Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: Annisokay – Arms

For their fourth full-length, Germany’s Annisokay have somehow managed to not only go heavier, but also become more melodic in the process. ‘Arms’ captures the sound of a band confident in their abilities and craftsmanship, building on their previous foundations and forging a new path in their journey. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh, Weatherly – Lips Like Oxygen

“The idea that ‘I can’t live without them’ dominates your every thought and you do everything in your power to hold on. It’s unhealthy.” – an extract of a quote from Oh, Weatherly relating to an on-again/off-again relationship is what encompasses the idea and theme coursing through their debut, ‘Lips Like Oxygen’. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: MxPx – MxPx

If you were listening to punk rock in the late 90s and early 00s, chances are that Washington’s MxPx and their infectious brand of poppy skate punk were blasting out of your Walkman (or you spent hours ripping tracks such as ‘Everything Sucks (When You’re Gone)’ and ‘Punk Rawk Show’ onto your first MP3 player and thinking you were the height of sophistication). Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Crossfaith – Ex Machina

Since the very beginning of their career, Crossfaith have been best known for their adrenaline fuelled live shows. With fifth studio album ‘Ex Machina’, they’re one step closer to capturing that energy on record, hitting us with a full-throttle dance-metal odyssey that weaves deftly between both extremes and covers all ground in-between. Read More

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EP REVIEW: MSRY – Safety First

Oxford three-piece MSRY proclaim themselves to be “miserable hardcore”. This in itself is nothing really new, but it’s rare for a band to be as upfront about it as these guys are. From their lyrics, to their candid and honest live performances, to their very name itself, they deal with the issue of sadness and mental health head on. Read More