For the last few years, in the tech-metal scene, there have been two titans on either side of The Pond: Tesseract and Periphery. Now when your transatlantic cousins take the ‘Black Album’ school of thought and trim everything down, tighten it all up and produce the shortened album of less expansive works that was Sonder, what do you do? Well, apparently, you mark your first release away from Sumerian records by throwing seemingly everything you can think of, and the kitchen sink, at your new record. And for Periphery, it is a resounding success.
Belgian band Raketkanon continue their bizarre, intriguing art rock with their third album RKTKN #3. Even as an art rock album, this record is hard to pigeon hole. It carries influence from synth driven rock/pop, industrial music and even straight up noise rock. I suppose at its heart it’s a dark twisted synth rock record, but the odd time signatures and outlandish hooks create a sound that’s as confusing as it is addictive.
After a 7 year hiatus if you are familiar with Reading based tech-metallers The Arusha Accord, you won’t be disappointed with their comeback release titled ‘Juracan’ which leads all previous roots of the heavy riffs and crazed hard-to-follow patterns drawing inspiration from their past while exploring new horizons. One thing I have always loved about […]
Brit mathcorers Masiro have revealed the video for their new single Grande Trine! The track is lifted from their forthcoming EP Geodesics (September 7). Check out Grande Trine below;
My love for Orchards go back a little while. It’s sometime in the summer of 2016, I am yet to start reviewing for Altcorner but I’m looking at university courses. I turn up to an open day in Brighton and everyone is herded into a small presentation room with a stage. Orchards played two songs […]
Brighton progressive math-rockers Poly-Math have revealed a UK tour for July with Coldbones! Check out the dates below; 14.07.18 – London – Underdog Gallery 19.07.18 – Birmingham – Subside * 20.07.18 – Leeds – Fox & Newt * 21.07.18 – Nottingham – Rock City Basement * 17.08.18 – Bristol – ArcTanGent Festival 28.10.18 – Leeds – Weird […]
Brighton math-rockers Poly-Math have revealed the video for new single Alchemy! The track, which originally premiered on Daniel P. Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show, can be viewed below; [YouTube v=4Pt9_lEzKS8] The band say; “Alchemy is an exploration of all the various characteristics of the double album. In many ways it’s a snap shot of the rest of the […]
Palm Reader have been one of the best bands of the UK underground hardcore scene. With their third album Braille they will surely break out of the clutches of the underground. The seething melodies and bone shaking riffs, create an intense yet gripping atmosphere. With the magnitude and quality of the songs on this album, […]
Brighton math-rockers Poly-Math have revealed their new single Alchemy/Terra Incognita! The track is taken from their forthcoming double album House Of Wisdom/We Are The Devil (April 20. Lonely Voyage Records & Nice Weather For Airstrikes). The band have also revealed a run of dates in May dubbed the Devil House tour! Check out the dates below; 07.05.18 – […]
Brighton alt/math-rockers Poly-Math have revealed their highly anticipated double album House Of Wisdom/We Are The Devil will be released through Lonely Voyage Records and ice Weather For Airstrikes on April 20th. The records are a concept based around Baghdad’s 13th Century Houses Of Wisdom and the Siege of Baghdad in 1258! You can check out a live […]
Merge Funeral for a Friend and Against the Current, throw in some stumbling, edgy riffs as well as some heavy vocals and you have You Win Again Gravity's new album 'Anonymity'.
Belgian trio Brutus have revealed a new single ahead of their forthcoming UK tour! The track is titled Horde II and comes from debut album Burst. Drummer/vocalist Stefanie says; “Yes, this is ‘Horde II’. Which means, there is also a ‘Horde’ that appeared on our first 7″ vinyl, self-released in early 2014. Often song-riffs like […]
The weight of expectation must be lying very heavy on the shoulders of Marmozets. Having burst onto the scene with their magnificent debut album The Weird and Wonderful in 2014, they have been absent for nearly 2 years following Becca’s recovery from a serious knee injury. It now transpires that they have not been idle and that […]
After a six year hiatus, mathcore pioneers, The Number 12 Looks Like You, will be supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan on a host of shows around Europe, as well as embarking on a UK headline tour and releasing new music. The band are also set to reissue 2003’s ‘Put on Your Rosy Red Glasses‘ and […]