EP ALBUM REVIEW: Act Of Entropy- Oupiroullel

Despite the world known adage that you should “never judge a book by its cover”, sometimes cover art is an excellent snapshot that gives a good indication of what is to come. The artwork in the case of Oupiroullel (Centipede Abyss) manages to both indicate what is to come with its frenzied, warped and vivid artwork, whilst somehow doing absolutely nothing to give preparation.
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EP REVIEW: Save Us – Lucid

Metalcore is quite the saturated genre in 2023, with plenty of micro-genres of its own sprouting across. Melodic Metalcore has been one that has really had another bout in the past five years with the likes of Bad Omens, Holding Absence, Catch Your Breath, and countless others taking inspiration from the likes of Atreyu and more recently and notably, Bring Me The Horizon. 

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EP REVIEW: Erase Theory – The Good Kind

Hailing from Los Angeles, California,
Jeff Sahyoun (ex-guitarist of post-hardcore band letlive.) continues to prove his wide-ranged virtuosity with his new project Erase Theory. Following the self-titled debut EP released in early 2023, the band consolidates their innovative charm with their second EP The Good Kind (Icons Creating Evil Art).

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EP REVIEW: Dreamwheel – Redeemer


The Redeemer EP (Nefarious Industries) is the debut release from Dreamwheel, a duo consisting of Evan Linger (guitar, bass, piano, synth — also of Skeletonwitch and Cultist) and Julia Gaeta (vocals — also of Madrigal and Light of the Morning Star; formerly of Albez Duz and Restless Ghosts). On this album, the core members are also aided by James Stewart (drums) and Tom Zwanger (percussion and sounds).

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REVIEWS ROUND-UP: ft. Magnolia Park – Atreyu – In This Moment – Hollow Front 



Magnolia Park – Halloween Mixtape II  (Epitaph Records)

Less is more, right? It’s a mantra I’ve often referred to in reviews, even if Yngwie would never agree. Nor, so it seems, would Magnolia Park. Seventeen tracks, nine collabs, six hundred and sixty six musical deviations taking in emo, pop-punk, nu-metal, hip-hop, cartoon horror pop and more is testament to the fact that the quintet may be on to something with their embracing of musical diversity. 

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EP REVIEW: PLAIINS – Puppet – self-released


It’s not every day you come across a band with members from Hong Kong, Israel, and Germany, giving them such universally diverse perspectives as the shameless genre-benders of PLAIINS – let alone ones with the musical chemistry to create an EP like Puppet (Self-Released). Through a seamless blend of punk, indie, hardcore, and alternative rock, the multicultural trio uses their range of experiences to oppose political issues from around the globe. Thus, making them lyrically relatable across nations, as well as sonically appealing to indie and punk fans alike.Continue reading

Crosses (Deftones, Far) Shares a Remix of “Day One (Machinedrum Remix)”


Crosses a.k.a. ††† the duo made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez has shared a new remix of their track “Day One (Machinedrum remix).” You can stream the track on all DSPs and watch an official visualizer below. This is the first new music from the band since their cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” for their annual Christmas covers series. The group released their new EP, Permanent.Radiant (read our review here).  Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Devil Music



On Devil Music (out now on Run For Cover Records) Austin, Texas three-piece Portrayal of Guilt up the ante with a thirty-minute barrage of inventively malevolent extreme metal, firmly achieving what they’ve hinted at on recent releases: greatness.

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EP REVIEW: Atreyu – The Hope Of A Spark


Having approached their twentieth year of being a staple in the metalcore scene, the prodigies of Atreyu still haven’t lost their spark (no pun intended) with the new EP The Hope Of A Spark (Spinefarm Records). Drawing from the commonalities of the quintet’s personal lives, each song is truly a shared effort among the five of them – not only musically, but conceptually.

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Crosses (Deftones, Far) Shares a Cover of  George Michael’s Classic “One More Try”

Crosses a.k.a. ††† the duo made up of Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shaun Lopez has shared  heir cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” accompanied by an animated visualizer. Releasing covers is now a holiday tradition for the duo, with last year’s rendition of “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazarus. With the Crosses touch on it, this 1980’s heartbreaking ballad takes on an even greater weight, considering the upcoming 8th anniversary of George Michael’s death on Christmas Day. The group just released their new EP, Permanent.Radiant (read our review here). Purchase, stream and Watch “One More Try” here! Continue reading