Tag: Issues

Review: “Quarter Life Daydream” by Crooked Royals

“A lot of us are in our twenties, In a quarter life crisis, you’re stuck in that beginner job straight out of university. It’s about the trials and tribulations we’ve gone through writing during the Pandemic and doing those jobs. It’s about balancing the stress we all go through in our twenties. These are referred

Bootleg: Carried Weight at Chain Reaction!

…with the first anniversary of album “No Life” fast approaching, Los Angeles Nu-Metalcore aggressors Carried Weight were caught on camera at Chain Reaction in Anaheim California on 24th June. Seven other bands played the show including Samsara and Within Reach, restricting this one to less than half an hour of power. If you missed the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #145: KoRn Vs Death Blooms!

The Nu-Metal influence on Liverpool quartet Death Blooms has been obvious from the moment we first heard them and being named after one of the genres finest moments in a song from the debut album from Mudvayne only serves to pay tribute to that. The third EP of their career is on the horizon and

Listmania: Top #5 Christmas Metal Songs of Old!

The holiday season is here and it’s Christmas Eve which can only mean one thing. Listmania begins! This year we’ve got a wealth of Metal entertainment coming your way ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous in our Awards Season for 2020 although we’ve been forced to axe the “Top #5 live bands of 2020”

Review: “1135” EP by Earthshatter

Originally slated for a December 2019 release and put back to 13th January due to the band “feeling it is 100% in the best interest for the quality of the EP” to delay it so “1135” finally saw the light of day 5 weeks later than planned. All of which is absolutely fine, it’s up

Listmania: 5 Best Metal Releases of 2019 with Andrew Baena!

Galactic Pegasus guitarist and Canadian music producer Andrew Baena is a man after our own heart. By that we mean, like us he has some form of attention deficit disorder that means some stupid list of 25, 50, 100 or more albums of 2019 is just going to be as boring as… not putting Vodka

NEWS: Carried Weight return with “Scum”!

Pasadena California Metalcore quartet Carried Weight have returned with their second single in a month entitled “Scum” and no, it’s not a Napalm Death cover either! The new cut is mixed by Austin Coupe and mastered by Ty Acord, though it’s not clear whether that is DJ Scout, a former member of Issues turner Producer.

Documentary: Issues Drum Rig Rundown!

We’re going to be honest. The debut EP from Issues got our attention after the collapse of Woe Is Me. Their debut album had something of a style shift into Nu-Metal territory but is still enjoyable and they lost us after that. However taking Lotus Eater out on their “Beautiful Oblivion” tour got our attention

NEWS: Polyphia February 2020 Tour!

2020 maybe a trio of months away but it hasn’t stopped tour announcements from a number of US bands. Dallas Texas Hybrid Theorists Polyphia blend Tech-Metal with Hip-Hop, Jazz and R&B influences to create… A Tech-Metal version of early career Issues? Here are their February tour dates… 8th Dublin, The Grand Social 9th Belfast, The Empire