Review: Pantheist – Coldwar.

pantheistNow reaching their fifteenth year of existence, Dublin metallers Coldwar‘s fifth full-length is an absolute beast of an album, the kind of feral, rabid beast that wouldn’t hesitate in ripping you limb from limb if you so much as looked at it funny. On Pantheist, the quintet combine the blunt barbarity of metallic hardcore with the more in your face elements of thrash and death metal, resulting in a completely unrelenting experience, albeit one that’s satisfyingly weighty from start to finish.
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Review: Death Cap At Anglezarke – Then Thickens.

then thickensChorley-based indie-rock group Then Thickens arrived on the scene several years ago, having originally begun life as a solo project for vocalist and ex-Kong frontman Jon-Lee Martin in 2010. Over the past few years, after having picked up a few new members, the sextet have been gigging with the likes of Biffy Clyro and Mariachi El Bronx, and their debut album Death Cap At Anglezarke is finally ready to drop next month. Fusing together a raw garage-rock sound with softer indie qualities, it’s an interesting album with warmth and character.
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Review: Revolt – Amaryllis.

revoltThere are probably more melodic rock bands in Britain nowadays than there are trees in the Amazon, and Londoners Amaryllis are the latest additions to the ever-growing list. While their new EP Revolt doesn’t do anything drastically different from the majority of bands doing the rounds at the minute (namely clean, catchy guitar lines and dulcet choruses), that doesn’t depreciate from the fact that it’s still a fine helping of homegrown rock.
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