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ALBUM REVIEW: While She Sleeps – SLEEPS SOCIETY

Since the beginning, Sheffield metalcore outfit While She Sleeps have been driven by their DIY mentality. Their colossal fourteen-year career has been crafted out of a brutal blend of crushing hardcore and killer metal anthems, that have been written, recorded and released on their own terms and innovation. Hellbent on not following the music industry formula, While She Sleeps’ fifth full-length 'SLEEPS SOCIETY' aims to change the way the music business works once more, whilst delivering an experimental banger of a record.
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EP REVIEW: Muttering – Don’t Think About It

Indie newcomers Muttering have brought us a debut EP that challenges how listeners look at the world and its fate. Posing hard questions to musical montages that will lead you straight into the watery world they’ve created. Leaving us to ask the question: will the EP float or not?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Årabrot – Norwegian Gothic

For any creative who has been honing their craft for a long period of time, it can sometimes be difficult to find growth and new avenues to express their art. So, when you have been a band for more than a decade, fans of your art may think they have seen everything you have to offer. But for Norwegian noise-rockers Årabrot, their ninth instalment 'Norwegian Gothic' is a culmination of everything they have worked towards and a sign that there is much more to come.
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Snuts – W.L.

Despite all the artistic influences that naturally find their way into this album, The Snuts remain their biggest source of inspiration on 'W.L.'. A debut album of pure lyrical emotion and musical experimentation, W.L. encapsulates the band’s journey from four working class kids growing up with a dream in Whitburn, to becoming one of the UK’s most exciting and vital bands of the new decade.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

Dry Cleaning’s debut full-length has been one post-punk fans have been waiting for ever since their first sniff of their debut EP back in 2018. So, does Florence Shaw’s observations of the world around her formulate into an album worth your time, or is the excitement for Dry Cleaning not justified?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Saint Agnes – Vampire

When Saint Agnes were locked down the only way they knew to keep busy was by making music and so, 'Vampire' was born. A visceral gothic concept mini-album. They’ve invited us to join their coven, but do we want to listen to this album for our eternal life or not?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Honey – Written & Directed

Brighton-based Black Honey have always been a band centred around dramatics and theatrics throughout their story telling music. Starting out in the scene back in 2014 as an excitingly eccentric four-piece, Black Honey burst into alternative music with their own brand of signature guitar sounds and wild western aesthetics, showcased on their dazzling self-titled debut album, released in 2018. Since then, this bad-ass band has gone onto becoming a big, bold and brave outfit in UK indie music, having earned a Top 40 album, toured the world with the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, and featured across prestigious festival line-ups. With their fiery sophomore album 'Written & Directed', Black Honey show no signs of slowing down their ascent to convey their cinematic vision.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Death From Above 1979 – Is 4 Lovers

Death From Above 1979’s combination of in-your-face dance punk with raw riffage is a sound that is uniquely theirs. Now onto their fourth record, 'Is 4 Lovers', the duo have taken their tried and tested formula and incorporated some experimental new sounds.
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ALBUM REVIEW: ERRA – ERRA

ERRA is a band that have seriously put the time in. The quintet have been consistently putting out solid slabs of progressive metalcore music, without ever pushing themselves to the front of the crowd. The band have clearly taken stock of what does well and have streamlined their sound to make things a lot more digestible. This is not to say that they have diluted their overall sound to an unrecognisable degree, but they have harnessed their strength and the result is their most captivating release to date.
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