Cove have been one of the more exciting bands in hardcore in the last few years. Yet they've been teasing us with EPs when they know what we really want is a full length. Basically I can't get enough of this band. Their last EP We Were Once Lost blew my mind with its chaotic nature and the blending of mathy riffs with slick unclean vocals and melodies. Their latest EP A Conscious Motion takes everything I loved about their first and polishes it up, steps it up, and improves in every conceivable way. They were clearly very conscious with their movements on this one.
Marmozets came in fast and hard when they released their brash brand of slick mathcore with their Passive Aggressive EP and I've been hooked ever since. They're debut full length album The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets toned things down a bit, it wasn't quite as out of control and even bordered on poppy at times. It was a change but one for the better. Their latest release Knowing What You Know Now changes things yet again but is this change welcome or should they have known better?
Rock artists covering pop songs is nothing new, it was a popular trend particularly in the early 2000's with the Punk Goes Pop series from Fearless Records. While full albums based on the covers died out for a little bit the label We Are Triumphant has brought it back in full force with their Got You Covered series. Volume 2 picks up from where the last one left off with a new roster of bands giving their take on the latest songs from pop radio.
This EP should come with a warning that says "warning contents under pressure" because I feel like they've condensed so much into such a short amount of time that it feels explosive when you actually start listening to it. Gnarwolf have delivered their brand of brash, loud, and chaotic hardcore that just condenses so much style into a six song fourteen minute EP it should almost be illegal.
I listened to the new Fall Out Boy album Mania and all I got was an overwhelming sense of disappointment.
It’s hard to find a more diverse roster of bands in terms of sound than you’ll find on the label We Are Triumphant. The latest band to come bursting forth from their chest is We Set Signals out of Brisbane Australia. Treading the well worn ground of post hardcore the band is poised to break out with their newest EP called Abandon Ship. The band has a solid set of releases behind them, but does this EP light the way or is this a warning signal to stay away?
The Used branch out, push themselves, and experiment with their 7th studio album, The Canyon. Find out if they're successful, watch the video review below!
Revisited Every Time I Die - Low Teens after a year. Check out the video below to find out if it still holds up.
Miley Cyrus makes a triumphant return with her album Younger Now. Watch the review below!
Taylor Swift earns her "bad reputation" with a weak new album called Reputation. Watch the video below!
Stray From The Path continue their push to a funk infused hardcore sound with their punch to the face of an album Only Death Is Real.
Arizona based hardcore band American Standards are here to completely disregard your surroundings.
Asking Alexandria return with their original lineup featuring Danny Worsnop back on vocals with a different but satisfying self-titled album. Watch the video below.
There's no greater proof that time is a flat circle than the resurgence of musical trends and genres. With their last album My Ticket Home proved themselves to be more than just a standard chaotic hardcore band and delivered to us a blend of post hardcore and nu metal. It was a perfect marriage of sounds that felt like an evolution and a throwback all at the same time. So with UnReal have they stayed the course and kept in the same vein or have they moved on yet again?
There's a very good reason this EP is called the Spicy Boys split and the cover art is of Smokey The Bear (RIP), these boys are spicy and this album is straight fire. This split is just that, a split down the middle of varying sounds within the metal genre. Each half is as good as the other with both standing on their own and also making a nice compliment to each other.