Vibrancy and vigour colours XL LIFE’s debut full-length, making the hardcore riotousness sing even louder.
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.
On an album of pop-punk and country covers, Alex Melton delivers a debut that’s as weightless as they come, but still has a solid bit of fun to it.
Their newest album of dense, experimental prog and electronica finds Aiming For Enrike shooting for the stars, and hitting every time.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide variety of sounds encompassed, from SKÁLD’s enrapturing Nordic-folk, to For I Am King’s dazzling progressive metal, and some stellar ‘90s-flavoured hardcore from Riot Stares.
Moving into more layered, meditative post-punk brings more out of The Murder Capital than ever before, for a massive step up from previous work.
Katatonia’s newest album finds them once again doing what they do best, and pumping up their gloomy, gothic atmosphere to tremendous levels.
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.
It’s business as usual on Obituary’s eleventh album, but for death metal that goes this hard, business is still extremely good.
The Subways return with their first new album in eight years, trying to explore new avenues in indie and alt-rock, and feeling very uneven in doing so.