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Rockhaq | December 5, 2016

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Album Review: Nicholas Allbrook – Pure Gardiya

November 21, 2016 |

Album Review: Nicholas Allbrook – Pure Gardiya by Nathan Brooks

Immigration has been a controversial topic for a while, but thanks to the combined forces of the refugee crisis, Brexit and Donald Trump, the debate is more heated than ever. … Read More

Album Review: Anderson/Stolt – Invention of Knowledge

October 10, 2016 |

Album Review: Anderson/Stolt – Invention of Knowledge by Nathan Brooks

I don’t get on well with modern progressive rock. Contemporary prog bands appear to have little interest in actually progressing rock. Instead, they’re content with recording uninspired attempts to relive … Read More

Album Review: Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans

August 29, 2016 |

Less is more; a saying found in fortune cookies from Chinese takeaways across the country. Evidently, Yes don’t eat much Chinese food. After scoring two home runs in 1971 and 1972 with Fragile and Close to the Edge, Yes felt it was time to go bigger. Literally bigger. In 1973, Yes released their sixth album Tales From Topographic Oceans, boasting a staggering 81 minute running time. Nearly double that of Pink Floyd’s legendary album The Dark Side of the Moon, and monstrous compared to the mere 37 minutes of Close to the Edge. But is bigger better? And if less is more, is more less?Read More

Album Review: Blink 182 – California

August 25, 2016 |

Blink 182 have returned from the darkness with their newest and seventh studio album called ‘California’. This album is still the same rock feeling and genre but it is the first to include their newest member vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio, who replaced former member Tom DeLonge. Fans were worried when Tom left the band but the other original members vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker calmed down the fans by saying that Matt Skiba can na-na-na-na as well to rival Billie Joe Armstrong – the singer from Green Day.Read More

Album Review: The Beatles – Revolver

July 29, 2016 | 1

The Beatles’ sort of seventh album Revolver is one of the most important in the history of popular music. And on 5th August 2016, it turns fifty. After deviating from their usual sound in 1965 album Rubber Soul, Revolver marks a seismic shift in their style. Ditching live performances, the fab four set to utilise the studio to its full potential. Complete with a lot of drugs.Read More

Album Review: Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

July 13, 2016 |

After the band’s previous album Sempiternal in 2013, the British rock band Bring Me The Horizon released their newest album That’s The Spirit in 2015. From the band’s previous genre, Metalcore, these tracks have turned a different direction from other albums. The genres on this album are alternative rock, pop rock, alternative metal, electronic rock and nu metal.Read More