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American Hi-Fi - "American Hi-Fi Acoustic" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on May 06, 2016
I may be biased because I am a fan, but I think this is a really good reworking of some already great tunes that fans of the band are sure to dig.

Rating: 8 / 10

INCITE - "Oppression" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on May 06, 2016
Oppression sees Incite deliver an album of what is best described as "more of the same."

Rating: 5.5 / 10

Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Dark Necessities" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Aaron Willschick on May 06, 2016
What really makes the song "Dark Necessities" work, like most good Chili Peppers tracks, is the funk.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Sixx:A.M. - "Prayers For The Damned" (Volume 1) [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 05, 2016
With Prayers For The Damned, Sixx:A.M have released a massive-sounding album on all levels with opener "Rise" quickly setting the tone for what's to come.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Death Angel - "The Evil Divide" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 04, 2016
Death Angel are older and wiser in 2016 but still have piss and vinegar running through their veins. The Evil Divide is proof of that.

Rating: 7 / 10

Izegrim - "The Ferryman's End" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 02, 2016
While it doesn’t top Congress of the Insane for this sailor, The Ferryman’s End is a solid third release and will only help Izegrim to get more exposure to the metal masses.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

GWARBQ 2015 Festival Review: The Grossest Gathering of the Summer [Throwback Thursday]
Comments Show Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Apr 28, 2016
Perhaps no festival caters to a breed more unique than GWARBQ—the unapologetically grossest and strangest gathering of the summer, six-years running.
Vektor - "Terminal Redux" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Apr 28, 2016
With Terminal Redux, Vektor has painstakingly created a masterpiece containing ten well-executed, complex, thrash metal attacks. The production is top notch, the mix is perfect and the musicianship is impeccable.

Rating: 9 / 10

Women of Rock: 5 Female Groups Which You Need to Hear Right Now (Part 1)
Comments The Skinny » by: Danica Bansie on Apr 27, 2016
It’s important that the world celebrate the females who are not only holding it up, but also annihilate with their rock. Here is a slew of female-fronted and all-girl bands that are kicking so much ass, you need to be listening to them right now.
THE DRONES Frontman Gareth Liddiard Lists His TOP 10 Most Intriguing Public Figures [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 26, 2016
Gareth Liddiard, lead singer and guitarist of Melbourne, Australia weirdo rockers, The Drones, exclusively lists his TOP 10 Most Intriguing Public Figures.
Versus Me - "(A)Tension" (feat. Craig Mabbitt) [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Apr 26, 2016
Verses Me, and this song in particular, is an easy sell for anyone who appreciates anything of the metalcore/post-hardcore variety.

Rating: 8 / 10

4 Rock Songs to Nurse Your Broken Heart Back to Health
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 26, 2016
Here are some stellar rock songs to help you nurse your broken heart back to health.
Candlebox - "Disappearing in Airports" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Apr 25, 2016
Disappearing in Airports, Candlebox's sixth full-length, boasts a handful of catchy, colorful tunes and overall, it is a damn good sound and worth the listen.

Rating: 8 / 10

Plague Vendor - "Bloodsweat" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Apr 25, 2016
With their new Epitaph Records release, Bloodsweat, Plague Vendor are proudly carrying the Punk Rock flag into 2016. They have tremendous potential!

Rating: 7.5 / 10

ZØRORMR - "The Aftermath" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Apr 25, 2016
Moloch is a very talented musician but ZØRORMR's The Aftermath is missing hooks…lots of them.

Rating: 6 / 10

It’s Raining Purple; A Look Back on the Enigmatic Legend Known as PRINCE [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Apr 25, 2016
On April 21st, 2016 the universe lost a phenomenal artist. We take a brief look back on the life and accomplishments of the enigmatic artistic legend that is Prince Rogers Nelson.
DAYGLO ABORTIONS Reveal Their TOP 10 Reasons why Armageddon Should be Declared a National Holiday [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 24, 2016
Guitarist and vocalist "The Cretin" Murray Acton, of Canadian punk rock trio Dayglo Abortions, took some time to list for us the TOP 10 reasons why Armageddon should be declared a national holiday.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO - "Live in Hyde Park" [Blu-ray Review]
Comments FIlm Review » by: Bruce Moore on Apr 23, 2016
Live in Hyde Park was filmed in September of 2014 in front of a crowd of more than 50,000 and is nothing short of dazzling.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

The Five Hundred - "Winters" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 23, 2016
The Five Hundred set the bar high with some glorious balls-to-the-wall metal. Read our review of their new EP here.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Kavrila - "Rituals I" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Apr 23, 2016
Coming out of Hamburg, Germany, this four-piece manage to incorporate more dark atmospheric elements into its brand of hardcore without diving into the tired tropes that have afflicted the genre as of late.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Ricky Warwick - "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) / Hearts On Trees" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 23, 2016
Ricky Warwick shows two very different sides to his musical personality on this double set. Read our review here.

Rating: 8 / 10

Wo Fat - "Midnight Cometh" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Apr 21, 2016
With a flavorful taste of blues, Wo Fat’s latest album, Midnight Cometh, continues the group's propensity for heavy, murky sounds.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Simple Plan @ O2 Ritz (Manchester, UK) on March 23, 2016 [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 20, 2016
With the release of their new album just around the corner, Simple Plan brought some fun to the UK and we joined the band at a packed O2 Ritz in Manchester
Kvelertak - "Nattesferd" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Simon Douglass on Apr 20, 2016
Every single one of the nine songs that comprises Nattesferd possesses its own certain charm and, when combined, they form one formidable offering.

Rating: 9 / 10

Baker's Dozen with Danny P. - The "Ritchie Blackmore" Spiced Walnut Brownie
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 20, 2016
Beautifully rich and chocolaty, spiced up with cinnamon and paprika, Danny P. shows us how to make some gnarly "Ritchie Blackmore" Spiced Walnut Brownies.
Aliases - "Derangable" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 19, 2016
UK tech-metal mob Aliases return with their eagerly-awaited new album. Read our thoughts on this trippy, chaotic slice of tech-metal here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Texas Hippie Coalition - "Dark Side of Black" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Adrian Peel on Apr 19, 2016
I do like Texas Hippie Coalition and I do like this album, but as an overall package - and despite some storming tracks - I don't think it's their best work.

Rating: 7 / 10

Boris with Merzbow - "Gensho" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Apr 19, 2016
What do you get when you put the greatest heavy and noise artists from Japan together? You get the greatest such album of the past decade. Period.

Rating: 10 / 10

Dead Eyed Sleeper - "Gomorrh" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Apr 18, 2016
Technical death metal mob Dead Eyed Sleeper dish up thirty minutes of unrelenting technical death metal. Have you got the stomach for this though?

Rating: 7 / 10

Canada Rocks: 5 Toronto and Montreal-Based Rock and Metal Bands that Everyone is Sleeping on (Part 1)
Comments The Skinny » by: Lance Marwood on Apr 18, 2016
In this post Lance Marwood helps us to highlight five Toronto and Montreal, Canada bands that, while still underground, absolutely deserve your attention. So, without further ado... LISTEN UP!