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Cough - "Still They Pray" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 30, 2016
Virginia-based doomsters, Cough, are back and in the most fuzzed-out, feedback frenzied way. This is called a "doomgasm", folks. No better way to put it.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Salem's Pot - "Tranny Takes a Trip" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Danny P. on May 27, 2016
With "Tranny Takes a Trip", Salem’s Pot has left us with both a delicious and tantalizing treat, plus another reason to eagerly anticipate the summer release of Pronounce This!.

Rating: 9 / 10

War Curse - "Final Days" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 27, 2016
With their debut EP, Final Days, there is no doubt in my mind that War Curse is on a warpath to becoming a thrash band to be reckoned with.

Rating: 7 / 10

Die Hexe - "Die Hexe" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on May 27, 2016
Punk bands in Toronto seem to only be interested in purist versions of hardcore or screamo. But what about a band that wants to crossover these genres? Does it work?

Rating: 8.5 / 10

BINARY CODE List Their TOP 10 Favorite Comedians to Listen to When on the Road [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on May 27, 2016
Jesse Zuretti, guitarist for the New Jersey-based progressive metal Binary Code, lists his favorite comedians to listen to when on the road.
Mortiis @ Ruby Lounge (Manchester, UK) on May 25, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: John Gilleese on May 27, 2016
Mortiis returns to the UK in support of his new album so we sent our photographer along to catch him in action. Read the review and check out our photos here...
Discharge - "End of Days" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on May 24, 2016
So it's been 36 years since they released their infamous LP Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, am album that helped create D-Beat, shape Crust Punk, and influence hardcore punk. So how does their new record stack up?

Rating: 9 / 10

Broken Teeth - "At Peace Amongst Chaos" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 24, 2016
So, Manchester hardcore favourites Broken Teeth have issued the first fruits of their deal with Nuclear Blast. See what we make of the "future of hardcore" here...

Rating: 7 / 10

Electric Citizen - "Higher Time" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on May 24, 2016
With the success Higher Time (out now via RidingEasy Records) deserves, 2016 should be a big year for Electric Citizen!

Rating: 8 / 10

Avatar - "Feathers & Flesh" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 24, 2016
Big things are expected of Avatar in 2016 and, having already given the metal scene a bit of a shake-up, with Feathers & Flesh you get the feeling that it’s time for the real apocalypse!

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Zoax - "Zoax" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 24, 2016
London band Zoax may not be to everyone's taste but their debut album, while it might leave you scratching your head at times, won't be easy to forget. Read our review here...

Rating: 7.5 / 10

PureGrainAudio Presents: A Ridiculously Short History of... CRUST
Comments The Skinny » by: Lance Marwood on May 24, 2016
Watch as Lance Marwood attempts to describe an entire subgenre of heavy music using less than 300 words. There’s a bonus playlist of essential artists and releases! This time around... CRUST!
Five (well...Eight) Bands to Check Out at SLAM DUNK 2016 this Weekend Including NORTHLANE, MOOSE BLOOD and ISSUES
Comments The Skinny » by: Graham Finney on May 24, 2016
Slam Dunk returns this Bank Holiday weekend and with a whole host of great bands playing across multiple stages we thought we'd give you a helping hand with five bands we think you should check out if you get the chance.
Snake Tongue - "Raptor's Breath" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Adrian Peel on May 24, 2016
Bordering on uncontrolled mayhem at times, read our thoughts on Raptor's Breath, the debut from Swedish band Snake Tongue...

Rating: 6 / 10

Saosin @ Islington Academy (London, UK) on April 30, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on May 24, 2016
Saosin stopped off in London recently to play a show at the Islington Academy so we sent Olivia Johnston along who brought back this review and awesome photos.
Candlemass - "Death Thy Lover" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 23, 2016
I love Candlemass but, as much as it pains me to write this, their Death Thy Lover EP is a buzzkill.

Rating: 4.5 / 10

Sharp Weapons - "Sharp Weapons" [Heavy Haiku Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 23, 2016
Sharp Weapons don't fuck around and their self-titled debut LP punches you in the face before you can get a word in.

Rating: 8 / 10

Without Mercy - "Mouichido" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 23, 2016
Vancouver-based death metal band Without Mercy rework their 2014 EP Reborn and, while it may not offer anything new, this nineteen minute EP is delivered with devastating ferocity. Read our review here...

Rating: 8 / 10

Tokyo Police Club - "Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1)" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Yumna Leghari on May 21, 2016
Tokyo Police Club, the ever-reliable indie rock band, brings its listeners a swift and concise 5-track EP just in time for feel-good Summer moments.

Rating: 7 / 10

HELLYEAH - "UNDEN!ABLE" [140 Character Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on May 21, 2016
UNDEN!ABLE lives up to all the expectations for this elite group of musicians, and then some.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Nothing - "Tired of Tomorrow" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on May 20, 2016
Nothing has shown us they have the ability to harvest what is good from this misunderstood "shoegaze" genre and carefully add their own identity to it.

Rating: 7 / 10

Against The Current - "In Our Bones" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 20, 2016
Pop-rock newcomers Against The Current have the world in their hands but have they delivered what the genre wants on their debut album In Our Bones. Read our review to find out...

Rating: 8 / 10

ELECTRIC CITIZEN List Their TOP 10 Favourite Van VHS Tapes [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on May 19, 2016
Cincinnati-based heavy psych rock quartet, Electric Citizen, released their latest stonerific album, Higher Time, via RidingEasy Records and now have shared their Top 10 Van VHS tapes!
Inert - "Obliteration of the Self" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 19, 2016
Even though this is their virgin effort, Inert sound salty enough.

Rating: 8 / 10

One Last Run - "Unbreakable" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 19, 2016
Manchester metallers One Last Run deliver a solid set of songs on their new album but is it enough to leave the UK rock scene in a heap of rubble? Read our review to find out..

Rating: 7 / 10

12 Rock Concerts You MUST Attend in Toronto, Canada during Summer 2016
Comments The Skinny » by: Jessica Lam on May 18, 2016
Don't miss out on the best shows rock happening this summer in Toronto!
Cleanse The Hive - "From The Depths" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 18, 2016
It must be something in the water up in Scotland as brutal metallers Cleanse The Hive join a list of impressive bands emerging from the underground scene up there. Read our review of their new EP here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

DevilDriver - "Trust No One" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 18, 2016
Dez Fafara and his metal brothers in Devildriver return with more groove-laden, circle-pit inducing metal. Read our thoughts on their latest offering here...

Rating: 8 / 10

The Compulsions - "Revolution" (feat. Bumblefoot) [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Adrian Peel on May 17, 2016
"Revolution" is arguably one of the better Beatles songs and The Compulsions more than do it justice.

Rating: 8 / 10

From Oslo - "From Oslo" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on May 17, 2016
From Oslo's kickass vocals combined with their aggressively-intense guitar hooks make for a stellar sound.

Rating: 7 / 10