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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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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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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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Chelsea Grin Stream “Clockwork”

Chelsea Grin have released another single for their upcoming record Ashes To Ashes 

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Revocation Signs With Metal Blade Records

Revocation have announced that they have signed with Metal Blade Records for their fifth studio album. During the last eight years, the band has released full-length albums (one self-released, three on Relapse Records), and a free EP with Scion A/V. Revocation will be hitting the road this summer in the US with Whitechapel and Devildriver. […]

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