In this Review Round-Up, Frozen Soul make their solid next impact on death metal, though there’s arguably more intrigue and complexity to be found in new albums from Esben And The Witch and Bad//Dreems.
Nickelback are back! And they’re pretty much the same as they’ve always been, for better and for worse.
In this Review Round-Up, Bush return with a significant jump in quality, while plenty of diverse, explorative sounds come from Charlotte Wessels and My Kid Brother.
The second wind of Pixies continues, as they add older, dustier Americana to their alt-rock, and remain intriguing even without some of their old weirdness.
Classic rock revivalism once again proves unfortunately barren for Monster Truck, this time skewing a bit heavier but holding the same dearth of ideas or identity.
Infrequently different from the standards they’ve set themselves, Dune Rats’ newest album finds itself struggling between garage-rock fun and a single idea stretched way beyond its means.
Despite still not wowing in the overall ranks of pop-rock, The Faim’s new album at least feels like a step towards a more coherent vision and stronger, catchier songcraft.
Mothica’s new album might have more conceptual detail than many of its alt-pop contemporaries, but under-delivers in other areas to average out as rather middling.
In this Review Round-Up, Author & Punisher and Johnossi tap into darkness through varying styles (and levels of success), while Cold Night For Alligators strive to expand tech-metal, and Home Counties plant their flag in post-punk.
In this Review Round-Up, Maroon 5 nosedive while KennyHoopla and Travis Barker soar, joined across the board by Garbage, K.Flay, Sleater-Kinney, Tigercub, Superlove, Mammoth WVH, Another Now and Whispering Sons.