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Gallows – "Desolation Sounds" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 23, 2015
Punk rockers Gallows are a band who have always had an unpredictable edge and, through their new album, Desolation Sounds, they couldn't have demonstrated that any better.

Rating: 8 / 10

Zoax - "Is Everybody Listening?" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Erin Large on Apr 23, 2015
Highly rated UK band Zoax release their new EP but does it manage to capture their charismatic personality or does the end result fall short?

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Gift Giver – "Shitlife" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 22, 2015
Shitlife is an exploration of the darkest most negative depths of Justin Johnson's mind to a sound of bone-breaking deathcore. Don't expect a nice listen.

Rating: 6 / 10

King Parrot – "Dead Set" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 22, 2015
The Phil Anselmo approved Australian thrash/grind lunatics release their Housecore debut but does it live up to all expectations?

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!
Red Seas Fire – "Resolution" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 21, 2015
Listening to Resolution, the new release from UK boys Red Seas Fire, makes you wonder how this metal band have managed to stay unsigned for so long...

Rating: 8 / 10

Morgoth - "Ungod" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Apr 21, 2015
Ungod's first single, "God Is Evil," displays not only Jager's capabilities, but also confirms that, over the years, Morgoth has lost none of their brutality.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Dyed In Grey - "The Forgotten Sequence" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 21, 2015
New York progressive metallers Dyed In Grey are set to release their latest slice of challenging, genre-bending music. Read our review of The Forgotten Sequence here.

Rating: 6 / 10

All Time Low - "Future Hearts" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Apr 20, 2015
If you need real proof as to how amazing this album is, look no further than the first few tracks. Right off the bat, we've got singles that will perforate your brains for the next several weeks.

Rating: 8 / 10

Cardinal Bay - "Way Back Home" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 20, 2015
After a blast through the five tracks offered up by Cardinal Bay on their EP, Way Back Home, it's hard to deny that they know how to pen a good tune.

Rating: 7 / 10

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.
Bitter Kids - "Monster House" (Re-Release) [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Apr 17, 2015
Overall, Monster House is a catchy breath of fresh air with lyrics that are sure to resonate with almost every listener.

Rating: 8 / 10

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