Drawing from a love of black-metal, his work in Trivium and his Japanese heritage, Matt Heafy’s new solo project delivers an expansive, powerful and enrapturing listen from front to back.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a stacked lineup of impressive releases from The Amsterdam Red Light District, Bodysnatcher and GILT. Meanwhile, Fozzy just do their usual thing.
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.
A good few years of maturation and rejuvenation culminate on Silverstein’s newest album, bringing their post-hardcore into the modern day with the most energy they’ve given off in a long time.
Unwilling to move from their stock, stale sound for yet another post-grunge slog, Three Days Grace’s newest album is anything but explosive.
After many months of intense hype, Heriot finally drop their long-awaited EP, and it’s as definitive as statements come for them being the single most exciting new band in heavy music.
In this Review Round-Up, a variety of sounds come from new EPs from James And The Cold Gun, Guerrilla Warfare and Squiggles, with Dälek at the helm to reaffirm their long-running status with another strong album.
Ocean Grove’s musical evolution continues, now reaching blaring grunge that ekes out a few good melodies from its impervious wall of sound.
Despite falling squarely in the classic rock revival space, Dorothy’s newest album avoids so many of its scene’s pitfalls, embracing bravado and personality and succeeding greatly for it.
While nothing revolutionary, Cold Years’ bounding, bold alt-punk continues to produce moments of real gold, and sticks its landing with barely a hitch across the board.