Twenty One Pilots are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the world. Their own brand of alternative anthems make them have a place in so many people’s hearts. So how will changing up their sound to a pop style translate in 'Scaled and Icy'?
Knomad Spock – a name derived from the restless spirit that has driven him through life, is an artist who hails jointly from Britain and Somalia. His debut record consists of poetry, rap and neofolk, which accumulate to make 'Winter of Discontent'. With influences ranging from Four Tet to Radiohead, the record sees the artist paint a canvas that expresses his dual heritage with a variety of different paints.
With the release of 'Typhoons', British duo Royal Blood have taken their craft and perfected (almost) every single possible aspect, managing to put out a record that’s punchy yet groovy at the same time, which is sure to become the favourite for a lot of people.
Gojira were arguably the metal band of the decade in the 2010s, with the huge 'L’Enfant Sauvage' and Grammy-nominated 'Magma'. They are a band hot on the lips of every metal fan, and are well on their way to being an all-time great - so, how does 'Fortitude' begin the next decade for the French band?
15 years. That’s how long it’s taken Claudio Sanchez to release another full-length release under The Prize Fighter Inferno moniker, managing to beat even Tool’s 13-year span between records. Has the wait for 'The City Introvert' been worthwhile, though?
Post-hardcore/rock powerhouse Holding Absence are on the brink of greatness. Coming out of their hometown of Cardiff some six short years ago, Holding Absence absolutely stormed their ascent in the alternative music scene, with their atmospheric amalgamation of belting anthemic choruses, battering drums and big guitar riffs on their monochromatic hard-hitting debut. To follow in the footsteps of such a strong self-titled takes some beating, but the band have done it with their sonically, lyrically, thematically and visually stunning second album 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'.
'Loss' is proof that Devil Sold His Soul have always stood on the cusp of greatness. The world may not have noticed it up until now and frankly, it has been their loss (no pun intended). With their fourth full-length release, the band have reached the potential that they have always promised and have grown into something truly special.
The enigmatic hardcore collective return with their third album, following up the brilliant 'ONLY LOVE' from 2018. This time, they have even revealed who is actually playing on the record….or have they? Having officially stepped out of the shadows, do they deliver another boundary pushing release with 'ULTRAPOP'?
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.
In a world where virtual concerts will hopefully be a thing of the past in three months' time, it is difficult to persuade fans that spending money on a virtual gig is worth their time. Insane production and uniqueness to get fans excited is needed in abundance – so do Black Peaks provide that in their live streaming effort?