Packing plenty of punch and crunch, Diamond Boy (Frontiers Music), the latest from Chicago-based power pop/rock stalwart, Enuff Z’nuff, “scratches” the “itch” of longtime enthusiasts.
The Temperance Movement teamed with Earache Records in February to release A Deeper Cut, and, in celebration of the album‘s re-release via Snakefarm Records in August, we’ve reviewed the band’s most meaningful and sincere record to date.
Jonathan Davis, the iconic frontman for US nu-metal titans Korn, dropped his new solo album Black Labyrinth this spring. Check out our take on the expansive, explorative collection.
Daughtry return with their fifth album but will their newest offering rattle the rock scene? Read our review here?
Just when you thought Fridays couldn’t get any better, Oh, Weatherly and Hopeless Records team up to ensure July 27th is the best day it could possibly be... check out Lips Like Oxygen, the Dallas quintet’s debut full-length.
Out via Relapse Records, Diluvium, Obscura’s fifth album, closes their four-album run with a balanced blend of progressive composition and technical mastery that continues to impress the most hardened listener.
On Hekatomb, Funeral Mist craft a black metal record that merges multiple styles and techniques without the usual progressive and over-intellectualised trappings that usually accompany such ambitious undertakings.
Whilst this album does not quite hit an all-time high throughout, The Sacrament of Sin is still an enjoyable release from the German werewolves in Powerwolf. Out now on Napalm Records.
Expect big things from Exocrine in the very near future; Molten Giant, out August 17th via Unique Leader Records, is a titan of an album.
Trash Boat just released their second full-length, Crown Shyness, via Hopeless Records. Noticeably heavier and more hard-hitting than their first outing, it seamlessly continues the band’s trajectory as one of pop-punk’s most noteworthy acts.
Sick N’ Beautiful explore the Element Of Sex with their latest record - because what’s not to love about a group of aliens playing catchy, electronica-driven metal?
“Lives” starts off Dictator in a great way, giving you the simultaneous hookiness, heavyness and weirdness that one would hope for from a Malakian-related project.
Oubliette provide solid progressive death metal with their sophomore record, The Passage, but it never gets quite heavy enough.
In all honesty, if you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if Rites Of Spring played breakneck thrash covers of primitive skate punk while sampling serial killers, this is it.
There’s a greater darkness at work on Doomed’s 6 Anti-Odes To Life, as funeral doom adds another superb band to its roster.
Coffin Birth by Extremity is a genuinely confident, powerful, thought-out example of death worship, and one that’s unquestionably worthy of your time.
If you’ve had even a passing interest in one of the most important heavy bands of the last 30 years, or just want to hear Neurosis playing very, very fast, go and check out Pain Of Mind.
Weed Demon have shown themselves to be a very competent stoner band – even if that description sells them a bit short - and Astrological Passages sets just the right tone.
Fans will be glad to hear that Drawn and Quartered continue their steady gait of quality releases with the latest, The One Who Lurks, out soon on Krucyator Productions.
Out on Rottweiler Records, Taking the Head of Goliath’s self-titled debut makes you want to ball your fists up and punch walls, kick the cat, and, if listening in your car, bang you head on the steering wheel.