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Mastiff Plague Album Cover Artwork
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Mastiff – Plague (, , )
22nd January 2019 -

What if Primitive Man were a hardcore band? If that proposition has you salivating as it should, then settle in for one of the finest releases of 2019 so far. An album that is as punishing as it is cathartic. An album that will have you overwhelmed with murderous rage then praying for the sweet release of death. Like a… Read More »

Mono - Nowhere Now Hear Album Cover
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MONO – Nowhere Now Here (, , )
22nd January 2019 -

Post-Rock is the ultimate Marmite genre. For some it is a limitless exploration of musicality through carefully expanding soundscapes and subtle rhythms, but for others it is tedious, pretentious and a waste of time. When a band eschews vocals and is completely instrumental, then you have one of the least accessible propositions on your hands. In this Venn diagram we… Read More »

Soilwork - Verkligheten Album Cover
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Soilwork – Verkligheten (, )
21st January 2019 -

Old school melodic death metallers Soilwork recently came out with their 11th studio album, a long three and a half years after their last release ‘Death Resonance’, leaving the biggest gap between two albums in their history. Though having gone through various line-up changes through their years, Soilwork have really built up a distinct and unique sound. “Verkligheten” (“Reality” in… Read More »

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Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust? (, , )
21st January 2019 -

The Molotov has dropped, but can we still trust Papa Roach or is this the start of the ending? Love them or hate them Papa Roach have maintained a pretty consistent level of popularity over the last 20 years (jesus!), which may have something to do with their ability to evolve with every album yet still maintain that distinct identity… Read More »

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Bowling For Soup – Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever: Live From Brixton Academy ()
18th January 2019 -

I’ve said it many times before but it always bears repeating. Bowling For Soup are one of the most underrated pop punk bands around. Considering how long they have been a band and what they have accomplished I think they don’t get nearly enough credit. With that said, their newest live album ‘Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever‘ sets out… Read More »