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UNDER REVIEW: Our Hollow, Our Home – In Moment // In Memory

ARTIST: OUR HOLLOW, OUR HOME TITLE: IN MOMENT // IN MEMORY LABEL: //HOLLOW MUSIC RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Our Hollow, Our Home have been simmering under the surface for a few years now but in a saturated...

UNDER REVIEW: Hellions – Rue

ARTIST: HELLIONS TITLE: RUE LABEL: UNFD RATING: 5.5 /10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Hellions, the genre-bending hardcore mob hailing all the way from down under, have never really been ones to follow anyone else’s lead. Developing from a somewhat run...

UNDER REVIEW: Atreyu – In Our Wake

ARTIST: ATREYU TITLE: IN OUR WAKE LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7.5 /10  WORDS: KAY HARTLEY The 12th of October 2018 marks the release of the 7th studio album by metal core band Atreyu. 'In Our Wake' is also the second...

UNDER REVIEW: Basement – Beside Myself

ARTIST: BASEMENT TITLE: BESIDE MYSELF LABEL: FUELED BY RAMEN RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: MATT LUNN Ipswich's favourite sons have returned with their first release since 2016's "Promise Everything" which was embraced with positive reviews and propelled them to a higher...

UNDER REVIEW: Sylar – Seasons

ARTIST: SYLAR TITLE: SEASONS LABEL: HOPELESS RECORDS RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: CORAL DANIELS Is it commercially friendly? Yes. Will you be singing the words all day? Yep. Will it disappoint fans? Probably. As the name of the album suggests...

UNDER REVIEW: Hellogoodbye – S’Only Natural

ARTIST: HELLOGOODBYE TITLE: S'ONLY NATURAL LABEL: ALCOPOP! RECORDS RATING: 6 /10  WORDS: CHRIS PRENATT It’s been a while since the world has heard anything from Hellogoodbye, the beloved emo pop band that came into our music scene simply out...

UNDER REVIEW – twenty øne piløts – Trench

ARTIST: twenty øne piløts TITLE: TRENCH LABEL: ATLANTIC/FBR RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE For a band like twenty øne piløts, it’s easy to look in from the outside of what are all about and misunderstand or dismiss them....

UNDER REVIEW: You Me At Six – VI

ARTIST: YOU ME AT SIX TITLE: VI LABEL: UNDERDOG RECORDS RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN With a new album and a huge run of dates to celebrate 10 years since the release of their incredible debut effort "Take...

UNDER REVIEW: God Complex – Created Sick

ARTIST: GOD COMPLEX TITLE: CREATED SICK LABEL: VENN RECORDS RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON You may not have heard of God Complex, and that’s understandable considering just how new the band is. Having formed only a year ago,...

UNDER REVIEW: mewithoutYOU – [untitled]

ARTIST: mewithoutYOU TITLE: LABEL: BIG SCARY MONSTERS RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY The thriving Philadelphia rock scene that boasts the likes of The Menzingers, The Wonder Years and Modern Baseball, however mewithoutYou’s fusion of emo and post-hardcore...

UNDER REVIEW: Black Peaks – All That Divides

ARTIST: BLACK PEAKS TITLE: ALL THAT DIVIDES LABEL: RISE RECORDS RATING: 10 /10  WORDS: AMY ALBINSON After delivering one of the best debut albums of 2016 Black Peaks fell full-speed, kicking and screaming into a prog-rock scene that hasn’t...

UNDER REVIEW: Slow Crush – Aurora

ARTIST: SLOW CRUSH TITLE: AURORA LABEL: HOLY ROAR RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: CORAL DANIELS ‘Aurora’ is not an album you pick to listen to for easiness; it makes the listener work hard. The album compels you to listen to...

UNDER REVIEW – Anti-Flag – American Reckoning

ARTIST: ANTI-FLAG TITLE: AMERICAN RECKONING LABEL: SPINEFARM RECORDS RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: KEVIN FLINN With the political climate growing ever more divisive not only in the U.S., but all around the world, music seems to be the only salvation....

UNDER REVIEW: Terror – Total Retaliation

ARTIST: TERROR TITLE: TOTAL RETALIATION LABEL: NUCLEAR BLAST RATING: 7 /10  WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Anyone paying close attention to Hardcore in the last 2 decades or so is probably already pretty clued in on Terror. Having been going for...

UNDER REVIEW: Beartooth – Disease

ARTIST: BEARTOOTH TITLE: DISEASE LABEL: RED BULL RECORDS RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Beartooth have made a name for themselves as the underdogs of post-hardcore. In the five years since their first official release, they’ve sat in the...

UNDER REVIEW: The Black Queen – Infinite Games

ARTIST: THE BLACK QUEEN TITLE: INFINITE GAMES LABEL: FEDERAL PRISONER RATING: 8 /10  WORDS: JO COSGROVE A passion project formed out of wanting to move away from their own comfort zones in the music industry, synth-pop trio The Black...

UNDER REVIEW: The Uncharted – Perspectives

ARTIST: THE UNCHARTED TITLE: PERSPECTIVES LABEL: SELF-RELEASED RATING: 9 /10  WORDS: JAMES HALL The UK metalcore scene is on the crest of a wave, with the likes of Architects and Bury Tomorrow leading the way and Gloucester seven-piece, The...

UNDER REVIEW: Living With Lions – Island

ARTIST: LIVING WITH LIONS TITLE: ISLAND LABEL: REDFIELD RECORDS RATING: 6 /10  WORDS: SARAH SHODIPE Five years is a long time for any band to not release music. But the Canadian four-piece Living With Lions, their difficulties stand...

UNDER REVIEW: JOYCE MANOR – A MILLION DOLLARS TO KILL ME

ARTIST: JOYCE MANOR  TITLE: A MILLION DOLLARS TO KILL ME  LABEL: EPITAPH RECORDS RATING: 8/10  Joyce Manor have perfected the art of upbeat, emotionally introspective songs whilst coasting the line between being too sad for power-pop but...

UNDER REVIEW: THE STORY SO FAR – PROPER DOSE

ARTIST: THE STORY SO FAR TITLE: PROPER DOSE  LABEL: PURE NOISE RECORDS  RATING: 9/10  For fans of California outfit The Story So Far, this release has been a long time coming, with their self-titled third album, which...