Albums/EPs

EP REVIEW: Woes – Self Help

It’s been a busy couple of years for Scottish pop-punk quartet Woes. With the release of their self-titled EP in late 2016, leading to slots supporting Neck Deep and State Champs to name a few, they’ve been making big strides toward the front of the UK pop-punk pack, and with their second EP ‘Self Help’ they ain’t stopping. Read More

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EP REVIEW: Dream State – Recovery

Welsh post-hardcore upstarts Dream State have been everywhere recently. Since signing with Australian label UNFD back in December, home to acts like Architects and Northlane, they’ve had airplay on BBC Radio 1, landed over five million views on YouTube, and bagged slots on just about every festival going, including The Great Escape, Download, and Slam Dunk. Not bad for a band that was still unsigned this time last year. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: We Are Scientists – Megaplex

After half a dozen albums, rock duo We Are Scientists have been back in the lab to put together ‘Megaplex’. Long gone are the days of their once signature guitar riffs and drums; it’s now all about the electronic sound. ‘Megaplex’ continues to push boundaries, and sees Keith Murray and Chris Cain build upon their ever-evolving sound. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bad Wolves – Disobey

Over recent years, commercial and underground success has been a divergence between being original and recycling from other bands’ styles. Bad Wolves’ EPs had some moments of promise, but still relied on an over-powering of tried and tested metal. Now, we experience what they can do on a full-length release with ‘Disobey’. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Turner – Be More Kind

Folk punk singer/songwriter Frank Turner doesn’t seem to understand the concept of rest. Despite the fact his last album was 2015’s ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’, he’s since toured consistently with his band The Sleeping Souls, released a collection of reworked older tracks entitled ‘Songbook’ last year, as well as playing some explosive reunion shows with hardcore side-project, Möngöl Hörde. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dimmu Borgir – Eonian

Dimmu Borgir have been around for so long that it’s hard to calculate where they entered any realm of consciousness. They’ve evolved through industrial metal, black metal, and before nu-metal was given a name. Their focus centres around the black and bleakness of everything around them while adding operatic and emphatic themes to give extra layers of atmosphere. Read More