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‘I could float here forever’ – a tribute to ‘white pony’ on its 20th anniversary

Thursday 18 June 2020

Lamb Of God – ‘Lamb Of God’

Since their formation in the mid-late 90s, Lamb Of God have become one of the biggest, most successful and most enduring bands in heavy music. They seem to be one of those rare bands that are liked, or at least respected, by hardened underground metalheads and casual, surface-level metal

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Crossfaith – ‘Species’

Mixing heavy music with electronic / dance music isn’t exactly a new idea. From the catchy rave-rock of Enter Shikari to the panic-inducing glitchy hardcore of Code Orange, it’s a concept that the alternative crowd is now familiar and comfortable with. As such, you must now be doing something

Thursday 21 May 2020

COPE – ‘THE SHOCK DOCTRINE’

The concept of the ‘Shock Doctrine’, made popular by Canadian author Naomi Klein, is a simple one: if people are too tired, poor, miserable or apathetic to stand up for themselves, then governments and other powerful bodies can get away with pretty much whatever they want. As such, these

Friday 17 April 2020

KVX – ‘Agenda Reveal’

Nu-metal is still a dirty word to many people – but it’s easy to forget that some of the bands that came out of that era, like Deftones and System Of A Down, were bloody excellent. Leeds lads KVX (formerly known as Kovax) have taken the groove of the

Tuesday 07 April 2020

Shower Of Teeth – ‘Oranjedoom’

At the time of writing this review, the UK is balls-deep in a state-mandated quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Pubs, bars, venues and clubs are all closed, people are struggling with not being able to spend time with their friends and family, and the general consensus is that

Saturday 28 March 2020

Telepathy – ‘Burn Embrace’

Instrumental music is a notoriously tricky beast to get right. Throw too much musicianship in there and it becomes impenetrable, not enough, and it’s not likely to be interesting enough to keep the listener’s attention. Make your songs too long and you may struggle to fill them with quality

Monday 03 February 2020

Envy – ‘The Fallen Crimson’

Japanese sextet Envy may not be a household name, but they’ve been peddling their signature blend of cinematic post-rock and dissonant post-hardcore since 1995 and have maintained a passionate underground following throughout their career. Fans were devastated when several original members left the band in 2015, throwing Envy’s future

Tuesday 24 December 2019

Land Sharks – ‘Rock-A-Lips’

When a band is made up of familiar names from established acts, you generally enter the first listen with an idea of what they might sound like. Land Sharks are an exception to that. How on earth do you predict the sound of a band featuring members of a

Monday 09 December 2019

LIVE: Cult Of Luna / Brutus / A.A. Williams @ Stylus, Leeds

Swedish experimental post-metallers Cult Of Luna returned to the spotlight this year with the release of ‘A Dawn To Fear’, a spectacular record that contains some of the best work in their repertoire. It’s a bit of a mixed bag of light and dark, quiet and loud, and everything