When we all look back on the year 2020, its probably not going to be a year many of us want to remember much about. It’s a year that has lead a lot of people to despair, defeatism and rage. If you were on the lookout for a record that unapologetically channels that feeling, grindcore God-emperors Napalm Death may have just given us exactly what your looking for.
Welcome to our brand new feature series, Deep Cuts! Sacramento, California’s Deftones are first up in this feature, whereby writers bring their favourite, less appreciated gems to the forefront, trying to redress the balance from the big guns. Read on to find out Louis Tsangarides' picks from Deftones' hefty back-catalogue.
Trivium’s ninth, (yes, really) album finds itself in a very interesting position. 'The Sin and The Sentence' was well received, and was accompanied with a monstrous touring cycle backed up by the likes of Code Orange, Power Trip and Venom Prison including an utterly triumphant Brixton Academy show. The question is this: will 'What The Dead Men Say' keep the momentum moving forward rather than careering backwards?
Following the absolute monster that their previous record 'Forever' became, Grammy nomination and all, could prove to be a tall order for most, the weight of expectation crushing them like an ant underneath boot. Have Pittsburgh’s finest proven themselves up to the task?
This month one of the hardest sounding tours of the year brings itself to the UK, beginning in London at ULU. Knocked Loose bring a package stacked with heavy hitting sounds in support of their stunning album A Different Shade Of Blue, but have they left themselves open to being upstaged by their incredible supporting package?
Part concert film, part Neo-Nazi murder party, can the two elements combine in a way that satisfies the incredibly passionate Slayer fanbase and succeed where Metallica failed?
Alabama hardcore quartet Gideon decide to party like its 1999, with a new album that goes for a paddle in the nu-metal end of the musical swimming pool. Does this new direction herald bigger things for the band?