Australian metalcore sweethearts The Amity Affliction are back with their new album Misery (August 24, Roadrunner Records). The album is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s This Could Be Heartbreak and it truly lives up to the high expectations! The atmospheric lead single Ivy (Doomsday) kicks things off with powerful clean and scream vocals and an […]
Progressive death metal band Exocrine’s new album, Molten Giant, is a blistering heavy take on an interesting concept. The concept being that of a nuclear battle between a giant lava monster and humans. Essentially it’s a homage to Kaiju movies. This concept does come through to the sound of the record. The record, despite it’s […]
The Ready Set is back with V2, a brand new dance EP that is perfect for a relaxing summer day. Kicking things off is the atmospheric Hanami before the trancey vibes of Black Magic infused with the hip-hop beats of Call Me Karisma. One of the stand out tracks is Stitch, both lyrically and musically. […]
With Confidence are back with their sophomore album Love and Loathing. Opening with the insanely catchy That Something, the Australian trio have started as they mean to go on with an absolute banger. Sing To Me’s soaring vocal melodies are some of the stand outs on the record. The Turnaround is a feel good anthem […]
Australian duo Polish Club are taking things old school with their new album Alright Already! Tracks like Where You Been, latest single Come Party and Watchuknow take you back to the swinging 60s with their gritty guitars, earworm hooks and particularly the latter’s Elvis feel. Divided has the potential to be a modern classic rock […]
As It Is are back with their third album The Great Depression. The record sees the band stepping out of their comfort zone and wear their hearts on their sleeves with a record that explores the themes of mental illness and the romanticism of it in the scene. Opening with the title track, Stage I: […]
15 years have passed since The Agony Scene first took the stage. Several records, international tours, and a lengthy hiatus later are back with a vengeance Tulsa, Oklahoma’s The Agony Scene released their fourth full-length Tormentor record – first in a decade – on 20 July via Outerloop Records. Produced by Mark Lewis, Tormentor promises to be bands heaviest and most mature […]
As the murmurs began amongst the crowd and the music quietened, an almighty bang unleashed from the stage and the instantly recognisable start of ‘Dizzy’ began as the Buffalo natives took to the stage. It was time for the Goo Goo Dolls!
Southampton metallers Bury Tomorrow are back with an absolutely brutal record in Black Flame. It’s heavy, with gnarly riffs and brilliant breakdowns, with Knife Of Gold being one of the stand-outs. The Age and opening track No Less Violent show a slightly softer side with melodic, clean hooks. Overcast is full of headbang worthy breakdowns while Adrenaline is one big punch […]
The seeds for Better Days have been brewing for almost a decade, even before PVMNTS officially formed in 2016. This preparation has ensured that the debut release from the trio is as varied as you can think of, while still keeping the standard pop-punk ideals of bands like Blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and The Story […]
Like Pacific fight with their identity on sophomore record In Spite Of Me. The Canadian emo/pop-punk quintet never quite meld the emo and pop-punk on this record. The jump between emotional voice cracking verses and attempted hook laden choruses can be jarring. While the intent and ambition is commendable the end product isn’t up to […]
Post Rock is a genre that seems ever present. Always in the background, constantly making it’s advances. Talons are a British band who fall firmly within this genre, forming in Hereford in 2008. In the ten years since their formation they’ve released 2010’s Hollow Realm and 2014’s New Topographic along with a slew of other […]
Former members of Hang The Bastard have come back fighting with their new 3-piece project URNE and a 4 track EP titled ‘The Mountain Of Gold’ – Which is an instrumental focus piece of work. Opening with a lengthy instrumental in Dust Atlantis of hardcore-riffage the introduction to vocals at the 2 minute mark penetrate […]
The band born from ex members of SHARKS and Foes, have come together to depict and create a selection of four tracks that dissect the current overreliance on Social Media and use their sarcastically dark manner to deliver their message on the heels of some glitzy punk backing.
Real Friends are back with their latest album Composure. From the opening of first track, the aptly titled, Me First to the close of Take A Hint, we are treated to some rock gold from one of the most popular bands of the last couple of years. Me First has a strong instrumentation, with pounding drums and pop-punk riffs. […]