Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror is an intriguing, engaging piece of performance art that speaks to us in 2023 about gender, relationships, consumer capitalism’s baleful effects on our self esteem and the power of social media.

Verminous Serpent – The Malign Covenant

A record that leaves the listener exhausted, scared, but most of all enthralled by the sheer malevolence displayed.

Cursebinder – Drifting

They now come thundering out of the speakers, brutal and precise in landing every blow.

Umber – Sometimes That Light, That Shine, Seemed Like a Pretty Nice Thing

Stewart creates the resonance he speaks about through a very delicate balance between acoustic and electronic instruments and the varying tempos he uses throughout.

Fange – Privation

Privation marks another bold step forward as Fange continues to fearlessly experiment.

VoidCeremony – Threads of Unknowing

This is a great record if you like your death metal progressive, cosmic and idiosyncratic but also, belligerent and pulverising.

Lionmilk – Intergalactic Warp Terminal 222

You can give this album’s ambient concept any other tag you want, post-jazz or post-anything, Lionmilk does it all justice here.

Stormo – Endocannibalismo

To fly through post-hardcore, screamo, mathy sections, even near d-beat in 11 tracks and 29 minutes whilst still encouraging multiple listens without being overwhelming is a great achievement.

Harboured – Harboured

Four friends flit from progressive metal into black, death, and the mercurial post- territories to scratch an itch.

Gandalf’s Fist – Widdershins

An album that delivers justice, at its finest. And for Gandalf’s Fist, they picked up the pace on Widdershins by bringing in the goods, from beginning, middle, and to very end.

Rotten Sound – Apocalypse

There’s no elitism, just a desire to play fast and loud and to make their voices heard. If you’ve listened to Rotten Sound at all in the past 30 years, ‘Apocalypse’ will feel like an old comrade in arms dragging you back into the fray.

Kassogtha – rEvolve

Kassogtha have really trained themselves to bring us that full ammunition that is brought onto their new album.

Flyying Colours – You Never Know

One of the many strengths of this band is their penchant for insanely catchy, top shelf melodies.

Slumbering Sun – The Ever-Living Fire

Layered, atmospheric songs that seriously groove and rock.

Jacob Holm-Lupo – Entire of Itself

You might want to play it with a candle, burning bright and leave the lights off for fifty-one minutes. Because it’ll haunt you for the rest of eternity.

Deerhoof – Miracle-Level

Deerhoof are back, and Deerhoof will never let you down. All hail Deerhoof. Stuart Benjamin is conquered once again by the USA’s greatest alternative band.




Pin It on Pinterest