Reviewed – Holding Out – Gutter

Rating - 3.5/5 “Gutter” attempts to combine the best of the best modern British rock movement with 80’s Punk inspired guitar work for good measure. Holding Out has produced an interesting and engaging experience with "Gutter". The opening sample adds some excellent speculation about what is to come. A Black Flag inspired distorted riff is... Continue Reading →

Death – Symbloic – 25 Years on.

Twenty-Five years ago the greatest death metal album was given to the world. Symbolic by Death is a journey. A formation of songs that encrypt the listener into an inviting climb of what thrash metal had buried within itself to become. Although Symbolic came towards the end of the Death Metal genres peak in the... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Red Negative – Sweet Summer Girl

Rating - 3.5/5 Midlands five-piece, Red Negative release their single ‘Sweet Summer Girl’; an upbeat pop-rock effort that is at best extremely catchy and at worst derivative; but hey what pop-rock isn’t somewhat derivative at this point? The single arrives in advance of a longer, an unreleased project titled 'Two Metres Apart’; presumably a commentary... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Divided By Design – Orion I: Denial

Rating - 4.5/5 Website - http://www.dividedbydesign.uk/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dividedbydesignband Intsagram - https://www.instagram.com/dividedbydesign_band/ ‘Orion I: Denial’ is part one of an upcoming conceptual series of tracks from Leeds prog-rock group Divided By Design; it’s a composition that draws on classic progressive sounds of the 70s and 80s as well as incorporating modern elements of metal. The... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – The Dears – Lovers Rock

Rating - 2.5/5 t’s been 3 years since the last offering from The Dears but they’re back with more of their signature indie-pop sound. Their breakthrough album No Cities Left was formed in the crucible of the post 9/11 world, and Lovers Rock emerges in a political and social landscape that is as turbulent, if... Continue Reading →

Real Talk – Negative Measures

Moving forward with the times is important, but what if you could progress a genre yourself? That is the question Negative Measures have quite clearly asked themselves. With a self description of being "too punk for the hardcore kids and too hardcore for the punk kids" this band have not let anyones opinion but their... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Pigs x 7 – Viscerals

Rating - 4.5/5 Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (hereafter referred to as Pigsx7 simply for our mutual convenience) release Viscerals; their latest album that delivers a healthy dose of doom, punk, and metal in a dark, imposing package. The influence of doom metal progenitors Black Sabbath is abundant, peeking through the dense and... Continue Reading →

Real Talk – Revolve

Revolve Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Revolveglasgow/?ref=br_tf&epa=SEARCH_BOX Bandcamp - https://revolveglasgow.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR1kEk5150L2VnABHsND1rbklfPRsktXk9lhOawvYg-BWtX8OVKwKVTSmek Revolve have rose to the top of the Scottish Hardcore scene. After also establhsing themselves as one of the main names in the UK and Europian scenes, Revolve are a band that are expanding upon the roots of the Hardcore genre. While adding a modern stance to their... Continue Reading →

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