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Code Orange - "Forever" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Jan 18, 2017
Code Orange return with a hearty follow up to I Am King with their dynamic Roadrunner debut; read on as to how one should regard Forever.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

WSTR - "Red, Green or Inbetween" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Alex Salfer-Hobbs on Jan 18, 2017
WSTR's first full-length release, Red, Green, or Inbetween, is everything you’d expect from a pop-punk quartet, with lyrics largely fueled by a breakup.

Rating: 6 / 10

Black Anvil - "As Was" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Jan 17, 2017
With As Was, Black Anvil have continued to open up the scope of their black metal craft and emerged triumphant. A high bar they’ve set for themselves, but they have certainly worked for it.

Rating: 9.0 / 10

The Sadies - "Northern Passages" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Emily Misurec on Jan 17, 2017
The Sadies' Northern Passages is a strong new release that remains highly reminiscent of The Sadies’ classic sound.

Rating: 7 / 10

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Endless Floods - "'II" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Jan 17, 2017
Find out what ebbs and flows with Endless Floods latest audio journey II, out on Breathe Plastic, and Dry Cough and Fvtvrecordings

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Bill + Phil - "Songs of Darkness and Despair" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: J. Kevin Lynch on Jan 17, 2017
Titled Songs of Darkness and Despair, this six-song EP is something far greater than a mere novelty act or vanity project from either individual.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Judas Priest - "Turbo 30: Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mike Bax on Jan 16, 2017
Priest has always been a bravura live band, and this 20 song live performance easily justifies the purchase of this set.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

Sepultura - "Machine Messiah" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Jan 16, 2017
Longtime Brazilian metal legends give up a solid album with Machine Messiah, showcasing new directions and old nods for their 14th studio release.

Rating: 8 / 10

R.I.P. - "In The Wind" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on Jan 12, 2017
It is American Doom in all its glory, a sort of spooky fuck you to the present, and a loud homage to what is the past.

Rating: 10 / 10

ONE OK ROCK - "Ambitions" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Alex Salfer-Hobbs on Jan 12, 2017
The Japanese pop-rock sensation ONE OK ROCK is back with their latest album, Ambitions. This album boasts guest vocals from Alex Garskath (of All Time Low) and Australian rock band (read: boy band) 5 Seconds of Summer. Read more here...

Rating: 4.5 / 10

Starset - "Vessels" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jeremy Price on Jan 11, 2017
Vessels stays true to Starset's unique brand of hard rock, brooding and melodic like a cybernetic Breaking Benjamin, but it also showcases a band pushing itself into new territory.

Rating: 9 / 10

Altered Perceptions - "From Rise To Ruin" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Jan 09, 2017
Even before pressing play, it is apparent that From Rise To Ruin will be a dark and menacing experience from the artwork alone.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

As It Is - "okay." [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jeremy Price on Jan 09, 2017
Though formulaic, "okay." is a fun, catchy album. You're gonna love it. Read our review of the new album from UK pop-punk band As It Is inside...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Gone Is Gone - "Echolocation" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mike Bax on Jan 06, 2017
Echolocation feels like there’s an overall cohesion to the songs - like it was written and sequenced to be an actual album and not just a collection of esoteric jams.

Rating: 7 / 10

Nine Inch Nails - "Not The Actual Events" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Matt Groopie on Jan 05, 2017
Trent Reznor is back so time to turn it up and listen to one of our generations most eclectic and interesting artists while you read our review here...

Rating: 9 / 10

Dropkick Murphys - "11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Damian FitzGerald on Jan 03, 2017
It's been four years in the making but, after taking themselves out of their Boston comfort zone to record this album, the Dropkicks have returned with their best album yet. Read our review here...

Rating: 9 / 10

Caricature - "Unborn" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jan 02, 2017
As a precursor to a new album in 2017, Joseph Spiller, going under the guise of Caricature has put out this impressive EP. Read our review of Unborn here...

Rating: 7.5 / 10

MEDULAH - "V1SC3R4L" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Dec 23, 2016
While the Dominican Republic may never have the same power as the US metal scene, bands like Medulah have shown with their new album, V1SC3R4L, they're the real beating heart of the metal scene. Read our review here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Bowling for Soup - "Acoustic In a Freakin’ English Church" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Alex Salfer-Hobbs on Dec 22, 2016
Were you looking for some acoustic renditions of classic BFS tunes performed in front of a live audience/in a church? Then yes, this album is for you. Read more about Bowling for Soup's new live acoustic album here...

Rating: 6 / 10

Ministry - "Trax! Rarities" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Dec 22, 2016
An early collection of rare tracks from Ministry that are just as diverse as the dance floors they have filled. Take a look at our review of Ministry's Trax! Rarities.

Rating: 7 / 10

Starter Garden - "Made of Glass, Made of Stone" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jeremy Price on Dec 21, 2016
Despite its moving lyrical content, the music of Made of Glass, Made of Stone is nothing special. Read our full review here...

Rating: 5 / 10

Neil Young - "Peace Trail" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Dec 21, 2016
Neil Young records aren't there just to be listened to. The man writes music from the heart and soul. Read our review of his latest work here...

Rating: 7 / 10

Hollow Earth - "Dead Planet" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Alex Salfer-Hobbs on Dec 19, 2016
Hollow Earth delivers your fix of sci-fi brutality on their newest release, Dead Planet. Read more here....

Rating: 7 / 10

The Sore Losers - "Skydogs" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on Dec 14, 2016
Last month marked the release of The Sore Losers' album Skydogs, and we were introduced to a handsome collection or era-bending rock and roll.

Rating: 9 / 10

Machete - "Fjórir" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on Dec 12, 2016
Fjórir surges forward with its heavy D-Beat stride, one that you’d most likely hear coming out of New York’s Lower East side, but is guided with that Norwegian precision we all have grown to respect.

Rating: 7 / 10

Trees of Eternity - "Hour of the Nightingale" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Dec 08, 2016
The dreamy, doomy, ethereal quality of this record is quite unbelievable and the vibe is made even more dramatic due to Stanbridge passing away before the album even saw the light of day.

Rating: 8 / 10

Bad Llama - "Shedding Skin EP" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Dec 05, 2016
If you like your records to get better with each listen then Shedding Skin might be right up your street. Read our review here...

Rating: 7 / 10

She’s A Legend - "Room 434 EP" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Dec 05, 2016
They may be a pop-punk band but, by doing things a little differently, She's A Legend might just be giving themselves a fighting chance. Read our review of their new EP here...

Rating: 7 / 10

Gnaw Their Tongues - "Hymns for the Broken, Swollen and Silent" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Mathieu Sankeralli on Dec 05, 2016
Composing nightmare scores to be set to madness and despair, Gnaw Their Tongues tests your grimmest, darkest senses with Hymns for the Broken, Swollen and Silent. Deciphering the demon channeling's latest out for Dec. 9th, 2016.

Rating: 8 / 10

This Is Endless - "Inherit The Sin EP" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Lance Marwood on Dec 04, 2016
This Is Endless have released an expanded version of their EP Inherit The Sun and you should definitely check out our review to see what we think.

Rating: 7 / 10