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Sunsleeper - "Stay the Same" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on Jul 22, 2016
Salt Lake City emo rockers, Sunsleeper, just released their debut EP, Stay the Same, and it's great.

Rating: 7 / 10

Periphery - "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jul 21, 2016
I just finished giving Periphery III: Select Difficulty my first listen through, and my pants are heavy.

Rating: 9 / 10

Ghoul - "Dungeon Bastards" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Jul 20, 2016
The production is crisp, choppy and in-your-face…the hallmarks of any great thrash/grind album.

Rating: 8 / 10

Mirrors For Psychic Warfare - "Mirrors For Psychic Warfare" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Jul 20, 2016
Imagine if Radiohead jammed with Godflesh while Mike Patton stood at the sides throwing in the odd scrap or two. Well, that's what Mirrors For Psychic Warfare's new album sounds like...

Rating: 7 / 10

Trapt - "DNA" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jul 19, 2016
My favorite aspect of Trapt has always has been and always will be Chris Taylor Brown’s vocal timbre.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Surgical Meth Machine - "Surgical Meth Machine" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 19, 2016
Industrial pioneer Al Jourgensen turns his drug experiences into Surgical Meth Machine but quite how fucked up is the end result? Read our review here...

Rating: 6 / 10

DENY THE CROSS Frontman Carlos Ramirez Lists His TOP 10 Favorite Grindcore Vocalists [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 18, 2016
On July 29, Tankcrimes will release Alpha Ghoul (pre-order here), Deny the Cross’ debut album. To celebrate the record’s release, frontman Carlos Ramirez has listed some of his biggest vocal influences for the project.
Letlive. - "If I'm The Devil..." [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 18, 2016
letlive. produce one of the most heartfelt pieces of work we've heard so far this year. Read our review of If I Was The Devil..." here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Stitched Up Heart - "Never Alone" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 18, 2016
There is a very familiar feel to Never Alone, the new album from US rockers Stitched Up Heart but is there enough to differentiate them from their peers? Read our review to find out...

Rating: 7 / 10

Inter Arma - "Paradise Gallows" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Jul 17, 2016
Inter Arma are in no rush to get anywhere fast, but we're fine with that if the end result is something as glorious as their new album Paradise Gallows. Read our review here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Redemption - "The Art of Loss" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Jul 16, 2016
It’s not that The Art of Loss is particularly bad. It’s a fine prog album, but like most progressive metal, it falls into the trap of meandering solos and drawn-out instrumentation.

Rating: 5 / 10

Dead Label - "Throne Of Bones" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 16, 2016
Setting out their intentions as early as the first track, Throne Of Bones sees Dead Label on a mission to, put it bluntly, busts balls.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

The Compulsions - "Shock Me" (KISS Cover) [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Adrian Peel on Jul 15, 2016
The riff starts, the synths come in, the guitars soar, the auto-tuned vocal refrain sails Daft Punk-like over the mix - this version is harder, faster and 'groovier' than the original.

Rating: 9 / 10

CROBOT Enter "Fat City" and Reveal Their TOP 10 Places They've Eaten While on the Road [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 15, 2016
Crobot, the dirty, groove rock band from Pottsville, PA celebrate all things "Fat" by unveiling their TOP 10 places they've eaten while on the road! Welcome To Fat City is due on September 23rd via Wind-up Records.
The Lumineers @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (Burnaby, BC) on June 1, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Danica Bansie on Jul 15, 2016
Folk rock trio The Lumineers play an incendiary sold out show in the pouring rain in Burnaby, BC.
Slow Season - "Westing" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Jul 15, 2016
Slow Season take us back on a journey to a time when rock ruled the airwaves and disco sucked. Read more here...

Rating: 8 / 10

Less Than Jake - "Live from Astoria" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danica Bansie on Jul 14, 2016
15 years after their 3 night run at the London Astoria, Less than Jake release a live album of the 3rd night in commemoration. If ska punk in it’s rawest, fun form tickle your fancy than Live from Astoria is definitely what the doctor ordered.

Rating: 8 / 10

Schemata Theory - "Networks" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 14, 2016
After creating a bit of a buzz when they burst on to the scene a few years ago, Schemata Theory are back with a new single and seem ready to pick up where they left off...

Rating: 8 / 10

BLACK CROWN INITIATE List Their TOP 10 Albums They Wish They Had Written [Exclusive]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 13, 2016
What are the 10 albums that Reading, PA-based progressive death metal outfit, Black Crown Initiate wish they had written? Check out this listicle from guitarist and vocalist, Andy Thomas and buy the new eOne album Selves We Cannot Forgive on July 22,…
Layten Kramer - "For the Sun" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danica Bansie on Jul 13, 2016
Layten Kramer makes his full-length debut in For the Sun, a celestial album made of futuristic folk-rock sounds.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Loathe - "Prepare Consume Proceed" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 13, 2016
With a new deal just announced, mysterious UK metallers Loathe give their EP Prepare Consume Proceed a bit of a spruce-up. Read our review here..

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Raging Speedhorn - "Lost Ritual" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 13, 2016
Corby sluggers Raging Speedhorn return with their first album in eleven years with original vocalists Frank Regan and John Loughlin. Have they calmed down? Read our review here...

Rating: 8 / 10

(-16-) - "Lifespan of a Moth" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on Jul 12, 2016
Lifespan Of A Moth was self-produced by the band and it shows, sounding more raw and in-your-face than their previous efforts.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Stuck Mojo - "Here Come the Infidels" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Jul 11, 2016
Stuck Mojo show that in 2016 they have not lost their edge. Read our review here!

Rating: 7 / 10

Cute Cute Death - "Vessels" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 09, 2016
Do Cute Cute Death do enough on their new album Vessels to make them stand out from the rest of the post-hardcore pack? Read our review here...

Rating: 7 / 10

Top Five Hard Rock Song Collaborations of All Time [Listicle]
Comments TOP 10 » by: Aaron Willschick on Jul 08, 2016
We got to thinking about unlikely collaborations from the past, so here are five that come to mind which totally kick ass!
Coldfront - "Is This Where They Found You?" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on Jul 08, 2016
Coldfront's sound is something all pop punk fans will appreciate, and it's an EP that will one hundred percent leave you wanting more.

Rating: 8 / 10

Set On End - "The Dark Beyond" [Heavy Haiku Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jul 08, 2016
Rad riffs, prog undertones and a blast or two. The Dark Beyond basically rips...

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Billy Talent - "Afraid of Heights" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on Jul 07, 2016
Every single track on this album is absolutely frigging amazing, and the record as a whole is a definite reminder of why Billy Talent are so admired and revered.

Rating: 9 / 10

Grand Magus - "Sword Songs" [140 Character Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on Jul 07, 2016
Swedish band Grand Magus released their eighth studio album Sword Songs.

Rating: 7 / 10