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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.

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.

Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Zebrahead, Suburban Legends @ O2 Forum London

Halloween in Kentish Town, as the doors open at 6.30pm with Pacman and the ghosts, zombie mario and other fancy dress attendees enter the building, we kick things off at 6.55pm with a far from filled room for a sold out show as Disney World regulars Suburban Legends take the stage with their infectious smiles […]

Stand Atlantic – Skinny Dipping

Listeners should be familiar with Hopeless Records group Stand Atlantic after having released their ‘Sidewinder‘ EP just last year. Now the band is back with a full-length album titled “Skinny Dipping” that contains 10 tracks, packed with emotions & plenty of lyrics that are sure to make one reminisce. Whether it be memories from good […]

Chasing Dragons – Faction

Yorkshire rockers Chasing Dragons release their first full-length album, Faction. News that will excite their fans and since the realise of their debut EP in 2016 the band have been active playing shows and tours with Stone Broken, The Qemists, Skid Row, SikTh, InMe, Diamond Head, Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics, Courage My Love, […]

Hawthorne Heights and support @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Emo legends Hawthorne Heights return to the UK on their latest tour, with support from Mark Rose and SHVPES. Opening is former Spitalfields‘ frontman Mark Rose, who introduces himself and kicks things off with the first song he learnt on guitar; Enter Sandman by Metallica. It’s a mellow version of the classic song but it works well. His set is filled […]

Our Hollow, Our Home – In Moment // In Memory

On their sophomore record (In Moment // In Memory), Our Hollow, Our Home delve into the emotions that come with the loss of a loved one. In particular guitarist Tobias Youngs father. It is hard to criticise an album that has such a personal meaning to the songwriter. Yet In Moment // In Memory is […]

The Black Queen live @ Bush Hall

[Photo: William Pavli] The Black Queen put on a captivating show at Bush Hall. Despite touring their most recent record Infinite Games, they favoured their debut, Fever Daydream. While both records are equally as magnificent, it seems odd that the older record was favoured in such a way. Perhaps this was due to Fever Daydream […]

Blank Atlas – Canvas

Bristol’s alternative trio Blank Atlas released their hard-hitting second EP Canvas on 5th October 2018. Canvas shows a lot of promise as Blank Atlas break their way further into the music industry. The guitar is strongly at the forefront of this EP, heavy, chugging and very impressive. This is particularly the case in first song […]

Bearings – Blue In The Dark

Ottawa rockers Bearings have released their debut album Blue In The Dark through Pure Noise Records. The album is a groovy masterpiece from the opening of Where You Are to the close of Love And Decay. Where You Are begins with a groovy riff, catchy chorus and infectious drums, a feature which continues throughout the […]

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