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ALTERNATIVE MUSIC REVIEWS

Welcome to AltCorner Alternative Music reviews Archive!

The AltCorner team loves to review new music releases, and give our honest opinion to you, so you can get the lowdown on whats hot and what to pass on. Our alternative music reviews cover all the alt music genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Punk, Pop Punk, Alternative, Indie, Hardcore, Gothic Rock, and Metal Emo.

Continuum – Designed Obsolescence

Continuum is a technical death metal band from Santa Cruz, CA that was formed in the summer of 2009 by Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth) following the disbanding of Animosity. After a couple years writing and rehearsing with different musicians, a lineup was fleshed out featuring Riley McShane of Allegeon on vocals, Ivan Munguia of Deeds of Flesh on guitar, Nick Willbrand on bass and Spencer Edwards on drums.

Mastodon and Kvelertak Live Review at Leeds 02 Academy

If you asked anybody about the best metal bands to emerge this side of the millennium, chances are Mastodon would be one of the first bands out of their mouth. And with good reason. In the 19 years since the release of their debut full length, Remission, the Atlanta four-piece have gone on to release critically acclaimed records, top album of the year lists and even win a Grammy. Tonight they take on Leeds, in thoroughly miserable weather it must be said.

The Faim, Chapel & Halflives live @ The Exchange, Bristol

On day two of joining Australian pop rock sweethearts The Faim on their headline tour, we head to an absolutely packed The Exchange in Bristol for a sweat box of a show!

Cane Hill – Kill The Sun

Cane Hill have come out swinging from their debut, and proceed to really create a buzz over the audience. The latest release has hit me by surprise from previous works though.

BUSTED – Half Way There | Album Review

While Night Driver stood as an entity resembling a fun-filled holiday, Half Way There as a record is a rapturous homecoming and I will happily go on record to say; Half Way There is the best Pop Punk album of the past five years!

Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?

On their tenth studio album, Papa Roach move away from their nu-metal roots and into more radio rock territories. All whilst maintaining their signature personality and not losing any of the flare that made so many fans fall in love with them 19 years ago.

Hold Close – Time

US pop punks Hold Close give us their debut record to kick off 2019. Following on from their earlier EPs, this record sees the band attempting to put themselves out there and establish themselves. This record sees them commit to a vibrant, layered sound that has developed since those early EPs.

Switchfoot – Native Tongue | New Album Review

Switchfoot are no strangers to the alternative rock world as their presence has been felt since their formation in 1996. The Grammy award winning band and self-proclaimed surf lovers have once again geared up to release their eleventh album ‘Native Tongue’.

All That Remains – Victim of the New Disease

This is never going to be seen as just another album, it’s the final recorded output of an excellent musician, and a master of his instrument. RIP Oli Herbert.

Live Review: Pagan @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

"The technical proficiency on display from the band members is also incredible, from the drumming to the excellent guitar work of both four and six string varieties. The set is of course made up solely of songs from the outstanding debut album Black Wash, and they come across just as well if not better in the live environment".

Novacrow – Criminal Mastermind

Liverpool’s Novacrow released EP Criminal Mastermind on November 16th and they kindly sent us a copy to gauge away at the distinctive storylines; from a werewolf-infested village in Fever Swamp to a ridiculous failed bank heist in Criminal Mastermind.

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou – Oh Dearism

Itoldyouiwouldeatyou’s debut album Oh Dearism, is an almagamation of classic noughties emo and experimental rock music. It flows from hook laden introspective emo music to off the wall guitar effects.

Can’t Swim – This Too Won’t Pass

Can’t Swim, still pretty fresh to the scene, have gained a great following since their arrival in 2015. With their second studio album ‘This Too Won’t Pass‘ has it’s dark turns in relations to ex-relationships, expressing the emotions through the power of music. With lines like “Blocking out our future with my past” from My […]

Napoleon – Epiphany

UK hardcore powerhouse, Napoleon are back at it again. The bands new record, Epiphany, is out on November 2nd. The record follows the groups 2016 debut, Newborn Mind. Epiphany packs some serious punch into its 10 tracks, proving to be a 43 minute romp of power, passion and most importantly, grooves! Napoleon are often pegged […]

Architects – Holy Hell

To know the pain the band must have gone through with their transition between All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us to Holy Hell, it has proven that proceeding with what they love best, and sharing their story with everyone has truly strengthened Architects and pushed for the challenge they encountered. The torch is held high in honour of the late guitarist Tom Searle who lost his life to cancer, who would have been proud of the record his fellow band members produced.

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