This Week's Essential Tracks!
FACT, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
With their knack for writing snappy melodies and killer melodic post-hardcore tunes, Fact are like Funeral For A Friend if they came from Japan rather than Wales. Which isn't as weird as it sounds.
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, THE LAST FIGHT
When Bullet rip through this metal monster from their forthcoming album, Fever, at Download in June, expect absolute carnage to ensue. It's a beast!
LOSTPROPHETS, FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELON
A jaunty toe-tapper from the Welsh superstars, with a little bit of a ska touch that's sure to get your arse shaking.
30 SECONDS TO MARS, THIS IS WAR
As with everything 30 Seconds To Mars do, This Is War bursts with pomp, and the epic chorus is so big it could qualify for its own postcode. Nice work, Jared!
COHEED AND CAMBRIA, THE BROKEN
A corking bit of prog-flecked rock magic from the huge-haired Claudio and his crew.
HALESTORM, CONVERSATION OVER
Halestorm do riffs and swagger very well indeed, and this track (exclusive to Kerrang.com) is a sassy, rocking treat for those who like their rock a bit grimy.
YOU ME AT SIX, LIQUID CONFIDENCE
Continuing their winning streak of solid gold singles, here YM@6 serve up a super-catchy chorus that'll stick to your frontal lobes like glue.
AFI, BEAUTIFUL THIEVES
Bouncy punk fury is all very well but, sometimes, something a touch more laid back can be just as effective. Like this new single from the world's suavest punks, AFI, for instance.
HOLE, SKINNY LITTLE BITCH
Courtney Love's back, and she's making nasty, angry music again! 'You would be oh-so dumb to fuck with me' she snarls and, really, you wouldn't want to argue with her when she sounds like this.
DEFTONES, DIAMOND EYES
Along with the excellent Rocket Skates that went online recently, Diamond Eyes is a tasty taster of Deftones' forthcoming new album. Excited yet? You will be once you hear this!