Metalcore is, for the most part, a creatively moribund genre. As with all scenes, it’s not without its trailblazers and its cult diamonds in the rough, but ultimately it’s a form of music that’s swapped intensity for formulas, and sincerity for tropes. Dying Wish are a metalcore band. But they’ve got no resemblance to the kinds of band that have just been mentioned. This is metalcore circa 2002: vital, visceral and venomous. A sound that’s pleasingly retro, without ever feeling dated. And it’s great.
There’s a lot to unpack around 'Visions of Another Hell'. It's Blood Youth's final record with long-time vocalist Kaya Tarsus who has now left the band, handing the torch to his successor, before the album is even released. Does this mean Blood Youth's latest effort is doomed to failure with one of its key components no longer part of it, or does it lend even more weight to a collection of tracks that are truly trapped like a moment in time?
With this looking set to be one of the last tours before the widespread cancellation of many live events due to the ongoing pandemic, we knew we couldn't miss the chance to catch Palm Reader and Employed To Serve playing Glasgow's Cathouse. Check out our review and photo gallery from the show here.
Everything’s a bit weird right now isn’t? We at Bring The Noise UK hope you’re all being safe and looking after each other. Speaking of looking after people, now’s the time we could really look after the bands we love. So how can we all help the artists whose music has helped us through our hard times and been a soundtrack to the best night of our lives, now that they need us? You can support them. There’s a range of options available to musicians and you can help spread the word or help them by giving to these fund directly, or just making sure you spin the band’s records on Spotify a few extra times this month. Here’s some ways you can help...
One about the nice things of the 21st century is that pop music isn’t a dirty word anymore. Pop is cool and when Oh Wonder played SWG3 in Glasgow recently we were there to see one of the coolest pop bands around in action.
At The Garage in Glasgow, Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex and Fit For An Autopsy took to the stage for an evening full of guttural vocals and thuggish breakdowns.
Following on from the release of their debut album Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow, Yonaka headed out on tour earlier this month for a series energetic and chaotic live shows. Check out what went down at the Glasgow show in our photo gallery and review here.
Everyone loves a co-headline tour, especially when those co-headliners are Refused and Thrice. Last year Thrice released their latest album Palms through Epitaph Records whilst Refused made their long-awaited comeback in 2015 with Freedom. When the tour recently rolled into Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow we were there to see just what the night held.
Growing old gracefully is something few bands manage. Opeth have managed it better than most, this second prog focused stage of the band’s career has split fans. Some hate it, some love it, some...like bits of both. Having released their thirteenth studio album In Cauda Venenum back in September, we were expecting a trip down memory lane through their extensive back catalogue and their Glasgow show did not disappoint on this front.
20 years into their career, Killswitch Engage are on a form that most bands would kill to be in at their prime. When they took to the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow recently we were there to witness them live in support of their latest album Atonement, find out everything which went down and check out our photo gallery here.