Wristmeetrazor – Misery Never Forgets

(I don’t really feel comfortable starting this review off without a disclaimer about this band’s name, so here goes: there are many people, myself included, who have struggled in some form with self-harm and/or suicide, and feel as though Wristmeetrazor¬†is a band name that is tasteless and some degree of…

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Unearth – Extinction(s)

Unearth sound like Thy Art is Murder now. That’s the big takeaway from their brand spanking new seventh album, the coyly titled Extinction(s). Yet just because its ultimate evaluation, along with the album itself, is overly reductive doesn’t mean it’s not still a fierce slab of hyper-aggressive metalcore, with plenty…

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All Hail the Yeti – Highway Crosses

Few bands have suffered from the dreaded “sophomore slump” in recent memory as much as Los Angeles’ All Hail the Yeti, The metal world waited four long years following their promising, self-titled, 2012 debut, only to be greeted by the abominably disappointing Screams from a Black Wilderness (2016), which saw…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Black Coast Go Black (And White) With “Ill Minds” Video

There’s something timeless about a good old-fashioned black and white music video. You can probably think of ten off the top of your head. Eschewing colour and frivolity, the grainy, gritty monochrome video doesn’t take away from the heart and heft of the track behind it, giving the music a visual aid that never overpowers the riff. Today, we’re psyched to bring you a brand new video, in this style, from one of the UK’s brightest new ‘core bands, Black Coast. Don’t expect a narrative or outlandish concept, as previously mentioned this is a no fuss view of the band in their element – playing riffs in the dark and being moody as fuck.

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Shvpes – Greater Than

Pointing out that Shvpes singer Griffin Dickinson is, indeed, the son of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, might not be the biggest selling point, given his brother Austin’s track record with the quickly dismissed Rise to Remain and As Lions. Nevertheless, while it may have taken them a couple of…

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Architects – Holy Hell

Undoubtedly one of the most high profile releases of the year, Holy Hell has landed. The first Architects record without Tom Searle at the helm was always going to carry extra weight, not simply because he was the principal engineer of the band’s music; Searle started the band with his…

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Portrayal of Guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide

My initial impressions of portrayal of guilt, mostly based off their self-titled EP, were that the band bore compelling similarities to You Fail Me-era Converge.¬† Holistically, both releases invoke the sense of urgency in the aftermath of trauma (something arguably still present in Let Pain Be Your Guide); more specifically,…