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ALBUM REVIEW: Billy Talent – Afraid Of Heights

It’s been a few years since Canadian natives Billy Talent put together a new studio album, the last we heard from Kowalewicz and co was back in 2014. Proclaimed as one of Canada’s most successful rock acts there are high hopes pinned on this latest outing.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Rob Lynch – Baby, I’m A Runaway

If you like your guitar music a bit poppy, with a touch of country & rock accompanied with honest and heartfelt lyrics, then Rob Lynch is the one for you. Here's what we thought of his latest album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway'.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Night Verses – Into The Vanishing Night

It’s one thing to incorporate more experimental ideas into your sound, but it’s another thing entirely to do so when you are one album in to your career, especially considering that one album made waves by delivering an already standout style. Such a statement would fit suit to the gambit made by Night Verses on their second album Into The Vanishing Night.
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EP REVIEW: Wild Throne – Blood Maker

On first listen, one may assume that Wild Throne are a typical hard rock band, with the relentless loudness of the guitars and drums on display throughout their debut EP, Blood Maker. However, listen just a little closer and under the layers of heaviness there are the complex song structures and unconventional time signatures of progressive rock.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Hot Mass – Nervous Tensions

Some may not even consider Hot Mass a pop punk group because of the connotations of the term now; however, they certainly embody many of the best traits of pop music and punk rock with clear passion and energy. Hot Mass also prove a band like them can be punk, pop, and still smart.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis

Biffy Clyro have been through a lot in the last few years, but Ellipsis has seen them find a new sense of self-belief and they want you to know that that they are back, stronger than ever, and that nothing is going to hold them down.
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EP REVIEW: As Sirens Fall – The Hospital Party

What a fantastic EP. Halfway between pop party belters and headbang worthy alternative anthems, As Sirens Fall’s debut EP The Hospital Party is a near faultless five tracks of upbeat melodies, pop-punk tendencies and powerful, anthemic choruses.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Blink-182 – California

Following the news that Tom Delonge would be leaving Blink-182 - again - to concentrate on other projects, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker could have accepted defeat and called it a day. Instead, they announced that friend and Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba would be stepping in - here's what we thought of their latest album 'California'.
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EP REVIEW: River Becomes Ocean – December

Brighton's River Becomes Ocean have already gathered early acclaim for their cinematic post-hardcore and if December is anything to go by, it definitely won't be long before the rivers of support turn into oceans.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Hit The Lights – Just To Get Through To You

Things aren’t great at the moment; you only have to turn on your TV or look at your Twitter feed to see that (eugh). So what better way to make ourselves feel better than a listen to an acoustic EP from a band from our younger years? Hit The Lights’ latest release Just To Get Through To You is an uplifting six track treat, perfect for reminiscing about the days you made your carefree memories – when the sun actually shone in the summer! – but with an observant, realistic edge.
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