In this Review Round-Up, Tarja gets into the festive spirit on her Christmas album, as Post Profit and Call Me Amour both put effort into their gifts, and Wind Walkers deliver an absolute turkey.
Still scrambling on many years after their peak, the Plain White T’s find themselves in mushy, maudlin pop territory that, to the surprise of no one, is awful.
On a debut built from avant-garde R&B that feels entirely her own, Niecy Blues’ greatest strength comes from her evocative streaks as an artist.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a selection of releases that falls further towards the middle of the pack, though HourHouse’s rap-metal is the clear standout against passé genre-mashing from Holy Wars, and uninteresting emo and pop-rock from Locket.
Sophie Lloyd’s debut is a brilliant showcase of her guitar proficiency and connectedness within hard rock, but less so of what makes her an individual as a performer.
Recentred and ready to soar once again, Lonely The Brave’s current incarnation hits its newest peak with their hefty, ever-affecting alt-rock.
A progressive edge and a noteworthy precociousness set HAWXX apart from much of the hard rock and heavy metal set, on a debut that breaks down a lot of doors with its first swift kick.
Silent Planet’s brand of metalcore continues to expand into the cosmos, exploring and landing upon tremendous results among the expanse.
A rip-roaring sound and the swagger of punk’s best colours Spiritual Cramp’s debut, for one hell of a good time.
Dying Wish take a few more steps into metalcore greatness on their new album, surpassing any previous peaks and fully embedding themselves as scene standouts.