Captain Marvel Review

It’s both laudable and puzzling that this should be Marvel’s first female led film. With a host of characters who have proven to be fan favourites throughout the comic book years, it’s curios that Kevin Feige et al should have waited this long before introducing a – gasp – woman as the protagonist. Better late…

King 810 – Suicide King [Review]

No band is quite as divisive as King 810. Many revere them, many more revile them for the stark brutality of their lyrics that tell tales of growing up in Flint, Michigan, a city lovingly dubbed; Murder Town. The overwhelming media presence that accompanied their debut album, Memoirs of a Murderer, also became something of…

Puppy – The Goat [Review]

A goat is a hardy, domesticated, ruminant mammal with backwards curving horns. It’s also an acronym meaning Greatest Of All Time. It is most likely that Puppy have chosen to name their debut album after the latter definition, as a tongue in cheek expression of their confidence. After releasing two acclaimed EPs, people have hotly…

Top 25 Albums of the Year Part 2 [12-1]

12. Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It It seems that Rolo Tomassi are finally getting their dues. After the best part of a decade and four stunning albums, their fifth studio release, Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It, is an absolute masterpiece that has brought them a whole…

Top 25 Albums of 2018 Part 1 [25-13]

25. Azusa – Heavy Yoke Moving on from a project is hard to do. Liam Wilson, formerly of The Dillinger Escape Plan has not let his prior work define him with Heavy Yoke. While the music is schizophrenic and frantic, it doesn’t bear much by way of resemblance to Dillinger. It’s not a pale imitation,…

Portrayal of Guilt – Let Pain Be Your Guide [Review]

There’s been a lot of blackened music in 2018. Whether it’s Rolo Tomassi, KEN Mode or Deafheaven, plenty of bands have had a unique take on the genre. Using and binding it with various other styles, be it hardcore or shoegaze, to generally astounding results, should always demand attention. It has however been done quite…

Architects – Holy Hell [Review]

Grief can be a destructive force. Oftentimes the loss of a loved one leaves the living feeling incomplete. Mourning can occur in any number of ways. For some it’s a period of celebration of a life, for others a period of agonising bereavement. For some it’s a time of anger and coping with the empty…

Muse Simulation Theory [Review]

Falling out of love is hard to do. Something that you once held dear drifts apart from you. Decisions and actions may be made and undertaken that make you realise more and more that you no longer look upon your beloved in the same way. Those actions become indefensible. It hurts. Welcome to being a…

Slayer Live at Arena, Birmingham [Live Review]

SLAAAAAAAYER! It’s a name that cannot he uttered in a traditional manner. It needs to be screamed like a screech from the bowels of hell. Few bands can command such a majestic legacy as Slayer, and on their final tour, legacy is front and centre. The very way in which their name is shouted from…

Slipknot – All Out Life [Review]

The weight of expectation is the heaviest of all. When a band has a long publicity campaign of teasing out new releases, more often than not the hype built up can never be fulfilled. The album, single, live show etc. can be an underwhelming experience upon its arrival. Slipknot have gone about releasing their first…