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UNDER REVIEW: nothing,nowhere. x Travis Barker – Bloodlust

  ARTIST: NOTHING,NOWHERE. X TRAVIS BARKER TITLE: BLOODLUST LABEL: FUELED BY RAMEN RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER Nothing, nowhere. and Travis Barker might not have been the collaboration that you thought you needed, but ‘Bloodlust’ spectacularly demonstrates how very wrong...

UNDER REVIEW: Nervus – Tough Crowd

  ARTIST: NERVUS TITLE: TOUGH CROWD LABEL: BIG SCARY MONSTERS RATING: 9.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE There's a reason it's called, 'Tough Crowd' - it'll be hard to crack a joke with this record. Power-pop group Nervus have never taken their...

UNDER REVIEW: Hearken – Help Me, I’m Alive

  ARTIST: HEARKEN TITLE: HELP ME, I'M ALIVE LABEL: DON DON CREATIONS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Hearken is a band that takes cues from others, in sound and styling. Think Sonic Youth mixed with The Joy Formidable and a...

UNDER REVIEW: Like Giants – Sovereign

  ARTIST: LIKE GIANTS TITLE: SOVEREIGN LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Formed in 2019, this four-piece band from the Midlands are releasing their new four-track EP titled ‘Sovereign’. Filled with infectious beats, giving off a real feel-good energy...

UNDER REVIEW: The Early November – Lilac

  ARTIST: THE EARLY NOVEMBER TITLE: LILAC LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE There's something rich to be found in the alternative scene in New Jersey, and it's always managed to bring some of the best acts to...

UNDER REVIEW: Wednesday 13 – Necrophaze

  ARTIST: WEDNESDAY 13 TITLE: NECROPHAZE LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Wednesday 13, possibly best known as frontman of Murderdolls, has just released his brand eighth full length album under his solo moniker. ‘Necrophaze’ is “heavily...

UNDER REVIEW: SeeYouSpaceCowboy – The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds

  ARTIST: SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY TITLE: THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ENTRANCE AND EXIT WOUNDS LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Eight months ago, California-based sasscore group SeeYouSpaceCowboy unleashed their heavy hitting compilation 'Songs For The Firing Squad'. The thirteen songs...

UNDER REVIEW: Renounced – Beauty Is A Destructive Angel

  ARTIST: RENOUNCED TITLE: BEAUTY IS A DESTRUCTIVE ANGEL LABEL: HOLY ROAR RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Bringing a much needed youthful slant to an ageing genre, Renounced have released their third album, and follow up to 2017’s 'Theories...

UNDER REVIEW: Creeping Death – Wretched Illusions

  ARTIST: CREEPING DEATH TITLE: WRETCHED ILLUSIONS LABEL: eONE RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Hailing from Texas, the hardcore inspired Creeping Death unleashes their full-length debut ‘Wretched Illusions’ this Friday. The band have previously released two EP’s ‘Specter of War...

UNDER REVIEW: The Standby – Over, Under

  ARTIST: THE STANDBY TITLE: OVER, UNDER LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Prided on blending sounds and elements into their alternative/indie sound, Pennsylvania’s The Standby have already made waves in the industry. Being dubbed, “indie hometown heroes” in...

UNDER REVIEW: Absence Of Despair – Desolate

  ARTIST: ABSENCE OF DESPAIR TITLE: DESOLATE LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 4/10 WORDS: JOE ARNOLD 'Desolate' is the sound of a band yet to find its identity. Perhaps this can be excused from a debut album, but Providence, Rhode Island’s Absence...

UNDER REVIEW: Blink-182 – NINE

  ARTIST: BLINK-182 TITLE: NINE LABEL: COLUMBIA RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's been highly anticipated yet at the same time, fans and critics have been fearing its release due to the mixed reviews of their last record. A...

UNDER REVIEW: As I Lay Dying – Shaped By Fire

  ARTIST: AS I LAY DYING TITLE: SHAPED BY FIRE LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: RACHAEL DOWD Making their Nuclear Blast debut, the seventh studio album from metalcore outfit As I Lay Dying is their first body of...

UNDER REVIEW: Cult Of Luna – A Dawn To Fear

  ARTIST: CULT OF LUNA TITLE: A DAWN TO FEAR LABEL: METAL BLADE RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Working hard over the past 20 years to make a diverse post-metal sound that drags listeners in and piques interest with...

UNDER REVIEW: Being As An Ocean – PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story

  ARTIST: BEING AS AN OCEAN TITLE: PROXY: AN A.N.I.M.O STORY LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 7/10 WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN On face value, with the release of their latest full length, 'PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O. Story', Being As An Ocean couldn’t be...

UNDER REVIEW: Beartooth – The Blackbird Session

  ARTIST: BEARTOOTH TITLE: THE BLACKBIRD SESSION LABEL: RED BULL RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JAMES HOLDER For a band that pride themselves on being as loud and as larger than life as possible, a Folk and Country themed acoustic...

UNDER REVIEW: Modern Day Dukes – 100% Full Fat Noise

  ARTIST: MODERN DAY DUKES TITLE: 100% FULL FAT NOISE LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Describing their record as having "pop harmonies and gnarly punky tones", and mixing in "proggy riffs and structures", Yorkshire-based punk band Modern...

UNDER REVIEW: Korn – The Nothing

  ARTIST: KORN TITLE: THE NOTHING LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It’s been a rough 26 years for nu-metal legends Korn, but that’s not always a bad thing! They’ve conquered the industry by not holding back,...

UNDER REVIEW: ROAM – Smile Wide

  ARTIST: ROAM TITLE: SMILE WIDE LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT Two years ago, Eastbourne pop-punkers ROAM released 'Great Heights & Nosedives'. That album felt like it didn’t live up to expectations, as though the group...

UNDER REVIEW: Hawk Eyes – Advice

  ARTIST: HAWK EYES TITLE: ADVICE LABEL: DRAKKAR ENTERTAINMENT RATING: 5/10 WORDS: MATTHEW WILSON It’s been four years since the release of Hawk Eyes' last album ‘Everything Is Fine’ and it’s safe to say that the world has changed...