Monday, November 12, 2018

Julien Baker proves she’s had enough pain for several lifetimes on new album

Julien Baker Turn Out The Lights ROCKS LIKE: Elliot Smith, Keaton Henson, Explosions In The Sky  WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Julien Baker’s second solo effort is as devastating as her much-lauded 2015...

‘The Canyon’ is the Used’s most soul-wrenching effort to date

The Used The Canyon "An album that punches you in the gut with feeling."  There’s a reason The Canyon opens up with Used frontman Bert McCracken’s voice breaking just 30...

Jake Ewald reaches maturity on his second solo record

Slaughter Beach, Dog Birdie ROCKS LIKE: The Weakerthans, Modern Baseball, Pinegrove WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Like the band that built him, Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald treats each record from his solo...

GWAR respond to a world gone mad with even more absurdity

GWAR The Blood Of Gods Rock ’n’ roll’s scumdogs strike hard and fast with their their latest effort, their first album without lead vocal tormentor Oderus Urungus. The Blood...

‘Cold Like War’ is a milestone for We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans Cold Like War We Came As Romans walked into recording their fifth studio album knowing one thing: It had to be better than their last...

Movements overflow with emotion on debut full-length ‘Feel Something’

Movements Feel Something ROCKS LIKE: Touché Amoré, Casey, the Story So Far WHAT’S DIFFERENT: The debut full-length from AP’s Warped Tour ’17 cover stars has been a long time coming,...

I The Mighty fuse impressive riffs and melodies on new album

I The Mighty Where The Mind Wants To Go/Where You Let It Go ROCKS LIKE: Too Close To Touch, Coheed And Cambria, Pierce The Veil WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Never ones to...

Knuckle Puck are leading the new generation of pop punk in ‘Shapeshifter’

Knuckle Puck Shapeshifter ROCKS LIKE: Seaway, New Found Glory, the Wonder Years WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Chicago’s Knuckle Puck were poised to lead this generation of pop-punkers before their debut, 2015’s Copacetic,...

ROAM will satisfy your need for pop punk anthems with ‘Great Heights & Nosedives’

ROAM Great Heights & Nosedives ROCKS LIKE: New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Blink-182 WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The difference between this album and 2016’s full-length debut, Backbone, is simply a coat of...

Ash Costello and Rob Zombie bring Halloween to daily life with ‘Party Monsters’

The Haxans Party Monsters ROCKS LIKE: Creature Feature, the Birthday Massacre, Jack Off Jill WHAT'S DIFFERENT: While the Haxans’ members may be derived from two bands that are positively spooky—New...

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