Ironically, very little of the material on Impulse Voices – the long-awaited second album from scene-leading prog-rocker Plini – came from impulse. Instead a result of long, introspective stretches of time off-tour, the album shows a whole new side of the Sydney-based instrumentalist.
What happens when you pair an icon of European metal with the undefeated queen of Japanese post-rock? You get Amahiru: one of the most jaw-droppingly badass bands in the world right now.
The metalcore gods must be feeling mighty generous this year, kicking it off with a fresh and fiery new epic from the luminous legends in Architects.
The new year has only just begun, but if 2021 has up its sleeves an indie-rock album more emphatic or ethereal than Julien Baker’s latest, we’ll eat our damn hats.
A molotov cocktail of rock and pop set to ignite the scene like never before, the latest effort from You Me At Six is easily their most ambitious, if not their outright best.
After being forced to pause their typically ultra-turbulent schedule, Tash Sultana decided – against all plausible odds – that they actually appreciated living at a cruiser, more easygoing pace. And now they have an album of pure sonic euphoria to show for it.
For most artists with over 50 albums to their name, the idea of breaking new ground might seem outlandish, if not outright impossible. For prog god Steven Wilson, though? Well, it’s a goddamn piece of cake
With all the odds stacked against them, Luca Brasi powered through a notably rough album cycle and a global health crisis back-to-back, coming out the other side with their strongest and most upbeat set of tunes yet. We know what you’re thinking: how the f*** did they do it!?
With album #2, the goth-pop hellions in Pale Waves set their sights on world domination. As for how they’ll achieve it? Well, they’ve got two of the most inescapable drawcards in their clutch: nostalgia, and existential crises.
Love ‘im or hate ‘im, there’s no stopping Yungblud’s punk revolution, equal parts thrashy and theatrical. He’s already taken over England – next up, the world.
Bring Me The Horizon continue to reinvent the core foundations of heavy music with another kaleidoscopic onslaught of beats and breakdowns.
Modern-day folk lord Passenger doesn’t quite understand the concept of a ‘break’, having just released his eighth album in eight years. On this one, he plunges right into the deepest, most emo depths of his heart.
To leap forward into a bold and brave new chapter of their musical narrative, The Smashing Pumpkins go all the way back to square one.