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Northlane - "Node" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jul 28, 2015
Northlane are described as "Australian progressive metal outfit," which for me conjured an image of Robert Downey Jr. in the Ironman suit with an Australian accent. So... I'd say that's accurate.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Skinless - "Only The Ruthless Remain" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 28, 2015
Death metal veterans Skinless return from the wilderness with a new album and, so it seems listening to Only The Ruthless Remain, pick up exactly where they left off.

Rating: 6 / 10

Enabler - "Fail to Feel Safe" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 27, 2015
Enabler's Fail to Feel Safe is a record that shines one of the brightest spotlights in recent memory on not only the effectiveness of the combination of metal and hardcore, but also the expansive growth that has emerged from the Enabler ranks in such…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Idlewar – "Dig In" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 27, 2015
At certain times on Dig In, Idlewar show exactly how effective it can be when the distortion and riffs are cranked up to maximum!

Rating: 7 / 10

Lamb of God - "VII: Sturm Und Drang" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Justin Franco on Jul 24, 2015
Lamb of God's eighth studio album is by far the most cohesive, solid, and absolutely the hardest release the Richmond groove-metal masters have put out since 2004's Ashes of the Wake.

Rating: 9 / 10

Lila Ignite – "Not Punk Rock" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 24, 2015
New York alt-punks Lila Ignite step outside the usual pop-punk album formula to deliver a twenty-track, ninety minute selection of feelgood songs.

Rating: 6 / 10

We Came As Romans - "We Came As Romans" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 24, 2015
We Came As Romans' self-titled fourth album dropped today, July 24th, via Equal Vision Records and you'll want to get your hands on it ASAP.

Rating: 8 / 10

August Burns Red - "Found In Far Away Places" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 22, 2015
August Burns Red's Found In Far Away Places is a heavy, at times punishingly-heavy record, with well-executed and tastefully-placed breakdowns.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Antigama - "The Insolent" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Jul 22, 2015
The Insolent is very much an album of two halves. The first is nothing to get overly excited about, but the second, while still maintaining elements of grindcore, is much more focused and progressive.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Kissing Candice – "Blind Until We Burn" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 20, 2015
US horrorcore outfit Kissing Candice fall a little short of expectations with the release of their new album Blind Until We Burn.

Rating: 6 / 10

The Dropper's Neck – "Nineteen | Sixteen" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 20, 2015
Essex punks smash out some of the catchiest most frantic punk rock you'll have had the pleasure of listening to on their new EP Nineteen | Sixteen.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Agnostic Front – "The American Dream Died" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 19, 2015
Hardcore veterans Agnostic Front return with an album that shows they still have an absolute fuckload of things to get off their heavily tattooed chests.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Sworn In – "The Lovers/The Devil" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 16, 2015
Chicago metallers Sworn In head down the "concept" path for the follow-up to their 2013 debut with the end result being a very personal, emotional record.

Rating: 6 / 10

Thy Art Is Murder - "Holy War" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 16, 2015
Holy War is Thy Art Is Murder's eagerly-awaited new album and, if you're expecting anything other than bone-breaking, brain-splattering rage, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Nok Novum - "Ghost Farmer" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 16, 2015
If you're looking for a band who create powerful, thought-provoking, challenging heavy music that doesn't sit within any boundaries or pigeonholes, then Nok Novum are certainly worth a punt.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Breaking Benjamin - "Dark Before Dawn" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jul 16, 2015
BUT, EUREKA! Dark Before Dawn, despite the line-up change, retains most of the signature Benjamin sound.

Rating: 7.8 / 10

On Top – "Topless" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 16, 2015
On Top pays decent homage to revved up days of being lewd, crude and tattooed with raunchy riffs, vocals that drip with sneering attitude and a drumming one-two punch that solidly hits at the heart of the matter like a hammer slamming a nail.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Soilwork – "The Ride Majestic" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 12, 2015
Soilwork's tenth offering, The Ride Majestic, starts off on a strong note with the title track, but like clockwork, it quickly starts heading downhill.

Rating: 5 / 10

Nightslug - "Loathe" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lindsay O'Connor on Jul 12, 2015
Germany's Nightslug gets it done on Loathe. The band's third recorded installment is a gritty drag through Sludgy Doom and Hardcore with enough aural toxicity to even make fans of Buzzov*en question what they’ve been doing with their lives.

Rating: 8 / 10

Milestones – "Equal Measures" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 11, 2015
Young, Manchester-based outfit put out their new EP but will it see them replicate the success of some of their influences like Neck Deep and YMA6?

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Heartless Bastards - "Restless Ones" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jason Oberuc on Jul 11, 2015
Heartless Bastards has the ability to play, but they need to figure out how to add in that wow factor. If they had that, I believe that this band would be set.

Rating: 4.5 / 10

Everlit – "Renovate" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 11, 2015
Lost interest in Linkin Park when they lost interest in guitars? Well, alt-rockers Everlit might be just the band to fill that hole. Check out our review of their new EP here.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Between The Buried And Me - "Coma Ecliptic" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Jul 10, 2015
With Coma Ecliptic, Between The Buried And Me might just have written their seminal album. Insanely brilliant from start to finish, it takes you on one fantastic journey.

Rating: 9 / 10

Pitbulls In The Nursery - "Equanimity" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 08, 2015
So, it may have been almost six years since the world has heard anything from this French outfit but, as you can hear on Equanimity, the quintet are back.

Rating: 8 / 10

Bonehunter - "Evil Triumphs Again" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 08, 2015
With a band oozing as much potential as Bonehunter, you'll wish they'd demonstrate more of themselves than their influences and inspirations.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Poison Idea - "Confuse & Conquer" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 08, 2015
For 35 years Portland punks Poison Idea have been churning out their bile-soaked punk but, as their new album shows, they've still got a surprise or two up their sleeves.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Genocide Pact - "Forged Through Domination" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 07, 2015
Genocide Pact's Forged Through Domination, despite its occasional nod to early Celtic Frost growl, sounds empty and spacious.

Rating: 6 / 10

Delta Deep - "Delta Deep" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Jul 07, 2015
Delta Deep's self-titled debut is consummate. Cook, Collen, DeLeo, and Robinson have it all. Hopefully there is more to come from this unusual band.

Rating: 9 / 10

Tengger Cavalry - "Blood Sacrifice Shaman" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 01, 2015
From the very first measure of the disc opener, "Tengger Cavalry," this album grabbed me by the throat and forced me to pay attention by violently feeding me thundering rhythms and razor-sharp riffs all skillfully mixed with fiddle, frame drum, and s…

Rating: 8.8 / 10

We Are Harlot - "We Are Harlot" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jun 30, 2015
Sure, on the surface We Are Harlot is an enjoyable album, but dig a little deeper and it becomes pretty predictable.

Rating: 5 / 10