Post hardcore giants Emery are back with their sixth studio album You Were Never Alone. The band took to Kickstarter to raise funds to release the album independently on their own label BadChristian. Unfortunately it has seen delays originally set to be released in 2014 before a tour with Norma Jean, Artifex Pereo, and Night Verses, but it's release is finally upon us. So is this album worth the wait? Or are we really alone?
Thanks to social media Wednesdays have been known as Women Crush Wednesday, where you mostly post about women you find attractive or are crushing on. I figured it's the perfect time to showcase some kickass female fronted bands. To anyone who says the industry is lacking in women, it's a bit sad that they almost dismiss the overwhelming number of talented artists doing their own thing. I actually had to limit my list. I decided to go with just ten of my favorites and limited it to female fronted bands, not just bands with female members. So here is Metal-Loud's #WCW.
The ever changing Dance Gavin Dance are back two years after the fantastic Acceptance Speech, with Instant Gratification. Featuring the clean vocals of Tilian Pearson back on vocals, it's the sophomore album of this iteration of the band. Acceptance was such a masterpiece and a high point for the band after the departure of the original clean vocalist Johnny Craig. The dynamic between Tilian and harsh vocalist Jon Mess set against the unique guitar work of Will Swan worked so well especially for a first outing. This album looks to continue that blend of musical goodness. Read on to find out if the gratification is really instant.
If you have never heard of the genre Psychobilly, I'll forgive you. IF you haven't heard of The Koffin Kats, you should. One of the stalwarts of the genre, known for energetic live shows, insane antics, and being at the top of their game. Inhumane is the second album from the Detroit band and this year it's turning ten. This album was really my introduction to the genre and the band and it got me hooked. It was just so well balanced, so talent laden, so good. So after a decade does this album still have what it takes? Or is it really just Inhumane?