Album Review: You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

After the unequivocal success of You Me At Six’s previous album, ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, you can argue that expectations were high for the quintet’s fourth studio album. ‘Cavalier Youth’ proves to be one of those albums that suffers from Benjamin Button Syndrome. Sure, they’ve never sounded bigger or better than this. Every track is polished … Continue reading

Album Review: Kings Of Leon – Mechanical Bull

A decade after Kings Of Leon graced rock n’ roll with ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ – a debut packed with hillbilly haircuts and hard-rocking, bluesy guitars over frontman Caleb Followill‘s exuberant raw hollerin’, they’re back with their sixth album, ‘Mechanical Bull’. A lot of things have changed over the course of the Followill’s career since … Continue reading

Album Review: The 1975 – The 1975

They might be called The 1975 but the quartet from Manchester channel a very 80’s vibe on their highly-anticipated eponymous debut album. Playing under a number of different names before settling on The 1975 in January 2012, the band have been on an incredible journey, touring extensively whilst promoting four EPs (‘Facedown’, ‘Sex’, ‘Music for … Continue reading

Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – AM

Circa 2005, a teenage Alex Turner introduced Arctic Monkeys to the world with their video for ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor‘, adding: “Don’t believe the hype.” Ironic really, since their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not‘ rocketed to the top of the charts, winning them numerous accolades … Continue reading

Album Review: 30 Seconds To Mars – Love Lust Faith + Dreams

Four years on from ‘This Is War‘, an album that garnered 30 Seconds To Mars a legion of adoring fans worldwide and saw Jared Leto take up a newfound Rock-God guise, the trio are back with their fourth studio album. Entitled all in caps, ‘LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS’, it suggests that what’s contained within is … Continue reading

Album Review: Fall Out Boy – Save Rock And Roll

Four years on from their indefinite hiatus, Fall Out Boy’s rise and fall is quite a unique tale. After gaining a small, loyal fanbase off of the early success of E.P’s and 2003’s ‘Take This To Your Grave‘, nothing could’ve prepared the quartet for what happened next. Subsequent albums ‘From Under The Cork Tree‘ and … Continue reading

Album Review: Paramore – Paramore

Change is inevitable, be it for better or worse. After a torrid time in the band’s career where they parted ways with brothers Josh and Zac Farro, Paramore were on the verge of calling it quits. Thankfully, the remaining trio of Hayley Williams, Jeremy Davis and Taylor York moved the fuck on. Unveiling their fourth studio album’s title as ‘Paramore’, it signified that this is Paramore and that this is … Continue reading

Album Review: Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal

Sempiternal definition – Everlasting Time, eternal and unchanging. See Also – The Pinnacle Of Modern Metal. No-one could have guessed that the infamous Bring Me The Horizon would make the album of 2013 and better yet, an album that currently occupies heavy metal’s highly coveted throne. ‘Redefinition’ is a strong word being tossed around to describe ‘Sempiternal’ … Continue reading

Album Review: My Chemical Romance – Conventional Weapons: Number Four

It’s that time of the month again. The boys from New Jersey have set guitars to overdrive and put their distortion pedal to the metal for ‘Kiss the Ring’ and ‘Make Room!!!!’ Similar in sound and substance, ‘Kiss the Ring’ struts its stuff with some heavy, fast-paced riffage, forcing you into submission as you hail … Continue reading

Album Review: My Chemical Romance – Conventional Weapons: Number Three

It’s three ‘n’ easy for the former Killjoys as they release their third ‘Conventional Weapon’ bundle. Although it’s radically different from the previous instalments of the forgotten album, ‘The World Is Ugly’ and ‘The Light Behind Your Eyes’ are both packed full of the sombre grandeur that benefitted ‘The Black Parade’ so well. ‘The World … Continue reading