• METZ – II

    May 31, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    METZ – II

    The kind of punishment drummer Hayden Menzies inflicts on his poor kit makes you wonder if he's got some boiling hatred burning inside for his particular piece of percussion. You see, on METZ's first album, cunningly titled METZ, he is the frontman of the band - or rather, his drum kit is - thumping out a barbaric and unrelenting cacophony from start to finish. ...

  • Cal Banda – Another Minute Made Fiasco

    May 24, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Cal Banda – Another Minute Made Fiasco

    The only way to keep Cal Banda still would be to nail them to the floor. This Birmingham four piece have a collective attention span that can be measured in nano-seconds. Erratically charged, their debut EP, Another Minute Made Fiasco is four tracks of spasmodic fits and starts, rampant battle cries and shredding, nerve-racking disorder...

  • No Spill Blood – Heavy Electricity

    No Spill Blood – Heavy Electricity

    If heavy electricity falls from these headphones, not only would it blow my head off, it would cut me completely in half. The horror film hasn't been made that Heavy Electricity could soundtrack, but it's only a matter of time, as this, their first full-length, is truly the stuff of nightmares...

  • Brawlers – Romantic Errors Of Our Youth

    Brawlers – Romantic Errors Of Our Youth

    An autobiographical streak runs through Brawlers' sound - from the brisk story-telling of Annabel to the girl-chasing bounce of Two Minutes and the drunken bar room chant of the album's title track, hearts are very much being held up to your face, with the bloody viscera dripping all down your front...

  • Anakin – Celestial Frequency Shifter

    Apr 23, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Anakin – Celestial Frequency Shifter

    You could be forgiven for becoming lost within this – Anakin (a four piece from San Diego, who have an obvious love of all things lightsaber and Millennium Falcon) create a world with their sound that will envelop you, should you stumble your way into its enigmatic universe...

  • ROCK SOUND 100% VOLUME: 199

    ROCK SOUND 100% VOLUME: 199

    This month, Gallows drive a dustcart of misery to the door, Deez Nuts slap you on the back and refer to you as 'Bro', The Hyena Kill laugh manically in your face, 7.5 Tonnes of Beard crush you to death and Lantern For A Gale stalk your living room like some wild beast. Good times. ...

  • Honningbarna – Opp de nye blanke

    Honningbarna – Opp de nye blanke

    Two years ago, Honningbarna released the album Verden Er Enkel, an album I frankly, couldn't get enough of. It was everything that modern punk rock should be, sung in a Scandinavian tongue; and while I couldn't make out anything cello-totting vocalist Edvard Valberg was saying, it really didn't matter because the music was so breathlessly brilliant. ...

  • Isolation Tank – S/T EP

    Mar 30, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Isolation Tank – S/T EP

    London beat-combo Isolation Tank are no stranger to Keep It Fast, having reviewed their split EP with fellow crackpots, Art Of Burning Water back in November last year. They haven't mellowed at all - far from it. Their new self-titled EP is an ugly, acidic affair that is ready to corrode and chew away with it's bludgeoning and indignant power...

  • Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Mar 24, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    This album should come with a disclaimer. "Warning, do not, repeat, DO NOT listen to this if you are trying to drift off to sleep - may cause utter terror/crazy dreams." Not that I've experienced such a thing, oh no. Well, maybe a bit. ...

  • HEADS. – S/T

    Mar 22, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    HEADS. – S/T

    It's no surprise to learn that HEADS. will be going on tour with METZ in June and any other bands who like writing their name in capitals only. HEADS. are 1 Australian and 2 Germans making stripped-to-the-bare-bones noise rock that in places, gives a nod to that 90s grunge sound, alongside a gnawing, low-end scrape of disgruntled darkness...