Weekly Release Roundup – Friday, 31st May 2024

From anthemic classic rock to melodic metal, to groove metal and death metal, it’s a big week for releases and we’ve got a list for you to check out. All these releases are out today!

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Nestor – Teenage Rebel (Napalm Records)

An album of pure nostalgia and sounding like it came right from the golden age of rock. The goal for Nestor is to be as anthemically pleasing as possible, and across the eleven tracks of this album, they easily surpass it.

Check out our full review here.

Shrapnel – In Gravity (Candlelight Records)

This is an evolved Shrapnel and they’re beginning to flex their melodic side as much as their metal muscles. Crafting a more obviously anthemic and accessible heavy sound.

Check out our full review here.

Zero One – Faults In My Design (Self Released)

The appeal of this EP comes from the fact that Zero One make their heavier side the focal point, building melody around that, rather than the other way around. It makes the soaring choruses and mellow moments all the more impactful when it has been preceded by heavy chaos or some carnage.

Check out our full review here.

Lowlives – Freaking Out (Spinefarm Records)

It really is as simple as Lowlives being a band that anyone can listen to and enjoy. A band with an album that features infectious track after infectious track. It’s why they already are so beloved, and their popularity will only grow larger once this album is heard by the masses.

Check out our full review here.

Enquire Within – Elysium (Self Released)

A mighty good time that involves head-banging until the neck hurts is well and truly guaranteed when Enquire Within are around. A band that is getting stronger with each new release, solidifying their groove metal credentials, and nailing what the vibe of heavy music should be.

Check out our full review here.

Four Stroke Baron – Data Diamond (Prosthetic Records)

Be under no false illusions, Data Diamond is a very challenging listen, Four Stroke Baron skirt the line between genius and madness to such a degree, they become the same thing.

Check out our full review here.

Graywave – Dancing in the Dust (Church Road Records)

Graywave are a revelation in the UK music scene, and the proof is this EP.

Check out our full review here.

House By the Cemetary – The Mortuary Hauntings (Pulverised Records)

Horror and heavy metal, specifically death metal, go together like cheese and wine, and few bands embody the spirit of cult horror and old-school death metal as well as House by the Cemetary.

Check out our full review here.


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