ALBUM REVIEW: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – DISSOCIATION

10 stars

1997 to 2016. 5 albums and 4 EPs of some of the rawest, most innovative and shock-and-awe-inducing compositions readily available.  At the beginning of August, we were all collectively handed the shit-sandwich of bad news that this is the beginning of the end of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Sad times are on the horizon, but with it comes the swan-song album, the finalé of their avant-garde, jazz infusion math. Continue reading “ALBUM REVIEW: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN – DISSOCIATION”

REVIEW: EVERY TIME I DIE – ‘LOW TEENS’

Speeding towards their 20th anniversary with only 2 years to go and still pushing the pedal down hard, Every Time I Die presents us with Low Teens, album number 8. 8 bloody albums that embody the phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, Low Teens dishes up another helping of that humble ETID pie that fans have come to love. The true kings of … Continue reading REVIEW: EVERY TIME I DIE – ‘LOW TEENS’

REVIEW: TAKING BACK SUNDAY – ‘TIDAL WAVE’

10 stars

Tidal Wave is the eagerly anticipated seventh album from Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday. Yes, you read that right, SEVENTH. Most bands that have been around as long as Taking Back Sunday (a pretty staggering 17 years) have faded away and either made a less than impressive comeback or simply stayed gone. But not Taking Back Sunday. Not only have they remained successful throughout their careers, they have thrived. After reuniting with their original line up back in 2010, this is the first time the band have released three consecutive albums with the same line up, and they just keep getting better. If you’re hoping to read even one bad word about this album, look away now, I have got nothing.

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ALBUM REVIEW: THIS WILD LIFE – ‘ LOW TIDES’

7 stars

I’m going to keep this review short and sweet because there’s not too much to say about this album. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s a natural progression/evolution from their previous album ‘Clouded’, more instrumental parts and backing vocals added. The production on ‘Low Tides’ is absolutely incredible – it was done by two producers Aaron Marsh and Jason Suwito.

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EP REVIEW: LANDMARKS – ‘IN SPITE OF IT ALL’

I have to admit, when the chance to review new music from Manchester’s Landmarks came across my desk [I don’t really own a desk, please just imagine that I do for the sake of the story] I leapt at the opportunity! Having shared a stage with them back in May, and having a thoroughly enjoyable experience I thought it would only be right to give … Continue reading EP REVIEW: LANDMARKS – ‘IN SPITE OF IT ALL’

ALBUM REVIEW: TRADE WIND – ‘YOU MAKE EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR’

For those of you that don’t know Trade Wind is the brain child and side project of Jesse Barnett, vocalist of hardcore heroes Stick To Your Guns and guitarist Tom Williams of Stray From The Path. If you follow either of those bands like we do then you already know the immense pedigree and brilliance of those bands. Having already released an EP under this … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: TRADE WIND – ‘YOU MAKE EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR’

EP REVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE – ‘DUST AND BONES’

Lonely The Brave are a band known for their dark lyrics, broody riffs and husky vocals and as the Cambridgeshire band release their new ep ‘Dust and Bones’ named after a track from their recent album ‘Things Will Matter’, it’s clear that they’ve continued to develop and hone their unique sound. The opening track, Place Isn’t Lost blasts into your ears fiercely with a wall of … Continue reading EP REVIEW: LONELY THE BRAVE – ‘DUST AND BONES’

ALBUM REVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD – ‘BLUSH’

The UK’s favourite (okay, maybe just my favourite) emo band are finally back with their second studio album, Blush. To say Moose Blood have had a break since the release their debut album, of I’ll Keep You in Mind, From Time to Time, in 2014 would be a little unfair. The boys played on the 2015 Warped Tour and burst back onto the scene in … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: MOOSE BLOOD – ‘BLUSH’