Punk Reviews

AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) Artwork Cover
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 »

Sum 41 13 Voices Album Cover
Sum 41 – 13 Voices (, )
6th January 2017 -

If you were to ask someone to pick out a band from the early 00’s pop-punk scene that never really reached their full potential, some would choose Sum 41. After releasing perhaps one of the genre’s strongest debut albums in the form of ‘All Killer No Filler’, the Ontario natives went on to forge a career based on increasingly hard-hitting punk… Read More »

Green Day – Revolution Radio (, )
19th December 2016 -

I’ll be the first to admit that I have not always had the best relationship with Green Day. As a teenager I loved the band’s ’90s output, but from the year 2000 onwards I’ve been somewhat cold to what they have been doing. Outside of ‘American Idiot’, nothing has really interested me. I infamously compared the band’s ‘Dos!’ album to… Read More »

Dead Frequency – Tough Tracks and Setbacks ()
7th December 2016 -

Playful melodic punks Dead Frequency come bearing the gift of the fun factor with some ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’. Northamptonshire’s hardly the sacred hub of anarchy in the UK, but Dead Frequency’s long awaited EP is a breath of fresh antisocial air. Armed with four lethally catchy odes to life and shitty friends, there’s only one anti-punk aspect to these… Read More »

Lody Kong – Dreams and Visions (, , )
14th March 2016 -

Children of metal royalty have it hard. Having such established parentage always means that expectations will be piled upon you and we’ve seen many of these younger generations fail to live up to them, or see their careers curtailed altogether by the pressure. While Austin Dickinson has had some moderate success with Rise to Remain and now As Lions, Biff… Read More »