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The Eulogy - "The Eulogy" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on May 04, 2015
If you're a hardcore enthusiast, you will be very pleased with what you hear and given the sound of the The Eulogy's self-titled EP, I imagine the live show being a riot.

Rating: 7 / 10

Cloud Maze - "Maybe, U Decide" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Amy Ebeling on May 02, 2015
From Russia, with love—make way for Moscow's own Cloud Maze who, on Maybe, U Decide, offer up some pure, unadulterated rock with an electro-pop edge.

Rating: 8 / 10

Soilwork - "Live In The Heart Of Helsinki" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on May 01, 2015
Live In The Heart Of Helsinki is quite frankly an amazing album! It chronicles Soilwork's greatest hits and, if you are a die-hard fan, you cannot let this spectacular outing pass you by. It is must-have!

Rating: 7 / 10

Aborted - "The Necrotic Manifesto" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Apr 30, 2015
Indubitably and classically death metal, The Necrotic Manifesto features bone-breaking riffs, drumwork to send your heartbeat in a frenzy, and vocal stylings that are innately otherworldly from open to close.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Everclear - "Black Is The New Black" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 29, 2015
On Black Is The New Black, Alexakis unapologetically reveals that he is twisted, broken, angry, and free. And he proves that his band can still put out stellar music.

Rating: 8 / 10

PureGrainAudio's Guide to (Some of) the Must-See Candian Music Week 2015 Shows
Comments The Skinny » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 21, 2015
Candian Music Week is once again upon us and 2015's installment is shaping up to be better than ever. Here are 5 shows and bands you should NOT miss!
The Answer (w/ The Picturebooks, Bad Touch) @ Waterfront (Norwich, UK) on March 23, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Apr 20, 2015
Despite their new album Raise A Little Hell riding high in the rock charts, Irish rockers struggle to raise more than a ripple of excitement in Norwich.
Stoneghost (w/ Death Kindly Waits For Me, Brutai) @ Upstairs At The Garage (London, UK) on March 20, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Kial Churcher on Apr 20, 2015
Stoneghost celebrated the release of their groove-laden new album with a pummelling launch party in London. Read the review here.
Rival Sons (w/London Soul) @ Rock City, (Nottingham, UK) on April 3 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on Apr 15, 2015
Blues rockers Rival Sons brought their Southern swagger to Nottingham and our reviewer Olivia left Rock City suitably rocked and suitably impressed. Read her review here.
Satyricon - "Live At The Opera" [DVD Review]
Comments FIlm Review » by: Bruce Moore on Apr 15, 2015
This is more than just a live concert, there is something really cool and unique about the mixing of the two genres that makes it a hauntingly heavy, almost theatrical experience.

Rating: 8 / 10

Philip Sayce - "Influence" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Apr 13, 2015
Influence is a record dripping with passion and is sure to please both guitar aficionados and those who dig either blues and/or downright killer rock.

Rating: 8 / 10

Enslaved - "In Times" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Apr 10, 2015
Thirteen albums in and Enslaved are still producing new, original, and most of all intriguing albums, the latest of which is In Times.

Rating: 8 / 10

Funeral For A Friend @ Portland Arms (Cambridge, UK) on March 8, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Daniel Ackerley on Apr 10, 2015
In the intimate surroundings of the Portlands Arms, screamo-hardcore favourites Funeral For A Friend treat a packed crowd to a set of old favourites and tracks from their recently released new album.
Dead Tired @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto, ON) on March 12, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Nathan Blackmun on Apr 10, 2015
Dead Tired gets it, they understand the importance of a performance. This group had the energy of 1,000 coffees mixed with 500 Red Bulls.
Godsized – "Heavy Lies The Crown" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 10, 2015
If you're a lover of a good, dirty riff you can really bang your head to, then the new album from UK rockers Godsized should be right up your street.

Rating: 7 / 10

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Park Street Saloon (Columbus, OH) on April 4, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Apr 09, 2015
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus hit Columbus, OH's Park Street Saloon on April 4, 2015 and their set was engaging, energetic and an absolutely awesome time for all parties involved.
Annisokay - "Enigmatic Smile" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 09, 2015
Veering more towards the melodic end of the already overcrowded metalcore scene, do German outfit Annisokay offer anything different on their new album Enigmatic Smile.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Halestorm (w/ Nothing More) @ O2 Academy (Leeds, UK) on March 18, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Emma Stone on Apr 09, 2015
Lzzy Hale and her band brought some serious rock attitude to Leeds last month and Pure Grain Audio was on hand to bring you this review of their headline show.
Lancer - "Second Storm" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Apr 08, 2015
With Second Storm, Lancer have created an exciting, powerful, and melodic disc that keeps the listener on their toes with unexpected twists and turns around nearly every corner.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

While She Sleeps - "Brainwashed" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 08, 2015
Brainwashed kicks off proper with the explosive "New World Torture," and it becomes clear that While She Sleeps are heading into 2015 with a real fire in their collective bellies.

Rating: 8 / 10

Takedown Festival (w/ Heart Of A Coward, Baby Godzilla & more) @ Southampton University (Southampton, UK) on March 7, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Erin Large on Apr 05, 2015
The UK festival season kicks off in March as Takedown Festival returns to Southampton Uni. Pure Grain Audio had a team down there catching all the best bits of this impressive all-dayer.
Storyteller – "Dirty Sheets" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 04, 2015
Dirty Sheets, the new track from German pop-punk rockers Storyteller may have all the traits of your average pop-punk song but thankfully the emphasis from these Germans is more on the punk side than the pop side!

Rating: 6 / 10

Fall Out Boy - "American Beauty/American Psycho" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Apr 03, 2015
There's really nothing else to say. Fall Out Boy puts out music that is unparalleled in the fun department as well as creative genius in the pop/rock world.

Rating: 9 / 10

Total Fucking Destruction / Fubar – "Split Album" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 03, 2015
It's time to annoy the neighbours with a double blast of punk-inspired grindcore courtesy of the Split Album from Total Fucking Destruction and Fubar.

Rating: 6 / 10

The Prodigy – "The Day Is My Enemy" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 02, 2015
One of the most exciting, incendiary bands on the UK circuit deliver an album that simply blows their closest competition out of the water. Too early for album of the year contenders?

Rating: 9 / 10

Prong - "Songs From The Black Hole" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Mar 31, 2015
Songs From The Black Hole is the first covers album from Prong and, if you love great tunes, you should buy this album!

Rating: 8 / 10

Psycroptic - "Psycroptic" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Mar 31, 2015
Psycroptic's self-titled album is the sign of a band maturing without losing their identity, and the results are very impressive.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Intestinal Rot - "Consuming Fermented Bile" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Mar 31, 2015
If you're a complete pussy like I am, you might want to avoid listening to the new album from Canadian goregrind sickos Intestinal Rot.

Rating: 5 / 10

King Hitter - "King Hitter" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Mar 31, 2015
Former Corrosion Of Conformity frontman Karl Agell returns with a new band who, on the evidence of these first recordings from the band, are well and truly going to kick some serious ass!

Rating: 8 / 10

Glamour Of The Kill (w/ The Hype Theory, E of E, Ashes) @ The Underworld (London, UK) on February 28, 2015 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Kial Churcher on Mar 31, 2015
Heading out on the road with an impressive supporting bill, highly-rated metalcore troop Glamour Of The Kill roll into London and PGA was on hand to catch the show.