Hardcore Reviews

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Boys With X-Ray Eyes – Oh My! How We Terrify (, )
25th April 2011 -

Combine Every Time I Die with The Dillinger Escape Plan and you basically have Boys with X-ray Eyes. Exceptionally eccentric and musically diverse BWXE combine Mathcore guitar sounds with a hardcore aggression to give a fresh, often piercing sound. Opener Hotrod shows their influences in seconds with riff after riff of bizarre, yet alluring tones and textures. The vocals are… Read More »

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The Hotel Ambush – Condemned (, )
25th April 2011 -

Only 3 years in the making and ‘The Hotel Ambush’ are already showing signs of things to come. Condemned is a 7 track mini album that displays the bands ability to combine heavy, memorable riffs, balls to the wall aggression, catchy, distinctive choruses and sleek, stylish solos. Echoes (from within) and Cutting the Tie’s become instant favourites. Dreaming is a… Read More »

9.5
Letlive – Fake History (, )
25th April 2011 -

Have you ever bought an album without knowing anything about the band, have very little expectations and just bought it merely because someone said it was good? Well, this is what happened here. Only this time, saying I was blown away would be like saying Justin Bieber is a modern day Michael Jackson. As Le Prologue plays out and The… Read More »

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Architects – The Here and Now (, )
25th April 2011 -

When a band changes style, or tries something new, we always like to praise that band for at least trying to bring something extra to their sound. There can, however, be a thin line between ditching what your band is about – much like Linkin Park have recently done – and injecting a new excitement into the bands music. So… Read More »

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Pay No Respect – Moving On (Case 5) ()
25th April 2011 -

This beast has been lurking in the dark of my iPod for the past week, just biding its time, patiently waiting for the moment that I’d press play and it would come bursting out the speakers. Sumptuous melodies, delicately crafted harmonies and intricate arrangements have all been refused entry by the burly bouncer on the studio door. Oh no, Sir,… Read More »