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Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts Of A Hastened Extinction

Cognitive release their new record Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction this week and its pretty much pure death metal brilliance.

Beartooth – Below

Beartooth have absolutely no business creating an album as brilliant as they have done here. But Below has set the bar extremely high for the remaining records to come out this year.

Tiger cub – As Blue As Indigo

Tigercub released their new album As Blue As Indigo on June 18 and it is one of the albums of 2021.

Free Throw – Piecing It Together

Free Throw release their fourth album Piecing It Together on June 25. As someone who is hit and miss with the pop-punk genre, this record is one of my favourites of the year - and the genre in general.

Hacktivist – Hyperdialect

Hacktivist return with Hyperdialect, their most ferocious album to date which takes aim at the world we live in. It's one you don't want to miss out on at all.

AFI – Bodies

AFI are back with new album Bodies. The band's die-hard fanbase will love this new record.

Waxflower – We Might Be Alright

Waxflower released their EP We Might Be Alright earlier this year and it is a strong pop-punk record which show's the band's promise.

Myles Kennedy – ‘The Ides Of March’

Myles Kennedy seems to have found some miraculous way to straddle his three globetrotting projects: mega-selling Alter Bridge and Slash albums alongside this solo project. Beyond a shadow of a doubt he is the most notable vocalist in rock today, and for good reason. Those vocals combine with his own delectable guitarwork to make solo album number two a welcome addition to his ample discography.

The Spill Canvas – Conduit

The Spill Canvas have made a comeback into what is a very different music world, but new album Conduit sounds like they don’t give a damn.

Kid Kapichi – This Time Next Year

Kid Kapichi’s debut album comes to us this week, titled This Time Next Year. It owes it’s name in part because that’s what we’re all thinking about right now. The current pandemic is central to the album in many ways. The record was produced by the band themselves to get around lockdowns, it’s lyrics grappling with the alternate reality we’ve all found ourselves in. 

Lonely The Brave ‘The Hope List’ review

Lonely The Brave’s new record The Hope List is a very pleasing listen, acting as my introduction to a very talented outfit at a perfect point; the band are reborn with new vocalist Jack Bennett and a new sense of drive and direction.

HOLYGOOD- Killing Giants

London based HOLYGOOD (formerly Light You Up) have their first EP coming and it promises to be good. Not only have members of the band toured with the likes of Don Broco, Pvris and State Champs but they spent 2019 touring with Busted. The EP, titled Killing Giants, came out on January 22 and consists of three tracks.

Cheap Meat – ‘People Are The Worst’

There’s no doubt Cheap Meat can write fun, catchy songs you’d expect from the likes of Weezer and Bowling For Soup. Their new record, aptly titled People Are The Worst, exemplifies this brilliantly.

Frank Iero And The Future Violence – Heaven is A Place, This is A Place

Emo royalty Frank Iero delivers a raw and touching follow up to 2019’s Barriers. Heaven Is A Place serves as a companion piece to the 2019 record, taking you on an emotional journey through this twenty-minute long EP that will have listeners begging for more. 

Albums of the year 2020 – Lizi Birt

2020 has been a weird one that’s for sure. We made it to March for live gigs and have been lost without live music and festival season. But what was not stopped was the release of good, new music, with a whole load of new releases! Here deputy editor Lizi gives her top 5 2020 releases.

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