EP REVIEW: ‘Space’ by The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada have had a good run in their ten years of being a band, with five studio albums and Zombie, a concept EP, to their name. This year they have toured Zombie worldwide, and have just released a second concept EP, Space, to capitalise on the success of their horror-themed mini-saga. Consisting … More EP REVIEW: ‘Space’ by The Devil Wears Prada

LIVE REVIEW: Halestorm @ O2 Academy, Liverpool – 17th August 2015

Albums are usually only played live in full on an anniversary or when they have made a considerable, genre-affecting impact on their scene. But Halestorm [8] are never ones to do things by the book, by announcing two UK shows – one in Liverpool and one in London – playing Into The Wild Life, not … More LIVE REVIEW: Halestorm @ O2 Academy, Liverpool – 17th August 2015

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Abandoned’ by Defeater

In hardcore, there’s an extremely thin line between being cerebral and being pretentious. Depending on who you’re asking, Boston’s Defeater could fall into either category, and it isn’t exactly difficult to see why. True, their brand of super-melodic, super-emotive hardcore alone isn’t viewed with much disdain in the majority of the community, but it’s the … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Abandoned’ by Defeater

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Meliora’ by Ghost

With their frequent dalliances with the occult, NWOBHM-inflicted Satanic pop-metal and the obvious factor that no one actually knows who they are, the idea of Ghost wouldn’t be perceived as one conducive to any sort of mainstream admiration. That didn’t stop 2013’s sophomore effort Infestissumam from crashing into the UK Album Chart at number 35. … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Meliora’ by Ghost

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ by Neck Deep

Since the 1990s, pop punk has always been centred across the Atlantic, with blink-182 and Green Day hailed as the kings of the genre. Even now, bands like The Story So Far and The Wonder Years are undoubtedly the most successful of the new breed. But a wave of British pop punk bands has recently … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’ by Neck Deep

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Venom’ by Bullet For My Valentine 

Temper Temper wasn’t completely diabolical, but it felt neutered on more than a few occasions, and was the first time that Bullet For My Valentine’s sound could ever be deemed as toothless. It seemed that, with this and the departure of long-standing bassist Jay James in February, cracks were finally starting to show in Wales’ … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Venom’ by Bullet For My Valentine 

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Blossom’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

‘Happy’ never really suited Frank Carter. That’s why it was such a shock to see him trade in his position as Gallows frontman for the uplifting stadium indie of Pure Love. While they weren’t bad per se, they didn’t sit well with many longtime Gallows fans, eventually leading to their dissolution in 2014. Now, fuelled … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Blossom’ by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ by Frank Turner

Love, loss and heartbreak are all things Frank Turner knows all too well. All three have been regular themes on the punk-turned-acoustic singer’s past five albums, and his new sixth album Positive Songs For Negative People is no different. But other massive changes have been made. A stark contrast to preceding release Tape Deck Heart, … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ by Frank Turner