Ghost’s playbook is the holy text for the nuns of Dogma, who deliver a brand of classically-infused metal that’s just as fun and flagrantly grand.
A progressive edge and a noteworthy precociousness set HAWXX apart from much of the hard rock and heavy metal set, on a debut that breaks down a lot of doors with its first swift kick.
Even though they can iterate on radio-metal stronger than most, Bad Wolves continue to find it hard to produce something distinctly their own on their new album.
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.
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.
In this Review Round-Up, the new DeathCollector album offers some great death metal, and Carsick bring some freshness to indie-rock. It’s just a shame that Throw The Fight’s hard rock and Keep This Up’s easycore can’t quite match up.
In this Review Round-Up, Hot Mulligan’s best yet and promising starts from Himalayas and happydaze all come after DevilDriver, whose new album does…basically nothing.
Lordi tap into classic horror for conceptually their easiest win yet, even if they’re still unable to make a wholly compelling or effective metal album from it.
In this Review Round-Up, punk and metal collide for some thrilling results on new albums from Death Pill and Venomous Concept, alongside some pretty cool alt-pop from ERASE THEORY.
In prioritising their wackier sensibilities and idiosyncrasies, Avatar only end up fracturing an already unstable metal base even further.