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In This Moment - "Black Widow" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 21, 2014
Hollywood rockers In This Moment raise the temperature with the latest chapter in their musical journey, but will Black Widow

Rating: 8 / 10

Volbeat @ University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) on November 20, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 21, 2014
Volbeat end their touring cycle for Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies with a fine mix of new and old favourite in Norwich. Hope…
Vanity Draws Blood @ The Fighting Cocks (Kingston Upon Thames, UK) on December 11, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Erin Large on Dec 20, 2014
Vanity Draws Blood headlined an intimate gig at the Fighting Cocks in Kingston Upon Thames on Thursday, December 11th.
Hateful Abandon - "Liars/Bastards" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Justin Franco on Dec 19, 2014
Liars/Bastards, the third album from the indefinable Bristol-based Hateful Abandon, plays like a '90s Los Angeles skate compe…

Rating: 5 / 10

Devil Sold His Soul - "Belong ╪ Betray" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 17, 2014
If you need any further proof that UK hardcore boys Devil Sold His Soul are a stunning band, then one listen to this short EP…

Rating: 9 / 10

Thomas Giles - "Modern Noise" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Dec 17, 2014
Modern Noise is definitely the kind of album that requires repeat listening, not only due to its complexity, but also because…

Rating: 8 / 10

Hopes Die Last @ The Garage (London, UK) on December 4, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Erin Large on Dec 17, 2014
Despite rumours of van accidents and technical difficulties, Italian post-hardcore outfit Hopes Die Last still managed to tea…
Summon the Octopi - "Nonversations" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Justin Franco on Dec 16, 2014
All in all, 'Nonversations' is a terrific effort by the self-described "one-dude band from Berlin, Germany."

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Mastodon @ Brixton Academy (London, UK) on November 28, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 16, 2014
Mastodon may not be the chattiest of bands but, as their fans found out in London recently, they more than lived up to their…
The Amity Affliction @ O2 Islington Academy (London, UK) on December 2, 2014 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Erin Large on Dec 16, 2014
Aussie hardcore favourites The Amity Affliction rolled into London on their latest UK tour headlining a night that left hardc…
Shredhead - "Death Is Righteous" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Dec 16, 2014
Elements of Shredhead's Death Is Righteous will peel the skin off your face, and melt your eardrums if you are too close to t…

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Devilment - "The Great and Secret Show" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 16, 2014
There are certainly enough good moments on here to suggest that they have a future, if they can polish up the rough edges tha…

Rating: 6.5 / 10

AC/DC - "Rock Or Bust" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 15, 2014
At this stage in their careers would it be wrong to expect anything other than fist-pumpin' rock n' roll fodder from the Auss…

Rating: 7 / 10

Cavalera Conspiracy - "Pandemonium" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 15, 2014
The Cavalera brothers return to their roots on their latest album and, in doing so, have released an album worthy of their le…

Rating: 8 / 10

Affiance - "Blackout" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Dec 15, 2014
From beginning to end, this Blackout is packed with tunes that you won't want to turn off.

Rating: 8 / 10

Gob - "Apt 13" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Marina on Dec 10, 2014
Gob released Apt 13, their 6th studio album, via New Damage Records on August 26, 2014. The riffs are now guitar-driven and m…

Rating: 8 / 10

Execration - "Morbid Dimensions" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Dec 10, 2014
When you are labelled as a "best kept secret," the hope is that you can produce an album that firmly puts you into the spotli…

Rating: 6 / 10

Hearts Like Lions - "These Hands" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Dec 08, 2014
Tooth & Nail Records' newest addition, Hearts Like Lions, have recently released an EP that is a little bit edgy, and very mu…

Rating: 7 / 10

Busker Bros: "Not Just a 'Band of the Week'"
Comments The Skinny » by: Yumna Leghari on Dec 08, 2014
The Whitby, Ontario-based trio known as Busker Bros offers a psychedelic tone which breaks down into rhythmic guitar riffs an…
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life - "Soulless Hymns" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 08, 2014
King 810 might have been labelled "the fury of the future" in certain quarters but, on the evidence of Soulless Hymns, The La…

Rating: 8 / 10

Exodus: New Album 'Blood In, Blood Out' Proves Thrash is Still a Force to be Reckoned With
Comments The Skinny » by: Daniella Kohan on Dec 08, 2014
Take some ibuprofen before you turn it up to 11 because the whiplash is inevitable and imminent with Blood In, Blood Out, the…
Standards - "Kid" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Dec 07, 2014
New single "Kid" off the debut EP of the same name, via St. Catherines, Ontario punk-rock band Standards is the kind of song…

Rating: 8 / 10

The Skull - "For Those Which Are Asleep" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Dec 06, 2014
With their debut, For Those Which Are Asleep, The Skull has really managed to create an exciting and powerful disc that will…

Rating: 9 / 10

Septa - "Destroyer" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 04, 2014
Experimental rock from the Ukraine that rarely does anything except hit the mark.

Rating: 7 / 10

Nickelback - "No Fixed Address" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Nov 27, 2014
Bluurgh, let's get it out of the way – "Chad Kroeger is a cunt," "Nickelback sucks," "Fuck Nickelback, they're not rock" ...b…

Rating: 7 / 10