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ALBUM REVIEW: Dragged Under – The World Is In Your Way

Seattle underground punk rockers Dragged Under have made big waves in a short amount of time. The band was formed from the wreckage of Rest, Repose by vocalist Tony Cappocchi and guitarist Ryan “Fluff” Bruce (known for his hugely successful guitar and gear YouTube channel). The duo were joined by guitarist Sean Rosario, bassist Hans Hessburg and drummer Kalen Anderson before getting to work on the self-release of their debut full length album, 'The World Is In Your Way', back in January. Now towards the back end of this car crash of a year, the band now have the backing of Mascot Records have lined up a deluxe edition re-release, complete with two brand new songs.
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EP REVIEW: My Dying Bride – Macabre Cabaret

Britain’s masters of melancholy, My Dying Bride, are back - less than a year after 2020’s fantastic 'Ghost of Orion' - with the 'Macabre Cabaret' EP. The EP is focused on that most compelling of subject matters - the link between fear and sexual arousal, between sweet pain and destructive illusion in unchecked sexuality. Here's what we thought...
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EP REVIEW: Superlove – Superlove

Bristol-based trio Superlove are releasing their self-titled EP through Rude Records on Friday 13th November, their first via the label. Having already shared three of the tracks as singles ahead of its release, we’ve become hooked on their singalong friendly style and couldn’t wait to see what their full EP had in store.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kingdom Of Giants – Passenger

Kingdom Of Giants are a band that have been honing their craft successfully for almost a decade now, with a total of three full-length albums under their belt, but have yet to see real mainstream success. Now in 2020, the band have the backing of SharpTone Records, who have made a name for themselves recently by discovering up-and-coming metalcore acts such as Currents, Polaris and Crystal Lake to name but a few. With new release 'Passengers', they are looking to lift their head up above the parapet and ahead of the overly saturated metalcore genre in which they languish.
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EP REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR

Bring Me The Horizon are a forward-thinking band, driven by sonic development and innovation. Within their first few bodies of work, from debut album 'Count Your Blessings' to fourth full-length 'Sempiternal', the quintet largely adhered to their bread and butter sound of full throttle screams and heavy guitars, deeply rooted within the metal and rock scene. However, the LP’s and EP’s that were to follow found Bring Me bring musically defying elements into their soundscape, applying an array of styles such as dance, electronica, hip-hop and pop into their fresh contemporary catalogue and more modern, melodic method of making music. Now a short ten months since the Sheffield band's last EP, 'Music to Listen to', their colossal nine-track collaborative project 'POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR' is set to shake up the unpredictable direction Bring Me The Horizon take once more. 
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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Stone Cherry – The Human Condition

Completed days before coronavirus lockdown restrictions were put in place, Black Stone Cherry are packing a 12-track punch with their latest album. 'The Human Condition' will be the Kentucky band’s seventh studio full-length, with a postponed tour rescheduled for September 2021. But will it be a treat in time for Halloween?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Foxxes – Black Foxxes

After 18 months in the works, Black Foxxes are back with their raw and unfiltered self-titled third studio album. The band have been putting together a new sound with new bandmates, new mixing, and blending, topped off with their own personal messages. But will Black Foxxes live up to the anticipation?
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ALBUM REVIEW: iDKHOW- Razzmatazz

A forgotten music-based entity, who initially faded away into obscurity back in the era of early 80’s pop culture, are back having hit the big time. Alternative duo I Don’t Know How But They Found Me have made it in the 21st century modern music world, by dropping their dazzling debut album 'Razzmatazz'. Legend has it this illusive two piece were first founded over forty years ago, embedded deep within unclear imagery of several retro VHS tapes. Recently recovered to show the duo's musical talents on works such as 'Modern Day Cain' and 'Choke', iDKHOW are following up the garage, glam and new wave of their '1981 Extended Play' with a full-length that goes by the wildly glamorous name of 'Razzmatazz', and it is nothing short of exactly that. 
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ALBUM REVIEW: Pallbearer – Forgotten Days

Pallbearer make their return with 'Forgotten Days', the follow-up to 2017’s 'Heartless', which sees the band mix some surprisingly melodic, poppy hooks with a more traditional doom flavour, that makes for one of the most compelling records of the year so far.
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ALBUM REVIEW: DevilDriver – Dealing With Demons I

With this year containing so many twists, turns and such a lack of uncertainty people are clambering to find something reliable that they can cling to. DevilDriver are a band you can depend on for groove-laden, melodic death metal and with the release of their first album of original material since 2016s 'Trust No One', you can trust them to deliver just like they always do. Frontman and ringleader Dez Fafara has said that 'Dealing With Demons I' is the first instalment of two; an emotional and mental purge, giving the man a chance to bare his soul and lay down some crushing metal all at once.
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