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Mount Salem - Endless

Mount Salem - Endless

27.02.2014 | h0lywood | 0 Comments

'Endless' manages to pack all the best of Mount Salem's current talents into one album. The group has created a well-rounded and well polished EP this time around. The ominous and haunting vibes throughout are noteworthy and justified. With remastered works and an extra two tracks nothing feels like it is lacking. This EP is a recipe for success.

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Comeback Kid - Die Knowing

Comeback Kid - Die Knowing

27.02.2014 | Alexander.s | 0 Comments

From the distorted crescendo riff and rumbling percussion driven intro of 'Die Knowing' to the slow diminuendo of the anthem album closer 'Sink In', Comeback Kid's fifth album is easily one of the best hardcore albums of 2014. It's heavy and fast when it needs to be, it's viscous and aggressive when it is demanded, and it's loud as all fuck! Andrew Neufeld and co show the newcomers and their peers alike how it's really done.


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InDirections - Clockworks

InDirections - Clockworks

26.02.2014 | LukeC | 0 Comments

Expect to see these guys on the next 'Punk Goes Pop' covering Miley Cyrus or something, adding to the truly predictable and boring direction in which this genre and scene are heading.

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Far Away Stables - Atlantis

Far Away Stables - Atlantis

25.02.2014 | Matt.S | 0 Comments

From the opening guitars of 'Understanding the Depths' to the rock groove ending of 'Hellish Conditions', this EP will have you hooked by your ears. The way the instruments gel together underneath stellar vocal melodies and screams is something that can only be commended. This is a rock record that will be on your playlist. If it isn't, you may want to check your hearing.

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Twin Forks - Twin Forks

Twin Forks - Twin Forks

25.02.2014 | LukeC | 0 Comments

While we appreciate the fact the we are all getting older, I don't feel comfortable with Chris Carraba, who soundtracked my youth, reminding me of it with music of this kind. He sounds more comfortable in Twin Forks than ever before, and it is a great album full of well written songs, but personally we're not quite ready to resign to the rocking chair on the front porch just yet.

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Saving Grace - The Urgency

Saving Grace - The Urgency

23.02.2014 | Alexander.s | 0 Comments

Hardcore kids and metalheads alike will get a lot out of this album. It isn't quite as impressive as some of the the genre's heavyweights, but 'The Urgency' will hopefully garner the band a slew of new fans and open up a lot more opportunities for this New Zealand five-piece.


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Satellites - In Vein

Satellites - In Vein

23.02.2014 | TashS | 0 Comments

A debut EP worth the attention of an LP of a band twice their stature, In Vein is an impressive example of what local bands can do in the punk scene.

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Caliban - Ghost Empire

Caliban - Ghost Empire

22.02.2014 | h0lywood | 0 Comments

Ghost Empire is an energetic and enjoyable album. While overall the guitar work is simple and at times it's generic metalcore, the full-length is full of energy with rough, growling and quite masculine vocals, and some intense breakdowns. All this combined, Caliban manage to create a solid album.

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Bear Hands - Distraction

Bear Hands - Distraction

21.02.2014 | LukeC | 0 Comments

This may well be Bear Hands' most interesting work so far. It is a change in the band's dynamic and a statement from musicians who are not too worried about pushing some musical boundaries and ignoring the rules of genre.

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Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon

19.02.2014 | h0lywood | 0 Comments

'Plagues Of Babylon' is one of Iced Earth's best works over their more recent career. Their new vocalist manages to recreate their original sound while the complimentary killer guitar riffs all go together to make something enjoyable. While it might not win album of the year, these guys have managed to step up their game.