Remfry’s lost his voice this week after screaming along to Slipknot and Behemoth at the big ole’ metal arena show in Nottingham. Steve went to see Darkest Hour, which isn’t quite as exciting, but decent none the less. They also review new releases by Caspian, Higher Power, Pinegrove and Holy Fawn and trade-off couldn’t be more diametrically opposed with The Enemy’s Streets in the Sky and Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell
It’s the first Riot Act of 2019 and as is usually the case for this time of year, there ain’t all that much going on, so Remfry takes the opportunity to crowbar in a record that he’s become utterly obsessed with over Christmas. Speaking of the festive period, Stephen spent most of it watching and re-watching BROS: After the Screaming Stops, the music documentary that’s garnered a massive audience overnight after its televisual premier on BBC Four. Who knew it would turn out to be the funniest film about music since This is Spinal Tap? Elsewhere, Remfry casts his mind back to the end of 2018 to review Clutch’s debut show at Brixton Academy and Trade Off makes its long awaited return with Steve hearing Rough Hands’ Moral Terror for the first time and Remfry listening to Tim Armstrong’s A Poet’s Life.