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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....

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Lost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from Caskets

Lost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from Caskets

FEATURELost Souls: A chat with Matt Flood from CasketsWords: Renette van der merweFeatureAlbum ReviewFollowing months of anticipation, CASKETS’ debut finally arrives wrapped in black and gold - some of the prettiest cover art of late - but Lost Souls is about so much...

Album Review: Beartooth – Below

Album Review: Beartooth – Below

Midwest metalcore giants, Beartooth find themselves on the precipice of releasing their fourth studio album and that album, in turn, finds them at their meanest. For a band who have always been simmering; anger, disappointment, pain and suicidal ideation tempered only...

Album Review: Free Throw – Piecing It Together

Album Review: Free Throw – Piecing It Together

Throughout their career Free Throw have always had a knack for combining the introspective and sensitive nature of emo with the infectious energy of pop punk, and it’s served them well on all three of their previous albums. So what’s different on album number...

Ep Review: Drug Church – Tawny

Ep Review: Drug Church – Tawny

Albany/Los Angeles-based punk outfit, Drug Church are releasing their latest EP, Tawny this Friday and the four track, in addition to the 2020 single 'Bliss Out', features 'TAWNY', 'Head-Off' and a cover of Arcwelder's 'Remember To Forget'. Tawny is set to bridge the...

Album Review: Karma Kids – vibes

Album Review: Karma Kids – vibes

Karma Kids take us on a tumultuous journey with their latest album, vibes. Although they navigate through stages of angst and loss, you’ll also find a sprinkle of optimism and a few moments of light, which, if we’re honest, is a concept that fits in well with the past...

Album review: AFI – Bodies

Album review: AFI – Bodies

When AFI formed in 1991 without any careerist ambitions and the need to create, they may have anticipated an underground following, but never could they have foreseen appealing to the masses as icons... legends... visionaries. All deserved labels, considering their...

Album Review: Rise Against – Nowhere Generation

Album Review: Rise Against – Nowhere Generation

Back with their trademark brand of punchy political punk, Rise Against have once again taken the gloves off as they tackle a whole host of problems on new album, Nowhere Generation.  Sonically, it isn’t too different from the rest of their discography, they continue...

EP Review: Fangs Out – Pretty Bleak

EP Review: Fangs Out – Pretty Bleak

Here's the thing about post-hardcore, metalcore, hardcore, and heavy music in general, it can become stale. Although we've seen plenty of great, heavy releases this year, we've also come across our fair share of copy-and-paste bands who all seem to record songs with...

EP Review: Prey Drive – Neon God

EP Review: Prey Drive – Neon God

Norwich alt-outfit, Prey Drive, return with a colourful new EP, Neon God. Like their 2018 full-length, Once More With Feeling, they’re unafraid of experimentation as they weave a variety of influences throughout.  There are post-punk vocals (think Echo and the...

Album Review: Adventurer – Pacifica

Album Review: Adventurer – Pacifica

If you like your post-hardcore with a side of mathcore riffs, then you’re in luck because Adventurer are back with their third, anticipated full-length, Pacifica. This one follows on from 2017’s Sacred Grove, which saw them head in a slightly less heavy direction...

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