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ALTERNATIVE MUSIC REVIEWS

Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

It's been three years since Trivium returned to form with The Sin And The Sentence. Given their chequered past, this new album comes with high expectations and a fairly large dose of trepidation. Never fear, this isn't The Crusade.

The Used ‘Heartwork’ album review

It seems these days that The Used are happy to push musical boundaries rather than shoot for a comeback album. After the (unwarranted) flop of 2017 double album outing The Canyon, a lot of fans seemed to give up on McCracken and co.. Two new singles 'Blow Me' and 'Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton' reinstated some people's love for the band, but the people who will truly adore this masterpiece are those who aren't looking for an early 2000's sounding The Used, but those who are looking to see the band take on board everything they've learned from their previous seven outings.

Violent Soho – Everything Is A OK

You may have noticed a pandemic risen its brutal head around the world, so for many of our mental health music helps, it keeps us together with a bit of humour through these mad emotional times. Aussie band Violent Soho have done exactly that with the latest record, affectionately named “Everything is A-OK”. Like many of us stuck at home, this is the time new music make help keep us sane.

Cabal – Drag Me Down

Cabal first appeared with the release of their EP Purge in 2015 and their debut full length, Mark Of Rot in 2018. Now, two years on from that last expedition, they have put out Drag Me Down, their sophomore full length release.

Code Orange – Underneath

Three years ago, Code Orange put the entire scene on red alert with their third album Forever. It was seen as a game changer by many, and it is no coincidence that since that album, the hardcore genre has been at a creative peak. Now, following a long recording process that saw the band cancel an appearance at Bloodstock Festival, it’s time to see if the follow up lives up to it’s predecessor.

Haggard Cat – Common Sense Holiday

The phoenix rising from the ashes of Heck, Haggard Cat appeared on the scene two years ago with their debut record Challenger. Although having left the crazed hardcore behind, their energy levels have not dipped; Haggard Cat are purveyors of high octane rock n’ roll and their new album Common Sense Holiday is 45 minutes of raucous fun.

Imonolith – State of Being

Canada, oh Canada….you provided us with a group of metal powerhouses who came together to become… Imonolith. Featuring members from Devin Townsend Project, Threat Signal, Methods of Mayhem are about to release their debut record ‘State of Being on 27th March. If it’s not enough for you lot, then these heavy hitters are heading out to the UK in March/April.

Review: Silverstein’s ‘A Beautiful Place To Drown’

After twenty years you'd expect the fusion of pop punk and post-hardcore that is Silverstein's trademark to have grown tired. That's not the case, though. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill

On 7th February Dutch outfit Delain release 16 track record, Apocalypse & Chill. Not only is it the name of the record but a good bit of advice too. Anyway, Delain are, Within Tempation Martijn Westerholt on keys, vocalist Charlotte Wessels, guitarist Timo Somers, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije and Joey Marin de Boer on drums.

Giver – Sculpture of Violence

Following on from the release of two EPS, and their debut album two years ago, Giver return with Sculptures Of Violence, released in the United Kingdom on the fantastic Holy Roar Records. The slightly sinister looking baby logo has become a stamp of quality in recent years and this release is no different.

Blasphemer – The Sixth Hour

Blasphemer have been something less than prolific in their album releases during their time as a band; The Sixth Hour marks only the third full length release from the Italian (formerly) brutal death metal band. The first two records, 2008’s On The Inexistence of God and 2016’s Ritual Theophagy were exercises in controlled, technical brutality. The Sixth Hour sees them add layers of black metal atmosphere to their sound.

The Jacques – Born Sore

How long has January been? Feels longer than 31 days, so, calm those nerves and ready yourself for February, as we here at Alt-Corner have been passed the new EP Born Sore by Bristol/London fellows, The Jacques and it’s out NOW.

Dashboard Confessional ‘The Best Ones Of The Best Ones’

Dashboard Confessional has returned to the world with a greatest hits package celebrating 20 years of sad-boy music-making prowess.

‘Immortal’ by Lorna Shore album review

Lorna Shore have built themselves into the symphonic deathcore act they are today by extensive touring alongside the likes of Chelsea Grin, frequent releases, and a commitment to their genre. New album ‘Immortal’ proves that.

Bandaid Brigade – I’m Separate

Punk supergroup, Bandaid Brigade release their debut album “I’m Separate” on the 21st January. The architects are members of Pears, Street Dogs and The Gamits collectively, Zach Quinn vocals, Brian Wahstrom, keys and vocals, Paul Rucket drums and guitarist Chris Fogal. The album was recorded in Denver and co-produced by Fogal himself.

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