Arizona-based thrash-groove metal warriors Soulfly are set to release their eleventh album, Ritual. Though born …
If you haven’t experienced the genuine fierceness of Melbourne five-piece The Playbook, now’s your chance–and you’re gonna love ‘em!
Fresh injections of ferocious pop-punk coupled with notions of nostalgia make up their debut release All I Am Is What You Left Behind. Clean guitar solos course through the album, punctuating frantic drums and frenzied bass lines–and vocalist Laura D’Urbano? What a voice! In an ever-popular emergence of female fronted rock groups, The Playbook stand out with the constantly surprising talents of D’Urbano. She belts, she croons, she cuts a gnarly tone across her melodies, shaping the stories of every song with true emotion.
They have great potential to flip the scene on its side as the band rear an ugly head of unapologetic realness in some epically original sounds.
The aggressive scratching of backing vocalist and guitarist Kaine Jenkins compliments the natural attitude of D’Urbano and the lyrics the group have penned. Seriously, pop-punk attitudes have never been both so intimidating and cute. The Playbook show character development and personality with every track on this release, really giving the listener the impression you’re getting to know the group.
The Playbook generate one important word for the duration of this release–potential. They have great potential to flip the scene on its side as the band rear an ugly head of unapologetic realness in some epically original sounds.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Falling Short, Regardless…, Nothing Without You
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