Monday, October 18

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(Single Premiere) “Back Breaker” by PINT+BLISTER
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(Single Premiere) “Back Breaker” by PINT+BLISTER

Landing on Friday 9th October 2020, 'Back Breaker' is the third single from the punk-rockers to be released this year following 'Dysthymia' back in April and 'The Wild Side of Eden' in June. Hailing from Chester in the UK, the dynamic trio have explored the various dimensions of their sound through their latest singles and 'Back Breaker' is no different. PINT+BLISTER go back to their punk rock roots calling out all the condescending managers, money-grabbing promoters and every awful human being you’ve met that has made your life a misery. It’s less than two minutes of pure rage. PINT+BLISTER are: Nathan Davies: Vocals, guitars Matthew Brocklehurst: Guitars, vocals Joshua Goodyear: Drums Written, arranged and performed by PINT+BLISTER. Recorded and mixed by Nathan Davies at ...
(Single Premiere) “Mercurial Inventions” by FIGHT THE TORNADO
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(Single Premiere) “Mercurial Inventions” by FIGHT THE TORNADO

Releasing on Friday 29th May, Mercurial Inventions is the new single from progressive metallers Fight The Tornado. Hailing from the UK, Fight The Tornado combine progressive metal and djent with a wide variety of external musical influences. Mercurial Inventions brings an atmospheric blend of synths and strings before hitting in with heavy seven-string guitars. The mixture of Lindzi’s clean and Jonny’s harsh vocals are used to convey the mixed feelings that someone experiences once they realized they have been betrayed, with the more melodic chorus and bridge expressing more melancholic aspects. The single releases with a lyric video ahead of the release of their debut EP, Maelstrom of Thought, which lands on 26th June 2020. The six-track EP goes on a journey of the mind, explor...
(Single Review) “A” by THE ACACIA STRAIN
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(Single Review) “A” by THE ACACIA STRAIN

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Acacia Strain, let’s just say jaw-dropping riffs and guttural harsh vocals are a significant part of their sound! Their new release entitled "A" features the two tracks, Inverted Person and Chhinnamasta, and follows the singles ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘C’. Inverted Person opens with a ludicrously fast pace. The energy levels are high and the heaviness of the instrumentation throws a wall of sound in your face. There’s a fair change of pace throughout the track and this really emphasizes the different parts. By having a slow tempo in the chorus, the guitar leads have time to soar above the heavier tones, whilst the dramatic percussion and guitar rhythms contrast the speed of the verses. The bridge of the track brings in further layers to the sound with v...