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, there’s a wave of solid stuff across the genre spectrum from Starbenders, Sydney Sprague and Values Here, unfortunately disturbed by a less-than-stellar outing from The Wytches.
Rather than find a way to reshape pop-punk during its period of lull, Bearings instead fail to break from the formula of their last album, with a new one weighed down by obsolescence and a lack of much creativity.
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!
Yellowcard’s return brings with it a sense of revitalisation, with an EP that casts back to their pop-punk heyday, as well as bringing a bright collage of ideas for pressing forward.
Even as they continue to sweep into brighter pop-rock and emo, Trophy Eyes’ new album as no less grounded for it, and no less excellent either.
The spirit of 2000s pop-punk and emo courses through Origami Angel’s newest release, and finds them galvanised and re-energised to an insane degree.
girlfriends’ position in the current pop-punk scene is used to bring out simply more of the same. As in, literally the exact same as everyone else.
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.
RedHook’s debut full-length finds release in shapeshifting, hard-edged pop-rock, and winds up a vast improvement across the board from anything they’ve ever done.