Review: Can’t Swim’s ‘Fail You Again’

Can’t swim are an upcoming rock band from New Jersey, and one that everyone should be excited about. Their first full-length album, Fail You Again, is the follow-up to EP Death Deserves A Name and will be released through Pure Noise Records. Death Deserves A Name was a record packed with energy from start to finish and thankfully that was not lost with this album. Fail You Again has an interesting mix of hard rock and pop punk elements much in the same way it’s predecessor did, yet this time around it sounds a little less confused and a little more polished. The past year has certainly seen an improvement in their sound as the band seem to be finding their feet. Continue reading Review: Can’t Swim’s ‘Fail You Again’

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Review: Lower Than Atlantis ‘Safe in Sound’

Lower Than Atlantis have released their fifth studio album, Safe in Sound, and it is a damn good one. One point I’ll get out of the way right away is the inevitable comparison to their previous album – no, Safe in Sound isn’t better than Lower Than Atlantis. Isolating it from all previous LTA music however, it is definitely worth the listen and I reckon it’ll do pretty well on multiple charts. Continue reading Review: Lower Than Atlantis ‘Safe in Sound’

Review: Kreator’s ‘Gods of Violence’

After some musical ups and downs over the years, it seems Kreator have found themselves again and in doing so have produced an album of pure quality. Gods of Violence features that classic thrash sound that they have long perfected; it’s loud, fast and aggressive. Violence is certainly more musically intricate than their previous albums – perhaps excepting thirteenth studio album Phantom Antichrist – yet not so much that their riffs and breakdowns overshadow the primary rage that runs throughout each song. Continue reading Review: Kreator’s ‘Gods of Violence’

Review: Code Orange’s ‘Forever’

Code Orange have kicked off 2017 with new album Forever, which has led to endless talk about them in the last week. Admittedly, I knew very little of the band prior to this release so it was a lot of fun delving head-first into this record. I was not disappointed. Continue reading Review: Code Orange’s ‘Forever’

Review: Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘The Stage’

After releasing new single, ‘The Stage’, Avenged Sevenfold barely gave us enough time to recover before shocking fans with the release of their new album! With a level of epicness only they could achieve, they made the global announcement at the end of a live-streamed concert from the rooftop of Capitol Records in LA. The performance included four songs; fan favourite ‘Nightmare’, ‘The Stage’, and the less known but equally impressive ‘Planets’ and ‘Acid Rain’. The release of the unexpected yet awesome single, followed by the album’s release two months before the promised date and then this exciting live-stream… the bar had been set exceptionally high for The Stage. And it was reached with ease. Continue reading Review: Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘The Stage’

Review: Architects ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’

After the immense record that was Lost Forever // Lost Together, it was questionable whether or not Architects would be able to create an album that would be equal in quality, let alone surpass it. And whilst musically they may have not quite reached the same standard, the magic in All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us lies elsewhere. A heavy title to match its heavy track listing and heavier still lyrics, this is an album worth taking the time to listen to. Continue reading Review: Architects ‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’

Review – Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Death of A Bachelor’

It’s a cold, gloomy, dark January morning. Then Death of a Bachelor starts playing and the skies turn blue, the sun comes up and everyone’s having a good time. Panic! At The Disco’s latest album has nothing but good vibes from start to finish and is exactly what you need to survive the dreaded ‘back to school/work’ routine that marks the end of the Christmas holidays. The majority of the songs on Death of a Bachelor are the energetic, dance-around-your-room-when-no one’s-looking kind of tracks and I most certainly do. There’s quite a difference from their previous albums and whilst tracks like ‘Death of a Bachelor’ and ‘Impossible Year’ might not fare with all of their fans, at least they’re exploring fresh new ideas. Continue reading Review – Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Death of A Bachelor’

Review: Asking Alexandria’s ‘The Black’

 

You’re looking for new music. Something….loud, exciting, metal. Well, let me point you in the direction of Asking Alexandria’s new album, The Black. And if you’re a die-hard fan who’s already played it 17 times, then nod in agreement as I explore everything that’s right with this record.

After what can only be described as an excruciating wait for Asking Alexandria fans, their much-anticipated album, The Black, has finally be released. Naturally, since the departure of Danny last year, there have been a lot of questions about the direction the band would take – namely whether it would be up or down. Despite newcomer Denis Stoff (who has already more than become a part of the ‘AA Family’) displaying his impressive vocals on pre-released singles ‘I Won’t Give In’ and ‘Let It Sleep’, as well as smashinglive performances with the band, some couldn’t help but wonder if The Black would shape up to previous AA albums. Well let me tell you, this is the album by which future AA music will be set against. Continue reading Review: Asking Alexandria’s ‘The Black’