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EP REVIEW: Sleep Token – Two

EP REVIEW: Sleep Token – Two

Sleep Token marry ethereal soundscapes and heavy prog metal riffs on this second EP, all in worship to the ancient, long-forgotten god known as ‘Sleep’. It’s weird, but trust us, it sounds great.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

ALBUM REVIEW: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

When you have a formula as simple as Royal Blood, how do you keep it fresh without ruining your whole sound? On their second album the Brighton duo came up with a simple answer – don’t do anything at all.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Rise Against – Wolves

ALBUM REVIEW: Rise Against – Wolves

Wolves is exactly what a good Rise Against album should be, there’s meaning behind a lot of the tracks and they’re catchy enough that you’ll start singing along after a few listens.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Voynich Code – Aqua Vitae

ALBUM REVIEW: The Voynich Code – Aqua Vitae

Portuguese outfit The Voynich Code have been prowling the deathcore scene with their tech/prog infused recipe for filth ridden riffs for a while now, gaining highlights such as performing at UK Tech Fest in 2015. Now, they finally present their highly anticipated debut record Aqua Vitae.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fuzzystar – Telegraphing

ALBUM REVIEW: Fuzzystar – Telegraphing

Duality in music is something that’s often difficult to pull off subtly; Fuzzystar, the Edinburgh-based alternative rock project of Andy Thomson manages this by not attempting any grand, genre-defining combination of styles on their debut album, Telegraphing, but by simply infecting the project’s sound with various influences and conveying differing emotional states.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Emperor of Sand

Over the last 15 years, Atlantan progressive metal band Mastodon have released some of the most important heavy music albums of the 21st century. They’ve been a band beloved in all factions of metal fandom, a gateway for some, and always an innovator. Does their latest album, ‘Emperor Of Sand’ live up to their previous efforts? Here’s what we thought…

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ALBUM REVIEW: AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

ALBUM REVIEW: AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

Old kids on the emo block AFI are back with a brand new self-titled album. 4 years after last studio album Burials, AFI (The Blood Album), is finally here! Recently announced as support for legends, Deftones, and securing their spot at this summer’s Download Festival, it’s just in time.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think

ALBUM REVIEW: Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think

You’re Not As _____ As You Think is a cathartic and ultimately uplifting third album from Sorority Noise. But it’s more than just another punk album. An open and honest insight into faith and depression gives us a fresh take on old and familiar feeling and shows us that after everything has collapsed, it’s possible to rebuild.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Retro Youth – B.R.A.V.E

ALBUM REVIEW: Retro Youth – B.R.A.V.E

Retro Youth are rapidly gaining fans thanks to their quirky sound, merging rock- pop and adding some groovy twangs for good measure. The trio recently released their debut album B.R.A.V.E via Independent Ear Records, here’s what we thought.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming

ALBUM REVIEW: Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming

As a band who have always had family at it’s core, it was difficult to see whether or not Eisley would continue after both co-frontwoman Stacy King and guitarist Chauntelle D’Agostino would no longer be a part of the band. Shortly after announcing these line-up changes, Sherri Dupree-Bemis took to the band’s social media to announce that they were recording the follow-up to 2013’s Currents.

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