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UNDER REVIEW : Best Ex – Good At Feeling Bad

ARTIST : BEST EX TITLE  : GOOD AT FEELING BAD LABEL : NO SLEEP RECORDS  RATING : 8/10

UNDER REVIEW : ELDER – OMENS

ARTIST : ELDER  ALBUM : OMENS  LABEL : ARMAGEDDON RATING : 7/10 WORDS : Michael Woodworth

UNDER REVIEW : ELEPHANT TREE – HABITS

ARTIST : Elephant TreeALBUM : HabitsLABEL : Holy Roar RecordsRATING : 7/10WORDS : Michael Woodworth Progressive rock is the foundation that most of today’s scene...

UNDER REVIEW: CAN’T SWIM – AS THE DUST SETTLES

Artist: Can’t Swim Title: As The Dust Settles Label: Pure Noise Records Rating: 9/10 Words: Tash West New Jersey punks Can’t Swim dropped a surprise release yesterday in the shape of a four track EP aptly named ‘As The...

UNDER REVIEW: Dance Gavin Dance – Afterburner

ARTIST: DANCE GAVIN DANCE TITLE: AFTERBURNER LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: MICHAEL WOODWORTH While taking their art to the next level with new and bold directions, even Dance Gavin Dance can’t stop their iconic sound sneaking in. The...

UNDER REVIEW: Coast To Coast – Sovereign

ARTIST: COAST TO COAST TITLE: SOVEREIGN LABEL: FOX RECORDS RATING: 9/10  WORDS: MALVIKA PADIN “The words roll from your tongue I came to ask you, tell me what it’s like on the other side,” sings Kieran Hyland, vocalist of...

UNDER REVIEW: Malevolence – The Other Side

ARTIST: MALEVOLENCE  TITLE: THE OTHER SIDE LABEL: MLVLTD RATING: 9/10 WORDS: LUCA CESCON Once talking about metal music, it’s hard to agree or disagree about its current form. Some people might say that this genre belongs to its former...

UNDER REVIEW: Vision Quest – Bear Witness

ARTIST: VISION QUEST TITLE: BEAR WITNESS LABEL: CREW CUTS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: DEC SHERRY Doubling down on their blend of contemporary hardcore with a clear Youth Crew influence, Vision Quest are definitely ones to watch. Last year the band...

UNDER REVIEW: The Homeless Gospel Choir – This Land Is Your Landfill

ARTIST: THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR TITLE: THIS LAND IS YOUR LANDFILL LABEL: A-F RECORDS/HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 9.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE At its very core, punk music is about speaking out against what's wrong with the world. Decades back, punk...

UNDER REVIEW: TRIVIUM – WHAT THE DEAD MEN SAY

ARTIST: TRIVIUM TITLE: WHAT THE DEAD MEN SAY LABEL: WARNER MUSIC RATING: 8/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Trivium have often been accused of inconsistency throughout their decade-spanning career, however 2017’s The Sin And The Sentence was a welcome return to...

UNDER REVIEW: The Used – Heartwork

  ARTIST: THE USED TITLE: HEARTWORK LABEL: BIG NOISE/HASSLE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON “Walking with the fire, covered in flames, I’ma come out a survivor,” Bert McCracken sings on the chorus of ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’ a cut off The...

UNDER REVIEW: ENTER SHIKARI – NOTHING IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

ARTIST: ENTER SHIKARI TITLE: NOTHING IS TRUE & EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE LABEL: AMBUSH REALITY RATING: 10/10 WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD   At this point it is pointless to try and quantify Enter Shikari into a genre. What can be definitively said however is that...

UNDER REVIEW: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – VERMINOUS

ARTIST: THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER TITLE: VERMINOUS LABEL: METAL BLADE WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD RATING: 9/10 The Black Dahlia Murder are not an accessible band. The death metal icons have avoided going down the route that many of their contemporaries...

UNDER REVIEW: Funeral Homes – Lavender House

ARTIST: FUNERAL HOMES TITLE: LAVENDER HOUSE LABEL: LONELY GHOST RECORDS RATING: 7.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Still rising through the last year, Florida rockers Funeral Homes have taken a great step forward with the release of their debut full-length album,...

UNDER REVIEW: DRAIN – CALIFORNIA CURSED

ARTIST: DRAIN TITLE: CALIFORNIA CURSED  LABEL: REVELATION RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  WORDS: DEC SHERRY      Revelation Records have been at the cutting edge of hardcore since the late eighties, and while some may see their impact be a thing of...

UNDER REVIEW: Rotting Out – Ronin

ARTIST: ROTTING OUT TITLE: RONIN LABEL: PURE NOISE RATING: 9/10 WORDS: LUCA CESCON Rotting Out are back. Despite having released just two full lengths and a couple of EPs, the San Pedro outfit successfully created its own way of...

UNDER REVIEW: Milk Teeth – Milk Teeth

ARTIST: MILK TEETH TITLE: MILK TEETH LABEL: MUSIC FOR NATIONS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Over the last seven years, it's been such a journey for British punks Milk Teeth. Ups and downs, signing up and dropping out, and finding...

UNDER REVIEW: Lizzy Farrall – Bruise

  ARTIST: LIZZY FARRALL TITLE: BRUISE LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS RATING: 8/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE Chester artist Lizzy Farrall has been amazing everyone within the alternative scene with her calm, heartfelt hits over the last few years. However, she decided...

UNDER REVIEW: Silverstein – A Beautiful Place To Drown

ARTIST: SILVERSTEIN TITLE: A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DROWN LABEL: UNFD RATING: 8.5/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE 2020 is a big year for many different reasons; some good, some bad, and some require thought on which category they'd fall into. For...

UNDER REVIEW: MOBS – Cinema Paradiso

  ARTIST: MOBS TITLE: CINEMA PARADISO LABEL: RUDE RECORDS RATING: 9/10 WORDS: JO COSGROVE It's very common for different mediums of art to cross paths and link together; to inspire one another in some way, shape or form. Melbourne outfit...