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, Clean Cut Kid and Young Culture prove decent (but little more) in indie-folk and pop-rock respectively, while Pryti’s new album struggles to catch much fire.
Mike Patton’s Dead Cross returns with a sophomore album of alt-metal insanity that’s seldom still, but proves all the more magnetic for it.
In this Review Round-Up, new albums from Gogol Bordello and The Beths prove impressive, while The Darling Fire struggle to hit any similar heights on theirs.
In this Review Round-Up, strong new albums from Stick To Your Guns and Banks Arcade find themselves against releases from Anberlin and blacktoothed, themselves split between underwhelming and outright bad.
In this Review Round-Up, Moodring impress with their new album and Future Palace show off a lot of promise, while Creature’s new EP winds up shaped by inopportune circumstances.
Sidestepping from tech-metal to headier alt-metal shows immediate improvements for Thornhill, even if they’re still off from realising the optimum way to pull it off.
It’s a step down from their tremendous debut, but Puppy continue to channel a classic approach to riff-making with an irascible pop streak to deftly avoid a sophomore slump.
Ocean Grove’s musical evolution continues, now reaching blaring grunge that ekes out a few good melodies from its impervious wall of sound.
In this Review Round-Up, Short Stack come out on top with their newest helping of pop-rock, alongside Out Of Love’s career retrospective, Midwich Cuckoos’ extensive new album, and Cosmic Ninja’s flawed new EP.