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No Sin Evades His Gaze – ‘Endless Disconnect’

The first thing you notice about ‘Endless Disconnect’ is the use of electronics. Obviously there are scores upon scores of bands these days that use some form of electronic element and for a group of young, clean cut guys to throw them into a modern metal album should

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Motionless In White – ‘Graveyard Shift’

Despite numerous personnel changes and a public consesus that ranges from “awful gothy metalcore shite” to “unique and brilliant gothy metalcore amazingess”, Motionless In White have, over their relatively short 10+ years as a band, managed to become quite a mainstay of the alternative scene. Their fourth

Thursday 05 January 2017

Brutai – ‘Born’

Brutai seem to have popped up out of nowhere to a huge round of applause. Aside from those who religiously visit Tech Fest, not many people talked about them, and now here we are: a debut album on Transcend Music, Radio 1 play,

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Ion Dissonance – ‘Cast The First Stone’

There are a lot of different synonyms for “angry”. You’ve probably read all of them at some point if you read a lot of heavy music reviews (we’re a pretty angry bunch). Imagine taking all of those words, scrunching them up, putting that ball of anger in the heart

Wednesday 02 November 2016

LIVE: Billy Talent / Young Guns / Say Yes @ The Roundhouse, London

Fellow Canadians Say Yes (featuring Jordan Hastings of Alexisonfire, and touring drummer for Billy Talent) opened the night’s proceedings adequately. Their style of loud, indie-ish rock was played to a fairly luke-warm reception from the London crowd, it was played well nonetheless. Say Yes’ greatest enemy was unfamiliarity, and

Monday 17 October 2016

Young Guns – ‘Echoes’

It feels like a lot of people have been putting the boot in on Young Guns recently. Certainly ‘Ones & Zeroes’ from last year was a misstep similar to some of the ones we have seen in American politics recently, and though latest album, ‘Echoes’, is better but not

Monday 26 September 2016

Confessions Of A Traitor – ‘Illuminate’

Confessions Of A Traitor, born in 2013 and consisting of Stephen MacConville on vocals, Jack Darnell and Dominic Pool on guitars, Tony Nagle on bass and Seb Olrog on drugs, are even now charging up a nice little hype motor over their live shows. Their latest EP ‘Illuminate’ is, however,

Tuesday 13 September 2016

The Brave – ‘Epoch’

“An epoch is a defining moment or event in time that leaves a memorable mark in history, and for us that is exactly what this album is,” explains The Brave’s vocalist Nathan Toussaint. “It’s a significant thing that has taken us from just being a local band having a

Sinsaenum – ‘Echoes Of The Tortured’

Sinsaenum are the newly founded supergroup featuring vocalist Sean Zatorsky (Dååth) and Attila Csihar (Mayhem) on vocals, Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) on the guitars and Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Vimic, Murderdolls) on drums. As a starting point for death metal this is a fairly good one. It isn’t so wildly abrasive or

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Emp!re – ‘Our Simple Truths’

‘Our Simple Truths’ is very much a continuation of Emp!re’s last release, mini-album ‘Where The World Begins’. The simplistic but bouncy rock riffs still form the main backbone of the instrumentation, occasionally veering towards a slightly more prog, Coheed & Cambria sound, rather than straightforward rock. Emp!re’s main strength has