Music Reviews

Music Reviews by Ian Chorfolk

I love music and some albums are telling stories worth writing about. As it should not be me criticising artists and music, it will be more of an analytical and hermeneutic approach to reviewing music. Enjoy some of my music reviews!

Recent reviews:

What Lies Beyond – Coup De Grâce

What Lies Beyond – Coup De Grâce

Album Review | You wouldn’t usually connect Croatia with good metalcore immediately. Yet still, the music scene is more vivid than one might think. Ranging from pop to dance, the country accommodates a great variety of genres. With many artists ...
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Pt. 1)

Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost (Pt. 1)

Review | It’s impossible to say in advance how a new FOALS album will sound. They’re simply one of these bands. With their musical style having changed tremendously since their freshman piece Antidotes in 2008, their bandwidth now ranges from ambient Spanish Sahara ...
While She Sleeps – So What?

While She Sleeps – So What?

Review | On Brainwashed (2015) and You Are We (2017), Sheffield rockers WHILE SHE SLEEPS demonstrated how technically adept metalcore works. Without lodging themselves in a niche of the scene, they now stand there with crossed arms and a new ...
White Lies – Five

White Lies – Five

Review | Somewhere between New Wave and Post-Punk, British alternative rockers WHITE LIES have defrosted the 80s again, bringing us their new album Five. A decade after To Lose My Life, the band has now chosen a title which is ...
The Intersphere – The Grand Delusion

The Intersphere – The Grand Delusion

Review | How real is reality? For austrian psychologist Paul Watzlawick, every so-called reality is a construction of those who believe that they’ve discovered and explored it. The assumption that only one reality existed would be the grand delusion of ...
Architects – Holy Hell

Architects – Holy Hell

Review | As drummer Dan Searle correctly stated it: Pain is a part of life. While growing from it, we learn our lessons and often, something wonderful comes out of it. In this case, it is ARCHITECTS’s new and 8th studio ...
Thrice – Palms

Thrice – Palms

Review | Remaining true to oneself while expanding one’s territory is a balancing act that not every band is able to manage. THRICE show us how it’s done. Their new creation Palms bears witness to a band that can be ...
CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead

CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead

Album Review | The world is not always wonderful and with all that goes on in society, one could say that: love is dead?! At least that’s a question raised by Glasgow-trio CHVRCHES in their newest album “Love Is Dead”, ...
Astral Taurus – Monolith EP

Astral Taurus – Monolith EP

Review | A musical journey through time and space. A daydream of soundscapes and melodies for which someone wants to fall without hesitating. Not from this world yet terrestrial, the debut-EP of ASTRAL TAURUS promises much while staying modest. Hidden ...
While She Sleeps – Brainwashed

While She Sleeps – Brainwashed

Review | There is something about Sheffield that is so special. Being one of the origins of Industrial Revolution and former center of the steel industry, the city kinda has this grey and working class-spirit. It’s like you can still ...