Albums/EPs

ALBUM: …And The Hangnails – Dog

Release Date: May 12th 2017
Label: Young Thugs Records
Website: www.andthehangnails.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/andthehangnails
Twitter: www.twitter.com/andthehangnails

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Bar one or two exceptions (looking at you, Royal Blood), it’s very rare to find any form of musical duo anymore, let alone a punk rock duo, but that’s exactly what we have here with …And The Hangnails. Composed of guitarist Martyn Fillingham and drummer Steven Reid, the boys are back with their fourth full-length album ‘Dog’, their first through Young Thugs Records who signed the band last year.

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EP: All At Sea – Systemised

Release Date: May 12th 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aasneuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/aasneuk

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For all of you who are unfamiliar with the name, All At Sea are a fairly small and (admittedly) relatively unknown metalcore band based in the North East area of England. After releasing their debut EP ‘Divided’ back in 2015, the band have now returned with their newest effort and follow-up EP, ‘Systemised’.

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ALBUM: At The Drive-In – in•ter a•li•a

Release Date: May 5th 2017
Label: Rise Records
Website: www.atdimusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/atdimusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/atthedrivein

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It seems impossible to start a review of the new At The Drive-In record without first romanticising the band’s journey thus far. Since their announced return in 2015, countless articles have spilled forth concerned primarily with retelling their formation, their numerous band line-ups, the trials and tribulations of being brilliant yet unsung in their time, and the 17-year chrysalis since 2000’s modern classic ‘Relationship Of Command’ that sees them return finally almost two decades later with their latest effort, ‘in•ter a•li•a’.

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ALBUM: Blood Youth – Beyond Repair

Release Date: April 7th 2017
Label: Rude Records
Website: www.bloodyouth.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodyouth
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bloodyouthuk

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After a couple of well received EPs and hitting stages in the UK over the last few years, Blood Youth are finally prepped with their debut record. ‘Beyond Repair’ amalgamates all that they’ve done previously as they continue to excel with heavy verses before hitting into ridiculously melodic and catchy choruses.

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ALBUM: Employed To Serve – The Warm Of A Dying Sun

Release Date: May 19th 2017
Label: Holy Roar Records
Website: www.employedtoserve.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/employedtoserve
Twitter: www.twitter.com/employedtoserve

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Woking outfit Employed To Serve‘s prior release and debut album, ‘Greyer Than You Remember’, is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that received a much deserved 10/10 rating (here). Two years later, follow-up ‘The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’ arrives and manages the near impossible by surpassing its debut on every level.

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ALBUM: Papa Roach – Crooked Teeth

Release Date: May 19th 2017
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Website: www.paparoach.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paparoach
Twitter: www.twitter.com/paparoach

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As the years go by, Papa Roach prove that they are the Primark of bands, creating a cheap knock-off of the latest trends for a quick buck. Sure, the California quartet are talented enough, but they’re now nine albums deep, and are yet to craft an honest to god original sound.

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ALBUM: While She Sleeps – You Are We

Release Date: April 21st 2017
Label: Unsigned
Website: www.whileshesleeps.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/whileshesleeps
Twitter: www.twitter.com/whileshesleeps

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Few bands are capable of building the momentum that While She Sleeps have since their first release. The Sheffield metalcore frontrunners have improved exponentially from ‘The North Stands For Nothing’, to ‘This Is The Six’, to ‘Brainwashed’, and took the plunge to independently release their third full-length record, choosing to fund it through the increasingly popular medium of fan pledging.

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ALBUM: Paramore – After Laughter

Release Date: May 12th 2017
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Website: www.paramore.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paramore
Twitter: www.twitter.com/paramore

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Change in life, no matter how hard that may be to accept at times, is an inevitability. As we grow as people, so does almost every aspect of what makes us the person that we are. Music is absolutely no different, and, though a change in a band’s style is likely to come as part of their evolution, a distaste and resentment for such a dichotomy in a band’s career is not only needless, but ultimately redundant. One such band who’ve been subject to feedback from creating said unintentional division is Paramore.

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ALBUM: Daisyhead – In Case You Missed It

Release Date: April 28th 2017
Label: No Sleep Records
Website: www.daisyheadtn.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/daisyheadtn
Twitter: www.twitter.com/daisyheadtn

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Nashville quartet Daisyhead have had a troublesome couple of years since the release of their debut album ‘The Smallest Light’ in 2015, including a seemingly almost inevitable break-up. Despite this, the band have managed to pull themselves back together from the brink of self-destruction and release an album in 2017 that sounds like it was made for 2007, ‘In Case You Missed It’.

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ALBUM: In Hearts Wake – Ark

Release Date: May 26th 2017
Label: UNFD/Rise Records
Website: www.inheartswake.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/inheartswake
Twitter: www.twitter.com/inheartswake

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Australia has been churning out band after band that has been slaying the heavy music scene for some time now, and one of Aussie’s rising stars is In Hearts Wake. Metalcore can be a stagnant genre at times, plenty of bands merge into one faceless and bland sonic mess, however, especially with ‘Ark’, the band’s fourth album, they show that they’ve carved a real niche sound for themselves.

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