Lost Weekend kicks off with a bang, sounding the refrain of “We’ve come to shake things up, we’re here make things interesting!” In a way this is the slogan of the hard rock collective from Minnesota that is Write This Down. The band is veterans to the underground rock scene, but it is only recently(…)
If you’re unfamiliar with Loma Prieta (like I was a few short months ago) this is their 4th full length, first with Deathwish Inc. If you’re unfamiliar with Deathwish, it’s run by Converge frontman Jacob Bannon, and whether you like the bands on the label or not, Deathwish is not known to waste time with(…)
Very quickly, you’re schooled in the ways of finding accurate results in an experiment in isolating elements. You would expect a town to be prosperous, friendly and carefree if you isolated negatives such as crime, which Toms River, New Jersey has been quite successful in doing in being called the 9th safest city in America(…)
We’ve all put our music players on shuffle even though we know we want a specific kind of song or band, but are too indecisive to choose which one. So, we keep pressing next until we either find something perfect, or good enough, or smash into the car in front of us. Sometimes when going(…)
Hope you’re in prime condition, circle pitters, because the Syracuse 5k is upon you. Ed Gein has returned from hiatus with their first album in six years and it’s 22 minutes of blistering hardcore at break neck speeds. So put some new insoles in your combat boots (or you might want to opt for your(…)
Metalcore is regard by many critics and fans to be one of the most oversaturated music genres in business today. More brutal breakdowns? Yawn. Growled/screamed verses with sung choruses? Been there. An album full of tracks in drop D? Done that. No question about it; August Burns Red, as a band considered by many to be one of the best in the genre, had a monumental task ahead of them when it came time to make their 4th record.