In this Review Round-Up, there’s a selection of releases that falls further towards the middle of the pack, though HourHouse’s rap-metal is the clear standout against passé genre-mashing from Holy Wars, and uninteresting emo and pop-rock from Locket.
Scream-rap gets a major and much-needed shake-up from BVDLVD, who delivers what might be the most interesting swing the style has seen in a long time.
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, there’s some pretty rough entries into indie-rock from Ultra Q and nu-metal from Sicksense, only pulled back somewhat by Riyah’s new pop-rock EP.
BLACKGOLD take a nosedive into the overweight, lumbering ends of nu-metal and rap-metal on their new EP, causing any hype around them to promptly vanish.
In this Review Round-Up, there’s a clear divide between Euro-metal from Ad Infinitum and From Fall To Spring, and genre-warping alt-pop from Kicksie and Paige Kennedy, albeit with something to offer on both sides.
In this Review Round-Up, Borders’ rap-metalcore and Doodseskader’s intimidating noise impress on the heavier front, broken up by a brief (but no less strong) post-punk intermission from Deadletter.
Stray From The Path return with another dose of vicious, gnashing, rap-metal-infused hardcore, with none of their characteristic anger diminished even slightly.
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.
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.