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Stray From The Path - "Subliminal Criminals" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 02, 2015
From Government corruption to rich white kids to police brutality, Stray From The Path's Subliminal Criminals is a record that pulls no punches... it's that fucking angry!

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro-Pain – "Voice Of Rebellion" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 02, 2015
Do New York hardcore veterans dish-up more of the same pissed-off chuggy hardcore on their latest offering or are fans in for a surprise?

Rating: 6 / 10

Soulfly – "Archangel" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Sep 01, 2015
Is Archangel a worthy addition to the catalogue of a metal legend that runs back nearly thirty years?

Rating: 7 / 10

Crossfaith - "Xeno" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Sep 01, 2015
Crossfaith's Razor & Tie release, Xeno, is a high-energy, intense, dynamic disc that's packed to the gills with driving, rhythmic grooves and techno-inspired electronic beats.

Rating: 8 / 10

Ol Drake - "Old Rake" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Aug 31, 2015
If self-indulgent guitar albums are your thing then look no further, Ol Drake's Old Rake will be perfect.

Rating: 5 / 10

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – "Blossom" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 31, 2015
Former Gallows frontman Frank Carter returns with his new band and, as their debut album Blossom shows, some of that infamous venom!

Rating: 8 / 10

Dealey Plaza - "Deliver Us" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 31, 2015
Dallas brutalists Dealey Plaza dish up an uneasy listen on their latest offering Deliver Us. Read our review here.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Iron Maiden - "Book of Souls" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Aug 31, 2015
Washing off the skid mark left by 2010's Final Frontier, Book of Souls is redemptive. It's almost classic Iron Maiden.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Chronocide – "Meditations" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 31, 2015
Probably best listen to this one if you're in a kind of "hating life" mood. UK blackened/grind at it's most horrible.

Rating: 5.5 / 10

Bring Me The Horizon @ O2 Academy (Oxford, UK) on August 27, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 31, 2015
Bring Me The Horizon warm-up for the Reading & Leeds appearances with a couple of intimate club shows. Read our review of their gig in Oxford.
An Elegy - "Embrace The Rain" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 30, 2015
On their new EP, UK newcomers An Elegy show that, if you put a bit of thought into it, heavy music can be much more devastating. Read our review here.

Rating: 8 / 10

Throaat – "Black Speed" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 30, 2015
Inspired by the likes of Motorhead and Venom, Black Speed the new EP from New York trio Throaat may not mean shit to modern metal kids but will certainly get approval from him downstairs.

Rating: 6 / 10

Sweat Lodge - "Talismana" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jason Oberuc on Aug 29, 2015
There really isn't much room for improvement here. Talismana's length, song structures, impassioned playing, and killer tones and sounds all make for a nearly flawless record.

Rating: 9 / 10

Senses Fail - "Pull The Thorns From Your Heart" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Aug 29, 2015
Senses Fail return with their sixth studio album Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, and it has simply left us hungry for more!

Rating: 7 / 10

Buried In Verona - "Vultures Above, Lions Below" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 29, 2015
If you're going to put out a metalcore album in 2015 it's going to have to be pretty special to get noticed so does the new offering from these Aussie shredders deliver something different?

Rating: 6 / 10

Terror - "The 25th Hour" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 28, 2015
Hardcore stalwarts Terror return with The 25th Hour, another album demonstrating there is still plenty of rage in their hardcore bones.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

AXIS - "Show Your Greed" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jason Oberuc on Aug 27, 2015
Show Your Greed is the new Good Fight Music release from Florida's hardcore band AXIS and man, their sound has impact!

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Casey Bolles - "Freshman" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 27, 2015
Armed with an acoustic guitar and a plastic bag full of frustration, Casey Bolles unleashes his dark poetry on the world. Read our thoughts here...

Rating: 6 / 10

Insane Clown Posse "Unfuckwitable" List: Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope List the Best Michael Jackson Jams of All Time
Comments The Skinny » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 27, 2015
Insane Clown Posse's new album The Marvelous Missing Link (FOUND) is available now everywhere (released July 28th)! Recently Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope told us about their favourite Michael Jackson songs ever!
Meanwhile In Laos – "Meanwhile In Laos" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 27, 2015
Bangkok street-punks Meanwhile In Laos have a lot to get off their chest if the lyrical commentary on their new album is any indicator. Read our review of their debut here.

Rating: 6 / 10

Goat Torment - "Sermons to Death" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jason Oberuc on Aug 27, 2015
A true work of ritualistic, dark, spiritual and Satan worshiping art, this album is especially fascinating.

Rating: 9 / 10

Fear Factory – "Genexus" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 26, 2015
It's been twenty years since LA metallers Fear Factory released their genre-smashing Demanufacture album so does their new album see them still managing to smash down the boundaries of heavy music?

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Awaken The Empire – "Aurora" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 26, 2015
Aurora, the new album from LA alt-pop-metal troop Awaken The Empire, has just enough infectious pop hooks to make sure your mind doesn't wander too far from the music.

Rating: 7 / 10

Patrons - "The Momentary Effects Of Sunlight" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 25, 2015
This new EP from Plymouth post-hardcore chaps Patrons sets things up nicely for a future that hints at something quite magical.

Rating: 8 / 10

Bloodstock Festival @ Catton Hall (Derbyshire, UK) on August 7/8/9, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Aug 21, 2015
From Cannibal Corpse to Opeth. From Raging Speedhorn to Trivium. From Orange Goblin to Rob Zombie. Bloodstock Festival 2015 had something for fans of most metal genres. Read our review and photos of the three day event inside.
Cattle Decapitation – "The Anthropocene Extinction" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 21, 2015
Continuing to produce top-drawer death/grindcore, Cattle Decapitation take their game to another level with this slice of brutal filth.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Sine of the Lion – "Ossington" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 21, 2015
This particular musical boat may have sailed out of port many years ago but this three minutes of unashamed hook filled nu-metal is a real treat!

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Sirens & Sailors - "Rising Moon : Setting Sun" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Aug 19, 2015
Unlike some albums where bands simply turn their amps up to 11 and walk away, Rising Moon : Setting Sun has a lot of rise and fall throughout the whole album, as well as within individual songs, allowing for a wide array of dynamics.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Rolo Tomassi – "Grievances" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 18, 2015
The beauty of the Deftones, the unpredictability of Faith No More and the chaos of Dillinger - welcome to Grievances, the new album from Sheffield noise merchants, Rolo Tomassi.

Rating: 9 / 10

Goatwhore - "Constricting Rage of the Merciless" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Aug 18, 2015
So far Goatwhore have consistently delivered solid album after solid album and Constricting Rage of the Merciless continues this trend.

Rating: 7 / 10