- KYS: 73
- User: 10
'Insidious' doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Essentially, it's a representation of what's come before it. However, this is not a point of detraction. When what's preceded this type of release is of a high quality, a slight replication still provides its own highlights and enjoyable moments.
- KYS: 78
- User: 70
'Awake' may be over before the listener feels it even started but as far as five track, eight minute releases go this will leave a lasting impact. This isn't involved or detailed but it is nevertheless dynamic. Just take this one of face value.
- KYS: 74
- User: 60
Best Intentions is an album stacked full of fun, energetic and infectious tracks. While We Are The In Crowd may not be bringing anything to completely new to the genre, sound wise they have captured the fun, catchy elements of “pop” and the spunky attitude of “rock” and combined it in a way that makes a great debut album, and only promises bigger things from this young five piece in the future.
- KYS: 70
- User: 45
It is interesting to see the different interpretations of the hardcore sound from all over the world and a five way split hardcore CD is a great idea as it offers a variance that most records in the genre usually don’t. As for which of the five acts comes out as the finest, well, best not to say and maintain world hardcore peace.
- KYS: 70
- User: 45
It was hard not to compare each song on In Gold Blood to another artist. This is not necessarily a bad thing, when you consider all the recent artists who have dug through their parent’s record collections to help influence a big career. Considering this is Kids In Glass Houses third album, you can sense they’re very close finding their feet and hitting their strides.
- KYS: 75
- User: 68
Given that the majority of the album was recorded at separate times due to individual commitments, credit must go to the members for making it sound so cohesive. There’s enough here to suggest that the creative tanks aren’t running on empty and the trio can continue to merge their distinct influences together, while attempting to stay relevant in todays’ industry. Love it or hate it, Blink-182 is back!
- KYS: 85
- User: 81
Tonight Alive has amped up their creativity with their debut album and proven why they deservedly wear the crown of the Australian pop punk scene. The album is varied and dynamic, and unleashes a wave of poignancy and emotionality that was merely hinted at with previous releases. Its array of consistently well-written, fast-paced pop punk songs balanced with slower, softer tracks keeps the album fresh and entertaining, propelled by exceptional production and the unquestionable proficiency of the band. On 'What Are You So Scared Of?', Tonight Alive sound ready to take over the world.
- KYS: 90
- User: 77
“Big Kiss Goodnight” is everything you expect from a sophomore hardcore release. Confident songwriting, stylish production, big mosh parts and some minor musical evolution ensure that Trapped Under Ice’s latest offering will be one of the most (rightly) hyped albums of 2011.
- KYS: 80
- User: 67
Saves The Day are well known for their consistent output which is all the more impressive considering the amount of band members they have had. ‘Daybreak’ sounds like a band who are not only comfortable with each other, but comfortable with the music they make which allows them to experiment more, as they do on this record constantly and successfully. Saves The Day are a band who should be running out of ideas by now, but are apparently very far from doing that.
- KYS: 80
- User: 10
‘Earth Divisions’ is not the type of EP that you would necessarily want to have in the car, or on at a party, or for any reason other than to focus on and enjoy some simple yet brilliant pieces of music. It is different to the progressive rock you would expect from Mogwai but in the same regard it matches their style perfectly.