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The 100 word review.

Sander Cohen – Channelling Hank

This first EP from UK quartet Sander Cohen, is short, sharp, and straight to the point……and bloody good as well. Take a mixture of Nirvana and possibly Mudhoney and you have Sander Cohen. Opener ‘F**k You And Everything You Stand For ‘ is full of heavy guitars and screaming vocals …

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Crapsons – Clotheslined By A Nun

Well, well, well. Wirral’s finest junk punk wailers return with a brand spanking new EP. With acclaimed singles ‘You Don’t Know When You’re Going to Die ‘ and ‘Who’ll Babysit the Goths? ‘ included here, the duo back these hits up with new single ‘Clotheslined By A Nun ‘(the first …

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Viscula – Alien Milk (single)

‘Alien Milk’, another strong single release from London based indie rock band Viscula is a captivating little earworm to say the least. To these ears I was getting the quirkiness of John Otway or The Divine Comedy by its off the wall vibes. An almost deadpan vocal delivery from John …

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Elimination – Of Gods & Beasts

This is a relatively short EP from Suffolk metallers Elimination. However I feel a little sold short here as the Amazon version contains three live tracks which I haven’t received!! Nevertheless the three I have received are indeed welcomed with open arms in what is a bloody enjoyable EP. Formed …

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Learn To Lie – Cloud 9 (single)

Learn To Lie, a new band to these ears embrace the vibe of early nu-metal with a modern twist for their latest single ‘Cloud 9’. Formed in Stafford in 2017, the self proclaimed alt rockers kick out the jams hard and heavy. A sugar sweet vocal from Jake Regan with …

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Dygora – All Power To The People (video single)

‘All Power To The People’, the second of three single releases by Dygora from their upcoming EP release Ghetto Spiritual due out on Sept.3rd 2020 sees them once again smashing out some doom laden death metal. Judging by the delivery I’d be surprised if Omar Swaby has any voice left …

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NO :IR – Vanity (single)

Back in the day, a lot of the nu metal genre bands did absolutely nothing for me, but fast forward to the present day as Bristol based band NO :IR have relit a fire that went out many years ago with their single ‘Vanity’. Vocals are rapped, clean and blood …

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Takeaway Thieves – Find My Way Home (acoustic single)

Party animals Takeaway Thieves show their serious side with latest single ‘Find My Way Home’ due for release on Aug.7th 2020. They strip the song to its bare bones as lead vocalist Peter McLoughlin delivers some powerful vocals over acoustic guitar lines that could melt a glacier. An example being …

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Dygora – Ghetto Spiritual (video-single)

Something wicked this way comes, courtesy of dynamic death metallers Dygora with just-released video-single Ghetto Spiritual by Southside Records It took a few plays to get my head around these four minutes of rage that flails wildly on a shroud of doomy dirge. A cathartic vocal is one of the …

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New Device – Karoshi EP

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen or heard anything from London based New Device, the last time I think was Rockwich Festival. So their new 6 track EP Karoshi is a welcome return for me. Currently released by ND Records it opens heavily with ‘Burn Out The Sun’. …

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Dead Demons – Mortuus Daemonia (EP)

Yorkshire based yellers Dead Demons rise up with this frantic four-song EP, Mortuus Daemonia, due for release on August 14th 2020, to rattle your bones and not just your ears! It’s NWOBHM tinged which is fine by me as they open with ‘Dead Demons‘. Its creepy grooves capture the vibe …

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The Senton Bombs – Lake

This is a change of direction for Blackpool based The Senton Bombs with ‘Lake‘ the third single taken from their new album. It took a while to fathom it out but repeated plays fished out hidden depths that captured me hook, line and sinker! It’s a hunting tale of a …

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Laura Evans – Running Back To You (EP)

Laura Evans, a new artist to me that’s been highly recommended and all the accolades are well deserved after the first listen to her latest EP Running Back To You released on July 31st 2020. It’s not normally the genre of music I listen to but these 5 songs are …

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Underking – The Mask (single)

On 31st July 2020, Underking will release another very impressive single called The Mask, showing off their myriad of musical genres and will be free of charge to stream! Double tracked vocals add an eerie vibe throughout as musically it alternates between gritty hard rock and pummeling thrash metal workouts. …

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Virus – Evilution Apocalypse (single)

Dundee based thrashers Virus who formed in 1986 show no signs of slowing down, point proven and driven home by Evilution Apocalypse, taken from their forthcoming album of the same name. A sizzling six minutes start with a calm before the storm acoustic intro, followed by a melodic guitar piece …

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Second Cities – Love And War (single)

Snapping at the heels of their last single ‘Oceans (Elemental Hero Bubbleman)’ comes the riff-heavy monster ‘Love And War’ from Birmingham based ragers Second Cities. This song does all it needs to do in just over three minutes of grooves that writhe and churn around thumping drum patterns and a …

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Ward XVI – Imago (single)

If you thought that The Art Of Manipulation, debut album from Ward XVI was insane, then just wait until the follow up Metamorphosis hits the street on Sept.25th 2020.

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Jim Kirkpatrick – Ballad Of A Prodigal Son (single)

Jim Kirkpatrick, best known for being guitarist in FM, also Rhino's Revenge and Bernie Marsden returns to his solo work with new single 'Ballad Of A Prodigal Son', a taster for a twelve track album of the same name to be released on Sept. 4th 2020.

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The Miser – The Miser

Something heavy is coming this way so strap yourselves in, put on your headphones and crank up the self-titled four-track EP by The Miser! It features their singles, the latest one ‘Numb’ will be out on July 22nd 2020, as will a free download of the EP on their Bandcamp …

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The Big Dirty – Sensual Lover

The Big Dirty, another band in the ever-growing saga “why have I not heard of these before?”. Formed three years ago in Northampton, their latest single ‘The Big Dirty’, is the third taken from upcoming studio album The Sex, due for release on July 17th 2020. ‘Sensual Lover‘ has a …

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