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Rock 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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Alice Cooper – Paranormal (, )
25th July 2017 -

Alice Cooper, rock and roll’s villain, appeals to the ‘Paranormal’ for his 27th album and summons his ethereal character’s extensive history to the table. “I live in the absence of light,” cries the title track in his trademark foreboding fashion. It’s reflective of the 26 albums that came before this moment, a dark and treacherous journey worth every step in… Read More »

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Hollowstar – Some Things Matter (, )
10th July 2017 -

Hollowstar are the latest in a long, long line of bands that are attempting to get their name in lights on the coattails of the classic/Southern infusion style of rock. Their third release, Some Things Matter, come with influence from bands like The Cult, though there’s a lot on offer here for even the most casual rock fan. Some Things… Read More »

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Stone Sour – Hydrograd (, )
29th June 2017 -

Hailing a brand new generation of fluidity, Stone Sour’s sixth record ‘Hydrograd’ is a beautiful rollercoaster of intrigue, intimidation and intensity. A Stone Sour record that opens with the words “hello you bastards” is a Stone Sour record worth its weight in gold. If the sneaky wordplay of ‘Taipei Person Allah Tea’ wasn’t enough, its relentless chugging and contagious energy… Read More »

Esprit D'air Constellations Album Cover Artwork
8.5
Esprit D’Air – Constellations (, )
29th June 2017 -

London-based J-Rock Outfit Esprit D’Air are a band with seemingly big ambitions. You only have to take one listen to their comeback album ‘Constellations’ to realise this. It seems almost unfathomable to think that we nearly didn’t get this album after the band disbanded and had a lineup overhaul, before making their way back to the world. ‘Constellations’ is an album… Read More »