Saturday, January 19, 2019

Astronautalis

Astronautalis Pomegranate Like his peers Cex and Why?, Astronautalis has been slowly expanding beyond the confines of hip-hop. On his first disc for Eyeball, the Florida native has almost...

Reggie And The Full Effect – Last Stop: Crappy Town

Reggie And The Full Effect Last Stop: Crappy Town In his various roles as underground hardcore legend (Coalesce), emo icon (the Get Up Kids), sideman to the stars (My...

The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound

The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound Imagine the end of summer when those whirlwind romances, jealous hearts and unbridled backseat desires face the untimely fate of blowing away with...

The Acacia Strain

The Acacia Strain Continent For metal fans who have become jaded to stylized violence, the Acacia Strain’s latest album delivers a brutal jolt. Continent contains no poetic descriptions of...

Meshuggah

Meshuggah Catch Thirty Three Proof that Darwin was wrong: Meshuggah are still not headlining stadiums, while much of the metal that was once nü has evolved into gazillion-selling...

Murder By Death

Murder By Death Red Of Tooth And Claw Murder By Death sound like they lived a dozen lifetimes since 2006’s In Bocca Al Lupo-and not just because frontman Adam...

‘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...

Ride’s ‘Weather Diaries’ approach the “dream pop” sound they helped cultivate with maturity

Ride Weather Diaries FILE UNDER: A working shoegaze reunion ROCKS LIKE: Title Fight, Nothing, Beach House WHAT’S DIFFERENT: For their first new album in over two decades, this U.K. quartet don’t...

Mastodon show flexibility in new ‘Emperor of Sand’

Mastodon Emperor Of Sand FILE UNDER: Trailblazing Prog-metal ROCKS LIKE: Atheist, the Mars Volta, ZZ Top WHAT'S DIFFERENT: There is only one band who can go from extreme metal to classic...

Code Orange’s ‘Forever’ is unexpected at every turn

Code Orange Forever ROCKS LIKE: Converge, Knocked Loose, Deftones WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Imagine being invited to bear witness to a satanic ceremony. That’s what Forever sounds like, in the best way...

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