In the final Review Round-Up of 2022, we take a look at metal successes in recent EPs from The Last Ten Seconds Of Life and Circles, as well as Letters Sent Home’s new EP that falls drastically short of that.
In this Review Round-Up, underwhelming fare from The Blue Stones isn’t indicative of what’s elsewhere, as releases from Asylums, Cherie Amour and Sugar Horse all prove strong, with regular brushes with greatness.
In their attempts to blend a gothic mood into their progressive metal, Oceans Of Slumber hit an awkward mid-space not devoid of quality, but lacking the firepower of those in similar fields.
Conjurer avoid any semblance of a sophomore slump, on an album that sees them continue to push metal to challenging and dynamic edges, and undeniably succeeding in doing so.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a wide selection of metal from Greyhaven, Atoll and Sicksense (all of which fall short to varying degrees), filled out by some interesting hip-hop from Triple One.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s some impressive work in the form of albums from Without Waves and Thumper, and an EP from Lazy Queen, while the newest from Trench unfortunately falls short of that mark.
In this Review Round-Up, Author & Punisher and Johnossi tap into darkness through varying styles (and levels of success), while Cold Night For Alligators strive to expand tech-metal, and Home Counties plant their flag in post-punk.
In their tradition of continuing to one-up themselves despite an ever-increasing bar, Rolo Tomassi’s newest album is the absolute pinnacle of what they’ve achieved to date, equal parts punishing, progressive and beautiful.
In this Review Round-Up, Spiritbox drop their debut after some enormous hype, alongside excellent albums from Rivers Of Nihil and Charlotte Wessels, as well as big releases from Angels & Airwaves, Thrice and LILHUDDY, and more from Daughtry, Miss Vincent, Signs Of The Swarm, One Step Closer, Table Scraps and Those Without.
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.