Pop-punk powerhouses Sum 41 say goodbye on ambitious final album

Ever the ugly step-sibling of pop punk’s largest acts, Sum 41 have consistently brought their unique brand of metal-injected energy to the table regardless of critical perception. They’ve always been too pop for the punk crowd and too punk for the pop crowd to really capitalise on the mainstream explosion of the genre in the

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Neck Deep can’t kick up the roots on new back-to-basics album

Despite spearheading the 2010s pop punk revival, Neck Deep fell flat with their 2020 effort, All Distortions Are Intentional. The record saw the band experiment with a relaxed, fuzzed-out sound coupled with a higher concept that tied together lyrical themes. What resulted sounded completely disparate to 2017’s The Peace and the Panic, prompting a resounding

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Asleep At The Helm’s ‘Keepsake’ is a 2022 Metalcore Essential

The UK has an ever-growing post-hardcore and metalcore scene, and emerging from it is one of my first musical discoveries of the new year – Manchester’s very own Asleep At The Helm. The quartet debuted with their album Dissonance back in 2018, and have started 2022 off on a strong note with the long-awaited release of

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