Articles by William Alex Young
"Betraying The Martyrs do well to blur the lines between more popular metal sounds and more innovative underground elements."
"Auxilium is a strong recovery from Shattered Skies"
William's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Carcer City, Alcest and After The Burial!
Feed The Rhino tear the Boston Music Rooms a new one on the London stop of their recent tour.
"Ellipsis is yet another album from a band who may have widened their target audience, but have not forgotten their humble roots."
William's picks for the ten best records of the year, featuring the likes of Muse, TesseracT and Heart Of A Coward!
"Absolute Hope Absolute Hell is a refreshing sound in a genre that seems to have had its time."
The Monolith's review of She Must Burn - She Must Burn. Released 25th September 2015 via Ghost Music.
"...the style itself is becoming a tad stagnant...but with August Burns Red putting out albums like this, perhaps metalcore isn't finished just yet."
"...a welcome step in a rawer direction, all the while holding onto the extravagance for which Muse have become renowned. A must listen for...
William names five of his most anticipated acts from next week's Tech Fest 2015, including Heart Of A Coward and Hacktivist.
"Eschar have created something quite spectacular in their debut album Nova: an instrumental record that manages to not only remain enticing throughout, but also...
ESO make a triumphant return, topping a varied bill at The Borderline
"...the fact that a fresh-faced band from Portugal have managed to already perfect the sound other bands have taken years to hone could be...
Contributor William Alex Young's Best Of 2014 list
"There’s a rare sweet spot between progressive, black & death metal and Black Crown Initiate fall slap bang in the middle of it. For...
"With riffs aplenty, Gravitas does not disappoint, and while it may not be groundbreaking material, it is a huge step forward for a band...
"Empty Yard Experiment manage to encompass the best aspects of progressive metal, electronic ambience, post-rock and world influences into a rolling album that cements...
"Muse is a powerful instrumental debut that sees Polyphia carve a nice little niche for themselves amongst the bigger names in instrumental prog and,...
Slightly delayed, but take a look at the new Then The Wave Came video for "A Vicious Retort"
Our belated look at day one of Leeds' own Ghostfest
Josh Scogin's latest project '68 tears The Cricketers in Kingston a new one, with help from Palm Reader, In Archives and Death Rattles.
"It is always said that a band’s third album will ensure their spot in their scene, and with The Sorrow And The Sound pulling...
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