ALBUM REVIEW: Other Half – Soft Action


 

Hailing from Norwich, England, post-hardcore trio Other Half have put out their second album Soft Action (Big Scary Monsters), consolidating their presence in the modern punk scene. It is a record that keeps the adrenaline pumping throughout its fourteen-track run-through and brings solid production to an otherwise disorderly DIY kind of tone. Despite its title, the album is anything but soft.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Counterparts – A Eulogy For Those Still Here


 

When the title of an album tells a story all on its own (and it’s by a band known for upfront lyricism), you know you’re in for an emotionally moving ride. Melodic hardcore leaders Counterparts protect their respected name with their seventh record, A Eulogy For Those Still Here (Pure Noise Records). As the album title states, each song mourns the loss of someone or something that has yet to pass away or leave. Throughout the record, vocalist Brendan Murphy screams and sings of grief he knows he must prepare himself for.

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ALBUM REVIEW: In Hearts Wake – Kaliyuga Booster Pack


Eighteen months after the release of their fifth album, Australian metalcore merchants In Hearts Wake have nicked a trick from the Roadrunner Records playbook of the nineties with the Kaliyuga Booster Pack (UNFD) and are re-releasing their 2020 opus with a handful of goodies ahead of hitting the road in 2022.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Comeback Kid – Heavy Steps


Twenty-plus years into a career doing anything in the world might make you take your foot off the gas pedal, especially an industry as brutal as the music industry. However, Manitoba’s Comeback Kid continue to challenge themselves to keep refining their sound, and sharpening their focus over a series of releases. The bands’ new album Heavy Steps (Nuclear Blast/New Damage) shows the veteran band of the scene lifting up the rest of us up with defiant music set on highlighting what makes life worth fighting for. uniting us.

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Blood Youth – Starve


I still remember getting that first Blood Youth record Beyond Repair for review and being blown away but at just how hard-hitting and melodic it was. Never did I think though that it would take them to where they currently are. We now find them about to release new record Starve (both Rude Records) and there is a lot of anticipation surrounding it. High profile tours and high energy live shows have only added to what was already a solid foundation.Continue reading


Bloodywood Shares Official Music Video For “Endurant”


Indian Folk Metal Bloodywood, worldwide sensations due to viral videos of their original music like their metal version of traditional Indian folk song ‘Ari Ar’ and inventive covers on YouTube. They have now released a new song, Endurant’. A defiant, brutal track decrying bullying, ‘Endurant’ has Bloodywood’s signature mix of Indian music Thrash Metal, 1990s groove metal, and hooks of Melodic Hardcore. Purchase and stream the song after you check out the video!Continue reading


Napoleon – Epiphany


Napoleon has been making their mark in the heavy progressive music scene since 2012. In 2016 they released an anticipated debut Newborn Mind that release led to headlining tours with Counterparts and August Burns Red. The trio did not take any time off and are back with their sophomore album Epiphany (Basick Records). The album has a lot to offer—impressive techniques and profound delivery to a sound that is recognizable by the Napoleon name. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Letting Go – Something To Me


New Hampshire metalcore upstarts Letting Go released their debut album today, Something To Me. These guys are young but they go HARD. Produced by Jay Mass (Vanna, Defeater), these guys are the fresh new face of melodic metal, with the type of quality songwriting bands from New England are known for. The band is currently on tour and they will play their record release show tonight at the Bungalow, in Manchester, NH. Jam out to their entire new album here at Ghost Cult! Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Ondt Blod Streams New Single – Start Han Opp


Rising Norwegian melodic post-hardcore Ondt Blod is just weeks away from dropping their new album Natur on the world, from the always high-quality Fysisk Format label. The band has partnered with Ghost Cult to drop their newest single, ‘Start Han Opp’, which continues their penchant for catchy, heavy, and politically charged tracks that have made them one of the up and coming bands in the world right now. Jam out to ‘Start Han Opp’ now!Continue reading


Feed The Rhino – The Silence


Having being on hiatus for a few years, Kent’s Feed the Rhino are back with their fourth album The Silence (Century Media), an album that finds them at, what appears to be, a crossroads in terms of trying to rediscover the sound that gave them a hefty following whilst also at the same time moving forward and growing as songwriters.Continue reading