Category: Review

Review: “Self Titled” by Diamond Construct

Taree is a town on the Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. About 200 miles from Sidney it was settled in 1831 by William Wynter and from the 2016 census has grown to a population of around 26000. That population include Diamond Construct, a Tech-Metal infused Metalcore quartet comprising vocalist Kynan Groundwater, guitarist Braden

Review: “A New Realm Of Misery” EP by Desolated

Touring since 2007, Southampton and London based Metallic Hardcore crew Desolated looked to have called it a day with 2016’s “The End” and a final tour across Europe in August 2017. Back from the dead nearly 2 years down the track, the quintet comprising vocalist Paul Williams, drummer Joel Scott, lead guitarist Andy Harper, guitarist/vocalist Rich

Review: “Compelled To Suffer” by Harbinger

London based Harbinger are a band we’ve watch rise to a force to be reckoned with over the past few years. From seeing them at a dive bar supporting Loathe in front of 50 or so people in 2017 to playing in front of a packed main stage at UK Tech-Fest that summer, they’ve gone

Review: “Self Titled” by Inhuman Nature

Recorded by Misha Hering at Holy Mountain Studio (who also did their “Other Realms” EP in September 2017) , Mastered by Magnus Lindburg and featuring some impressive album art by Andrei Bouzikov, London crossover Thrash crew Inhuman Nature who feature former members of Hang The Bastard in their ranks have brought to the plate their

Review: “Purify” by Borders

Someone at Metal Hammer has got serious beef with Lincoln’s Borders. Poor reviews for both their live show with Martyr Defiled on their final run at Camden Underworld which we attended and now this very album. They’ve got it wrong. Very wrong. The person or people who did those reviews must have been a Classic

Review: “Eternal Forward Motion” by Employed To Serve

It’s been a long road since 2012 for Woking Surrey Nasty Hardcore crew Employed To Serve. Frontwoman Justine Jones, Bassist Jamie Venning, Drummer Robbie Back and guitarist duo Richard Jacobs and Sammy Urwin (Decrepit Womb, Oblivionized, Regurgitate Life, Renounced) have worked their collective fingers to the bone and that work has landed them a deal

Review: “Apoptosis” by Allegaeon

Being honest, Allegaeon have been a band that caught us by surprise. Not being a band that we were aware of and then seeing them at London’s O2 Academy Islington where they supported Obscura and being completely blown away by their live performance, they’re a band who won us over straight away. Riley McShane’s vocals

Review: “Dragons of the Ages” by Grimgotts

Formed in 2015 with the concept of being a Harry Potter themed Symphonic Power Metal Band before switching their focus to the realm of fantasy, “Dragons of the Ages” is the sophomore album from Grimgotts. Hailing from West Sussex, the band feature the vocal talents of founder Andy Barton, Synths from Fabio Garau, guitars from

Review: “Self Titled” EP by Absalom

Manchester Metalcore infused Tech-Metal 5 piece Absalom comprise of drummer Olley Holgate, bassist Alex Papaioannou, vocalist Adam Oat and 8 string merchants Stephen Brown and James Phillips. Interestingly they boast that they have progressive leanings and state their influences as being Architects, August Burns Red and…. Bring Me The Horizon. Introduction instrumental “Dusk” is a

Review: “Cradle to tha Casket” EP by Magna Carta

Hailing from Lincoln and featuring former members of Martyr Defiled, Climates and Tripswitch, Magna Carta are a brand new Hardcore Crossover Metalcore quintet that have a lot of promise. After all, a great band is greater than the sum of its parts. So when the individuals involved are of this caliber, their material should be