My Own Co-Pilot – Textures EP

October 15, 2018 Max Morin 0

8.5/10 Debut EP’s are always important. They give the first taste of a new project, one that will either be looked back on as a glimpse of potential or an embarrassing early attempt. Of course, […]

AATXE - Cardinal

AATXE – Cardinal

October 4, 2018 Max Morin 0

6.5/10 Sigh… Unpronounceable name? Check. Stage names that aren’t names? Check. Production that sounds like a cell phone encased in a concrete block and duct-taped to the ceiling of the rehearsal space? Check. It seems […]

Specks - Twopenny Hangover

Specks – Twopenny Hangover

September 10, 2018 Max Morin 0

7.5/10 Short, fast, fed up. These are the words that Specks use to describe their debut EP. They’ve got the short part down, seeing as Twopenny Hangover’s runtime clocks in at just over seven minutes. […]


Noise Rhetoric – Self-Titled

August 20, 2018 Max Morin 1

1.5/10 Oof. I hate to do this, I really do. Noise Rhetoric are probably a nice bunch of guys, who have worked hard and poured their heart and souls into this, their first full-length release. […]

YOB - Our Raw Heart

YOB – Our Raw Heart

July 25, 2018 Max Morin 0

9/10 YOB is love. They’re also one big walking contradiction. How else can you describe a band that can write ten-minute doom epics about their frontman’s life-threatening medical crisis and somehow make them feel uplifting? […]

Kekal - Deeper Underground

Kekal – Deeper Underground

July 4, 2018 Max Morin 0

6.5/10 Deeper Underground is almost certainly not where Kekal should be going. After labouring away at their craft in Indonesia since 1995, releasing fourteen LPs and EPs along the way, the synth metallers deserve nothing […]


Homesafe – One

June 29, 2018 Max Morin 0

7/10 Pop-punk has come a long way from its frosted-tipped heyday in the mid-2000s. The genre has suffered from the same kind of glut as hair metal or grunge went through, as wave after wave […]