Hey! Listen to The Grey!

As a general rule, a metal band that takes the decision to remain instrumental is more likely to be a proggy or mathy affair. When listening to them, it’s more common to find oneself swaying to twinkly explorations or twitching to movable-feast time signatures than outright headbanging. But rules are meant…

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Disco Loadout: 2018 In Review

Four years ago, I started to keep a complete list of every band I saw. Three years ago, I began kicking myself for not starting that childishly simple task sooner. Never mind. At least I can tell you exactly what I got up to this year – with one important caveat. A…

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Best of British: Earthtone9

Nottingham-based Earthtone9 were active from 1998 to 2002, but have once again become relevant as they reunionised and junk last year. They’re a serious throwback to that nineties nu-metalish sound, but succeeded in actually being good. “Revelation” is from their final pre-break up EP Omega. Recently announced was a tour…