ALL Reviews

Damned If I Don’t, the new project from South African born musician Daniel Stacey Herber, recently released their new, self-titled album. Herber sat down to give us an exclusive track-by-track explanation of his work.
on Mar 21, 2019
From Joy Division to Wolf Alice, Wakefield post-punk newcomers The Gallery pick five songs that helped shape the raucous sound of the band.
on Mar 21, 2019
You can hear multi-instrumentalist Elisa’s progression with every Sadness release, however it seems more prominent in Rain. Alongside Elisa’s exhibition of a multitude of styles, the listener equally goes on a cathartic roller coaster of an emotional journey, exploring loneliness, sadness (obviously), and self-exploration.
on Mar 20, 2019
Fresh off the March 1st release of their fourth full-length, bi/MENTAL, via Rise Records, Mexican garage punkers Le Butcherettes lend us vocalist/guitarist Teri Gender Bender for a Women of Rock session to list five of her current favourite female acts.
on Mar 20, 2019
Essex’s maverick musical genius, Scott Lavene is bringing his specific brand of alt/indie rock to the masses with the debut album, Broke, out June 7th via Funnel Music. Get to know the man by checking out his wildly absurd “Alternative Guide to NYC”; a hilarious whirlwind sure to define your next trip to NYC.
on Mar 20, 2019
Ahead of the release of, Mysterium Tremendum’s, the new album due April 26th via Entertainment One, Portland, OR’s progressive sludge sluggers, Lord Dying shared their “Stereo Six,” wherein guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson covers concept records that influenced him during the new album’s writing process.
on Mar 19, 2019
Troll’s second album, Legend Master, out April 12th via Shadow Kingdom Records, is a meandering, yet still gripping narrative that is as much Tolkien as Asimov in its content, full of tense, dynamic compositions that balance riff and melody to great effect.
on Mar 18, 2019
Louise Lemón, a riveting, powerful force hot off the released of her new album, A Broken Heart is an Open Heart, out March 15th via Icons Creating Evil Art, joins our Women of Rock ranks with five female-centric acts that helped shape her new record.
on Mar 18, 2019
Hate Force deliver a slow, heavy miasma of uncompromising aural punishment on their eponymous debut (Closed Casket Activities) that blends mid-tempo death metal with enough groove and hardcore elements to satisfy these camps, too.
on Mar 18, 2019
Celebrating a milestone anniversary, the eponymous 12-song collection from Mötley Crüe (1994, Elektra Records) demanded to be taken seriously. 25 years later, it stands tall and is well-deserving of that long-overdue respect.
on Mar 17, 2019
Montreal hip-hop trio Planet Giza have a sure-fire indicator of future success with their consistent, methodical album, Added Sugar.
on Mar 16, 2019
The rising outfit, Contrarian have surged on with their third studio album, Their Worm Never Dies. In the Willowtip Records release, we see progressive elegance amidst tough as nails #deathmetal riffs.
on Mar 15, 2019
We entered a rabbit hole called The Gerogerigegege and it lead directly to the Japan’s noise punk music scene, one which shared (and continues to share) space with the gay and BDSM scenes simultaneously. There we began to understand a mysterious band surrounded by bondage, masturbation, secrecy and noise.
on Mar 15, 2019
As intensely personal as it is universally accessible, Fedrespor’s sophomore effort, Fra en Vugge i Fjellet, out now via Nordvis Produktion, is an exercise in overcoming grief and searching for hope.
on Mar 15, 2019
As a standalone record out now via Eisenwald Records, Stone and Sea displays FEN’s evolution and refinement over the years, and is a strong showcase for modern #blackmetal.
on Mar 14, 2019
With the release of her sixth album, Reckless Heart, and subsequent UK tour dates looming, we spoke to British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor about some of the great musicians that have helped shape her sound.
on Mar 14, 2019
Indianapolis, IN’s up-and-coming hardcore heroes, Pickwick Commons are on the verge of issuing their new album Weak Bones and not only do we have a track-by-track rundown courtesy of guitarist Colin Fedorchak, but also an advance listen with our exclusive premiere!
on Mar 13, 2019
Outside of the production lacking in quality, Chris Prophet’s playing is tight and clean, and his tone and feel on Athaza are on the money.
on Mar 13, 2019
As the 2019 Juno Awards kick off in London, Ontario, hometown favourite rockers, the unsigned trio Basic White, took the time to share their own, detailed list of how to “Survive Juno Week in London”.
on Mar 13, 2019
Out March 15th via Prosthetic Records, Vile Creature’s music and Preservation Rituals (2015-2018) is not for everyone. But, if you believe in the power of art to unite, to provide catharsis and understanding, in the power of metaphor and bold statement; and are willing to give these songs the time and patience they require, then this might be right for you.
on Mar 13, 2019

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