A devastating return after five years sees Harms Way still operating on full throttle in metallic hardcore, and delivering their best album to date in the process.
Death metal stalwarts do it again, as Cannibal Corpse’s newest album continues their expected but no less thrilling run of brutality.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s awkward genre-bending alt-metal from SiM; solid-enough hardcore from Grove Street; and some genuinely great alt-rock from King Nun.
‘68’s rock ‘n’ roll riot rages on with their new album, as they rip out another collection of electrical jolts with as much fun and frenzy as ever.
Scream-rap gets a major and much-needed shake-up from BVDLVD, who delivers what might be the most interesting swing the style has seen in a long time.
Once again, Gunship craft an ‘80s collage rather than a real creative statement, with a blockbuster synthwave album that rings almost entirely empty.
A rare misstep for Blood Command is a fairly significant one, in which the component parts of their genre-inclusive post-hardcore are isolated and extrapolated, in a fashion that doesn’t benefit them whatsoever.
The breadth and beauty of Nordic post-rock is on full display on Spurv’s new album, held even higher by its own exploration and decadence.
In this Review Round-Up, Annisokay and Samurai Pizza Cats respectively hit heavy and fall short in metalcore; Guilt Trip deliver a strong metallic hardcore debut; and Rocket Pengwin establishes some decent contemporary pop-punk.
Shedding some of their tech-metal prowess in favour of more straightforward metalcore isn’t quite the boon that Heart Of A Coward need, given they come across as competent but little else.