• Funerals – Human Ruin

    Sep 13, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Funerals – Human Ruin

    The name alone gives you an idea of their musical inkling. Somewhere around the great swirling whirlpool and the crashing waves where detuned, caustic hardcore meets and doom metal, Funerals have dredged up a sound that mixes both these styles together, in a volatile, frothing beaker of rage and meaty riffage...

  • Arms & The Man – …Are Nothing But Animals

    Sep 1, 14 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    Arms & The Man – …Are Nothing But Animals

    Arms & The Man deliver three tracks explicitly stating why they're "doing it like the bands they grew up on", with ardent, dynamic power. Their new EP, ...Are Nothing But Animals, returns to funny town with a truckload of riffs, self-deprecation, arrogant swagger and er...wolf punching...

  • This is a Review of the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

    Aug 25, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    This is a Review of the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

    The evolution of Adebisi Shank's sound is a remarkable one. Starting off as a cross between OXES and Don Caballero, they've burst through the template of instrumental rock, morphing, re-shaping and transforming Their unique, eclectic style is not of this earth - space rock dementia; a star collapsing, 1,000 spaceships powering up at the same time...

  • Various Artists – Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin’ (Signed Vs Unsigned)

    Aug 16, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Various Artists – Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin’ (Signed Vs Unsigned)

    What a generous lot Xtra Mile Recordings are. Here is a label that thrust the sorely missed Million Dead into our hearts and minds, as well as nurtured the talents of the mouth-kicking scallywags, Reuben. Well, they did to me. Smokin' is a compilation album, crammed with a hefty 42 bands - half signed to the label and half unsigned that have been hand-picked by the bands on Xtra Mile's roster. ...

  • Bare Bones – Cut Throat Living

    Aug 6, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Bare Bones – Cut Throat Living

    I'd put money on Bare Bones enjoying the occasional drink or 17. Hailing from Sydney, this is a five-piece ultimate party train, hammering at your door, brandishing several kegs of beer, wondering why the fuck has someone not put Motley Crue on the stereo yet. What hits you about Cut Throat Living is how abrasive and breathless these six songs are...

  • Girl Band – De Bom Bom 7″

    Aug 5, 14 • Features, ReviewsNo Comments
    Girl Band – De Bom Bom 7″

    The opening guitar-scrape on De Bom Bom is a crackling, guttural distort and feels more in common with the industrial pound and stuttering electronica of Black Dice or the bonkers psychosis of The Assdroids. ...

  • ’68 – In Humor and Sadness

    ’68 – In Humor and Sadness

    There's a moment on In Humor and Sadness, the d├ębut album by '68; where you can hear an amp finally giving up the ghost and power down. It just snuffs right out near the end of 04. R, cutting out in a pop-of scrawling, mangled feedback, whilst vocalist and guitarist Josh Scogin manages to strangle one last cry from it during its death rattle. ...

  • Beige Eagle Boys – You’re Gonna Get Yours

    Jul 28, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Beige Eagle Boys – You’re Gonna Get Yours

    Want to experience a descent into a maelstrom of howling, spitting pandemonium? Listen to Detroit's Beige Eagle Boys and their debut album, the brilliantly titled You're Gonna Get Yours and get ready to inhale their warped sense of disarray and fervent lunacy that's present over these 25 minutes of intoxicated bedlam...

  • Sonisphere 2014 – Sunday 6 July

    Sonisphere 2014 – Sunday 6 July

    After a surprisingly wonderful night's sleep (seven hours? Uninterrupted? I'll take that.) thanks to a combination of being a) very drunk the night before and b) ear plugs, Sunday treated us to Cadillac Three, who are much more soothing on the eardrums; letting those far too hungover to ease into the day's musical festivities...

  • Sonisphere 2014 – Saturday 5 July

    Sonisphere 2014 – Saturday 5 July

    We're late leaving the campsite and only briefly get a glimpse of Alestorm bringing pirate metal kicking and screaming - some dude is playing the keytar and it doesn't sound too horrible. We're only up early though to see one band: Babymetal. Judging by the crowd of people swarming to the Apollo stage, we aren't the only ones. ...