You want true grit? Look no further than Bleeding Through, a band who’ve endured a succession of events that’d bury many, but continue to go from strength to strength. ‘The Great Fire’ is another dose of the OC outfit’s venomous hardcore / extreme metal hybrid, and it’s filler-free: from the Slayer-esque intro through to the redemptive, bone-rattling closer ‘Back To Life’, not a second’s wasted. The Hammer Horror synths still jar at times and there are few surprises for long-time fans, but aside from that this is, like its self-titled predecessor, an impressive effort. The band who just won’t die march on.
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielifereformed, Fightstarreturned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.