Upon first listen, I thought to myself, “Gee, another thrash punk band,” but I was certainly wrong. False Idle is a solid punk band, and its first album, Threat, is filled with dynamic musical changes, drive and spunk. I soon found myself enjoying the tunes so much that when I closed my eyes, I was in a pit bouncing around to the music. The band has elements of Green Day, Blink 182, MXPX and Squad Five-O, but at the same time, it rocks a fresh and positive perspective. This will be a great addition to any punk lovers’ playlist.
The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."Full Feature More from Drones
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When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.Full Feature More from HM Magazine
When Weathered wrote their debut album, 'Stranger Here,' it was an introspective take on life as they knew it. The appropriate way to follow it up? Turn the mirror around and tell the stories of those around you.Full Feature More from Weathered