Monday, September 24, 2018

The Front Bottoms take a huge creative risk on ‘Going Grey’

The Front Bottoms Going Grey ROCKS LIKE: The Hotelier, Depeche Mode, LCD Soundsystem WHAT'S DIFFERENT: In short—a lot. While 2015’s Back On Top expanded the quirky New Jersey band’s sound...

New Politics are catchier than ever on ‘Lost In Translation’

New Politics Lost In Translation ROCKS LIKE: Matt & Kim, AWOLNATION, Twenty One Pilots WHAT'S DIFFERENT: If you thought New Politics couldn’t get any catchier, their latest full-length is here...

Marilyn Manson goes back to his roots on ‘Heaven Upside Down’

Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down WHAT’S DIFFERENT: After cultivating a compelling head-swiveling take on desperado electro-blues-metal on 2015’s The Pale Emperor, Marilyn Manson goes back to his industri-metal roots...

Citizen are more creative and expansive than ever on ‘As You Please’

Citizen As You Please ROCKS LIKE: Brand New, Balance And Composure, Smashing Pumpkins WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Citizen have made for one of the scene’s most interesting and evolutionary acts, shifting from...

August Burns Red goes more heavy metal than metalcore in ‘Phantom Anthem’

August Burns Red Phantom Anthem August Burns Red are one of the best-known metalcore bands around, with a career spanning over a decade and seven studio full-lengths under their...

The Black Dahlia Murder deliver their most refined record to date

The Black Dahlia Murder Nightbringers ROCKS LIKE: Children Of Bodom, Born Of Osiris, As Blood Runs Black WHAT’S DIFFERENT: This is likely the Black Dahlia Murder’s most refined record to...

Protomartyr spins tales of lost souls and tortured romantics in ‘Relatives In Descent’

Protomartyr Relatives In Descent ROCKS LIKE: The Hold Steady, Life Without Buildings, Pere Ubu WHAT’S DIFFERENT: This Detroit outfit have restrained their post-punk intentions somewhat, playing with more textured compositions...

The Movielife’s first album in 14 years, ‘Cities In Search Of A Heart,’ will...

The Movielife Cities In Search Of A Heart ROCKS LIKE: New Found Glory, Bayside, Fireworks WHAT’S DIFFERENT: An incredible 14 years after their last album, Vinnie Caruana and Brandon Reilly...

Sleeping With Sirens’ ‘Gossip’ explores uncharted territory with major label debut

Sleeping With Sirens Gossip Be advised: This is not the Sleeping With Sirens fans have grown accustomed to over the years. Having inked a deal with Warner Bros., the...

Despite its name, This Patch Of Sky’s ‘These Small Spaces’ feels massive

This Patch Of Sky These Small Spaces ROCKS LIKE: Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, Hammock WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The Oregon sextet's newest runs the gamut of emotions without uttering a...

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