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UNDER REVIEW: Dune Rats – Hurry Up And Wait

  ARTIST: DUNE RATS TITLE: HURRY UP AND WAIT LABEL: BMG/RISE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT 2017 was a magnificent year for the Australian surf rock trio Dune Rats. With the surprising success of their sophomore record The Kids...

UNDER REVIEW: Cauldron – Last Words: Screamed From Behind God’s Muzzle

  ARTIST: CAULDRON TITLE: LAST WORDS: SCREAMED FROM BEHIND GOD'S MUZZLE LABEL: CAULDRON RATING: 9/10 WORDS: ROB KENT After releasing a two-track that created such an interest, excitement and anticipation for its follow up, it was beginning to be a...

UNDER REVIEW – HIGHER POWER: 27 MILES UNDERWATER

ARTIST: HIGHER POWER  TITLE: 27 MILES UNDERWATER  LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS  RATING: 8/10  JOURNALIST: TIM BIRKBECK | PHOTOS: NAT WOOD When a band has to follow a critically acclaimed debut record, which is not only adored by fans but also...

UNDER REVIEW: PENGSHUi – PENGSHUi

  ARTIST: PENGSHUi TITLE: PENGSHUi LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE In 2020, genres seem to be more flexible than ever. Punk and metal and alternative change with every band coming up, with every new song being put...

UNDER REVIEW: Miscreant – Dancing With Fear

  ARTIST: MISCREANT TITLE: DANCING WITH FEAR LABEL: STAY SICK RECORDINGS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE 2019 was a year or working and recording for Nottingham’s Miscreant. Whether they were on the stage, or in the studio, they took their...

UNDER REVIEW: Handguns – When The Light Burns Out

  ARTIST: HANDGUNS TITLE: WHEN THE LIGHT BURNS OUT LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: ROB KENT When Pop Punk began its revival back in 2009 there were a selection of bands that were playing a big part in forming...

UNDER REVIEW: Gloo – A Pathetic Youth

  ARTIST: GLOO TITLE: A PATHETIC YOUTH LABEL: HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Hailing from Littlehampton, three-piece band Gloo have released their new ten-track debut album ‘A Pathetic Youth’ their first one to be released with Hassle Records....

UNDER REVIEW: Raised Fist – Anthems

  ARTIST: RAISED FIST TITLE: ANTHEMS LABEL: EPITAPH RATING: 4/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER After over a quarter of a century together and with 6 full length albums behind them, Swedish Hardcore Punk outfit Raised Fist face a different kind of...

UNDER REVIEW: Agnostic Front – Get Loud

  ARTIST: AGNOSTIC FRONT TITLE: GET LOUD! LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 4/10 WORDS: ROB KENT New York Hardcore legends Agnostic Front are still releasing music, with this release now being their twelfth in their close to forty year career, it...

UNDER REVIEW: Sleep Token – Sundowning

  ARTIST: SLEEP TOKEN TITLE: SUNDOWNING LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 10/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD In the age of the internet it is hard to truly keep anything secret any more, but Sleep Token have managed to retain their aura of...

UNDER REVIEW: Like Moths To Flames – Where The Light Refuses To Go

  ARTIST: LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES TITLE: WHERE THE LIGHT REFUSES TO GO LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Hailing from Columbus Ohio, four-piece metalcore band Like Moths To Flames have released a three-track EP titled ‘Where The Light...

UNDER REVIEW: Thornhill – The Dark Pool

  ARTIST: THORNHILL TITLE: THE DARK POOL LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Melbourne outfit Thornhill have never shown any signs of stopping or changing what it was about their music that made it theirs as time goes by....

UNDER REVIEW: Stray From The Path – Internal Atomics

  ARTIST: STRAY FROM THE PATH TITLE: INTERNAL ATOMICS LABEL: UNFD RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE The career for Stray From The Path has been a bumpy one. From label changes to line-up changes, the band has never stayed the...

UNDER REVIEW: Wolves Like Us – Brittle Bones

  ARTIST: WOLVES LIKE US TITLE: BRITTLE BONES LABEL: PELAGIC RECORDS RATING: 6/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Throughout almost ten years, Wolves Like Us have had an unexpected journey in their music career. A handful of shows in and they were...

UNDER REVIEW: Counterparts – Nothing Left To Love

  ARTIST: COUNTERPARTS TITLE: NOTHING LEFT TO LOVE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Counterparts have spent over a decade together - having formed in 2007 - and have been nothing short of consistent ever since. Now,...

UNDER REVIEW: Alter Bridge – Walk The Sky

  ARTIST: ALTER BRIDGE TITLE: WALK THE SKY LABEL: NAPALM RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER Every few months or so, the now familiar cry that rock is dead (Yes, Gene Simmons we’re looking at you) goes up, and with...

UNDER REVIEW: Astrosaur – Obscuroscope

  ARTIST: ASTROSAUR TITLE: OBSCUROSCOPE LABEL: PELAGIC RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE A good album tells a story for the fans. A great album tells a story for the fans to learn and interpret in their own way. With...

UNDER REVIEW: Deez Nuts – You Got Me Fucked Up

  ARTIST: DEEZ NUTS TITLE: YOU GOT ME FUCKED UP LABEL: CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: ROB KENT Australian hardcore punk band Deez Nuts have let loose their sixth record in their now twelve year career. This is the band's...

UNDER REVIEW: Fit For An Autopsy – The Sea Of Tragic Beasts

  ARTIST: FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY TITLE: THE SEA OF TRAGIC BEASTS LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS RATING: 10/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD 2019 is surely the year of Will Putney. Having produced some absolute corkers such as Knocked Loose’s A Different...

UNDER REVIEW: In The Cards – The Path

  ARTIST: IN THE CARDS TITLE: THE PATH LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 9/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Stoke-on-Trent based band In The Cards have released their new EP ‘The Path.’ The four-piece alternative rock group released their first collection ‘Eyes Beyond Reflection’...