When I heard Hands Like Houses new album Dissonants, my body was overcome with goosebumps and phantom boners.
Myka,Relocate put their unique spin on the metalcore sound. See what we thought about The Young Souls here...
Flux is an instrumental, rock jazz fusion album created by Sean Ashe. So, here’s the bottom line – album ratings are relative. I can only think of a handful of contemporary, instrumental guitar musicians who can pull off an album like this.
After stepping down as Sleeping With Sirens' rhythm guitar player, Jesse Lawson has embarked on a new musical journey.
Hands down, Born of Osiris reigns as the cream of the crop in this genre. With their 2015 Sumerian Records release, Soul Sphere, solid job is an extreme understatement.
Hate Me might be one of the best musical surprises of the year.
Within moments of the first track on Atreyu's Long Live, guitars come out swinging, cranked to 11, and the drums pound out a fist pump rhythm, leading you to involuntary throw your head back thinking, "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, shit!! Here we go!!"
Venom is the 5th album from this Welsh bunch and, in my opinion, it's comparable to their 2008 release, Scream Aim Fire.
Huge props to Blessthefall for writing an album (To Those Left Behind) with so many different flavors, like a musical box of edible Crayons – the 96 pack, the cool kid pack.
Unlike some albums where bands simply turn their amps up to 11 and walk away, Rising Moon : Setting Sun has a lot of rise and fall throughout the whole album, as well as within individual songs, allowing for a wide array of dynamics.
Northlane are described as "Australian progressive metal outfit," which for me conjured an image of Robert Downey Jr. in the Ironman suit with an Australian accent. So... I'd say that's accurate.
BUT, EUREKA! Dark Before Dawn, despite the line-up change, retains most of the signature Benjamin sound.
Hypnotic might not be the best word to describe Get Lost, Find Yourself, but the upbeat, moments of dj0nty bounce do whisk you away to a better place, where it's summer time and middle fingers reign supreme.
Veil of Maya have upped their game yet again. Matriarch is some next level writing!
If you're a hardcore enthusiast, you will be very pleased with what you hear and given the sound of the The Eulogy's self-titled EP, I imagine the live show being a riot.
If you need real proof as to how amazing this album is, look no further than the first few tracks. Right off the bat, we've got singles that will perforate your brains for the next several weeks.
There's really nothing else to say. Fall Out Boy puts out music that is unparalleled in the fun department as well as creative genius in the pop/rock world.
The general vibe on MOE's 3 sounds like a drunken tooth fairy wandering down Mario Brothers "Underground" lookin' to score some "Meth Speed Ball" or "New Jack Swing."
All in all, this is still a solid EP with commendable musicianship, but a far cry from bands like Scale the Summit, Animals as Leaders, or Intervals.
This band is a machine, the most emotional human-like machine imaginable, so basically not a machine at all. The only way I can summarize how I continue to feel about this band is this: Periphery - love that shit!