I first discovered Ivy Crown via their track ‘Lonesome and Cold’, featuring Kim Song Sternkopf of Møl. Having only recently become obsessed with Møl at the time, anything even tangentially related required my immediate attention. Unlike Møl’s bright and soaring blackgaze sound, Ivy Crown are… something else. I’ve seen them referred to as metalcore but, … Continue reading 204: IVY CROWN


Parkway started to really grab my attention with their fifth album, ‘Ire’ - unsurprisingly the point in their history where they started to move away from their metalcore roots - but it was their follow up album, ‘Reverence’, where the appeal became undeniable. On ‘Reverence’, Parkway completed their evolution into a main stage metal band. … Continue reading 184: PARKWAY DRIVE


Pridelands are a band on the cusp of greatness, though in my opinion the music they are making now is already at that level. A developed, multifaceted, captivating, and genre-bending sound that sets them apart from pretty much any of their peers and, without question, places them squarely on a trajectory to fame, fortune, cocaine and bikini parties.