Holy cow! Nineteen years spent churning out some of the scene’s harshest sonics and judging by this latest offering, these Hare Krishna-following hardcore legends demonstrate life on the righteous path isn’t about to get any mellower yet. Right from the opening strangled-guitar-neck discordance and abrasive pummel of ‘God Talk’ and the piston-drumming of the angular ‘Crescent Moon’ to the somewhat subdued semi-acoustic whisper of ‘Early Funeral’, album number five is calculated and intense in its delivery. With last month’s news of the departure of vocalist Robert Fish and the consequent demise of these legendary spiritual sluggers, ‘18.61’ is the definitive swansong.
In RS199, we step behind the scenes of one of the world’s hottest bands – All Time Low – as they teeter on the edge of superstardom. Elsewhere, Danny Worsnop talks We Are Harlot, Asking Alexandria and more, we hear about the songs that inspired Frank Iero and My Chemical Romance, and we dip behind the scenes on Architects’ biggest ever tour.
PLUS: There are eight FREE ALL TIME LOW POSTERS. FREE, we say.