Karl Maguire

Review: Deftones – Gore Album

More than 20 years after the release of their debut record, Sacramento metal band Deftones continue to evolve and experiment with the release of their eighth LP, Gore. Far removed from their early nu-metal roots, Gore presents an intriguing amalgamation of influences from a wide range of genres, combining the ferocity of metal with post-rock ambience […]

 Karl Maguire

Hacktivist – ‘Outside The Box’ Album Review

Milton Keynes rap metal outfit Hacktivist burst onto the scene with the 2012 release of their genre-splicing self-titled EP. Combining elements of ‘djent’ and heavy metal with grime and hip-hop, the band breathed new life into a union of genres which had been much maligned for its creative stagnation. And now, after a long, near-four-year […]