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Post-hardcore Reviews

Bad Sign - Live and Learn Album Artwork
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Bad Sign – Live & Learn (, , , )
7th August 2017 -

I haven’t felt like writing the last few weeks since the death of Chester Bennington, or listening to any new music. I’ve virtually done nothing in terms of listening but blasted Linkin Park’s discography on endless repeat for over a fortnight. Slowly, my desire to listen to other things has been returning, and that is partly done to the excellent… Read More »

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Hunter Kill Hunter – II (, )
7th February 2017 -

With the aptly titled II, Hunter Kill Hunter expand on what was put forward by their debut EP. The London based 5 piece call themselves Alternative Rock, but there is far too much going on here for them to simply fall under such a broad umbrella. II is 7 tracks of differing musical ideas, ranging from piano based chord progressions… Read More »

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Fightstar – Behind the Devil’s Back (, )
13th October 2015 -

The members of Fightstar have been busy boys during their 5 year hiatus after the release of 2009’s stellar Be Human. While Charlie Simpson had to keep fending off Busted reunion rumours he released two solo albums, played the world’s coldest gig in Siberia and wrote a song with the remote San Bushmen as part of Watch’s TV series, ‘Singing… Read More »

Zoax Is Everybody Listening EP Artwork
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ZOAX – Is Everybody Listening? (, , )
10th February 2015 -

On this, their second EP, ZOAX continue to follow in the footsteps of the Glassjaws, Refused’s and letlive.’s of hardcore. Experimental in nature ‘Is Everybody Listening’ sees a primarily vocal driven fusion of hardcore and jazz. The problem though, is that it’s just not exciting. There are several moments in which the band exhibit some very good ideas. ‘Lonely Souls’… Read More »

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep Album Artwork
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Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep (, , , , , )
14th January 2015 -

Enter Shikari are arguably one of the flagship bands in the British alternative scene and it’s even harder to believe that 2015’s The Mindsweep is their fourth studio record. Following extensive touring and festival appearances the four piece act from St. Albans are ready to unleash The Mindsweep to the world. But does it live up to the high expectations?… Read More »