Punk Reviews

Papa Roach – The Connection (, , , , )
25th October 2012 -

Papa Roach first rose to prominence in the early 2000’s ‘nu-metal explosion’ with smash hit ‘Last Resort’ – a song that’s still played in rock clubs everywhere and, seven albums later Papa Roach are still penning huge, bouncy and fun rock songs, this time introducing electronic elements to the more traditional rock sound that the band have explored on recent… Read More »

Royal Republic – Save the Nation (, )
17th October 2012 -

Save the Nation the second release by Swedish Hard Rock band Royal Republic takes a derivative hard rock formula into which a heady sense of reckless fun is enthused. Songs like the title track ‘Save the Nation’ will plaster a huge grin on your face with its anthemic chorus shrieking “a vote for me is a vote for you” backed… Read More »

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Polar. – Iron Lungs Review (, )
30th April 2012 -

It’s common knowledge that the UK hardcore scene is enjoying its golden age right now. The nation is producing dozens upon dozens of bands that are surely destined for success. But there is one band that are ready to step up and take their throne as the new kings of UK hardcore. From the label that brought us Deaf Havana… Read More »

Gallows – Death Is Birth (, )
12th December 2011 -

When Frank Carter announced he was leaving Gallows in July, many though the band was over, after all, Frank’s unmistakable vocals were seen by many to be the focal point of the band’s sound.But After months of speculation the band announced they would continue with none other than Wade MacNeil as their frontman. Our first sampler of Wade era Gallows… Read More »

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Bowling For Soup – Fishin For Woos (, )
25th April 2011 -

When I met Bowling For Soup bassist Erik Chandler back in October and we discussed the new BFS album, he remarked that it was going to have a “more traditional Bowling For Soup 2 guitars bass and drums sound”, after they had done various experimenting on the last couple of albums. Since I have been very fortunate enough to be one of… Read More »