Alternative Reviews

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Kitsune Art – Signals of Synchronism (, , )
16th January 2017 -

Spain is something of an oddity in that, despite having popular festivals and being a regular stop point for European tours, the local scene has still yet to throw out any truly outstanding bands. The latest act to attempt to remedy that is the alternative metal group Kitsune Art, who released their first album Signals of Synchronism in December. Delivering… Read More »

AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) Artwork Cover
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AFI – AFI (The Blood Album) (, )
13th January 2017 -

The extravagantly produced, theme-driven AFI have been left in the 2000s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. ‘Miss Murder’ and ‘Summer Shudder’ are untouchable in their own right, and ‘The Blood Album’ realises that today’s goth punk scene needs something more substantial than blockbusting hits. Take the New Romantic tones of ‘Still a Stranger’ and the brooding Cure-esque goth… Read More »

Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues Album Cover
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Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues (, )
16th December 2016 -

As I did recently with another review about a band I feel very passionately about (Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct), I’m going to break with our standard review structure when it comes to talking about Jimmy Eat World’s recent release, Integrity Blues. Jimmy Eat World are a band that I have always held deep affection for, and on that run of Bleed… Read More »

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Chisel Beeches – Last In, First Out (, )
15th December 2016 -

At this time of year, with Christmas looming vast on the horizon, often musical releases are focused on the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find some unexpected gems once the tree is out and everywhere is covered in tinsel. UK alt-rockers Chisel Beeches have served up such a release with their new EP, called Last In,… Read More »

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Deftones – Gore (, )
11th October 2016 -

Deftones’ eighth album ‘Gore’ is a good addition to their back catalogue, providing you can give it valuable time to properly sink in and appreciate its appeal.