers is a covers album with a difference. Rather than picking songs then they are never going to better, Teenage Bottlerocket have gone back through their career and grabbed tracks from the countless bands they’ve toured with and which your standard fan probably hasn’t even heard of. It leads to a weird situation where you could put this ...

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Wednesday 13 - Condolences

Review: Wednesday 13 – Condolences

Joseph Poole, aka Wednesday 13 has created a new album that is as far removed from his previous punk-rock work and comedic spin-off song covers as you can get. If you’re looking for ‘Morgue Than Words’, then you’ve come to the wrong place, but there are certainly ‘Bad Things’ here. This is a far darker and more sinister body of ...

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Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth

Review: Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

It’s been two years since the last album was released by our teenage dark love, Papa Roach and this will be the band’s ninth studio album. So, what’s new? Let’s find out. I’ve said this before and I undoubtedly will again, but when a band releases a statement such as the following; “We really wanted to kind of venture back ...

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Malevolence - Self Supremacy

Review: Malevolence – Self Supremacy

Take a hardcore band, lock them in a room with Pantera’s discography (apart from that Kiss inspired stuff at the beginning that we don’t talk about) and then shoot them full of sludge. Hey presto, you’ve got Malevolence. And if that doesn’t sound good to you then quite frankly you don’t deserve it. If for some reason you do still ...

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