Despite the fact that 2020 has been a seemingly unending onslaught of shit for pretty much everybody, it’s actually been a fantastic year for Rock & Metal music. With the near total collapse of the live music industry this year, it’s more important than ever to support musicians who make great art. So here’s a list of some of my favourites from this year, and hopefully you can find something in this list you’ll enjoy.
12. Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings
This post contains full spoilers for The Last Of Us Part II, I’d recommend against reading this until you’ve finished it
Last Friday, Naughty Dog released the long awaited sequel to their seminal Playstation 3 title, The Last of Us. It’s fair to say that it’s received a somewhat mixed reception, some for valid reasons, and others seemingly just because it’s got lesbians in it. While I loved the game, I’ve noticed a lot of interesting discussion online surrounding how the game links, and associates, the Player with the Protagonist. …
For a few months now FEVER 333 have been hyped up to be the next big thing in rock music. Especially considering it was formed by former letlive. front-man Jason Butler. With a very large hip-hop presence in their sound, it’s easy to see why many have thought that this will break rock back into the mainstream. Personally though, I don’t think their debut LP does quite enough to win over the masses.
Don’t get me wrong, this album has some fantastic songs that outshine pretty much anything else on mainstream rock radio. BURN IT and PREY FOR ME/3 stand…
I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for some good Djent. Born Of Osiris’ 2011 album The Discovery is a good Djent album. Since then though they’ve been languishing somewhat, struggling to create a worthy follow up. The Simulation unfortunately still doesn’t quite meet their potential.
As the first part of a planned split release double LP, The Simulation is quite a short album, with a running time of just 25 minutes. Although there is no shortage of solid riffing on the album, there is very little of the progressive elements that resonate with me in any meaningful…
It’s difficult to know where to start 2019 with, as I recommit to doing these reviews. Do I go with a big name? Something more accessible, to draw people in?
Fuck that, here’s a Death Metal album.
Now Death Metal isn’t exactly my forte when it comes to metal music, I’ve never really dove deep into the classic bands of the genre as much as it’s sister sub-genres. Luckily for me though this isn’t just a straight Death Metal album, as they incorporate elements of Black Metal, Melodic Death and even a sparse bit of NWOBHM influence.
I’m a 24 year old student from Derry, Ireland. Rock/Metal enthusiast. I like talking about video games too.