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Album review: Third Lung – ‘Breaking Late’ (Self-Released)

November 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Third Lung – ‘Breaking Late’ (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2hJb0Vu While bands have their whole lives to write their debut album, the difficult follow up album has snake bit many bands over the years. However, Gerald Stansbury reckons that Third Lung have asserted some serious confidence by releasing an EP as the follow up to the first record, in the process putting put out six songs that, for him far exceed their debut album. Click the link to find out why our man believes that, if these six songs are a hint of what’s to come, the band could have a breakthrough year in 2018: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: My Vitriol/Magic Mountain – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 9 November 2017

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

My Vitriol/Magic Mountain – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 9 November 2017 http://ift.tt/2z9XGB6 Sixteen years after producing what Ben Hughes regards as a seminal album that married angular guitars and lazy harmonies that combined the sounds of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Posies, My Vitriol are back out on the road promoting a new, albeit fan-only, album. So, when the tour pulled into his favourite local venue, where was our man gonna be but front and central? from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: The King Is Blind – ‘We Are The Parasite We Are The Cancer’ (Calva Records)

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

The King Is Blind – ‘We Are The Parasite We Are The Cancer’ (Calva Records) http://ift.tt/2hGdOmj It may have taken Nick Russell a while to get around to reviewing the second album from East Anglian noise makers TKIB, but he reckons it’s worth the wait, as he draws comparisons with genre-defining metal albums such as Behemoth’s ‘The Satanist’ and Gojira’s ‘Magma’. Click the link to find out more about a release which the big man reckons is “insightful, interesting and thought-provoking”: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Witterquick – ‘Fire & Ice’ (Self-Released)

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Witterquick – ‘Fire & Ice’ (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2hCYBlO It was the morning after the Friday night before, and UR supremo Monk didn’t want something too heavy too early, so he slipped this little shiny disc into ye olde deck of death to see if it would help wake him up gently… Did it do the trick? Click the link to find out: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Divide – ‘Embers’ (Self-Released)

November 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Divide – ‘Embers’ (Self-Released) http://ift.tt/2ik23yS Having recently undergone both a line-up change and a slight shortening of their name, Glaswegian alt-rockers Divide are just about to release their latest EP, before heading out on a headlining tour early in the New Year. Would said mini-opus ignite Allan Maxwell’s inner fire? Click the link to find out: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Vice – ‘Veni Vidi Vice’ (Pride and Joy Music)

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Vice – ‘Veni Vidi Vice’ (Pride and Joy Music) http://ift.tt/2hBoa6L It has been almost 30 years since German hard rockers Vice last bothered the charts with a new release – but, now they’re back in action and attempting to pick up where they left off… Have they succeeded? Well, click the click and find out why Phil Cooper reckons they haven’t quite risen to the challenge: from CD Reviews [read on]

Album review: Anti-Flag – ‘American Fall’ (Spinefarm Records)

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Anti-Flag – ‘American Fall’ (Spinefarm Records) http://ift.tt/2hBteIh Gerald Stansbury first came across Anti-Flag when he heard the title track of ‘Die For Your Government’ on a compliation album (remember those?) back when it was first released, which sent him right back to the record store to buy the album. He hasn’t looked back since… so, how would he react to their latest album, the appropriately titled ‘American Fall’? Well, there’s only one way to find out and that’s click the distinctly Trump-disapproved link: from CD Reviews [read on]