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Album review: wage War – Manic

Album review: wage War – Manic

Florida-based metalcore quintet Wage War are set to release their fourth album, MANIC, this Friday, and first track, 'Relapse' wastes no time on intros.  Kicking in with an onslaught of riffs - the type that blows you into the back of your seat - this one’s sure to...

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Introducing: Defences

Introducing: Defences

Introducing:DefencesFor Fans Of: While She Sleeps / Bury Tomorrow / As Everything Unfolds With lead singles like 'False Gods' and 'In The Black' out there as strong showings for what Defences are capable of, it's not suprising to find the rest of their second album...

Album Reviews: Angels & Airwaves – LIFEFORMS

Album Reviews: Angels & Airwaves – LIFEFORMS

Tom DeLonge needs no introduction; the man, along with Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, basically spearheaded the snotty punk rock genre before turning his attention to a more mature, otherworldly project, Angels & Airwaves.  The band merged atmospheric rock...

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...

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...

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