Lostprophets (Visible Noise)

Surely the only heavy metal act from Pontypridd to have twice reached number 33 in the American album charts.

Despite the rotten words, the group are on solid form when they keep things aggressive, as on Dstryr And Dstryr.

The softer tracks are less successful: For He’s A Jolly Good Felon and Streets Of Nowhere are the sound of a band who heard Hard-Fi and liked them a little too much for their own good.