- KYS: 81
- User: 80
On “Radiosurgery”, New Found Glory openly set out to do a throwback album and have essentially delivered just that. While stylistically and structurally this record harks way back into the band’s own past and influences, Jordan’s vocals provide just enough continuity with recent releases. Put simply, “Radiosurgery” is well-executed, old-style pop punk that again shows whatever they do, these dudes can write a damn good tune.
- KYS: 40
- User: 10
Never Shout Never are advancing and doing their best to keep themselves relevant by finding new musical ground to tread however the underlying elements, essentially all Christofer Drew related, are still present. So if he is not someone you like, it is doubtful that will ever change regardless of how it is wrapped, but if you can get past that, then there is worse music out there than this.
- KYS: 70
- User: N/A
Under the circumstances 'Circle Regenerated' should be lauded for its enduring nature. Norther could easily be forgiven for throwing in the towel prior to this release. Thankfully there is still some fight. The Finnish outfit have essentially been underrated for most of their career. Let's hope they can get back to a stronger sound going forward in order to receive some much deserved credit.
- KYS: 45
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Nonpoint served up what is likely the best they’ve got left with ‘Miracle’. It’s their seventh record, and unfortunately falls flat on its face for too much of it, following a promising enough start with “Shadow”. Their attempt at a Pantera classic is respectable enough, though it isn’t enough to save the record which had lost me after twenty solid minutes of filler.
- KYS: 60
- User: 60
There is most likely a reason why many people probably haven’t heard much about this band, although I feel they have great potential they seem to fall a little bit short, each song starts off promising with intentions to be a great song but I am left disappointed. I continued through the album almost hoping that they would live up to the potential shown in the beginning of the record but it doesn’t seem to happen.
- KYS: 74
- User: 60
The only disappointing thing about this release is that it’s only two songs long. Considering this is the first thing the band has released in nearly five years, it would have been fantastic if this record contained a few more tracks, but all this does is make me more excited to hear the band’s new full-length that they will be releasing sometime in 2011. The band will be touring Australia for the first time in January/February next year with Such Gold, so make sure you check that shit out if you have the opportunity.
- KYS: 84
- User: N/A
“Long Way Home” is a promising release from an exciting band. Heartfelt and catchy, Nightlights manage to avoid the typical style of glossy, nasal pop punk in favour of more understated emotional tunes. The lyrical content becomes slightly repetitive with its emphasis upon hating their hometown, however it’s pulled off with style and ultimately doesn’t seem at all contrived. Together with the quality song-writing, “Long Way Home” is a great CD well worth a few listens.
- KYS: 80
- User: 56
Fantastic six track EP that has substantial replay value and will leave you craving more.
- KYS: 83
- User: 86
Where this offering ranks in the Norma Jean catalogue is open to opinion. The beauty though is that those with a strong liking for ‘old-school’ Norma Jean (a la ‘Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste’ et al.) will find enjoyment on ‘Meridional’. While equally, those who like the subtle Thrice and Deftones influence that crept into the band’s repertoire in more recent times will similarly like what Norma Jean delivers here.
- KYS: 89
- User: 30
There’s a fine difference between music and death. Some artists try to describe it - conjuring all sorts of horrid imagery to depict extermination as lyrically gruesome as possible. Others try to visually represent it through face paint and battleaxes, hairspray and tight jeans or even through cartoon black and white drawings. In their latest 12” release, Nails undoubtedly creates 'Unsilent Death' - boasting 10 tracks of mindless carnage to produce a record that is certain to take fans of this style by complete surprise.