"The group have continued their trend of reinventing themselves [...]. For amo I’m getting a real mixture of Alt Rock, Electro and Pop."
I thought I’d start the year’s reviews off with a big one, yes, it’s Bring Me The Horizon’s amo. The 'Metal' act out of Sheffield have dropped their sixth studio album on the 25th of January and I’ve had a few weeks now to let it rattle around in my brain. The group have continued their trend of reinventing themselves with each release and changing styles. For amo I’m getting a real mixture of Alt Rock, Electro and Pop… nothing like the band I first heard back in 2013.
Some people are saying A Day To Remember’s new album Bad Vibrations cements their place as the kings of metalcore. I say bullshit
I’m glad I finally got the chance to review A Day To Remember record, I’ve known of them for years but never really heard much of their stuff besides the singles that are all over the Rock and Metal airwaves here in the UK and to be fair most of the said singles are pretty decent and hard hitting.
Babymetal continue their world domination with the release of their 2nd studio album Metal Resistance before headlining London’s Wembley Arena.
Babymetal, if you haven’t heard of them, are an infusion of Heavy Metal and J-Pop, formed back in 2010 as a subunit of Sakura Gakuin, a Japanese female idol group (if you’re like me and didn’t know what a Japanese idol is Google it, I’m not even going to try and explain this one). The combo is fronted by the 3 teenaged girls Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui Mizuno and Mou Kikuchi who go by the stage names Su-Metal, Yui Metal and Mou Metal respectively, while accompanied by the Kami Band who are seasoned Heavy Metal session musicians from all over Japan. Metal Resistance came out last Friday the 1st of April 2016, while most would have taken this as an April fool’s joke, the concept of Kawaii Metal (Translated into Cute Metal) is very serious to the girls.
Forget who Adele is winging about in her new album, forget which 16 year old Taylor Swift is dating this month, Don’t worry if 1Direction are still together or not….. the glorious 90’s are back!!!
After the 20th anniversary re-release of Garbage by (you guessed it) Garbage on the 2nd of October, Alanis Morissette decided it was her turn to get some extra money in the bank to pay for her kid’s school fees with the redrop of her multi platinum,
The Australian boyband 5 Seconds of Summer is currently on top of the world with their second studio album Sounds Good Feels Good and with Kerrang! heavily promoting the band and album, I decided to take a closer look and see if it's any good.
The band formed back in 2011 in Sydney after the members became YouTube stars producing covers of famous songs such as Mike Poser’s 'Please Don’t Go' and Chris Brown’s 'Next to You'. It wasn’t long after this they attracted a lot of interest from record labels before finally signing with Sony Music. They then released their first EP Unplugged which reached number 3 on the Australian iTunes chart.