Metalcore act Tides Of Deception are here with Black Rose.
Pop punk pioneers New Found Glory are back with a new album called Makes Me Sick and they take a few risks, find out if they paid off below.
It seems like math rock is really taking over. There’s been an explosion of great bands signing to fantastic labels. Some bands lean heavily on punk or hardcore and others focus on the weirdness and complexity to define their sound. The Planet You a band hailing from New Jersey finds a nice blend in the middle of it all, which makes their sound stand out in what’s becoming a quickly crowded room.
If you haven't heard Diet Cig let this be an introduction for you. They're a two piece drum and guitar outfit from New York producing pretty sweet lo-fi pop punk jams for a generation of millennials. Made up of singer/songwriter Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman the band have been making waves in the indie rock scene for a while now. Their EP Over Easy was one of my favorites from 2015 and really showed off what the band could do with such a simple sound. So does this album prove they really are good at this? Or does this band just need to be put out?
The hardcore genre has evolved over the last few decades and branched out wildly. One of the offshoots has been melodic hardcore; a mix of the breakdowns and screaming we expect offset by occasional clean vocals, emotional lyrics, and breezy guitars. Years Apart a melodic hardcore outfit out of Massachusetts are set to make their mark on the genre and to pick up the torch from the many greats that have come before. Do they succeed or is this just another album to avoid?