Reviews

UNDER REVIEW: WILL HAVEN – MUERTE

ARTIST: WILL HAVEN TITLE: MUERTE  LABEL: MINUS HEAD RECORDS  RATING: 8/10 If you’re a sucker for the time when ‘metalcore’ wasn’t considered a dirty word, then you’re probably familiar with Will Haven. For those uninitiated, Will Haven was...

NEWS: THE FEVER 333 DROPS A SURPRISE EP AND THE WORLD GOES WILD

Let's face it, not only is Jason Aalon Butler one of the most eccentric frontmen of our generation. He's in your face, he's loud, and he's back and angrier than ever before. And that's why we...

UNDER REVIEW: CASEY – WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING

ARTIST: CASEY  TITLE: WHERE I GO WHEN I SLEEP  LABEL: HASSLE RECORDS  RATING: 6/10  It’s been a while since the UK has had an inkling of an emotional post-hardcore band as raw as this. Having only formed in 2014,...

UNDER REVIEW: TWITCHING TONGUES – GAINING PURPOSE THROUGH PASSIONATE HATRED

ARTIST: TWITCHING TONGUES  TITLE: GAINING PURPOSE THROUGH PASSIONATE HATRED  LABEL: METALBLADE RECORDS  RATING: 8/10 Watching Twitching Tongues grow into the five headed beast they are today has been a ride of uncertainty and delight in equal measures. Let...

UNDER REVIEW: NERVUS – EVERYTHING DIES

ARTIST: NERVUS  TITLE: EVERYTHING DIES  LABEL: BIG SCARY MONSTERS  RATING: 9/10 Following on from their debut Permanent Rainbow in 2016, Watford’s own Nervus are now gracing us with their sophomore record Everything Dies. What started out as Em...

UNDER REVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD – I DON’T THINK I CAN DO THIS ANYMORE

ARTIST: MOOSE BLOOD  TITLE: I DON'T THINK I CAN DO THIS ANYMORE  LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS  RATING: 8/10  Since their debut album ‘I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time’ released in 2014 on No Sleep Records, Canterbury...

UNDER REVIEW: CAMP COPE – HOW TO SOCIALISE AND MAKE FRIENDS

ARTIST: CAMP COPE  TITLE: HOW TO SOCIALISE AND MAKE FRIENDS  LABEL: RUN FOR COVER RECORDS  RATING: 9/10 Camp Cope are one of the most curious bands on the scene right now. Having graced stages alongside (and for the...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: GLASSJAW – WORSHIP AND TRIBUTE

Post-Hardcore’s prodigal sons have finally returned. Last December Glassjaw dropped their first record in 15 years, and bloody hell it’s good. However, cast your minds back to 2002, it was one hell of a...

UNDER REVIEW: MILESTONES – RED LIGHTS

ARTIST: MILESTONES TITLE: RED LIGHTS  LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS  RATING: 7/10  Milestones are a four piece pop punk coming out of Manchester in 2014. Milestones have graced the stage with bands such as: Mayday Parade, Simple Plan, Trash Boat...

UNDER REVIEW: TURNSTILE – TIME AND SPACE

ARTIST: TURNSTILE  TITLE: TIME & SPACE  LABEL: ROADRUNNER RECORDS  RATING: 9/10 Turnstile have waltzed the wave of their debut LP Nonstop Feeling for  three mind-bending years, but now it is finally here. When an album is set free upon the...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – THE ’59 SOUND

‘And they’re playing The ’59 Sound in heaven while the angels are drinking up whiskey and cokes’ Last year Sorority Noise came out with those lyrics on their incredible piece of work You’re Not As...

UNDER REVIEW: THE DANGEROUS SUMMER – THE DANGEROUS SUMMER

ARTIST: THE DANGEROUS SUMMER  TITLE: THE DANGEROUS SUMMER  LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS  RATING: 8/10  Some bands get a tougher break than others, and for the Dangerous Summer, their break was just about as bad as you can get. With...

UNDER REVIEW – CANE HILL – TOO FAR GONE

ARTIST: CANE HILL  TITLE: TOO FAR GONE  LABEL: RISE RECORDS  RATING: 10/10  The press have forever wrongly labelled this band 'nu metal', which both the band and ourselves agree as lazy. After all vocalist Elijah Witt tells us,...

UNDER REVIEW: OF MICE AND MEN – DEFY

ARTIST: OF MICE AND MEN  TITLE: DEFY  LABEL: RISE RECORDS  RATING: 9/10 If there’s one thing Of Mice & Men hasn’t done since the departure of their former vocalist Austin Carlile, it’s lagging behind. ‘Defy’ is the first...

UNDER REVIEW: WATERPARKS – ENTERTAINMENT

ARTIST: WATERPARKS  TITLE: ENTERTAINMENT LABEL: EQUAL VISION  RATING: 3/10 Texas has always had an exciting musical output. From the likes of groove-metal Gods Pantera, to seminal post hardcore mob At the Drive-In, Texas' love affair with incredibly interesting...

UNDER REVIEW: MARMOZETS – KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW NOW

ARTIST: MARMOZETS TITLE: KNOWING WHAT YOU KNOW NOW  RATING: 9/10  LABEL: ROADRUNNER  British rock music was in a rather strange place back in 2014. ‘Topman rock’ ruled the alternative world, with bands like You Me At Six and...

UNDER REVIEW: TINY MOVING PARTS – SWELL

ARTIST: TINY MOVING PARTS  TITLE: SWELL  RATING: 8/10  LABEL: TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS Minnesotan Emo-Revival trio Tiny Moving Parts have been picking up traction in a big way over the past couple of years. Touring with the likes of...

UNDER REVIEW – THE XCERTS : HOLD ONTO YOUR HEART

ARTIST: THE XCERTS TITLE: HOLD ON YOUR HEART RATING: 8/10 LABEL: RAYGUN Within the first few seconds of spinning this record we can already feel the dry throats, sweaty palms, and heart-wrenching chest pains...

UNDER REVIEW – FALL OUT BOY : MANIA

ARTIST: FALL OUT BOY TITLE: MANIA RATING: 4/10 LABEL: ISLAND RECORDS Over a decade ago a youthful Patrick Stump sang the cult club filler line, ‘sugar we’re going down…’, and fast forward through a genre-bending, complex,...

UNDER REVIEW: Movements – Feel Something

ARTIST: MOVEMENTS TITLE: FEEL SOMETHING LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS RATING: 9/10 There have been some really emotional releases this year. From Sorority Noise to The Smith Street Band, Manchester Orchestra to Mount Eerie, the theme of music this year...