ALBUM REVIEW: In Hearts Wake – Incarnation


If you kept up with the metalcore scene a decade ago, you definitely knew about Australian outfit In Hearts Wake. Now in 2024, the band is getting closer to qualifying as a “classic” metalcore group—and still embraces every aspect of the classic sound they started with on their new album Incarnation (UNFD). Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Lord Buffalo – Holus Bolus


A dark cloud is on the horizon. There’s a sense that a storm is coming. But while such imagery often suggests bad times ahead, with Holus Bolus (Blues Funeral Recordings), the latest record by brooding Folk-Rock four-piece Lord Buffalo, those coming rains could be a welcome release. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Scarcity – The Promise Of Rain


Second album from Scarcity, the Brooklyn based avantgarde Black Metal collective, who have managed to create a sound like no other on a record that well and truly bends the mind. This is black metal, but not as we know it. True, the blackened-screams of vocalist Doug Moore (Pyrrhon / Seputus) are delivered with a typical dark venom, but they are perhaps the most conventional aspect of the sound Scarcity purvey.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blind Girls – An Exit Exists


Rising from Gold Coast, Australia, Hardcore quintet Blind Girls redefines standards with their own brand of the genre. With their new album, An Exit Exists (Persistent Vision Records), the band proves they know how to keep listeners on their toes.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: The Story So Far – I Want To Disappear


As one of the highest acclaimed modern Pop Punk bands, The Story So Far has set a high bar for themselves to live up to with every new release. After almost six years since their last album Proper Dose proved their ability to go beyond standard Pop Punk, the band is continuing their legacy with their fifth album I Want To Disappear (Pure Noise Records). Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Rarity – Lower Feeling


While many modern Post-Hardcore bands have been testing the limits of the genre, there is a certain charm to the ones who are still keeping things raw and clear-cut. Canadian quartet Rarity continues to do just that with their third album Lower Feeling (New Damage Records/Dine Alone Records), combining Hardcore rage with Pop Punk catchiness.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – POST HUMAN: Nex Gen


There are currently several bands paving the way to the future of Rock and Metal—but British band Bring Me The Horizon is something more. They are the past, present, and future of Rock and Metal all in one.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Capstan – The Mosaic


Brace yourself for this one — grab some popcorn and a comfy chair, because you’re in for a long, thrilling ride. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Unleash The Archers – Phantoma


Unleash the Archers is a band that reliably produces songs that are unconventional and wildly exciting. This Canadian Power Metal act has broken barriers in the genre by their dauntless divergences, hearty songwriting, and overall efficacious passion. The quintet is preparing to release their sixth full-length album, Phantoma (Napalm Records), which elevates their innovative skills and strengths to new heights.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Alien Ant Farm – mAntras


A lot can happen in a decade, from breakups and personal growth to illness and death, or even a global pandemic. So when a band releases their first album in ten years, you know it’s going to be one full of substance and genuineness. California alternative rock band Alien Ant Farm accomplishes just that with their sixth full-length album, mAntras (Megaforce Records). The record reintroduces the quartet through eleven tracks that detail everything they have been up to since their last record Always And Forever in 2014. Continue reading