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Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ restages a horror classic—review
Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ restages a horror classic—review
Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now available to stream. To coincide with the release, we are giving our take on the new film. TCM has a handful of references to the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but the movie largely avoids the overwhelming nostalgia that can at times be overbearing in series resurrecting titles. Alon...
Bad Suns play an unforgettable secret show in Los Angeles—live review
Bad Suns play an unforgettable secret show in Los Angeles—live review
On Tuesday at a secret location, tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles, Bad Suns performed an intimate set for a select group of their die-hard fans and industry peers in celebration of their fourth studio album, Apocalypse Whenever.  The event was organized and presented by Rock Night Out, Epitaph Records and Alternative Press. Addition...
Rotten Tomatoes making steps to end male-dominated film criticism
Rotten Tomatoes making steps to end male-dominated film criticism
Rotten Tomatoes are making steps to change the male-dominated world of film criticism, and in order to do that, they will be adding more diverse voices into the mix. Read more: Brendon Urie wants to take his Broadway talents to London As reported by Variety, the people who rank films on its Tomatometer as "fresh" or "rotten" will be going through a change. Per t...
American Satan opens up to positive fan reviews, but the film has its flaws
American Satan opens up to positive fan reviews, but the film has its flaws
Ash Avildsen’s American Satan has been out for almost a week now, and the crowd has been turning in mixed reviews for the graphic rock 'n' roll film. While it's gained an 87-percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the scene obviously seeming to like movies starring some musician favorites such as Andy Biersack, there are those who still have some critiques. Check out what we tho ...
PVRIS aim for the jugular on ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’
PVRIS aim for the jugular on ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’
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 to imagine that five years since their inception, they’d be two stellar full-length records into a promising electro-pop rock career, made fruitful by its relationship with Rise Records and wholly loyal fanbase. They posse ... Read M
Goldfinger’s The Knife an amalgamation of John Feldmann’s entire career
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 gone on to become pop-punk’s premier producer, and his platinum-plated success has rubbed off on The Knife in a big way. The list o ...
In This Moment’s Ritual the metal love child of art-pop, gospel, Morrissey and Johnny Cash
In This Moment’s Ritual the metal love child of art-pop, gospel, Morrissey and Johnny Cash
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 Blood. Stepping away from a heavy reliance on dissonance and industrial tones, Ritual brings together a polished sound oddly feeding off inspiration from influences such as Billy Idol
Integrity sharpen their teeth on ‘Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume’
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 metal sharpen their teeth to refine their spectral hardcore style on their 12th full-length record, the first since 2013’s Suicide Black Snake. Like somet ...
Teenage Bottlerocket reinvent the covers disc with ‘Stealing The Covers’
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 material only from bands that they’ve personally come across during their 15 years of rockin’ out. So you’re not ...
Silverstein’s Dead Reflection proves that there’s plenty of life left in its creators
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 tussle of clean vocals and melodic guitars versus screams and breakdowns remains, but it’s never sounded so accomplished.  This albu ...
Sworn In’s ‘All Smiles’ a post-modern art piece
Sworn In’s ‘All Smiles’ a post-modern art piece
Sworn In All Smiles FILE UNDER: Extra Emo Noise-Core ROCKS LIKE: Botch, Chelsea Grin, My Chemical Romance WHAT'S DIFFERENT: With openly emotional noise, Sworn In deliver a cohesive sound that surpasses screaming and half-heartedly singing over jarring instrumentals that sound like they were churned out by kids who went to undergrad for music composition. As ...
Envy On The Coast’s ‘Ritual’ is some of their best material in an already-stellar catalog
Envy On The Coast’s ‘Ritual’ is some of their best material in an already-stellar catalog
Envy On The Coast Ritual EP FILE UNDER: An Unapologetic ROCKS LIKE: Glassjaw, Bayside, Thrice WHAT'S DIFFERENT: The formerly “final” Envy On The Coast album, Lowcountry, thrust the band from polished hooks into dirtier aggression, making for a cult classic. The band’s sur ...

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