New albums reviewed this week come courtesy of Body Count, JFDR, My Dying Bride and Today is the Day and Remfry went to see London-based promoter Chaos Theory’s ’10 Years of Chaos’ all-dayer as well as the curious sight of seeing furious Brit hardcore crew Ithaca open for American indie folk rock starlwarts Big Thief. Plus, Trade-off returns for it’s penultimate bow, As Remfry brings in Vessels’ 2008 debut album ‘White Fields and Open Devices’, whilst Steve puts forward Earth Crisis’ ‘Breed the Killers’.
The deluge of great albums are starting to break through the dam of mediocrity that has been 2019, as Steve and Remfry review 4 new albums from Karen O and Danger Mouse, The Cinematic Orchestra, American Football and La Dispute. Remfry also went to see Jamie Lenman, Bob Mould and El Moono and both gents went to see Svalbard and Ithaca.
The boys discuss Chris Fehn’s departure from Slipknot and Trade-off returns after a week off with This Will Destroy You’s self-titled album and The Lost Boys OST
Steve and Remfry are joined this week by two of the most controversial and contentious figures in the history of metal music… well, according to the comments on Metal Hammer’s Facebook Page at least. Ithaca’s Djamila Azzouz and Svalbard’s Serena Cherry have the AUDACITY(!) to front two of the UK’s best heavy bands, DESPITE being women! The two gents attempt to get to the bottom of how two people that don’t even have one penis between them(!) could have the audacity to front extreme metal bands. Unbelievable!
The quartet also discuss the rather worrying trend of people investing more money in music memorabilia than music itself, which leads to a frankly baffling conversation about band-themed contraceptives (Winston, if you’re interested in those Parkway Drive coils, give us a call and we’ll go 50/50 yeah?). Album reviews this week come courtesy of Venom Prison, Louise Lemón and Angel Du$t.
This week Steve and Remfry discuss the ‘controversy’ around the completely uncontroversial decision to let Parkway Drive headline the Saturday night of Bloodstock. Steve certainly doesn’t think it’s a bad idea after seeing their attempt to blow up London’s Alexandra Palace. Remfry plumped for a slightly smaller show with around 10,250 less people in attendance for Ithaca’s album launch show at East London’s fashionable end in the East of London which is so very fashionable because it’s East London and fashionable Old Blue Last in Shoreditch.
Album reviews come courtesy of Ian Brown, Bob Mould and Astronoid and the trade–off covers two albums at very different ends of the musical spectrum in the form of ‘Good To Feel’ by Candy and ‘30-Something’ by Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.
After nearly coming to blows the Riot Act chaps are both up for a ruck again this week as they review the surprise new covers album by Weezer. Which is either a genuinely brilliant piece of marketing, if you believe Remfry, or a cynical, stinking waste of everyone’s time, according to Steve.
There are also reviews on the new albums from Bring Me The Horizon, Ithaca and Spielbergs, a Trade Off between Cult Leader’s A Patient Man and Favez’s From Lausanne, Switzerland and a whole load of live reviews courtesy of Fucked Up, Boss Keloid, Mastodon and Sick Of It All.