ALBUM REVIEW: Boston Manor – Datura


 

Not even a year on from their last EP, Boston Manor is back with their fourth full-length album, Datura (Sharptone Records). Over the past five years, the band has made a name for themselves by upping the ante with each release. Anticipation is high for Datura to see what the quintet can create next, with news of the band delving deeper into concept albums for the release, this is raised even further.

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ALBUM REVIEW: 156/Silence – Narrative


 

Where some vocalists might come off as simply going through the motions when it comes to singing (or growling, grunting, etc.), Jack Murray instead regurgitates sincere, raw, and impassioned words throughout the entire forty-four minutes of 156/Silence’s Narrative (Sharptone Records).Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Alpha Wolf – Holding Absence – The Lost and The Longing


 

 

After bonding at the Impericon Festival back in 2019, Sharptone Records labelmates Alpha Wolf and Holding Absence have kept in touch, much to their fans’ benefit. Their new EP split The Lost & The Longing consists of four strong tracks, including two collaborations between each band – collaborations none of us knew we needed.Continue reading


REVIEWS ROUND-UP: Oni – Petrol Girls – Profiler – We Struck Gold – Limbs


 

ONI – Loathing Light (Ironshore Records)

The development and progression from Jake Oni’s 2016 debut, the tech metal minded Ironshore to second offering Loathing Light is something quite notable. Always technically proficient, Oni has made the most of his exposure to a host of successful musical others (for one, he worked with Mark Morton on the latter’s solo record), and their class has rubbed off. That isn’t to say that ONI is reliant on the guest interventions and mentorship and guidance of others, more to say that the eponymous mastermind has become the proverbial sponge, moving on his ability to write engaging, memorable metal tunes, with the emphasis on energy, and setting a series of barbed aural traps to ensnare both the willing victims and the unwitting.

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We Came As Romans Share a New Single and Video “Daggers” ft. Zero 9:36


Metalcore leaders We Came As Romans have shared the video for their latest single “Daggers,” featuring Zero 9:36 via SharpTone Records. The band just wrapped its successful To Plant a Seed anniversary tour last week, which sold over 35,000 tickets, and will return with more new music and touring 2022. Watch it now! Continue reading


EP REVIEW: Of Mice And Men – Timeless


Relentless Metalcore prodigies Of Mice & Men have been through the wringer with their share of lineup changes, so a lockdown surely isn’t enough to break the united strength they have built. Conversely, it has only fed their resolve as they announce their plan for an EP trilogy, the first one titled Timeless. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Timeless (Sharptone Records) places Metalcore’s simpler times in a new context by using its nostalgic facets to tell a story we can all relate to today.

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Of Mice and Men Share a New Single “Timeless”


Metalcore leaders Of Mice & Men have shared a brand new single, the title track of their upcoming EP Timeless, due out February 26 via SharpTone Records. The artwork for the single and EP were hand-drawn by iconic artist Derek Hess. This is their second single off the EP following “Obsolete.” Purchase and stream “Timeless’ now!

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Nuclear Blast Drops Teaser Trailer for Up Coming New Releases


 

 

Long-running metal and rock label Nuclear Blast Records have just released a teaser trailer for all of their upcoming releases on their label and their under label, SharpTone Records. Watch the trailer and hear snippets of new songs from Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Sink The Ship, Settle Your Scores, Graveyard, Anthrax, Overkill, and more.Continue reading