ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Silence In The Snow’ by Trivium

It may seem strange now, but not that long ago Trivium were tipped as metal’s next big thing. It’s ultimately their inconsistency that’s let them down; whenever they’ve released an album that fully justifies that coveted title, the follow-up has more often than not been less than spectacular. Take 2005’s critically acclaimed Ascendancy, and then … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Silence In The Snow’ by Trivium

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Zipper Down’ by Eagles Of Death Metal

Zipper Down may be Eagles Of Death Metal’s first album in seven years, but it’s with good reason. Drummer Josh Homme has been preoccupied as of late fronting some band called Queens Of The Stone Age (ever heard of them?) while frontman Jesse Hughes has been holding down the fort, touring the band with a … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Zipper Down’ by Eagles Of Death Metal

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘To Those Left Behind’ by blessthefall

Metalcore nowadays is constantly dogged by criticisms, whether they’re claiming the scene is too crowded or the music itself has become too generic. While a few bands have had the good fortune to become leaders of the pack, others have been left to combat these claims personally. blessthefall are a good example. Having been a … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘To Those Left Behind’ by blessthefall

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Permanence’ by No Devotion

Speaking about No Devotion is often done with a heavy heart. The reasoning behind this is, no matter how great they are, they’ll always act as a reminder that one of the greatest British bands of recent times, Lostprophets, are no longer. It’s by no means their fault though; the unspeakable actions of former vocalist … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Permanence’ by No Devotion

LIVE REVIEW: State Champs @ O2 Academy 2, Liverpool – 17th September 2015

This current generation of pop-punk – bands like Neck Deep, The Story So Far, The Wonder Years et al – have taken the genre further than its ever been taken before, but there are some from the newer crop that could definitely have a similar effect. Enter State Champs, a band who have been on … More LIVE REVIEW: State Champs @ O2 Academy 2, Liverpool – 17th September 2015

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Threat To Survival’ by Shinedown

You might not have realised it, but along with being the leading light of the modern hard rock scene, Shinedown have slowly but surely become one of the most consistent bands in alternative music. Some might dismiss this as too bold a claim, but recent efforts The Sound Of Madness and Amaryllis have proved it … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Threat To Survival’ by Shinedown

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Long Live’ by Atreyu

Compared to others that come to mind, Atreyu’s return to action from hiatus was fairly understated. Sure, there was de rigueur social media teasing, but that was basically it. No flashy returns, no bells and whistles, just a message saying they would record together once again. That’s why it’s fitting that their comeback album should … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Long Live’ by Atreyu

ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Life Is Perfect’ by Only Rivals

Life Is Perfect – that’s some statement, especially for a new band. Still, Ireland’s Only Rivals have every reason to be optimistic. Since 2014 they’ve gained major traction with their debut EP Details and high profile tours with the likes of All Time Low and New Found Glory, putting among the cream of the crop … More ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Life Is Perfect’ by Only Rivals