Reviews

UNDER REVIEW: Waste – Honey

ARTIST: WASTE TITLE: HONEY LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE The obvious being stated first: there is nothing more alternative than the alternative rock scene. With every band, every song, every album being released every year,...

UNDER REVIEW: Zig Zags – You’ll Never Take Us Alive

ARTIST: ZIG ZAGS TITLE: YOU'LL NEVER TAKE US ALIVE LABEL: RIDINGEASY RATING: 6/10 WORDS: SOPHIA WATSON With a name like Zig Zags you might be expecting something flamboyant; something like a mix of 80s glam and Queen; something...

UNDER REVIEW: Hot Milk – Are You Feeling Alive?

ARTIST: HOT MILK TITLE: ARE YOU FEELING ALIVE? LABEL: SELF RELEASED RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Bringing together the mainstream pop-centric sound of today with the rhythms and attitudes of the pop-punk and emo scene of the 2000s...

UNDER REVIEW: Game – No One Wins

ARTIST: GAME TITLE: NO ONE WINS LABEL: QUALITY CONTROL HQ RATING: 7/10 A further contribution to the world of excellent Southern hardcore comes in the form of Game. An upcoming band on the scene, this London four...

UNDER REVIEW: EMPLOYED TO SERVE – ETERNAL FORWARD MOTION

ARTIST: EMPLOYED TO SERVE  TITLE: ETERNAL FORWARD MOTION  LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 8/10  Becoming a household name and synonymous with the UK metal scene on the back of their sophomore 2017 release, The Warmth Of A Dying...

UNDER REVIEW: DEFEATER – DEFEATER

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN  ARTIST: DEFEATER  TITLE: DEFEATER  LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  Look hard enough and every minute detail tells its own story or acts as an embellishment to a far greater narrative. Regardless of how trivial these elements...

UNDER REVIEW: The Get Up Kids – Problems

ARTIST: THE GET UP KIDS TITLE: PROBLEMS LABEL: BIG SCARY MONSTERS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT It's been 12 years since the emo gods gifted us 'Four Minute Mile', the debut album from legends The Get Up Kids....

UNDER REVIEW: New Found Glory – From The Screen To Your Stereo 3

ARTIST: NEW FOUND GLORY TITLE: FROM THE SCREEN TO YOUR STEREO 3 LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT We've waited twelve years for this, and it was worth the wait. Usually when it comes to sequels in...

UNDER REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End Of Suffering

ARTIST: FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES TITLE: END OF SUFFERING LABEL: INTERNATIONAL DEATH CULT RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON In building up the hype ‘End Of Suffering’, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes described it as “our third and...

UNDER REVIEW: The Damned Things – High Crimes

ARTIST: THE DAMNED THINGS TITLE: HIGH CRIMES LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 6/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE A supergroup is usually used in music as a means to get out there and explore a corner of the industry one has...

UNDER REVIEW: Dave Hause – Kick

ARTIST: DAVE HAUSE TITLE: KICK LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: KEVIN FLINN American singer-songwriter Dave Hause has had an illustrious career. Getting his start in various punk and hardcore bands around Philadelphia, Hause has made a lasting...

UNDER REVIEW: Seaway – Fresh Produce

ARTIST: SEAWAY TITLE: FRESH PRODUCE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 5/10 WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Seaway have been an established pop-punk band since their feel good album of the summer ‘Vacation’ but they are back with a “new album”...

UNDER REVIEW: A Constant Knowledge Of Death – Vol. III, A: Forth From The...

ARTIST: A CONSTANT KNOWLEDGE OF DEATH TITLE: VOL. III, A: FORTH FROM THE QUIET TO THE AIR THAT TREMBLES LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON The long windedly titled 'Vol. III, A: Forth From The Quiet To...

UNDER REVIEW: MEGALITH – 9ELECTRIC

  ARTIST: 9ELECTRIC TITLE: MEGALITH LABEL: PAVEMENT MUSIC RATING: 6.5/10 WORDS: CORAL DANIELS     Armed with a new lineup and sound, 9Electric have stripped back the electronics, in favour for good ol fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, on Megalith. Going back to their...

UNDER REVIEW: Yours Truly – Afterglow

ARTIST: YOURS TRULY TITLE: AFTERGLOW LABEL: UNFD RATING: 6/10 WORDS: RACHAEL DOWD Working the Australian circuit over the past few years, Yours Truly has slowly begun to infiltrate the music scenes of the UK, the states and beyond....

UNDER REVIEW – BOUNDARIES: TURNING POINT

ARTIST: BOUNDARIES  TITLE: TURNING POINT LABEL: INDEPENDENT  RATING: 9/10  WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON The state of hardcore has fluctuated more than the Brexit deal over the last few years, and with it comes change, a cautious level of stability,...

UNDER REVIEW: Modern Rituals – Yearning

ARTIST: MODERN RITUALS TITLE: YEARNING LABEL: HOLY ROAR RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE It was only June of last year – that’s ten months ago – that Modern Rituals released their debut album ‘The Light That Leaks...

UNDER REVIEW: Devil’s Gun – Sing For The Chaos

ARTIST: DEVIL'S GUN TITLE: SING FOR THE CHAOS LABEL: BLACK LODGE RATING: 6/10 WORDS: SOPHIA WATSON Swedish heavy metal band Devil’s Gun release new album ‘Sing For The Chaos’, a record that incorporates a classic heavy metal sound...

UNDER REVIEW: Märvel – Guilty Pleasures

ARTIST: MÄRVEL TITLE: GUILTY PLEASURES LABEL: THE SIGN RECORDS RATING: 7/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Guilty pleasures are one of the most common concepts when it comes to one’s music tastes. Most music fans would proudly shout out their...

UNDER REVIEW: The Well Runs Red – Alone We Wither

ARTIST: THE WELL RUNS RED TITLE: ALONE WE WITHER LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 8/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON The mysterious and somewhat secretive Bristol based artist The Well Runs Red attracted attention with singles ‘The Well’ and ‘Nothing New’ last...