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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having become stalwarts on the British music scene for quite some time, it’s a bit strange that Deaf Havana were always somewhat overshadowed by the success of their peers. Having taken time to work their way around some line-up changes and other issues that threatened to pull the band apart, the truly impressive All These Countless Nights comes after a tough few years for the band.
2017 marks ten years of Lower Than Atlantis, their biggest UK tour to date and their fifth album Safe in Sound. Would the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled blow us away or leave much to be desired?
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.
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.