In this Review Round-Up, the return of Zebrahead is arguably the least impactful story, against an excellent debut from Holy Popes, and Flatspot Records’ compilation of new hardcore heavyweights.
In the first Review Round-Up of 2023, the year kicks off with a selection of heavy releases, spanning metalcore from Polar, deathcore from ten56., and black-metal from Dryad.
Teri Gender Bender’s newest EP brings unassailable creativity to the fore, with a mind for art-rock and undeniable expression that never falters.
Now slimmed down to a duo, Crosses broaden their spectrum of sounds into atmospheric, industrial bliss, in what might be their most engaging collection of songs to date.
The final installment of his collection of EPs sees Justin Courtney Pierre explore family through the medium of emo and indie-rock, and winds up besting the others pretty substantially.
In the final Review Round-Up of 2022, we take a look at metal successes in recent EPs from The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Circles, as well as Letters Sent Home’s new EP that falls drastically short of that.
In this Review Round-Up, Borders’ rap-metalcore and Doodseskader’s intimidating noise impress on the heavier front, broken up by a brief (but no less strong) post-punk intermission from Deadletter.
In this Review Round-Up, underwhelming fare from The Blue Stones isn’t indicative of what’s elsewhere, as releases from Asylums, Cherie Amour and Sugar Horse all prove strong, with regular brushes with greatness.
In this Review Round-Up, a couple of highly-anticipated returns from Brutus and All Ears Avow produce expectedly great work, plus some very promising new emo from Jetski.
Kid Bookie continues to strive to stand out with his brand of rap-rock, and while it has its moments, it’s not as inspired as it ultimately needs to be to feel great.