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Texas In July

ALBUM REVIEW – “Blood Work” by Texas In July

Metalcore is a tricky tricky genre to be a part of these days. More bands are tuning lower and lower, relying more on studio “tricks”, and replacing real instruments with samples or emulators. The amount of thought required to keep up with the genre keeps getting lower and lower, being mainstream and “brutal” are now somehow […]

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Code Orange

ALBUM REVIEW – “I Am King” by Code Orange

Absolutely no one in the known universe does hardcore like Code Orange. Few bands have gone to such lengths to cultivate the oppressive image that the Pittsburgh quintet have. With just handful of demos and a single legitimate full length under their belt, CO has become *the* up and coming band in modern hardcore, with a […]

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The Contortionist

ALBUM REVIEW – “Language” by The Contortionist

     The Contortionist, known for grinding together a wide variety of angular and calculated takes on the progressive metal genre (also called”djent” if you really want to go there), are growing up. In 2013 vocalist/keyboardist Jon Carpenter left the group, and was replaced by Mike Lessard and Eric Guenther (the new standalone keyboard player). […]

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sleeping giant

ALBUM REVIEW – “Finished People” by Sleeping Giant

It is anthemic, a shade repetitive, in-your-face, singularly focused and all of that is totally ok, Finished People is yet another cry for the salvation of the world from Christian hardcore (Christcore? Can that be a thing?) staples Sleeping Giant. Since 2006 the band’s no-filter style has taken zero prisoners, made no apologies and undoubtedly saved some souls […]

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No Coast

ALBUM REVIEW – “No Coast” by Braid

     No Coast should not be an important album, it should be classified as a lame return of a collection of dusty musicians attempting to rekindle their old creative flames. This could not be a more inaccurate description of Braid’s latest effort. No Coast is equal parts punchy, emotive, fun, dynamic and highly original emo music. There’s […]

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