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California metal band Slanderus urge us to grab our own destiny on, ‘Absorbing Infinity’

Smashing our previous mindset into tiny pieces to make sure that no unfavourable energy comes close to our precious souls, Slanderus helps us to see the light that is away from the darkness-packed narrative that is holding so many back from fulfilling their potential on, ‘Absorbing Infinity‘.

Slanderus is an Ontario, California-based progressive metal 4-piece band that makes a heavy but intricate blend of hardcore music to vent out any frustration to the universe.

Showing us that they are the type of band that will scare many and thrill others, Slanderus dominate the speakers with a heavy performance that might leave your eardrums rattling in utter delight with an assertive display of true might.

Absorbing Infinity‘ from Ontario, California-based progressive metal 4-piece band Slanderus is a story about wondering if you will flounder as a mouse stuck into a trap, or find a way to adapt and survive to move on to better times. There is roaring vehemence that lights up the stage here and simmers deeply into your veins, from an outfit that likes to call the shots and dictate what roads they go down. Wondering what could have happened, is definitely not an option.

Slamming the door shut on any potential roadblocks and middlemen with no genuine love for the music game, this is a track that will certainly excite metal fans who have been looking for new heroes to get behind after so much darkness.

Turn up the volume on YouTube and see their stories unfold on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Barcelona-based rock artist MANU RENO shakes the speakers awake on ‘When I’m Gone’

NocturnA by MANU RENO

Taken from his latest album which is the 12-track ‘NocturnA‘ that dropped on the 21st February 2022, MANU RENO elucidates the rock fans to arouse from their past respite on his new hardcore rock single, ‘When I’m Gone‘.

MANU RENO is a Barcelona, Spain-based indie-rock singer-songwriter who makes the kind of music that thumps through the very veins of your dazed body that will be enthralled by each second.

Bass player, forever rocker…Solo albums, all by myself (written, composed, performed and recorded).” ~ MANU RENO

Bellowing a call to look deeper and to never forget your journey in this detour-filled world that can catch you out like a mouse on cheese, MANU RENO breezes in with a comprehensively sturdy performance that shows us his extraordinary experience and lyrical awareness from his life on the road.

When I’m Gone‘ from Barcelona, Spain-based indie-rock singer-songwriter MANU RENO is one of those songs which might cause you to reflect deeply on your life as you see it. He is a rugged storyteller who has clearly lived and seen all the wars and hate which can break fragile souls into tiny fragments. Sung with a deep velocity that will have you listening so intently, this is a rock track that might have you closing your eyes, and imagining what everything will look like when you aren’t on this planet anymore.

Hear this heavy new single on Bandcamp and check out his website for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Not Now Norman wishes to be taken away from where the sound of our children’s cries haunts us all on ‘Save Me’

With a heavy sound that shall simmer quickly into the very fabric of our souls, Not Now Norman pleads for a new world to arise from this current one that seems to burn everything in its wake with ‘Save Me‘.

Not Now Norman is a Northumberland, UK-based indie alt hard-rock 4-piece band that are on the rise and show us their ever-growing quality.

Thrilling us with a track that packs more punch than a Champion boxer fighting for that heavyweight title, Not Now Norman is quite thunderously excellent on ‘Save Me‘ and call out for a united world to stamp out any evil amongst us. There is a sensational single on offer here that might cause some ears to bleed, as we are thrown into a rip-roaring track that will surely have your heart beating like never before.

Save Me‘ from Northumberland, UK-based indie alt hard-rock 4-piece act Not Now Norman is a haunting single for anyone who has thought about what humankind is currently facing in this seemingly alternate reality. With a weighty sound that is colossal in nature and brings you to the floor – as you wonder why we live with so much madness strewn all over our lands – that should be filled with peace, not war.

Listen in to this new single on Spotify and check out the IG page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Dark Sky: Finnish rock band Antivalent knows that there is nothing left on ‘Heavy’

As the infuriating quarrels become too much to handle and the love wanes away like a broken boat sinking into the cold sea below and capsizing dramatically, Antivalent navigates us into an all-too-familiar sad story about how that close bond can shatter into half on ‘Heavy‘.

Antivalent is a pulsating Seinäjoki, Finland-based indie alt-rock act that burns a fiery fuel all over your inquisitive speakers that lights up your imagination on each one of their ear-piercing releases.

Slicing the rampaging riffs with so much skill and preciseness, there is also brilliant vocal electricity on offer to relish from your new favourite band Antivalent. Bringing us a track that is so enjoyable to listen to despite the harrowing story of a breakup that probably had to transpire, there is so much spark-filled exuberance on offer here from an outfit that is quite outstanding on this weighty track.

Heavy‘ from the splendid Seinäjoki, Finland-based alt-rock band Antivalent, is a high-powered performance that is quite unforgettable. Featuring visuals that leads you into the whole story to maximum effect, there is an aspect of sadness but also a relief when it’s all over that is certainly realistic. Sometimes we all just need a break from the constant soulless heartbreak, that can destroy the minds of even the strongest.

See their new music video on YouTube and check out the IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Oh No: Ruggedly rocking Tel Aviv-Yafo band Mellow KIM desire that change on ‘I Want More’

Room 315 by Mellow Kim

Taken off the recently released four-track EP called ‘Room 315, Mellow KIM power in with a rip-roaring display on their new dance-inducing single that will lift you off your cozy chair called ‘I Want More‘.

