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ALBUM REVIEW: PATRÓN – PATRÓN

PATRÓN, the new project of Lo, previously of Loading Data, is a curious melting pot of influences, from fifties rock ‘n’ roll to ‘80s synth pop. Carried by the instantaneously recogniseable vocals of Lo (aka PATRÓN himself), this band have their sound absolutely nailed, but are frequently let down by repetitive, and at times, uncomfortable lyrics.
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EP REVIEW: CAPRA – CAPRA

An immediate, energetic onslaught of hardcore noise is what the new CAPRA release brings to the table. Fronted by the formidable Crow Lotus, this band are taking no prisoners on their self-titled EP.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Palaye Royale – The Bastards

Flamboyant art-rock trio Palaye Royale have ramped up the musical theatrics for their long awaited third studio album, 'The Bastards'. As far as record release cycles go, The Bastards era by comparison to its counterparts, 'Boom Boom Room (Side A)' and 'Boom Boom Room (Side B)', has been a challenging campaign so far. From tackling troubles with UK venues, to facing the cancellation of the UK/EU run as a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, overall it’s been a turbulent time in the run up to 29th May. However with successful pop-up shops, some Palaye in the parks and several shows under the belt, the band have defeated these difficulties, as Remington Leith, Sebastian Danzig and Emerson Barrett of Palaye Royale have produced an adrenaline fuelled rock n’ roll record with 'The Bastards'. 
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ALBUM REVIEW: Caligula’s Horse – Rise Radiant

In the decade since their debut album, Caligula’s Horse have proved themselves time and again to be a force to be reckoned with on the Australian prog-metal scene, and indeed, the world. This latest offering, 'Rise Radiant', sees them master their sound, step back, and reap the rewards of their labour.
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EP REVIEW: Can’t Swim – When the Dust Settles

SURPRISE! Can’t Swim have released a secret EP, however it's no surprise that these revisits are excellent. As far as lockdown projects go, this is one of the most imaginative efforts and shows the technical prowess of Can’t Swim as musicians.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Manor – GLUE

There’s always been bands, like Pendulum or The Prodigy, who have forged dance elements with guitar music to create an explosion of both sound and energy, but the line between rock and electronic has recently become even more blurred. Turning to computer generated effects has become commonplace for everyone from Silverstein to The Used and with their third album 'GLUE', Boston Manor joined the ranks. 
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ALBUM REVIEW: Trivium – What The Dead Men Say

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?
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Used – Heartwork

When The Used lit the scene on fire with their self-titled debut album back in 2002, they quickly established themselves as heavyweights. Two years later, 'In Love and Death' followed, catapulting them even further into rockstardom - but more important than the platinum records, high profile tours and hordes of fans, was the sound. What they brought to the table was frenetic, unhinged and dirty in the best way. Bert McCracken’s way with words and knack for manipulation through his emotional and vocal range wrapped listeners around his finger and after years of creative experimentation and many albums, he’s roping us in for another ride with eighth album, 'Heartwork'.
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