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ALBUM REVIEW: Decade – Pleasantries

ALBUM REVIEW: Decade – Pleasantries

Decade’s debut release Good Luck was a frantic and messy foray into pop punk. It was released at a time where the modern wave of pop punk was teetering on breaking into the mainstream market. The album was firmly root in cathartic angst while being tinged by hints of alt-rock melody. However, their latest release Pleasantries drops this pop punk façade in favour of an alt-rock sheen.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Galactic Empire – Galactic Empire

ALBUM REVIEW: Galactic Empire – Galactic Empire

One of the things that defines a Star Wars film is of course the soundtrack. Many would consider it sacrilege to even consider playing the tracks in any other way than George Lucas and John Williams would have intended, but that’s exactly what Galactic Empire have done with their debut, self-titled album.

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EP REVIEW: OAK – Your Mess As Much As Mine

EP REVIEW: OAK – Your Mess As Much As Mine

Having been making waves in their native Sweden and across Europe over the last three years, Gothenburg’s OAK have returned with their follow-up to their 2014 self-titled record.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Code Orange – Forever

ALBUM REVIEW: Code Orange – Forever

Ever since the release of 2014’s I Am King, there’s been an undeniable buzz gathering around Code Orange. Three years on the band are back with their Roadrunner Records debut, Forever. Kicking off the album campaign back in late 2016 with the record’s title track and an ominous video, Pittsburgh’s finest pick up exactly where they left off.

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EP REVIEW: Less Than Jake – Sound The Alarm

EP REVIEW: Less Than Jake – Sound The Alarm

Less Than Jake’s live presence can easily be summed up with one word adjectives including ‘wild’ and ‘exciting’, but it is their latest studio work, their EP ‘Sound The Alarm’, which has certainly re-grasped everyone’s attention.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

Almost two years on from their debut record Blossom and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes are back with their second album Modern Ruin. In true Carter fashion, there’s no sitting on the same formula that made Blossom great, but instead, there’s a thirst for something new.

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ALBUM REVIEW: As It Is – Okay.

ALBUM REVIEW: As It Is – Okay.

Ahead of their tour with State Champs pop punks As It Is are set to release their second album Okay. Packed to the rafters with punchy pop-punk guitar lines, driving drums and relatable lyrics this is definitely more than an okay release.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory

ALBUM REVIEW: Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory

After taking to the studio early last year, Dropkick Murphys hit back with the announcement of their ninth studio album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory and lead single Blood. Influenced by addiction, the Boston bombings and the band’s charity The Claddagh Fund, 11 Short Stories looks to blend the band’s thirst for a good time with personal experience.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Casey – Love Is Not Enough

ALBUM REVIEW: Casey – Love Is Not Enough

Love Is Not Enough is the debut full-length from Hassle Records signing Casey, packed to the rafters with emotionally charged guitar lines and captivating lyrics. Once known for its strong music scene, South Wales is making a revival and Casey are leading the pack.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Earth Moves – The Truth in Our Bodies

ALBUM REVIEW: Earth Moves – The Truth in Our Bodies

It’s always heartening to hear new music that’s completely original, a blend of existing styles put together beautifully in a way that doesn’t sound quite like any of them. Brighton’s Earth Moves, on their debut LP ‘The Truth in Our Bodies’, have done just that.

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