One of the best – if not the best – things about music is the power it has to change the way you feel, both in the sound of the instrumentals and in the meaning of the lyrics. Glasgow newcomers Bearers are a perfect example of this, and it’s safe to say that their powerful yet engagingly melodic metal sound takes you through a cycle of emotions and feelings.
Surprise by location, surprise by sound. Surprise, Arizona, quartet Holmstrum fuse pop-punk and alt-rock with elements of metalcore and overtly emo lyrics to form a fascinatingly diverse sound that varies from track to track.
It may have been a decade in the making, but Aberdeen-based punk rockers The Ruptured Ducklings have laid down a strong marker with the launch of their debut EP.
We’re going to chance our arm here and guess that you’ve not heard of too many German punk-rock bands, and almost certainly none as good as Munich five-piece Things That Need To Be Fixed.
The compelling sound of Dutch rockers Mountain Eye is borne out of their riff-heavy hard rock roots being infused with elements of alternative, funk and jazz.
London quartet Khaidian was born out of a vision to meld fury with technology and create something special that would push the boundaries of both metal and electronica to bring the world something different.
One of my strongest memories in my early days of getting into rock and metal back in the early 2000s was being glued to Scuzz watching the awesome videos that … Continue reading Introducing: Were I Blind
When asked to think of Russian musicians I found myself stuggling, with the only names that spring to mind being Pussy Riot (more famous for feminist protests than good music) … Continue reading Introducing: Triumphant
The week after rap-rock meets nu-metal pioneers Linkin Park gave up on making rock music and sold their souls to the cash-rich lure of pop dross, it’s hugely refreshing and … Continue reading Introducing: Divided We Stand
Scottish rockers Yashin have opened up on their decision to split after 10 years as a band, laying the blame on record label Sony for “changing” songs the band recorded for … Continue reading Yashin reveal why they split and reflect on the good times
If you love the brutality of Of Mice & Men’s original material – I’m thinking epic tracks like Ben Threw on The Flood – then this may not be for you, but the Orange County five-piece’s … Continue reading Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Cold World