Alternative Reviews

Trophy Eyes - The American Dream
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Trophy Eyes – The American Dream (, )
5th September 2018 -

In a climate where a lot of pop-punk (emo/melo-hardcore/whatever-you-want-to-call-them-core) bands are sounding like their contemporaries and not doing much to change things up, people are crying for bands that are doing something different, and along come Australian 5-piece Trophy Eyes. Whilst their debut certainly wasn’t anything unique, they’ve always been very good at what they do. With the release of… Read More »

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Alkaline Trio – Is This Thing Cursed? (, , )
31st August 2018 -

5 years is a long time, but for Alkaline Trio fans it must have seemed like an eternity. This is the longest the band has gone between albums and I’m sure many fans were starting to wonder if they were ever going to get a new album, but here we are, the Alkaline Trio is back and they have a… Read More »

Alter Bridge Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring The Parallax Orchestra Album Cover
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Alter Bridge – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD / CD) (, , )
30th August 2018 -

In October 2017, Alter Bridge hosted arguably the two most special nights of their career at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Performing with the fantastic Parallax Orchestra, they performing two special shows that were recorded for what would become this release, the straightforwardly titled “Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall“. While the CD and audio version of… Read More »

URNE The Mountain Of Gold EP Artwork
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URNE – The Mountain of Gold (, , , , , )
28th August 2018 -

Hang the Bastard’s demise was the premature demise of another great British band far too soon. Thankfully, from the ashes rises something new and URNE’s debut EP is a wonderful return for a group of musicians that have been absurdly overlooked over the past few years. Combining the duo at the heart of Chapters, and bassist and live guitarist of… Read More »

Dream State Recovery EP Artwork
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Dream State – Recovery EP (, )
31st July 2018 -

South Wales quintet Dream State have been anywhere and everywhere in the last eight months. Chances are if you pay any attention to the current rock and metal scene, you’ll have caught at least half a glimpse of them, either at any of the major festivals, or on YouTube or Spotify where they are racking up ever growing playcounts. At… Read More »