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Mar Palafox lead the vanguard in his latest spacey hard rock single, Battle.

After a string of successful singles, the alt-rock solo artist Mar Palafox has released his debut self-titled album; expect an adrenalizing ensemble of power metal, prog rock and spacey hard rock.

Any fans of Dir En Grey, InMe and Porcupine Tree will be easily absorbed by the atmospheric textures in the soundscapes that coincide with frenetic solos as they blaze through the complex time signatures. Each single on the album is a feat of ingenuity, but none more so than the standout single, Battle. The slightly lo-fi feel to the single gives Battle a punky garage rock edge that is cutting, to say the least.

You can check out Mar’s debut album for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Thicket – Isolation: Progressively Fierce Thrash Metal

If you haven’t had your synapses rattled by Florida-based Thrash powerhouse Thicket’s standout single “Isolation” yet, it’s our pleasure to introduce the progressively fierce aural monster.

With an old school Punk angsty bite in the vocals and an instrumental arrangement which finds the perfect momentum through a combination of Speed and Thrash Metal, Isolation isn’t a track which needs to strive for ostentatious pioneering power moves to set itself apart with distinction. Instead, through the subtle authenticities, and the striking nuance in their high-octane tight sound, they’ve proven themselves to be one of the most exciting Thrash bands around right now. It will be a while before we forget the potency of the pure venom poured into the lyrics.

You can check out Thicket’s single Isolation for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast