Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pig Destroyer

Pig Destroyer Natasha Up until 2004’s Terrifyer, Pig Destroyer’s left field grindcore was still clearly identifiable as just that: Grindcore. Anyone who made it through Terrifyer’s face-peeling first disc...

Styrofoam

Styrofoam A Thousand Words Styrofoam’s 2004 full-length Nothing’s Lost was a groundbreaking mix of twitching electro-quirks and organic melancholy. But on the slick A Thousand Words, Arne Van Petegem...

CSS

CSS Donkey Although CSS returned to their native Brazil to record their sophomore effort, the hot-pink pop of Donkey has everything to do with spunky American Top 40 and...

Ninja Gun

Ninja Gun Restless Rubes It looks like 2008 has been a pretty good year for punk bands that aren't afraid of aping some classic radio rock. While most Bruce...

The Evens

The Evens The Evens Raise your hand if you first caught the Evens-a duo of Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye (guitar, vocals) and the Warmers’ chief alumna, Amy Farina (drums)-online...

Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival A lot has changed since Good Charlotte released The Chronicles Of Life And Death in 2004. Bands like My Chemical Romance and Fall...

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...

Goldfinger’s The Knife an amalgamation of John Feldmann’s entire career

Goldfinger The Knife FILE UNDER: LONG TIME COMING ROCKS LIKE: Less Than Jake, Blink-182, Sublime WHAT’S DIFFERENT: In the nine years since Goldfinger last released an album, frontman John Feldmann has...

Machine Gun Kelly gives authentic, compelling take in ‘bloom’

Machine Gun Kelly bloom ROCKS LIKE: Kid Rock, Wiz Khalifa, Everlast WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The best way to view MGK’s third studio set is through the prism of two recent tracks....

Emmure still deliver to deathcore roots with complete revival through ‘Look At Yourself’

Emmure Look At Yourself FILE UNDER: Born Again Deathcore ROCKS LIKE: The Acacia Strain, Glass Cloud, Knocked Loose WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Somehow, Emmure's polarizing, windbreaker-clad frontman Frankie Palmeri isn't shot on album...

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