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ALBUM REVIEW: Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile

Cradle of Filth’s guiding force, vocalist Dani Filth, compares their previous record to 'Existence is Futile' as "ornate" and suggests this new release is anything but...and if this is Cradle trimmed of all fat, it makes you wonder how overblown this record could have been. That said, the decision to focus on the best elements, even if there are a lot of them, and refine them has resulted in an expertly crafted album that never really outstayed its welcome.
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EP REVIEW: Knocked Loose – A Tear in the Fabric of Life

Knocked Loose are a band that seemingly everyone is a fan of. Whenever they release music, most bands will rave about it on their socials, and chances are your timeline will be flooded full of love for the band – and in our opinion, that is rightly so. Last month, the band dropped a surprise six-track EP and short film - here's what we thought.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Will Varley – The Hole Around My Head

Will Varley may very well be the best singer/songwriter you haven’t heard of. His ability and immense talent have shined through in his previous records, but with a new producer and record label, can he keep riding the same wave of momentum that has made him such a cult hero?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Every Time I Die – Radical

The world looks entirely different in 2021 to the way it did when Every Time I Die started out, more than two decades ago. With eight previous full-length albums under the belts and a wealth of experience, you could forgive Every Time I Die for getting comfortable and resting on their laurels. Hell, two of the main songwriters in the band have children now and the other guitar player is a full-time professional wrestler with one of the biggest companies in the world today. Yet with their ninth studio album 'Radical', the band seem as focused as ever and are ready to fire on all cylinders once again.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Don Broco – Amazing Things

Don Broco are one of the best bands the UK has to offer. Off the back of the huge 'Technology', the boys from Bedford embarked on a huge tour including UK arenas - will 'Amazing Things' continue their ascendancy to stardom?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Vildhjarta – måsstaden under vatten

We have waited far too long for a new album from Vildhjarta, with their previous effort, the superb extended play 'Thousands of Evils', released more than eight years ago. It was important for the Swedes to come back with a bang and leave a lasting impact on their awaiting audience. Fortunately, they do not deal in low quality output and their new release, 'måsstaden under vatten', is a testament to that very fact.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Sticky

Is Frank Carter the greatest rock star of this generation? From jumping into crowds from crazy heights to getting a giant spider tattooed on his head – he’s as punk as it gets. The band’s first three records were raw, heavy, in-your-face guitar music that took no prisoners, so how does their latest effort 'Sticky' hold up?
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dying Wish – Fragments of a Bitter Memory

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.
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