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Hard Rock Newcomers No Sunshine Release Their Latest Single “Sunshine”

No Sunshine dropped the video to their latest hit “Sunshine” on September 20th, treating Heavy Rock fans to a sonic revival of everything they’ve come to love about the genre through the past few decades.

The single offers effect-laden guitars as they weave through the tight synergy of the Rock instrumentals which also find some room to squeeze in some sludgy doom. From the dual vocals, you get melodic vocals bringing in the big choruses, along with caustic guttural growls which allow you to share in the angsty catharsis.

If you liked Sunshine, chances are, you’re going to want to keep up with all the latest releases from the up and coming artist as they’re preparing to drop their second album in Spring 2020. You can do this by heading over to their official website.

You can check out the official video to Sunshine for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Brake Loose Make Their Debut with the Hard Rock Hit “Midnight Train”

Anyone with a penchant for heavy Rock may want to turn their attention to the debut scuzzy, sleazy and catchy latest single “Midnight Train” from Dublin-based up and coming act Brake Loose.

The riffs feed into a tight arrangement of relentless driving rhythm while the vocals will lay down classic hard vocals which don’t fail to captivate you within the riotous energy of Midnight Train.

Brake Loose shares plenty of similarities with bands such as Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Motorhead, and Judas Priest, and they also exude the same blistering talent in Midnight Train. Midnight Train may not be an exceptionally contemporary track, but riffs like that will be forever timeless.

You can check out Midnight Train from Brake Loose for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Crimson & Clover – Predatoria: A High-Octane Hit of Hard Rock Aural Ingenuity

After the release of their debut EP “The Space Between Us”, Crimson & Clover have followed up with a raw revival of the Rock sound which we came to love in the 90s and early 00s; but this time it comes with a Heavy Metal Post Rock bite.

The dynamic release finds the perfect balance between sticky-sweet melodies and raw, growling vocals which snarl with caustic contempt. Yet, despite the aggression which is laced into Predatoria, the track still fades out leaving you feeling like you’ve just had the pleasure of losing yourself in an energised high-octane mix of aural ingenuity. If you happen to be under the belief that Metal is just noise, just listen to the catchy riffs which ring against the relentless rhythm provided by the roaring bass and the intricate fills from the drums and let the synergy feed you the euphoria.

You can check out the unflinching gritty masterpiece which is Crimson & Clover’s latest single Predatoria for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Cordova – Glass House: Hard Rock Rhythms, and Even Harder Hitting Lyrical Depth

“Glass House” is just one of the bitingly energetic Hard Rock singles from up and coming artist Cordova’s latest album “Stone to Throw”. Expect anything but an archetypal hit from the five ingeniously inventive artists who came together to provide aural affirmation that guitar-led music is far from dead in the water.

The chunky riffs, raw vocals, and the relentlessly rolling rhythms are just three of the reasons why you shouldn’t hang around putting Cordova on your radar. The instrumental progressions within Glass House were anything but predictable, the clever intricacies which they included will no doubt compel fans of bands such as Drowning Pool, Buckcherry and Godsmack in a brand-new way. If the riffs got any meaner, I think I’d be crying.

You can check out Cordova’s latest single Glass House out for yourselves by heading over to the band’s official website now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Two Too Many – Got My Rock n’ Roll: Potently Powerful Hard Rock

Plenty of people find catharsis within Hard Rock anthems, and there is plenty to be found in the unapologetically raw latest single by Amsterdam-based 4-piece Two Too Many.

“Got My Rock n’ Roll” is the up and coming band’s second single in which they lay down their ability to compose a riff-heavy, energetic hit. If you could imagine the vocals of Dave Grohl mixed with more classic bands such as Kiss, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, you’ll get an idea of just how Damien Coughlan’s vocals constantly feed energy into the already potent mix. The tight synergy between the instrumentals which create thunderous rolls with ease will also be enough to leave fans of Metal, Hard Rock and Classic Rock enamoured. Even though there’s no shortage of Rock artists reviving the classic sound, there’s something to be said about the distinctive way Two Too Many lay down their ferocious licks.

You can stream and download Two Too Many’s latest single Got My Rock n’ Roll for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Through it All – With this Change: Cataclysmically Raw Hard Rock

Until the introduction of the screamo vocals, I was almost under the impression that Through it All’s sound was one that I had heard countless times before. Yet, by the time the Ohio-based Rock band’s latest single “With this Change” got to the outro I was more than sold on their cataclysmically raw style.

