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Show Review: Iced Earth & Sabaton @ House of Blues Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, CA) on May 2, 2014
Comments Show Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Jul 22, 2014
On the L.A. stop of the "Worldwide Plagues Tour", Tampa's power metal vets Iced Earth and Sweden's Sabaton, performed for a f…
Big Wreck - "Ghosts" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 22, 2014
Hard rock fans are going to totally dig Ghosts, the new album from the renowned Canadian band, Big Wreck. This record, their…

Rating: 7.8 / 10

Powerman 5000 - "Builders Of The Future" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 22, 2014
Builders Of The Future, the hot new release from the electronic-driven industrial/hard rock band Powerman 5000, serves up a h…

Rating: 7 / 10

Cemetery Road - "Silence In Solitude" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 21, 2014
One of the big benefits of writing for PureGrainAudio is getting a chance to listen to music that I might not have otherwise…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Scars of Tomorrow - "Failed Transmissions" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 21, 2014
It's been six years since Californian metalcore wreckers Scars of Tomorrow took their final bow and, let's be honest, the met…

Rating: 7 / 10

The Great Sabatini - "Dog Years" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 18, 2014
Recently I was chatting to a friend at a festival about how some genres of music simply don't translate from the raw, unpredi…

Rating: 7 / 10

Ill Nino - "Till Death, La Familia" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 18, 2014
Till Death, La Familia is the newest release from the Latin-infused metal band, Ill Nino. On this, their 7th full-length, I f…

Rating: 7.8 / 10

The Hell - "Groovehammer" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jul 16, 2014
From Watford, UK comes what has to be the most blatant, in-your-face, and utterly chaotic record of 2014. I was first introdu…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

I, Omega - "Transients" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jul 16, 2014
Progressive metal is not a genre of music for the faint of heart, and in that vein, newcomers of the scene I, Omega are not t…

Rating: 7 / 10

Chelsea Grin - "Ashes To Ashes" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jul 16, 2014
I have been following Chelsea Grin since their debut album, Desolation of Eden, was released and the band chugged the genre o…

Rating: 4 / 10

Skid Row - "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Marina on Jul 14, 2014
Oh look, it's Skid Row! And guess what? The band is ready to put some rock back into your lives. Since their previous to last…

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Allegaeon - "Elements of the Infinite" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 14, 2014
I was turned on to Allegaeon a few years ago and I immediately became a huge fan of their super-technical, melodic death meta…

Rating: 9 / 10

Corrosion Of Conformity - "IX" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 14, 2014
For their ninth studio album, appropriately titled IX, the legendary masters of Southern-tinged doom, Corrosion Of Conformity…

Rating: 8 / 10

Jesus Cröst - "1986" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Curtis Dewar on Jul 14, 2014
1986 is a bit of an unusual album, and Jesus Cröst are a bit of an unusual band; the recording is described by their PR compa…

Rating: 7 / 10

The Ready Set - "The Bad & The Better" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 13, 2014
They say variety is the spice of life and well, in the past week or two, my editor has had me review doom, sludge, metalcore…

Rating: 2 / 10

These Raven Skies - "These Raven Skies" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 12, 2014
This new, self-titled release from the Canadian rock quartet These Raven Skies is a pretty solid hard rock album with tons of…

Rating: 7.2 / 10

The Nearly Deads: Exclusive Summer 2014 Tour Journal with frontwoman Theresa Jeane (Part 3)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 07, 2014
Hey guys! Last time we left off we were in Ft. Meyers filming for Music Mix USA. It was a really cool experience. Look out fo…
The Nearly Deads: Exclusive Summer 2014 Tour Journal with frontwoman Theresa Jeane (Part 2)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 03, 2014
What's up zombies? Writing from a sweet Motel 6 somewhere in Florida... it's been a HOT couple of days! Last we left off we w…
The Nearly Deads: Exclusive Summer 2014 Tour Journal with frontwoman Theresa Jeane (Part 1)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 30, 2014
Hello! TJ from The Nearly Deads here - reporting from Denny's (free WiFi yay!) in New Jersey. It's an off day on our "Invisib…
Show Review: DevilDriver, Whitechapel, Carnifex & Revocation @ Stage 48 (New York, NY) on June 12, 2014
Comments Show Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jun 30, 2014
Stage 48 in New York City is not your average rock venue. This swanky spot is a posh nightclub, complete with color changing…
Fever Charm - "Still Have You" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jun 18, 2014
If you're looking for a Summer song to play on repeat and sing/shout along to with your friends, this might just be it. Off o…

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Wings Denied - "Mirrors For A Prince" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jun 16, 2014
Washington DC progressive metal quintet Wings Denied have been plying their trade for just over three years and with a couple…

Rating: 8 / 10

Yearbooks - "See You Next Year" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mike Wardlaw on Jun 16, 2014
Bay Area screamo gets a hell of a lot snappier with Yearbooks' debut EP See You Next Year. This Oakland four-piece comes with…

Rating: 8 / 10

Numbers - "Three" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jun 16, 2014
It's not every day that you come across a term like "jazzcore." I found Numbers online a few years ago when I discovered thei…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Anathema - "Distant Satellites" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jun 12, 2014
Anathema is certain to take any music fan who gives them a chance on a spiraling, emotional roller coaster with the title tra…

Rating: 8.5 / 10