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EP Review: Only the Strong – Fractured

EP Review: Only the Strong – Fractured

With a strong, established fanbase in their hometown of Calgary, there’s no reason for the trio in Only the Strong not to have the same global success as State Champs or Yours Truly does. They especially prove that with their upcoming five-track EP.  Fractured...

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EP Review: Real Friends – Torn In Two

EP Review: Real Friends – Torn In Two

Back with their first music since the departure of vocalist Dan Lambert, the band prove that the spirit of Real Friends is still very much intact on EP, Torn In Two. “It’s really still the same mission,” affirms bassist Kyle Fasel. “We write songs you can connect to....

Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – The Rain Just Follows Me

Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – The Rain Just Follows Me

Hawthorne Heights have come a long way since their 2004 debut album. Obviously, right? It’s to be expected when you’ve been making music for as long as they have. But here’s the really cool thing; even though they’ve traded chuggy guitars for more sparkling tones,...

EP Review: Down Again – Bury The Bones

EP Review: Down Again – Bury The Bones

Californian post-hardcore trio Down Again return to release their latest EP, Bury The Bones. Just like before, it’s heavily influenced by post-hardcore bands of the 2000s such as Thrice, Hawthorne Heights, and Brand New, and just like before, they’re putting their own...

Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Album Review: Settle Your Scores – Retrofit

Cincinnati five-piece Settle Your Scores are going back to their roots on their latest record, Retrofit, by working with producer Nick Ingram - who also recorded their debut - to release a record brimming with classic pop-punk themes. A lot of this album actually...

EP Review: Rose Crest – Bad Decisions

EP Review: Rose Crest – Bad Decisions

Breaking out onto the emo/alternative scene just this year, Rose Crest, hailing from Dayton, Ohio, are set to release their new EP, entitled BAD DECISIONS, this Friday. The band have endured a plethora of hardships in the process of creating this EP, from line-up...

Album Review: As December Falls – Happier

Album Review: As December Falls – Happier

Since 2014, people have been trying to tell As December Falls what to do, and they’ve, in turn, responded by going it alone. Believing in their sound, this hugely independent band have self-released their own albums, including their latest, Happier, and we couldn’t be...

Album Review: The Five Hundred – A World On Fire

Album Review: The Five Hundred – A World On Fire

Nottingham's metalcore five-piece, The Five Hundred, are set to release A World On Fire, this Friday. Their latest album expands upon its well-received predecessor, Bleed Red, which captivated metal listeners with its 8-string, Meshuggah-inspired djent grooves,...

Album Review: Felicity – Dear Universe

Album Review: Felicity – Dear Universe

Thank the music gods for Finch. For without them, FElICITY may not have existed and that’s just not a reality we’re comfortable living in. What started as a mutual love of the post-hardcore trailblazers between Damien Fagiolino and guitarist Andrew Rapier blossomed...

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