A devastating return after five years sees Harms Way still operating on full throttle in metallic hardcore, and delivering their best album to date in the process.
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.
Shedding some of their tech-metal prowess in favour of more straightforward metalcore isn’t quite the boon that Heart Of A Coward need, given they come across as competent but little else.
UnityTX’s debut full-length leaves an almighty crater on impact, as their hardcore, nu-metal and hip-hop chops coexist in a tight, potent fashion that’s among the highlights in modern heavy music.
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, there’s a range of alt-metal of all shapes, sizes and qualities from The Word Alive, Filter and Knife Bride, broken up by some solid throwback-rock from Des Rocs.
In this Review Round-Up, Creak and Naked Lungs ramp up the intensity within nu-metal and noise-rock respectively, while Shamir’s newest indie-rock project is a lot more approachable, but no less enjoyable.
As they continue to splutter and flail in the waters of the most generic radio-metal imaginable, the second part of Atreyu’s current project is almost just as useless as the first.
In this Review Round-Up, HANABIE shine as the newest stars of Japanese metal, joined by a pair of strong new releases from Bad Luck. and Move BHC. As for the return of The View…even that isn’t too bad!
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.