Post-hiatus, Have Mercy cast a brighter, more optimistic figure on a new album of safe yet solid emo.
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.
Once again, Delaire The Liar are refining and fine-tuning their volatile post-hardcore for another EP, and some of the results might just rank among their best.
Hail The Sun’s progressive post-hardcore continues to be utterly reliable on their new album, with a creative, melodic strength that remains up their with the sound’s best.
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.
In this Review Round-Up, Buggin deliver another killer hardcore outing for the year, and have it sandwiched between releases from Superlove and DETHRXNER that both leave a bit to be desired.
In this Review Round-Up, standout returns come from Grave Pleasures and Black Orchid Empire, alongside some steps towards reinvention from Picturesque, and a total dud from Through Fire.
Gideon come forward with another album of their usual brutal, searing metalcore anthems, only this time it just might be their best yet.
Graphic Nature bring the volatility and grit back to nu-metal on their debut album, and an approach that’s just as cathartic as it is bone-breaking.
In this Review Round-Up, Clean Cut Kid and Young Culture prove decent (but little more) in indie-folk and pop-rock respectively, while Pryti’s new album struggles to catch much fire.