Mellow KIM is a Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel-based three-piece indie rock act who love to turn up the volume and let the speakers shake around like it was 1999 again.

We are noisy, heavy and full of love.” ~ Mellow KIM

With simple lyrics that takes you into the local club as you watch the type of band who will have a chat with you afterwards, we are drawn into a monumental effort that such a welcome and catchy experience. Their love for making that sizzling sound which heats up our enthused palate is obvious – as they glide in with such a smooth style – which has you beaming brightly from the glow on their undeniable enthusiasm.

We mix psychedelic stoner melodies with an in-your face post-punk attitude and infuse our performance with visual avant-garde fantasies. We sing about love, nightmares, hugging trees, drugs, wars and crossdressing.” ~ Mellow KIM

I Want More‘ from the Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel-based indie rock act Mellow KIM, is a call for that change to be made as you desire so much more than what is currently happening. The vocals are full of life and you can’t help but nod your head around to the fantastic energy from the roof-top riffs, as this is a song to turn on loud and proud. A top effort from an underground band who just make that awesome old school-sounding music, which is just really good and totally big ego-free.

Check out this top new tune on Bandcamp and see more news on FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Waiting to be free: Benjamin James Howard is feeling ‘Heavy’ on quality debut single

After experiencing a movie-like start to his music career with label issues and his music being shelved away into the darkness, Benjamin James Howard has persevered through all the ‘Heavy‘ times, to now thrive mightily on his debut single that opens the book, to see what the next page shall be.

Cincinnati, Ohio-based indie-folk/pop singer-songwriter Benjamin James Howard, makes that thoughtful music that has been carefully planned out from a meticulous artist, who sings about those real moments in his life, where he knows he could think a bit less sometimes to release the burden off his shoulders.

He sings with such calmness and grace as each word is easy to hear and follow, his vocals guide you through the story and you feel like you have just witnessed a song that you can relate to.

Heavy‘ from Cincinnati’s indie-pop musician Benjamin James Howard, is a heartfelt ode to his mind and those self-inflicted moments we all go through sometimes, when we overthink instead of just going for it. His sings with such truth and eloquently explains what is going on deep inside, as he tries to untangle the pages inside his head, so he can complete this book and move onto the next challenge he sets for himself.

Keeping things simple and not looking too far ahead is the best way to live but is easier said than done of course. That light touch is needed sometimes, otherwise those books on your straining head get a bit too heavy and hurt you, when they should be helping you.

See this incredibly deep track on YouTube and find out more about his rise on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

2020’s headache cure: Anna Luther is phenomenally pure on the mind-cleansing ‘Heavy’

22 year old Anna Luther is a soulful indie-pop artist and music coach who has an aura that is so real, her smile is sweet and genuine, plus she is an outrageously talented creative as heard vividly on her latest relevant single ‘Heavy‘.

Taking time to fully develop her own original style and adding in nostalgic synths, ambient sounds and speaking to our souls deep inside; this is a singer-songwriter/producer that takes much care with each second of her music delivery.

This is a sonic soundscape that I haven’t ever heard before and my pesky headache cleared during this wonderful creation. A few tears slipped down my cheeks as I listened closely, my tired mind felt like it was transported to safe place by an illuminating angel.

Things have been so heavy this year and life can feel like you are carrying a rucksack of cement bricks all the time. This is a deep soul who thinks like vary rare people do and puts a lot of pressure on herself to succeed. Her mind is a whirlwind of thoughts and ideas, as she searches for that happy place on a road that is full of detours and punctures that either make you stronger, or knock you down for good. She faces a challenge that so many of us battle with, as asking for help can be tough as you have been let down before. The feeling here is that she is manifesting her thoughts to make this a reality and this is the power of real music. It can heal all wounds, no matter how deep and traumatic.

Her vocals are so spectacular and beautiful, there is a peaceful ambiance everywhere and her music is always evolving. ‘Heavy’ from the incredible soul Anna Luther, is a mind-bending experience that will take you places you didn’t know existed.

Hear this wonderfully soulful single on Anna’s Spotify and see her adventures on IG & FB.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Tiny Tree’s new album ‘Embolism’ is going to be a crazy journey of post rock

If you’re into some chaotic, heavy, post rock madness then the new album ‘‘Embolism’’ by Muskegon-based band Tiny Tree will be one to check out, you’ll be able to listen to the release on April 1st.

Listening to the final track on the anthology Drowning it’s one that summarises the duo and what they’re all about perfectly. Even though it is six minutes long, which to some may seem a bit too much, every part of the song has its own special element.

The electrifying guitar riffs and thunderous drum beats illuminate the background as the vocals begin to cut through. With the gut-wrenching screams from vocalist Addison Eilers, alongside the manic instrumentals from Paul Jensen, the two together blend together in a superb way.

Giving of that aggressive tone, the vocal ranges stay similar throughout until the breakdowns hit and the heaviness collides. This collection is going to be one for those who love a bit of loud post rock, it’ll be the one to have on repeat.

Be sure to check out Tiny Tree’s new album when it releases, you won’t want to give this one a miss.

You can check out the album by heading over to their bandcamp on April 1st.

Review by Karley Myall