Words for Metal Hammer. Previously TeamRock. Rock Sins Reviews Editor. Metal historian. aka Ali Zombie.
Ethereal and realistic in equal measure, Devin Townsend’s ‘Transcendence’ is a truly captivating sonic adventure through the human psyche.
Escape the Fate are born survivors of today’s ever-evolving scene. No matter how many conflicts, lineup changes and uncertainties have tested them, they’ve endured and continued to express themselves in the most heart-wrenching way on record and emphatically on stage.
Frontman Adam Crilly tells Already Heard how he feels about Download Festival, fronting the “new grave” movement and what My Chemical Romance means to him.
Pulling aside drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller and bassist/glorious beard owner Marc McKnight, Already Heard grab a few words about setlists, their dedicated fanbase and supporting Black Sabbath for the second time.
Ali reviews Download Festival appearances from Alien Ant Farm, Babymetal, Motorhead tribute, Korn, Rammstein, Avatar, Atreyu, Megadeth, Skindred, Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Iron Maiden.
‘All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us’, so it’s time we let the expert Architects handle it.
Ali previews Download Festival appearances from Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Korn, Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, The Amity Affliction, Billy Talent, Breaking Benjamin, Gojira, Sixx:AM, Atreyu, The Shrine, Ashestoangels.
Metalcore’s black sheep Issues clearly need a bit more ‘Headspace’ to decide where they’re going.
Still as disillusioned with the world as ever, Hatebreed take to ‘The Concrete Confessional’ to bare their sins.
Masters of the heartfelt pop punk laments, Hit The Lights’ only desire is ‘Just To Get Through To You’.
Purveyors of metal that just keeps giving, Incite bring ‘Oppression’ in all its consuming majesty.
A truly unique showcase of rock and roll stirred by the desert horizons, ‘Watch Us Burn’ lets Yuma Sun shine in a warm, solar embrace.
If you thought they’d run out of tricks up their sleeves, Black Stone Cherry’s ‘Kentucky’ is here to prove you sorely wrong. With twists and turns aplenty, there’s life in the rodeo cowboys yet.
'Live and Unplugged’, Sleeping With Sirens are surprisingly tight and perfectly suited to a raw arrangement.
Churning out a handful of ‘Stories For Monday’, The Summer Set remain true to their name – purveyors of sun-soaked anthems.