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Alt Press review
23.06.14

Insound review
08.07.14

The album’s title was initially inspired by a term used by wrestlers to increase their mystique, From Parts Unknown ultimately references the more hopeful mood that creeped into...

Punk News review
20.05.14

Goodtime Boys have always been one of the underdogs at Bridge 9 in my opinion, which doesn't take away from the music they made. They were always decent but were missing something...

Insound review
29.04.14

Frameworks is a band who has blown us away constantly and Loom will do just that to you. Produced by Jack Shirley, these 11 tracks should be listened from start to finish, then...

Punk News review
01.05.14

I love it when a band comes at you with a bold, daring, zero-fucks-given attitude. Frameworks is just that. With Gainesville churning out pop-punk, indie and emo acts, it's a nice...

Punk News review
31.03.14

The Used are a polarizing band. Bert McCracken usually finds himself writing about love, drugs and a bunch of things you'd think an adult would be able to sift through a little...

Punk News review
24.03.14

What It Is To Burn was one of my high-school records that would rarely leave the player. I distinctly recall Finch, Taproot and Glassjaw being the thing of dreams back then - the...

NME review
17.03.14

The Michigan post-hardcore band serve up a concept album about the collapse of a co-habiting couple

The Line of Best Fit review
19.03.14

La Dispute's third record may tread a similar path, but also represents a pinnacle of the sound the Michigan band have been toiling at for a decade.

Punk News review
26.02.14

The success of A Day To Remember's new album, Common Courtesy, is an interesting reflection of the music industry's current state. Following a lengthy battle with Victory Records...

Punk News review
15.01.14

When it comes to Dance Gavin Dance, the argument, more often than not, boils down to your preference for whichever vocalist they're employing. That's the gist of most fans from my...

Insound review
14.01.14

Deaf Havana formed in 2005 while the members were still in college. After two successful U.K. releases, the band is nwo ready to make an impact across the pond. Old Souls will be...

Insound review
14.01.14

Expressionistic, sophisticated, evolved, overflowing, pitch-black. Just a few words, and a desperate attempt to properly approach Animale(s) , the fifth full-length record from...

Punk News review
15.11.13

When looking at screamo, post-hardcore and black metal, one probably thinks that meshing them all into one may be a difficult balancing act. Listening to so many bands try this, I...

XLR8R review
11.10.13

At this point in his young career, it's probably not worth trying to categorize New York City's Gobby; after all, his output to date has exuded such an array of influences that...

Punk News review
09.10.13

Rise Records gets its fill of melodic, easygoing pop-punk from A Loss For Words. On 2011's Sanctuary, it was apparent that there was something unexplored that if unleashed, could...

Punk News review
25.09.13

There's no subtle way to put it: Touche Amore definitely hit it out the park. Jeremy Bolm and his posse have taken the time and care since 2011 to ensure that Is Survived By plays...

Alt Press review
01.07.13

Punk News review
31.07.13

Hawthorne Heights usually garner a lot of flak from music fans, but in between some of the generic and mundane stuff, they do manage the arbitrary single or three that ain't too...

NME review
02.04.13

The Sheffield metal band’s bid to become a Proper Big Deal in 2013 continues apace

Punk News review
27.03.13

Been a fan of Caravels for quite a while. This is one band I hoped would get the recognition that Touche Amore and Pianos Become The Teeth receive, not just for accolades' sake...

NME review
28.01.13

The Bridgend quintet revisit their thrashy roots

Alt Press review
12.02.13

This change of focus does not mean that the Welsh quintet have eschewed hooks. They may go for a straight-up hardcore assault occasionally ("Grey," the title track), but the...

Punk News review
29.01.13

Funeral for a Friend have been one of those bands that never stuck to the same sound. They've traversed the hardcore-metal feel at times and gone the way of more melodic rock on...

Punk News review
04.01.13

In most introductory film theory classes, students learn about something called the "auteur theory." It holds that the director is the primary creative force or "author" of a film...

Alt Press review
30.11.12

Woe, Is Me’s aptly titled sophomore full-length not only marks a new beginning for the band sonically, but also the arrival of four new members, as well. The duo of Hance...