Category: Review

Review: “Self Titled” EP by Sentre

In April 2019, Belgian Metallers Sentre released a pair of tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthijs Quaars Audio (Spoil Engine, Exhuminate) and then… seemingly disappeared into the wilderness. The tracks were actually recorded in 2018 as Nick Lamote (Vocals), Dries Van Belle (Guitar, backing vocals), Jonas Delbecke (Drums) and Kristof Taveirne (Bass) went in

Review: “Beneath The Surface” EP by Stitched

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Jake Murry at Bay Ten Studios, “Beneath The Surface” is the debut EP from Birmingham hardcore quintet Stitched. They love both Down and MTXS and have a bio that simply says “Bring back the hate” while debut “Second Face” landed via the Slam Worldwide YouTube channel a month before their

Review: “Nomen Omen” EP by Ancestral Kvltv

Born in 2013 in Palermo, Sicily Ancestral Kvltv, started as a solo project from Valgoroth, know for his work in Mystica Nox, Beasts of Torah, and formerly NightFrost. He recorded a self titled demo at Eternal Tombs Studios, released by Depressive Illusions Records which was limited to just 50 handnumbered copies. Seven years on, February

Review: “Shame” by Jumpman

We first caught a glimpse of what Jumpman, an experimental hardcore duo of Eliot Foster on Lead vocals and guitar Tom Cole on guitar who like to blend hardcore punk, tech-metal and 8-bit chiptune synths, when they played a show in support of Faces of Eve at Reading Facebar last August. We called them a

Review: “Garrote” EP by Neck Wrung

Never under estimate the power of a single or a music video if you’re in an up and coming band. After all, we witnessed the 25th December 2019 premiered video for “Spent” by Neck Wrung and thought the song was so good that we’ve gone back to review their 2018 EP “Garrote” to show them

Review: “Sleepwalker” EP by Old Bones

Formed by a trio of friends from Long Island New York who have played together in various projects over the last 20 plus years, Old Bones (Anthony Dallolio РGuitar/Vocals, Dan Walsh РBass/Vocals and Johnny Dadabo РGuitar/Vocals) pooled their influences in Mastodon, Opeth, Gojira, Eagles of Death Metal, Devin Townsend Project and Russian Circles to

Review: “Hate. Relate. Regenerate.” EP Livonia

Milton Keynes and London based quintet Livonia have spent the last year chipping away at their debut EP like stone masons, getting assistance from John at Outhouse Studios for the recording and mixing. Taking a tea pot and throwing in the influential leaves of Pop-Punk and Alternative Rock before adding hot water and a pinch

Review: “Fractures” by Dakesis

Progressive Power Metallers Dakesis announced themselves to the World with 2011 debut album “Trial By Fire“, the culmination of three years work having formed in 2008. Vocalist Gemma Lawler, bassist and vocalist Amie Chatterley, guitarist Matt Jones and drummer Adam Harris then made us wait a further 5 years for their sophomore album “New Dawn“,

Review: “E” by The Acacia Strain

One or two of you may have noticed the absence of the news about the new twin track offering from The Acacia Strain appearing yesterday on the feed. No, we’ve not fallen out of love with the Chicopee, Massachusetts Deathcore quintet, far from it. Instead we decided to hold back for a day so we