Sunday, September 23, 2018

‘Strange Peace’ captures Metz’s fury with glorious results

Metz Strange Peace ROCKS LIKE: Pissed Jeans, Idles, Whores. WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Underground rock icon Steve Albini was enlisted to capture the Canadian trio’s fury with glorious results. Frontman/guitarist Alex Edkins...

Counterparts immediately captivate with ‘You’re Not You Anymore’

Counterparts You're Not You Anymore There are some great records that require a few listens to fully appreciate. You’re Not You Anymore is not one of them. Like love...

Circa Survive tone down their wilder prog-rock side in ‘The Amulet’

Circa Survive The Amulet ROCKS LIKE: Dredg, Engine Down, Cave In WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Circa Survive are now six albums deep into a truly unique sound they’ve cultivated all themselves. By...

Nothing More’s ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’ has more hooks, more layers, more feeling

Nothing More The Stories We Tell Ourselves ROCKS LIKE: 30 Seconds To Mars, Sights & Sounds, Incubus WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Somewhat ironically, the watchword for The Stories We Tell Ourselves is...

‘Choir of the Mind’ is Emily Haines’ diary-entry confessional

Emily Haines Choir Of The Mind ROCKS LIKE: Lorde, Metric, Aimee Mann WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The breathy frontwoman for Canadian alt-rock team Metric delivers her second solo album 10 years after...

The Contortionist focus on exploration and atmosphere in ‘Clairvoyant’

The Contortionist Clairvoyant FILE UNDER: Progressive rock ROCKS LIKE: Coheed And Cambria, Good Tiger, Periphery WHAT'S DIFFERENT: After maintaining the trend of emphasizing the “progressive” aspect over the “metal” of their...

‘Vacation’ levels up Seaway in the pop-punk world

Seaway Vacation ROCKS LIKE: New Found Glory, 5 Seconds Of Summer, State Champs WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Seaway have levelled up in the pop-punk world by delivering an album you’re going to...

Stray From the Path’s ‘Only Death Is Real’ is full of political outrage

Stray From The Path Only Death Is Real ROCKS LIKE: Rage Against The Machine, Terror, Stick To Your Guns WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The epic, liberal, punk album in response to Trump...

Rebuilder’s ‘Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike’ shows different sides to pop punk

Rebuilder Sounds From The Massachusetts Turnpike ROCKS LIKE: Knuckle Puck, the Ataris, the Gaslight Anthem WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Boston’s Rebuilder have slowly been working on creating a body of work that...

PVRIS aim for the jugular on ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need...

PVRIS All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell In a past life, PVRIS were a metalcore band performing under the moniker Operation Guillotine. It’s nearly impossible...

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