Alternative Reviews

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.

The Lounge Kittens Sequins and C-Bombs Album Cover
8.5
The Lounge Kittens – Sequins & C-Bombs ()
7th September 2016 -

Lets start this review by being perfectly honest; The Lounge Kittens are not usually the kind of band you’d find on Rock Sins. But then, there aren’t too many very talented trio’s of female lounge singers who can cover the likes of Steel Panther and make it as fun as Jen, Zan and Timia can. With Sequins & C-Bombs being… Read More »