Cut Up – Forensic Nightmares (Metal Blade) Genre: Death Metal Formed from the ashes of Swedish deathsters Vomitory, Cut Up aren’t about to reinvent the DM wheel with Forensic Nightmares – and you get the impression that was never on the agenda in the first place.
Skinless – Only The Ruthless Remain (Relapse) Genre: Death Metal The first Skinless album in eight years – and one which boasts the band’s classic late 90s line up – Only The Ruthless Remain has been hotly anticipated. And thankfully, the veteran New Yorkers don’t let anyone down on their fifth full length. OK, it […]
@Newcastle Think Tank?, June 29 2015 If Kobra And The Lotus ultimately fail to crack the UK’s congested rock market then music fans nationwide will inevitably talk of rank injustice and rotten luck. Yet those same gig-goers will only have themselves to blame for failing to fully support one of the finest hard rock bands […]
Glowsun – Beyond The Wall Of Time (Napalm) Genre: Psychedelic Rock/Stoner Rock More psychedelic than 2012’s crustier, dustier, Eternal Season, this could be Glowsun’s finest hour. The French scuzz-lords may not have consciously refined their 70s-heavy sound but Beyond The Wall Of Time’s more bombastic and artistic moments breathe new life into a band that […]
Intensive Square – Anything That Moves (Black Bow Records) Genre: Progressive Metal Think of a more rugged Meshuggah jamming with avant-garde saxophonist John Zorn, and you’re close to picturing Intensive Square’s intriguing racket. The Welshmen’s debut is one of the most interesting things to come out of the UK underground in a while: defying categorisation, […]
Casey Bolles – Freshman (Pure Noise Records) Genre: Folk Punk Sharing similarities with fellow American folk/punks This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, Casey Bolles delivers a vocal heavy, angry album with the aid of an acoustic guitar. From the opening key of Potential, Casey’s vocals are the key focus of the album, with simple chord […]