Heart of a Coward – The Disconnect (Review)

Heart of a Coward - The DisconnectThis is the fourth album from UK metalcore band Heart of a Coward.

Although Heart of a Coward are a well-known band in metalcore circles, and I’ve certainly been aware of them since they popped up and started making waves, this is my first actual exposure to one of their albums. Continue reading “Heart of a Coward – The Disconnect (Review)”

Polar – Nova (Review)

Polar - NovaThis is the fourth album by Polar, a UK Hardcore band.

2016’s No Cure No Saviour was one of my favourite records from that year, offering an anthemic and highly addictive collection of hardcore and post-hardcore tunes. Continue reading “Polar – Nova (Review)”

Boundaries – My Body in Bloom (Review)

Boundaries - My Body in BloomBoundaries are a metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their latest EP.

Boundaries are heavy. Like, crush your skull into a bloody pulp heavy. Add to this the fact that they can also write a good song, and you have a pretty damn satisfying EP. Continue reading “Boundaries – My Body in Bloom (Review)”

Earth Caller – Crystal Death (Review)

Earth CallerEarth Caller are an Australian metallic hardcore band and this is their second album.

Earth Caller’s metallic hardcore operates more on the hardcore side of the trenches, but that doesn’t mean that their beefy metallic content should be discarded, however. Continue reading “Earth Caller – Crystal Death (Review)”

Borders – Diagnosed (Review)

BordersBorders are a djent/technical metal band from the UK. This is their latest EP.

Djent/modern technical metal is always so hit and miss. For every one band that gets it right, it seems like there’s a hundred that just release plastic-sounding, lifeless tosh. Continue reading “Borders – Diagnosed (Review)”

Fit for an Autopsy – The Great Collapse (Review)

Fit for an AutopsyFit for an Autopsy are a modern death metal/deathcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Hot on the heels of last year’s short split release The Depression Sessions, The Great Collapse is 41 minutes of state of the art crushing brutality. Continue reading “Fit for an Autopsy – The Great Collapse (Review)”

Polar – No Cure No Saviour (Review)

PolarThis is the secondĀ album by Polar, a UK Hardcore band.

Polar offer us 40 minutes of passionate music, tinged with elements of punk and post-hardcore delivery. It’s heavy and abrasive in parts, but not without subtlety or melody in others; it strikes the right balance between both.

As soon as the record starts it’s immediately apparent that Continue reading “Polar – No Cure No Saviour (Review)”