Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dead Cross full-throttle chaotic punk on self-titled album

Dead Cross Dead Cross FILE UNDER: Manic punk ROCKS LIKE: Melvins, Trash Talk, OFF! WHAT'S DIFFERENT: When collaborating in Fantômas, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton...

Daybreak’s ‘Death Dreams’ EP is one of the most bone-crushing releases of the year

Daybreak Death Dreams EP FILE UNDER: Formidable deathcore from Down Under ROCKS LIKE: The Acacia Strain, Blood Of The Martyrs, Hollow Earth WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Australian deathcore dynamos Daybreak continue to push...

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...

In This Moment’s Ritual the metal love child of art-pop, gospel, Morrissey and Johnny...

In This Moment Ritual FILE UNDER: Hard-Hitting Glam Metal ROCKS LIKE: The Pretty Reckless, Disturbed, Motionless In White WHAT'S DIFFERENT: In This Moment have matured significantly since their landmark album, 2012’s...

Bloodclot’s ‘Up In Arms’ is tough as tungsten nails

Bloodclot Up In Arms FILE UNDER: Hardcore greybeards’ masterstroke ROCKS LIKE: Wasted Youth, Bad Brains, Sick Of It All WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The original Bloodclot formed in 1981 and featured eventual Cro-Mags...

Integrity sharpen their teeth on ‘Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume’

Integrity Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume FILE UNDER: Fire and brimstone hardcore ROCKS LIKE: All Pigs Must Die, Homewrecker, United Nations WHAT’S NEW: Dwid Hellion and his mysterious cabal of...

Teenage Bottlerocket reinvent the covers disc with ‘Stealing The Covers’

Teenage Bottlerocket Stealing the Covers FILE UNDER: Obscure punk covers ROCKS LIKE: Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Ramones, Bracket WHAT'S DIFFERENT: For this album, Wyoming punks Teenage Bottlerocket reinvent the covers disc, taking...

Electric Century’s ‘For The Night To Control’ is the soundtrack for your next escape

Electric Century For The Night To Control FILE UNDER: Power, Corruption and Guys ROCKS LIKE: Atlas Genius, Depeche Mode, BØRNS WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The debut LP from multi-instrumentalists Mikey Way (My Chemical...

Night Argent expand on infectious rock sound for The Fear EP

Night Argent The Fear EP FILE UNDER: Pop-Rock Anthems ROCKS LIKE: Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION, X Ambassadors WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Pasco, Washington, four-piece Night Argent’s sophomore EP expands on the infectious rock sound...

Silverstein’s Dead Reflection proves that there’s plenty of life left in its creators

Silverstein Dead Reflection FILE UNDER: INVENTIVE POST-HARDCORE ROCKS LIKE: From First To Last, Beartooth, Chiodos WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Dead Reflection sees Silverstein continuing to reinvent themselves 17 years into their career. The...

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