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.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wave of solid stuff across the genre spectrum from Starbenders, Sydney Sprague and Values Here, unfortunately disturbed by a less-than-stellar outing from The Wytches.
The apex of alt-punk proves somewhat difficult for Pkew Pkew Pkew to hit, as an otherwise solid-enough new album finds itself dampened by the sheer might of the competition around it.
With a slew of guest stars and radio-rock might behind it, Hyro The Hero’s new album is primed for bigger things than ever before, but it’s also a considerably less interesting take on his typical rap-rock style.
On their newest mind-bending space-opera of an album, TesseracT once again launch djent into the stratosphere with a towering monolith to their greatness.
A long-awaited shake-up from Ash is finally here, though their collection of alt-rock-adjacent swerves rings nowhere near as confidently successful as they’d likely want it to.
An online, nerd-rap twist colours old-school hip-hop swagger on Joey Valence & Brae’s debut full-length, to cover its biggest flaws with an unadulterated sense of fun.
UnityTX’s debut full-length leaves an almighty crater on impact, as their hardcore, nu-metal and hip-hop chops coexist in a tight, potent fashion that’s among the highlights in modern heavy music.
In this Review Round-Up, Kvelertak end up doing way more with their new album than either Conquer Divide, Mustard Plug or With Honor, all of whom end up with mid-range genre releases in metalcore, ska-punk and hardcore respectively.