With a combination of US radio-rock and rap-rock that’s exponentially more appealing than it sounds, Oxymorrons bring the kind of flare and personality that similarly-aligned acts would only dream of.
With a slew of guest stars and radio-rock might behind it, Hyro The Hero’s new album is primed for bigger things than ever before, but it’s also a considerably less interesting take on his typical rap-rock style.
In this Review Round-Up, a collection of EPs presents a decent outing from Hawthorne Heights, a continuation of Perennial’s excellence, and a debut from ALT BLK ERA that could use a lot of work.
The difficulty in coming to a definitive conclusion on nascar aloe’s newest blend of blown-out hip-hop, punk and noise makes it difficult to truly like, but a fascinating listen nonetheless.
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, the return of Zebrahead is arguably the least impactful story, against an excellent debut from Holy Popes, and Flatspot Records’ compilation of new hardcore heavyweights.
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.
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 their latest attempt to reinvent themselves, Papa Roach settle on clunky, heavy-handed rap-rock with the intent to sound a lot more exciting than it ultimately does.
Just Friends bring out their most impressive selves on every aspect of this new album, a take on pop-rock that’s colourful and diverse while still prioritising the catchiness that ultimately sees them soar.