ALBUM REVIEW: Capstan – The Mosaic


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CONCERT REVIEW: Alkaline Trio – Drug Church – The Worriers Live at The Masonic


Don’t ever go to an Emo Punk show with a broken heart. This is not based on any empirical evidence, just advice from my own experience with this show. Maybe I went to my first long-term romantic post-break-up show 15 years ago, but it was Slapshot and Sam Black Church, so different vibes that night. But take my word for it, it’ll wreck you if you do. Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: The Arson Choir Shares a New Single and Video for “Pretend The World is Perfect And Forever”


The Arson Choir has shared a new single and music video for “Pretend The World is Perfect And Forever!” The single was recorded by the band’s drummer Mike Eichstedts while the mixing and mastering were completed by Jeff Dunne (Knocked Loose, Make Them Suffer, Currents). The track is accompanied by a music video inspired by the movie It Follows and created by Gene Ramirez. Their second single in recent times after covering 18 Visions, the new song expands on the band’s sound that balances noisy, progressive guitar work, great vocals, typically strong storytelling, and an enormous breakdown! Watch it now! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: ERRA – Cure


If it wasn’t for bands like ERRA, Metalcore would have lost relevance a long time ago, dragging by the coattails of As I Lay Dying and Parkway Drive nostalgia that millennials still eat up today. Fortunately, the Progressive Metalcore quintet has the drive and vision to keep the genre not only alive, but thriving. The group’s sixth album, Cure (UNFD), is a true testament to that vision.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Infected Rain – Time


Breaking away from the pack of Modern Metal bands, Infected Rain is fulfilling their promise as one of the the best underground buzz bands of the new millennium. Their new album Time (Napalm Records) goes super hard, but more importantly, showcases their maturity as writers, riff dealers, and how to make every song stand on its own. It’s rare to get to see a label trust a band to follow their muse and really grow and change from album to album. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Dying Wish – Symptoms of Survival


 

For those heavily into the metalcore scene, Dying Wish have been that band on everyone’s lips that are looked on to be the scene’s next biggest thing.

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ALBUM REVIEW: IN FEAR – All Is. All Shall Be


 

Metalcore is a style of music that will likely always have appeal, and always have avid listeners, but few in the genre can land a knockout at the start. Bristol UK metalcore scene newcomers In Fear have wound up and clocked quite the sucker punch to the noses of the dubious and unsuspecting.

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EP REVIEW: Portrayal of Guilt – Devil Music


 

On Devil Music (out now on Run For Cover Records) Austin, Texas three-piece Portrayal of Guilt up the ante with a thirty-minute barrage of inventively malevolent extreme metal, firmly achieving what they’ve hinted at on recent releases: greatness.

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EP REVIEW: Atreyu – The Hope Of A Spark


 

Having approached their twentieth year of being a staple in the metalcore scene, the prodigies of Atreyu still haven’t lost their spark (no pun intended) with the new EP The Hope Of A Spark (Spinefarm Records). Drawing from the commonalities of the quintet’s personal lives, each song is truly a shared effort among the five of them – not only musically, but conceptually.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Gideon – More Power More Pain


Eschewing hip-hop elements and influences, Alabama hardcore outfit Gideon returns with a metallic, crunchy slugfest that is More Power More Pain (Rude Records/Equal Vision), the bruisers’ sixth full-length record.

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