The progressive style of the track means it’s a while before you’re treated to the full momentum of Through it All’s aural energy. The rhythmic rolls of the drums are almost primal whilst the angular guitars cut through the melodies which can only be described as potently high-octane. Unlike most Rock and Metal tracks, the lyrics were perfectly audible and the weight that they carried almost matched the fierce instrumentals.

You can check out the official lyric video for yourself by heading over to YouTube now.

To keep up to date with all of Through it All’s latest releases, follow the band via Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Samana Rising – Dizzy: Female Fronted High-Octane Hard Rock

Men may dominate the Hard Rock scene, yet Samana Rising proves that women can hold their own in the Rock Arena in a way that should leave her male counterparts audibly quaking.

The vocalist’s ethereally raw vocals are captivating from the first verse in her band’s latest release.  Hanne Sivertsen does what many Hard Rock vocalists forget to do and injects soul into the vocals. Which isn’t all too difficult when the lyrics are as empowering and visceral as the ones contained in the band’s latest single Dizzy.

Even the biggest metal snobs wouldn’t be able to find fault with the tight progression of the track which packs in plenty of hard-hitting melodies and provocatively grinding guitar riffs. In short, it’s a masterpiece of a track which you’d have a hard time comparing to any other contemporary act on the scene to date. You don’t hear vocals like that every day, especially not ones that sit so perfectly with the high-octane synergy of the instrumentals.

You can check out Samana Rising’s latest single Dizzy for yourselves from August 10th, 2018 via their SoundCloud page.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Via Novus – Dusk to Dust: Hauntingly Heavy Hardrock

Without a second of deliberation the massive sound created by Via Novus hits you as you hit play on the first track from their 2018 Ep Dusk to Dust. The Industrial Electronica beat introduces you to one of the most monstrously heavy, yet succinctly pleasing Alt Metal sounds I’ve heard this side of the 00’s. To create their sound, Via Novus leant influence from Pop Punk and Post Hardcore bands to create their progressive sound which is defined by their guitar driven chord progressions around a thrashing drum beat. Each of the tracks from Dusk to Dust flow with their own brand of elemental fury, yet each time I heard that double bass pedal kicked my heart skipped a beat.

Clinton Davis’ ethereally high energy vocals are earth-shatteringly heavy all the way through the Missisipi based powerhouse of talents first official release. For any fans of Arch Enemy, In This Moment and Evanescence, you won’t want to miss out on Via Novus’ pioneeringly sensational sound.

You can check out the Dusk to Dust EP which was released on March 9th, 2018 on Spotify now, connect with the band on Facebook

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Inflection Point – Let Me In: Sublimely Throbbing Hard Rock

Let Me In is probably the sexiest Hard Rock track you’re going to hear this year. The New York based collective Inflection Point weren’t kidding when they said their drum grooves were smooth and the vocals are melodic. They just forgot to mention the relentless synergy that exudes through the guitar riffs and pulsing cacophonies that the band creates. It’s impossible not to get excited as you soak up the sound that’s entrenched in nostalgia of the inception of the hard rock and metal core era whilst appreciating this throbbingly sensual organic sound.

I grew up on music by Cell Dweller, Shinedown, INME and Incubus and somehow, Inflection Point’s sound has a resonance to all those iconic bands whilst transcending it. It’s pretty hard to believe that the underground artists managed to make such an anthemically sublime track with their first ever single. Kudos to these guys.

Inflection Point will be releasing new music all through 2018, if you’re a fan of bands like Soundgarden, Godsmack and Mudvayne, you should be excited too!

You can check out their debut single Let Me In via SoundCloud using the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/inflectionpointband/let-me-in

Head on over to Facebook to Fangirl/boy at them:

https://www.facebook.com/InflectionPointMusic/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Project Redshift Release Pumping Rock Tune “Sanity Catches”

Project Redshift are a UK based three piece rock band with experience on stage through an extensive series of gigs but their music is not only impressing people in live shows. Their freshly released debut single is spreading Project Redshift energised nature across the world. With driving guitar riffs, tom filled drum beats and a very memorable chorus “Sanity Catches” is a rock tune which is not only suitable for rock lovers but for a wide and vast audience.

One of the things which were particularly striking when listening to the song was the great placement of triplets and heavy accents throughout, which provide temporary rhythmic shifts that grasp the attention and pull the listener even more. Apart from the interesting rhythmic texture going on, the vocal melodies are also quite striking. The melodies and vocal tone not only make a very catchy chorus but also project a very subtle hint of bluesy influences along the way. The energy that these guys have is evidently not only striking and impressive on stage but also in recording, proving that their potential is flourishing and that Project Redshift will definitely keep growing along with its unique and characteristic sound.

-Sarah Marie Bugeja

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