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REDWOOD – Lay Your Love Down

From the opening heartfelt moments of this EP, it definitely seems to set tone for what you can expect from these indie rockers!

Prognosis- Definition

Admittedly, I don’t hear much about Manchester’s metal scene. You’d assume it’s as good as any UK city’s scene but it does have one thing that no other city in the UK has. Prognosis.  Prognosis are a quartet from the aforementioned city of Manchester with one hell of a debut record on  the way. Definition […]

Death And The Penguin – Anomie Album

Death And The Penguin is a unique name originating from a book by the author Andrey Kurkov & fits well for the unique sound of the band’s recent album release of “Anomie.” Consisting of four members Tobias Smith (vocals/guitar), Andy Acred (bass/vocals/keys/electronics), Chris Olsen (guitar/vocals/keys), & Phil Gadsden (drums); the band have successfully put together […]

Beartooth – Disease

Beartooth look set to survive the death of the Warped Tour metalcore scene with their third album Disease. It’s a more polished, more hook laden and a less heavy take on their sound which saw them thrive within the Warped Tour scene. There’s a definite US radio rock feel to this record, whilst still maintaining […]

The Arusha Accord – Juracan

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 […]

The Amity Affliction and support @ SWX, Bristol

[Photo: Dani Willgress] Walking into SWX, the grungey tones of openers Endless Heights are already entrancing the crowd who made it in prior to their performance. The best way I can describe the Australians is a collaboration between Soundgarden and The Darnkess‘ Justin Hawkins. South Wales’ DREAM STATE are up next and provide the first pits and crowd surfers […]

The Black Queen – Infinite Games

With Infinite Games, The Black Queen are now so much more than a side project. With The Dillinger Escape Plan’s end, The Black Queen rises, building on their brilliant debut with a more challenging engaging piece of art. Infinite Games is a passion project that brings in influences from every corner of the musical spectrum, […]

The Dirty Nil – Master Volume

The Dirty Nil follow up their blistering debut album with the hit factory that is Master Volume. Building on everything that made their debut (Higher Power) great they’ve added more suave, swagger and youthful abandon. Couple that with hooks and guitar hero, power chord driven riffs and you’ve got an album of the year contender. […]

Me & Munich – Knives of the Sun

Danish duo Me & Munich released their debut EP Knives of the Sun on the 20th September, the same date as vocalist/guitarist Jan Petersen’s birthday. The Aarhus two piece open with EP namesake “Knives of the Sun” with a thriving alternative rock sound, driving drums from Petersen’s cohort Marco Bogehoj. Their five tracks are raw, […]

Reawaken- *monochrome*

*monochrome* (yes the asterisks are an important part of the title) is the latest EP by Southampton quintet, Reawaken. The EP is short and sweet with only four tracks but it’s packed with plenty of power across it’s short runtime. The EP kicks off with Don’t Run. Grinding guitars give way to that opening wailing […]

All Them Witches – ATW

In these days of streaming and, God forbid, stealing albums, it is very common for bands to leave a long gap between each piece of their recorded output, because touring is what puts food on the table and money in the pockets. These circumstances then, make it even more commendable that a band like All […]

Mark Holley (Black Foxxes) @ Sixty Six Sounds

Mark Holley’s acoustic show was something special. Held at Sixty Six Sounds, a guitar shop decked with fairy lights, it created a cute atmosphere for the set. With the absence of drums and bass, alone with just his collection of acoustic guitars Holley’s vocals were phenomenal. Power and emotion comes across with every song sung, […]

Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream

Ice Nine Kills pick up where they left off on Every Trick In The Book with The Silver Scream. A record full of brutal tracks with pounding drums, heavy basslines, intricate riffs, melodic clean vocals and in your face screams. Just like your favourite horror films, it will make you jump before stabbing you right in the heart with sheer ferocity.

Payale Royale – Boom Boom Room (Side B)

After their first release of the album (Boom Boom Boom Side A), Side B definitely seems to pick up where A left off with the raspy vocals, catchy lyrics and is definitely a very decent follow-up to Side A! Opener ‘Death Dance‘ is infectious enough to have you singing along to it’s hooks. What you […]

Stillbirth – Annihilation of Mankind

We are lucky enough to live in an era in which heavy music is being redefined. Bands like Conjurer, Employed To Serve and Venom Prison are completely changing the sound of British metal and hardcore by combining a myriad of influences, each building it up to something that sounds completely fresh and vital. Meanwhile, Deafheaven, […]

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