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Holly Hunt - "Prometheus" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 24, 2014
Raucous duo Holly Hunt are all about loud, and when I say loud, I really mean fucking loud! Their latest three track EP is a…

Rating: 6 / 10

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

Channel Zero – "Kill All Kings" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jul 11, 2014
Channel Zero is a testament to the very resilience that has allowed metal to survive throughout the years. After a nasty brea…

Rating: 7 / 10

'68 - "In Humor and Sadness" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jul 09, 2014
If you've ever wondered what it would be like if The Black Keys and Every Time I Die made a love child in the washroom of a W…

Rating: 8 / 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…
Royal Blood - "Royal Blood" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 07, 2014
Hailing from the UK, this hard rock duo cranks out some really, really solid, noisy rock with a strong RATM/White Stripes inf…

Rating: 7.9 / 10

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…
Tigers Jaw - "Charmer" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mike Wardlaw on Jul 02, 2014
Tigers Jaw lose three-fifths of their band and the line, "I started this fire and I watched it burn to the ground," – whether…

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Overkill - "White Devil Armory" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 01, 2014
For more than 30 years the New Jersey thrash titans, Overkill, have built a rabid underground following by consistently crank…

Rating: 9 / 10

Linkin Park - "The Hunting Party" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 01, 2014
I was not quite sure what to expect when I sat down to listen to the newest Linkin Park record, The Hunting Party. For me, th…

Rating: 8.7 / 10

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…
Waterbodies - "What the French Call 'Les Incompétents'" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Jun 29, 2014
Waterbodies' new single, "What the French Call 'Les Incompétents'", is clearly inspired by Home Alone and fuelled by old scho…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

I Declare War - "We Are Violent People By Nature" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jun 27, 2014
While some people declare celibacy and others, like Joel Osteen, sell their soul, I mean a shit ton of copies of a book with…

Rating: 8 / 10

Nevada Rose - "Meet Me At Midnight" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jun 27, 2014
Nevada Rose is taking metalcore to a whole new level by adding a super-heavy dose of electronica. Super charge your Summer mu…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Nevada Rose - "Paint Me In Light" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Henry Maneuver on Jun 26, 2014
Some people don't like synth in their tea, but I do. Likewise, some people find synth in metalcore/hardcore music as a gimmic…

Rating: 7.7 / 10

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