It's not every day that a band like the Callous Daoboys or an album like Die On Mars comes around. An album that leaves you utterly speechless at the end, in shock and awe over what you just experienced. Once it actually sets in though you'll immediately find yourself, as I did, reaching for the repeat button. Die On Mars is a collection of songs that defies explanation, classification, and expectations.
The summer is when you look for something refreshing; a cold glass of lemonade, a nice breeze, or just a good album to take you away. That's where FARSEEK's Deming comes in. It's the perfect summer album. It's a storm of emotion that offers a shelter of sheer candor.
Lizzo makes an unapologetic and powerful statement with her varied album Cuz I Love You, watch the review below!
Emarosa bring the heat with their smooth, soulful, and classy pop jams on their new album Peach Club. Watch the review below!
a bit late to the party but here are my thoughts on Bring Me The Horizon's new album Amo
Review of the debut album From The Outside by the young band Hey Violet. Watch the video below!
Australian hardcore band She Cries Wolf were nice enough to answer some questions and talk about their new album Liar. Read the interview below.
Explosive melodic and chaotic (I know that sounds contradictory) hardcore band She Cries Wolf out of Australia have laid waste to the scene with their surprise third album called Liar. It's a relentless album that seemingly has no brakes. Everything hits you at 100 miles per hour and it's for the best. Liar is a culmination of five years of work for the band and it really shows that they gave it their all here.
Death Saddle Syndicate are hard rockers from Connecticut creating groovy old school melodic hard rock. Vol. III is their latest effort and while it's a short four songs long it's tightly crafted to show off what the band can do. Drawing from hard rock bands past and present Death Saddle Syndicate have a recipe for something great.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of bands that bring a sense of style into things especially when mixed with punk or hardcore. Bands that manage to craft songs that make you want to simultaneously dance and smash your head through a window. One such band is Anemoria, following in a long line of bands that could be classified as swan-core (named after the fantastic lead guitarist of progressive hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance) their Self-Titled EP attempts to stand out from the crowd and for the most part the band succeeds.
Feverwar have been teasing us with singles since way back in 2017 and that continues with their latest song Porchmouth. Check below to listen and hear my thoughts:
Currents have been around for a while now but their breakout moment really came with their album The Place I Feel The Safest which ripped through the scene. Laying heavy guitar riffs and brutal vocals with often sleek choruses, the album announced the band to those who may not have been listening. There was a bit of roughness around the edges, especially with the transitions between the heavier moments and more open and atmospheric moments. It seems the band have worked all the kinks out as I Let The Devil In is an improved and matured album.
UK based Orchards are another band I discovered thanks to a late night Youtube rabbit hole. They showed up as a recommendation on a video I was watching and I was hooked from the first note. After a while of releasing singles and touring they finally compiled an album late in 2018. It's a short eight song album but the contents show you exactly who the band is and what they can do.
Massachusetts based hardcore band Crafter are ready to set the world on fire with their new album Lasting Efforts. While the hardcore genre has become over saturated with bands trying to out breakdown each other, Crafter have taken a different route and produced something that manages to slap and carry a message as well. Lasting Efforts is simultaneously melodic, heavy, and poignant. It's everything the genre should be and more.
The Story So Far have distilled their brand of sad boy pop punk down to it's purest forms and delivered one of the best alt pop/pop punk albums in a while.