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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...

UNDER REVIEW: Black Futures – Never Not Nothing

  ARTIST: BLACK FUTURES TITLE: NEVER NOT NOTHING LABEL: MUSIC FOR NATIONS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Unusual duo Black Futures haven’t been along for that long but they’ve certainly managed to successfully create a lot of hype and...

UNDER REVIEW: Ceremony – In The Spirit World Now

  ARTIST: CEREMONY TITLE: IN THE SPIRIT WORLD NOW LABEL: RELAPSE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: ROB KENT With their sixth full length Ceremony have returned with a record that takes us on a post punk journey. It's a collection...

UNDER REVIEW: In Search Of Solace – Enslaved To Tragedy

  ARTIST: IN SEARCH OF SOLACE TITLE: ENSLAVED TO TRAGEDY LABEL: SHARPTONE RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Minnesota rockers In Search of Solace are not here to conform to what they’re expected to sound like. Non-conformity isn’t new,...

UNDER REVIEW: The Faim – State Of Mind

  ARTIST: THE FAIM TITLE: STATE OF MIND LABEL: BMG RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON If you haven’t jumped on The Faim Train yet it’s not too late, and now might be a good time to get on board...

UNDER REVIEW: Microwave – Death Is A Warm Blanket

  ARTIST: MICROWAVE TITLE: DEATH IS A WARM BLANKET LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Microwave have always been a band that gave the impression they would be good but never great, that they would reach...

UNDER REVIEW: Tiny Moving Parts – breathe

  ARTIST: TINY MOVING PARTS TITLE: BREATHE LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JOE ARNOLD On 'breathe', Tiny Moving Parts maintain the trajectory established by their previous releases. Like on 'Celebrate' (2016) and 'Swell' (2018), the band aim for...

UNDER REVIEW: Pixies – Beneath The Eyrie

  ARTIST: PIXIES TITLE: BENEATH THE EYRIE LABEL: INFECTIOUS MUSIC RATING: 8/10 WORDS: COLIN CAPP Thirty-three years since their formation, Pixies have rightfully taken their place as rock legends. With their latest offering they seem to have accepted their...

UNDER REVIEW: Grande Royale – Take It Easy

  ARTIST: GRANDE ROYALE TITLE: TAKE IT EASY LABEL: THE SIGN RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: KARLEY MYALL Swedish four-piece band Grande Royale are releasing an 11-track album titled ‘Take It Easy'. They’ve been kicking up a storm during live...