Rock Reviews

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CKY – The Phoenix ()
14th June 2017 -

CKY rise from the ashes and return to incendiary form with their innovative fifth album ‘The Phoenix’. Eight long years since ‘Carver City’ shared its secrets, ‘The Phoenix’ takes flight at a crucial time for a band that could so easily have disappeared into obscurity. Chad I Ginsburg takes the helm for the first time since Deron Miller’s departure and… Read More »

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7.5
Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be (, )
20th May 2017 -

Biters are a modern band with an old soul. They are determined to bring the classic rock & roll sound and spirit back. One listen to their new album The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be and I would safely say they have succeeded. This is a throwback to the heyday of rock and punk music wrapped in a modern casing…. Read More »

Papa Roach Crooked Teeth Album Artwork
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Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth (, )
15th May 2017 -

Over the years Papa Roach have become old reliable. They have maintained a level of consistency that has seen them thrive for two decades. Their new album Crooked Teeth is their 8th full-length record and the follow up to 2015’s F.E.A.R.  There was a promise from the band that this would be a return to their roots. Which they largely deliver… Read More »

Seether - Poison The Parish Album Cover Artwork
8.5
Seether – Poison the Parish ()
12th May 2017 -

Seether are a band I have a bit of a sentimental attachment to. As such I’ve always been a fan and stayed up with what they were doing. With that said I found their last couple of albums to be a little disappointing. They were muddled and somewhat hollow, almost like  cheap imitation of themselves. So naturally, I approached the… Read More »

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Halflives – Empty Rooms ()
11th May 2017 -

With the weight of the world on their shoulders, pop rockers Halflives’ deliver bucketloads of conviction throughout debut ‘Empty Rooms’. Eight contagious tracks of female-fronted rock form the Italian outfit’s emotive first full-length, a brief yet succinct peek through the window into their emotional reality. Here’s a hint – it’s just as fraught as everyone else’s. The techy vibes of… Read More »