Albums/EPs

ALBUM: Pain Of Salvation – In The Passing Light Of Day

Release Date: January 13th 2017
Label: InsideOut Records
Website: www.painofsalvation.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/painofsalvation
Twitter: www.twitter.com/thebestofpain

Rating:

Pain Of Salvation are a Swedish progressive rock band that have existed for well over 30 years (they were known as Reality between 1984-1991), formed by vocalist and guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw at the tender age of just eleven years old. Although it took the band 13 years to release their first studio record, ‘Entropia’, they’ve consistently released new music every few years, culminating in their tenth album, ‘In The Passing Light Of Day’.

Read More

ALBUM: Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights

Release Date: January 27th 2017
Label: SO Recordings
Website: www.deafhavanaofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deafhavana
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deafhavana

Rating:

Deaf Havana have been through a steadily constant amount of change to get to where they are today. They’ve had a fluctuating number of band members, and have found themselves straddling music genres until the success of 2013 release, ‘Old Souls’, provided some much needed stability to the quintet. This record returned them to the forefront of the music scene, albeit in a more mainstream manner.

Read More

ALBUM: Kreator – Gods Of Violence

Release Date: January 27th 2017
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Website: www.kreator-terrorzone.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kreatorofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kreator

Rating:

Coming from the German thrash metal scene of bands such as Destruction, Sodom, and Tankard, and being a band since 1982, it’s little surprise to what the new Kreator album would be – big, powerful, and heavy thrash metal. Thankfully, ‘Gods Of Violence’ doesn’t disappoint.

Read More

EP: From Inside – The New Era

Release Date: January 13th 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.frominside.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/frominsideuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/frominsideuk

Rating:

Metalcore. Love it or hate it, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. One of the latest bands to release their debut EP into this ever expanding genre is Liverpool five-piece From Inside, and their introduction is ‘The New Era’.

Read More

ALBUM: As It Is – okay.

Release Date: January 20th 2017
Label: Fearless Records
Website: www.asitisofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/asitisofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/asitisofficial

Rating:

Everything has been on the rise for the Brighton based boys of As It Is with a constant buzz around them as they climbed from strength-to-strength, first signing to Fearless Records, then with their debut full-length record, ‘Never Happy, Ever After’, really cementing their place as a new band to watch for the future.

Read More

EP: Beyond Recall – Selfish Scars

Release Date: January 13th 2017
Label: Go With Me Records
Website: www.beyondrecall.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beyondrecall
Twitter: www.twitter.com/beyondrecall

Rating:

Bristol based Beyond Recall ignite the fuse on a second EP that fizzles out half-way through. ‘Selfish Scars’ gets so bogged down in tween-centric, ‘he said/she said’ politics that it misses a chance to shine a spotlight adolescent vulnerability, and instead falls prey to its own vanity.

Read More

ALBUM: You Me At Six – Night People

Release Date: January 6th 2017
Label: Infectious Music/BMG
Website: www.youmeatsix.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/youmeatsix
Twitter: www.twitter.com/youmeatsix

Rating:

You Me At Six were great servants to British pop-punk/pop-rock, with three giant records that culminated with The Final Night Of Sin at Wembley Arena in December 2012, which represented a huge victory for the scene and cemented a huge future for the Surrey boys. What followed was a transformation to a radio ready rock band that peaked at the top of the charts with their fourth full-length, ‘Cavalier Youth’. Yet, follow-up ‘Night People’ takes them even further from their roots as they work with indie rock specialist producer Jacquire King to create a solid pop album to appeal to the masses.

Read More

ALBUM: Betraying The Martyrs – The Resilient

Release Date: January 27th 2017
Label: Sumerian Records
Website: www.betrayingthemartyrs.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearebetrayingthemartyrs
Twitter: www.twitter.com/martyrstweets

Rating:

French metalcore crew Betraying The Martyrs may be best known for covering THAT song from the Disney flick Frozen (its almost hit 6 million views on YouTube), but what you might not know is that they’re actually a credible metal band in their own right, having formed almost ten years ago.

Read More

ALBUM: Firewind – Immortals

Release Date: January 20th 2017
Label: Century Media Records
Website: www.firewind.gr
Facebook: www.facebook.com/firewindofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/firewindmusic

Rating:

Coming into the same power metal scene as bands like DragonForce and Blind Guardian, and featuring former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, Firewind hold quite a heavy hitting sound. In the case of ‘Immortals’, the band’s eighth record, Gus G really comes into play, giving a thrash built complexity and technicality that makes heavier inspired power metal as great a genre as it is.

Read More

EP: Nine Inch Nails – Not The Actual Events

Release Date: December 22nd 2016
Label: The Null Corporation
Website: www.nin.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ninofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nineinchnails

Rating:

It’s been a while since Nine Inch Nails, everyone’s favourite gateway band into industrial metal, has released anything of note (2014’s remix EP ‘Seed Eight’ sure as shit doesn’t count as a release in my books). It’s not surprising. After all, Oscar-Winning frontman Trent Reznor has been providing scores for The Social Network, Gone Girl, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – basically anything by David Fincher.

Read More

Search

Video of The Week

latest reviews

latest interviews

sponsors