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July 19th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 19th, 2012
Label: I Am Mighty Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/boysetsail
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The ‘Roads’ EP is release number two for these Welsh rockers. This three track EP is being offered to you lovely people for free and you can get a hold of it here. Isn’t that nice of them? I actually reviewed their first release a while back and although gave them credit for their energy and charm, I criticised them for their lack of diversity between songs and the scene they were trying to break into.

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July 17th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Label: Artery Recordings
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/forthefallendreams
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ftfdband

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There’s a general feeling at the moment that metalcore has become stagnant, with too many bands sounding the same and conforming to the trends that are popular at the time. Some bands are working hard to break free from that tag, but unfortunately that cannot be said about For The Fallen Dreams.

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July 17th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Label: Relapse Records
Website: www.baronessmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yourbaroness
Twitter: www.twitter.com/yourbaroness

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‘Yellow & Green’, the double-disc offering from Georgia four-piece, Baroness, is so much more than your run-of-the-mill album. Steering away from the heavier sound that dominates previous outings, it’s easier on the ear but has no less intensity or power. Tracks like the driving ‘Take My Bones Away’ will get heads banging; the more relaxed ones, like ‘Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)’, will get you thinking in ways that straight-up rock bands, quite simply, won’t.

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July 17th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 17th, 2012
Label: Victory Records
Website: www.aheroafake.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aheroafake
Twitter: www.twitter.com/aheroafake

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Although they’re from North Carolina in the US, A Hero A Fake sound rather Australian. Maybe it’s the Parkway Drive influence shining through, or maybe it’s because vocalist Justin Brown sounds like he might just be racing kangaroos for a living. Either way, ‘The Future Again’ is a solid release that any band in the metalcore scene would be happy to release.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Holy Roar Records / Topshelf Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/runwalk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/runwalk

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As Camden-dwelling, Ray Ban-donning, roll up-smoking hipsters parade around in vintage American sports team shirts and unbearably tight jeans listening to noise-pop, it would seem the genre and therefore all those contributing to it may have somewhat of a stigma attached to them. With acts such as Sleigh Bells (whom I happen to adore) becoming chronically “cool”, it would perhaps seem hard to take other artists such as run, WALK! seriously. However, I beg of you to ignore the so-called “scene” and take them for what they are. Which is truly incredible, I might add.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Southern Lord Records
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/enablermke
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“The world is fucked and this is the soundtrack to its demise” – it’s hard to argue with Milwaukee’s Enabler and their apocalyptic new album, ‘All Hail The Void’. The four-piece metal/hardcore act have cut a record that’s relentless, firing skull-crushing riffs out of all cylinders. From the haunting build-up of opener ‘F.A.T.H.’ until the handbrake-ending of ‘Funeral Dirge’, this is an album rarely drops below full-speed and is a punisher of a listen.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Fearless Records
Website: www.piercetheveil.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/piercetheveil
Twitter: www.twitter.com/piercetheveil

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Two years ago, Pierce The Veil released their second album ‘Selfish Machines’, which pushed them into the post-hardcore scene with many critics labelling them under the ‘emo’ category. The band have now come back fighting with their new album ‘Collide With The Sky’ which well and truly shows that emo is in fact back; not the dodgy eye covering blackened fringes or the self harming nature, merely the powerful emotional sound that mixes hardcore with melody.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Website: www.burytomorrow.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/burytomorrow
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‘The Union Of Crowns’ is the second full-length album from Southampton metalcore outfit, Bury Tomorrow. Slowly building up from a catchy guitar intro, opening track ‘Redeemer’ sets the tone for the rest of the album and bursting into its prime with Dani Winter-Bates‘ guttural roars, which is already a step aside from the traditional metalcore high-pitched screaming. Jason Cameron‘s clean vocals provide depth and variety to the album and make for sing-alongs of epic proportions, specifically in tracks such as ‘Lionheart’, ‘Royal Blood’ and ‘Message To A King’.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joiaofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/joiaofficial

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Given that Joia are a female fronted pop-rock band, comparisons to giants of the genre Paramore and VersaEmerge are inevitable. Granted, there are similarities to the Americans. The band’s new ‘Match Light’ EP is melodic, friendly, borderline safe and neutral.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Small Town Records
Website: www.shadowschasingghosts.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shadowschasingghosts
Twitter: www.twitter.com/scgmusic

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Before Memphis May Fire‘s offering earlier this year, it had been a long time since the standard metalcore formula had really stood out and demanded attention. It’s therefore a breath of fresh air that Shadows Chasing Ghosts manage to achieve this very thing so soon after their aforementioned metalcore counterparts.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flythisformeuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/flythisforme

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Guildford based five-piece Fly This For Me have the pop-punk rhythm and melody of Blink-182 and British favourites You Me At Six, but with the same kick arse attitude of Young Guns, allowing the listener to take it a little more seriously.

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July 16th, 2012 by admin

Release Date: July 16th, 2012
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/horizonshardcoreuk
Twitter: None available

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Already known as a strong live touring band, Horizons have managed to capture that sound fantastic on record, as well as a lot more. ‘Not Everybody Lives’ is a great album, and especially at free download, you can’t go wrong. The main defining point of this album is the musicianship displayed, which is phoenemnal. On every listen, you discover something more.

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