In the final Review Round-Up of 2023, throwback-rock still isn’t any more interesting coming from Bad Touch, though ERASE THEORY and Felicette deliver some solid EPs as a counterbalance.
Dream Nails return just as revved-up as ever, this time shaking up the musical palette of their indie-punk while remaining staunchly righteous in execution.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s awkward genre-bending alt-metal from SiM; solid-enough hardcore from Grove Street; and some genuinely great alt-rock from King Nun.
In this Review Round-Up, cool genre-bending from M.A.G.S. and impactful metalcore from Rituals handily distracts from mediocre alt-metal from Any Given Sin.
Don’t confuse it for mere nostalgia; Therapy?’s brand of supercharged alt-rock and metal hits just like it did in its ‘90s heyday, even 16 albums deep.
Kid Bookie continues to strive to stand out with his brand of rap-rock, and while it has its moments, it’s not as inspired as it ultimately needs to be to feel great.
In this Review Round-Up, WACO return with by far their strongest effort to date, while EPs from Aniimalia and Strategies fall further towards the middle of the pack.
It might be effectively more of the same, but Nova Twins continue to supercharge punk’s modern variants with an ear for sharpness and an unstoppable confidence.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s an all-around solid crop of releases as Kublai Khan TX deliver a punishing EP, Walt Disco and Gen And The Degenerates show a lot of promise, and Reminders hit a high mark on their debut album.
In this Review Round-Up, Trash Boat and Press To MECO deliver some of the best of the year with Deafheaven and Between The Buried And Me not far behind, while Meet Me @ The Altar hit their heights among Strange Bones, LiL Lotus, Switchfoot, Luke Hemmings, Villagers, Afterlife and Insurgent.