Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ruiner

Ruiner Prepare To Be Let Down Someone really needs to let proponents of the Law of Attraction know that a hardcore band from Baltimore just threw their belief system...

Melvins

Melvins (A) Senile Animal While their 20-year catalog has countless streaks of greatness, Melvins haven’t made a truly, consistently, unflinchingly fucking amazing album since 1991’s Bullhead. Instead, cluttered...

Heavy Hearts’ ‘On A Chain’ is a hard-hitting follow-up to their 2016 full-length

Heavy Hearts On A Chain ROCKS LIKE: Brand New, Balance And Composure, Citizen WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, four-piece Heavy Hearts’ new EP is a hard-hitting follow-up to...

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...

John Frum bring adventure to the metal genre with ‘A Stirring In The Noos’

John Frum A Stirring In The Noos FILE UNDER: Psychedelic death metal ROCKS LIKE: Gorguts, Gigan, Ulcerate WHAT’S DIFFERENT: Considering John Frum’s lineup—current and ex-members of the Dillinger Escape Plan, the...

Western Addiction prove they’ve aged well with first LP in over a decade

Western Addiction Tremulous FILE UNDER: Hardcore punk ROCKS LIKE: New Mexican Disaster Squad, Black Flag, Only Crime WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Bay Area hardcore punkers Western Addiction haven’t actually changed much since their...

Sleep On It put a little more pop in their punk on new EP

Sleep On It Lost Along The Way EP Pop-Punk Trailblazers ROCKS LIKE: Mayday Parade, Acceptance, Yellowcard WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Sleep On It added frontman Zech Pluister to their Chicago-based lineup in early...

Bear Hands make electro pop and indie rock cool again (review)

Bear Hands You'll Pay For This If this writer had a band, he would be hating the hell out of Bear Hands. Three albums in, the Brooklyn, New York,...

Your Friend’s ‘Gumption’ album is delightfully dreary

Your Friend Gumption Gumption is a musical oxymoron of sorts—delightfully dreary. It's the score for sitting at your window and watching the rain fall outside on a dark day...

Being As An Ocean stick to tried and true on self-titled record (Review)

Being As An Ocean Being As An Ocean You’ll never hear a bad record from Being As An Ocean. The band largely stick to tried-and-true dual-vocalist post-hardcore, yet the...

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