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ALBUM REVIEW: Nightwish – HUMAN. :II: NATURE.

'HUMAN. :II: NATURE.' might prove to be the Finns’ most progressive release to date - it definitely is the most symphonic. To some, the discrepancy between the two “Human” and “Nature” parts may seem like a let down or a disappointment, while to others it may be just what they had been waiting for from Nightwish.
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EP REVIEW: Strange Bones – Blitz Part 2

Lockdown latest: day ??? Heads are struggling to be kept above water, lethargy has set in and we stare at the clock, only to watch the minutes move backwards. Someone needs to come along and give us a shot in the arm. Step forward, Strange Bones. Foreseeing the collective lethargy, they've written a followup to 2019's EP, 'Blitz Part 1', and given us 'Blitz Part 2'. Nominative determinism is in full force on this EP, as 'Blitz Part 2's sonic blueprint can only be described as "the blitz".
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ALBUM REVIEW: August Burns Red – Guardians

Just over two years since the release of their critically acclaimed eighth studio album 'Phantom Anthem', August Burns Red are back with their latest release ‘Guardians’ and it appears that they have a bit in their teeth and a fire in their stomachs.
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ALBUM REVIEW: All Time Low – Wake Up, Sunshine

Banishing the panda costumes and burning renegade jerseys alike, 'Wake Up, Sunshine' sees All Time Low look back briefly to their adolescent selves living out their teenage dream, before welcoming a wholesome, newfound sense of belonging in the here and now. It’s this refreshed and rediscovered attitude that has added to the glistening, youthful glow of one of the band’s best record in recent years.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Aerial Salad – Dirt Mall

With the backing of Plasterer Records/Wonk Unit’s Alex Johnson, Aerial Salad have found a new sense of relentless purpose and their sophmore album, 'Dirt Mall', could be the making or breaking of their rise towards the DIY glass ceiling.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Testament – Titans of Creation

Almost four full years after their last release, 2016’s 'Brotherhood of the Snake', Bay Area thrash titans Testament return with their latest record: 'Titans of Creation'. With the recent announcement that singer Chuck Billy has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, this brings a new sense of “urgency” and importance to this release. While all of us here at Bring The Noise UK wish him the best of health and a speedy recovery, here's what we think of the band's latest offering.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Circa Waves – Sad Happy

Cohesively bringing together two of the most juxtaposing emotions is a hard balance for any band to strike, but Circa Waves' burning ambition to musically represent two extremities of modern society sees them pour their sad and happy state of minds into their latest full-length, 'Sad Happy'.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lizzy Farrall – Bruise

'Bruise' is a manifesto of an artist defiantly refusing to be pigeonholed by genre, blending pop, rock, electronic elements - and everything in between - together to present something so wholly out of the box that it can only be authentically Lizzy Farrall.
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