Alternative Reviews

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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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Cane Hill – Kill The Sun. (, )
18th January 2019 -

Cane Hill are one of the most thrilling new bands around right now. Since smashing their way onto the scene in 2015 with their psychotic self titled e.p, there has only been one calendar year since where we haven’t had a release from them, with two full lengths and a live album having been added to their evergrowing and ever… Read More »

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Fever 333 – Strength in Numb333rs (, , )
16th January 2019 -

Genuine life altering, game changing bands, much like vampire slayers usually only come around once in a generation. Apparently nobody gave  Jason Aalon Butler the memo though, as the world had just finished mourning the loss of Letlive when he came back with a vengeance with Fever 333. Coming into 2019 on the crest of a wave after a stellar 2018… Read More »

Taking Back Sunday - Twenty Album Cover
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Taking Back Sunday – Twenty (, )
15th January 2019 -

Greatest hits albums can often be pretty divisive. Whilst plenty of fans do enjoy these collections of a bands best material they are often criticised as lazy cash grabs and their existence is hard to justify. Still every now and then a greatest hits collection comes along that is just such a strong collection of songs that requires no justification. Twenty serves… Read More »

Novacrow Criminal Mastermind EP Cover Artwork
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Novacrow – Criminal Mastermind EP (, )
18th December 2018 -

Starting a release is difficult. You can go in full force with an explosion of sonic ecstasy like Faith No More, build in lumbering intensity from quiet restraint like Russian Circles, or you can open with storytelling. The problem with the latter is that it conjures up the idea that your about to experience an amateurish Princess Bride style concept… Read More »