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ALBUM: The Early November – ‘Imbue’

ALBUM: The Early November – ‘Imbue’

The general public perception of ‘emo’ has shifted so far away from what the movement originally represented that it’s easy to forget the significance of many of the genre’s less brash, populist groups. Where subtlety and class have never been...
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ALBUM: Veil Of Maya – ‘Matriarch’

ALBUM: Veil Of Maya – ‘Matriarch’

Veil of Maya have been long-regarded as a heavyweight in the ever-popular "Djent" movement. Since they have landed in the scene, the sound has become less of an oddity and more of a trend with an increasing number of bands...
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ALBUM: Alesana – ‘Confessions’

ALBUM: Alesana – ‘Confessions’

In the film industry, or as an author of any sort, it is a privilege to create a trilogy. A trilogy implies the fact that the original story was so well-received that it was deserving of not 1, but 2...
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ALBUM: In Hearts Wake – ‘Skydancer’

ALBUM: In Hearts Wake – ‘Skydancer’

Double albums are always a difficult product to swallow in one sitting, so doing a System of a Down and staggering their release is a crafty move it’s a surprise fewer acts haven’t cottoned on to. On face value it...
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ALBUM: From First to Last – “Dead Trees”

ALBUM: From First to Last – “Dead Trees”

Whoever chose the name “From First to Last” for the so-monikered band likely never envisaged it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy. But after a gradual decline from the top of the post-emo-hardcore mountain into a muted 2010 hiatus, the latent...
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ALBUM: As It Is – “Never Happy, Ever After”

ALBUM: As It Is – “Never Happy, Ever After”

It’s very easy to be cynical about hot British pop punk prospects As It Is. Fronted by American-born YouTube personality Patty Walters and plying heart bearing lyrics over power chord rock straight from the speakers of the summer of 2002,...
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