Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: La Dispute – Panorama

La Dispute have always been polarising in their fearless pursuit of pushing post-hardcore past its boundaries. With the release of fourth album ‘Panorama’, the quintet look to divide their core audience by taking cues from the lighter material that was explored on 2014’s ‘Rooms Of The House’. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Japanese House – Good At Falling

For a while now, Amber Bain (aka The Japanese House) has been Dirty Hit’s best-kept secret, albeit one that wasn’t that well-hidden. Away from the label’s larger names like The 1975 and Wolf Alice, Bain is very much an individual creator, writing glitchy, electro-pop numbers across a series of EPs that brought her plenty of attention, and rightly so. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Any Given Day – Overpower

When you review an album, you usually make some notes that you eventually turn into something coherent. When your separate notes for each song more or less say exactly the same thing, accompanied by sighs as you bang away at your keyboard losing the will to live, herein lies the experience of listening to Any Given Day’s ‘Overpower’, the German metalcore outfit’s third album. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Idiot Pilot – Blue Blood

It’s been twelve years since we’ve had any new material from Idiot Pilot, but they’ve returned with a full album’s worth called ‘Blue Blood’. The duo’s third full-length displays them recharged and with an expanded their palette that defies the previous output of Michael Harris and Daniel Anderson. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Misery Index – Rituals Of Power

You may recognise the name of Misery Index’s drummer, one Adam Jarvis, from his other musical projects including Pig Destroyer and Scour. This hugely inspirational pillar of extreme metal is widely regarded as one of the key aspects of the grindcore/death metal scene of late, and his influence is identified all over this new Misery Index record. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Hexvessel – All Tree

Originally starting in black metal and death metal in the late 90s/early 00s, Mat “Kvhost” McNerney relocated several times before settling in Finland and forming Hexvessel. Now, the folk metal band bring forth their fifth album, ‘All Tree’, which draws from McNerney’s experiences of being told stories by his father by the fire back in Galway, Ireland. Read More