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Aug 19, 2019
42
On their second album, this really promising noise rock band doesn't deliver as highly as their 2018 debut. Tropical Fuck Storm attempts some more mellow moments that don't always create the most compelling moments here, and some of these songs stretch to nearly eight minutes when they really don't provide a lot of songwriting progression to make those runtimes worth the wait. I can see potential for TFS, as the louder instrumentals are wonderfully quirky and pseudo-psychedelic, but these ... read more
Aug 18, 2019
69
From the first few songs I was prepared to be disappointed with a seemingly uninspired and short hip-hop project, but this mixtape really picks up in the second half with some great Southern hip-hop, with some equally great production behind tracks like WET EM UP, SHAMELESS,, and PINT OF AKORN. Surprisingly though, I was unimpessed by the closer with $uicideboy$, which I was expecting to be fireworks considering how good DirtyNastySuicide and its follow-up EP are.

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Aug 17, 2019
80
There's a fine line between creating geninely compelling industrial metal, and just making noise for the sake of it. Thankfully Uniform and The Body manage to overstep this boundary by showcasing a robust and layered approach to the genre that hardly grows stale for the album's 40 minute runtime. My favourite track, Patron Saint of Regret, even incorporates some elements of instrumental hip-hop to create an unexpectedly catchy and fun track. The opener is a perfect tone-setter for the album as ... read more
Aug 17, 2019
55
The Murder Capital makes no effort to hide their extremely strong IDLES similarities on their debut, somehow copying that band's sound to such a tee that if they switched out their vocalist to Joe Talbot and told me this was a collection of Brutalism B-sides, I'd believe you. For every explosive post-punk high there are too many drawn-out mellow moments that ruin the pace of the album and blend into the background. This debut shows some potential, but The Murder Capital needs to wear its ... read more
Aug 17, 2019
71
Blanck Mass' electro-industrial ragers are new sonic ground for me personally, and on the surface I am thoroughly impressed with the equally dark and grand atmospheres created here. However, digging deeper some of the approaches to melody come across as though Benjamin Power is trying a bit too hard, sounding at points like a corny browser game soundtrack. Still, it's a commendable effort and there are tons of great ideas presented across the album.

Favourite Tracks:

Death Drop
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