ALBUM REVIEWS

ALBUM REVIEW | PHOXJAW | ROYAL SWAN

“Between the curious moments of calm and the brazen rackets, Royal Swan’s nail biting narrative is an extraordinary proving ground for the modern minstrels.” WORDS BY ALI GRICE Let it be known that Phoxjaw […]

ALBUM REVIEW | BOB DYLAN | ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS

“The work of a literary and musical genius at the peak of his powers” WORDS BY ROBBIE DADOMO-EDGINGTON Bob Dylan’s 39th (yes, thirty-ninth!) studio album Rough and Rowdy Ways marks his first album of […]

ALBUM REVIEW | RUN THE JEWELS 4: RAP FOR A REVOLUTION

“Either way, when you come to Run The Jewels 4 you’ll find Killer Mike and El-P at their best. Forever vivacious. Forever captivating. Unfortunately, forever relevant.” WORDS BY TOBI OSHILAJA If you’re looking for […]

ALBUM REVIEW | SCOLDS | LIFETAKER

“Unafraid to tap into some of the darkest, dingiest moments of history, the progressive metalcore masterminds take us on a nine track journey rife with death, witchcraft and inevitable despair.” WORDS BY ALI GRICE […]

ALBUM REVIEW | SORRY | 925

“Sorry’s intelligently disinterested vocals are a groovy little answer to today’s chaotic world, especially at a time where the music industry is looking bleaker and bleaker by the day.” WORDS BY ALISTAIR MILTON-SEALL Bonded […]

ALBUM REVIEW | SOCCER MOMMY | COLOR THEORY

“Color Theory sees Allison explore mental health and despair with a refreshing sense of maturity that at times is extremely poignant. Yet, littered throughout the album there is catharsis, a sense of release that […]

ALBUM REVIEW | CODE ORANGE | UNDERNEATH

“The bar has been set astronomically high for Code Orange’s contemporaries, none have yet been able to come within touching distance of ‘Forever’ and I sincerely doubt any band will come close to Underneath.” […]

ALBUM REVIEW | THE GARDEN | KISS MY SUPERBOWL RING

“Bigger, better, angrier. The Garden hit hard with Kiss My Superbowl Ring.” WORDS BY ROBBIE DADOMO-EDGINGTON It’s a somewhat jarring experience listening to a record by The Garden that features prominent electric guitar, not […]

ALBUM REVIEW | POLARIS | THE DEATH OF ME

‘The Death Of Me is a high octane, ambitious dive into the competitive world of modern metalcore, and a rare look into the first-hand realities of depression.’ WORDS BY ALI Back with their 2nd ever […]

ALBUM REVIEW | HIGHER POWER | 27 MILES UNDERWATER

‘There are more hooks on this record than in Blackbeard’s chest of drawers.’ WORDS BY GEORGE DOHERTY Leeds based hardcore band Higher Power are back with their sophomore album and their major label debut on […]