Rock Reviews

Sum 41 13 Voices Album Cover
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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 »

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Sixx:A.M. – Prayers for the Damned ()
5th January 2017 -

Clawing out of its cage, ‘Prayers for the Damned’ is Sixx:A.M.’s phenomenal ode to the personal battles that keep them alive. The first half of a double-edged sword from the rockers, this fourth studio venture hands centre stage to the darker side of James Michael’s emotional range, backed as always by the familiar stellar tones of Sixx and Ashba. Powering through… Read More »

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines (, )
20th December 2016 -

Apparently the gentlemen from Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon seem to enjoy each other’s company, as this is the second project featuring members of those two particular bands. The first being Killer Be Killed, which has Greg Puciato and Troy Sanders amongst their ranks, and now we have Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the brainchild of Ben Weinman and Brent Hinds, also… Read More »

Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues Album Cover
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Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues (, )
16th December 2016 -

As I did recently with another review about a band I feel very passionately about (Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct), I’m going to break with our standard review structure when it comes to talking about Jimmy Eat World’s recent release, Integrity Blues. Jimmy Eat World are a band that I have always held deep affection for, and on that run of Bleed… Read More »

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Chisel Beeches – Last In, First Out (, )
15th December 2016 -

At this time of year, with Christmas looming vast on the horizon, often musical releases are focused on the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find some unexpected gems once the tree is out and everywhere is covered in tinsel. UK alt-rockers Chisel Beeches have served up such a release with their new EP, called Last In,… Read More »