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The Acacia Strain

ALBUM REVIEW – “Coma Witch” by The Acacia Strain

Basically every album from The Acacia Strain is a further thought out attempt to tell all of humanity how doomed they are. It’s their sound, their “niche” if you want to be so bold, and it works. After apparently figuring out that making an album long breakdown (Wormwood, a great album to be sure, but […]

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Yellowcard

ALBUM REVIEW – “Lift A Sail” by Yellowcard

A lot of highly anticipated records are finally landing over the next few months. Many of these records, like the new albums from Slipknot and New Found Glory, need no explanation at all. When Yellowcard dropped Ocean Avenue over a decade ago (wow) it caused a veritable explosion of success for the Jacksonville quintet, and they were […]

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Capsize

ALBUM REVIEW – “The Angst In My Veins” by Capsize

It is a really good thing The Angst In My Veins is an amazing record because the title is an utterly annoying piece of wordcraft that leaves a taste of bad 2006 emo-pop on the tongue. Granted it’s taken from the title of one of the songs, but still. First things first: this is a heavy record, in […]

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Affiance

ALBUM REVIEW – “Blackout” by Affiance

Thank goodness non-ironic power metalcore is a thing. Where would the world be without bands that combined face melting solos, stratospheric vocal melodies, lots of references to fighting/fire/badass things/emotional turmoil….and breakdowns? Too many bands take themselves way too seriously nowadays, eschewing talent for effort towards their image. Enter Cleveland Ohio’s Affiance, and their latest effort Blackout. […]

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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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