Justin Franco

6.5 / 10

Something in What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists' seventh studio album, falls a little flat, and you can find it right ar…
By on Aug 11, 2015

9 / 10

Lamb of God's seventh studio album is by far the most cohesive, solid, and absolutely the hardest release the Richmond groove-metal masters have put…
By on Jul 24, 2015

8 / 10

The latest release from Anchorage/Portland rockers 36 Crazyfists is not just a masterful balance of virtuosic metal riffs, beat-em-up breakdowns and…
By on Mar 04, 2015

8.5 / 10

Antemasque paints a picture in my mind's eye of The Strokes under the direction of Christopher Nolan – a darker, grittier, and yet fairly straightfor…
By on Mar 03, 2015
Starting last month, Motion City Soundtrack has been on a ten-year anniversary tour celebrating the album, which I was lucky enough to catch on Janua…
By on Feb 25, 2015
We spoke with Miss May I frontman/lyricist Levi Benton about their album, Rise of the Lion, current tour with August Burns Red, living off of Dave Ma…
By on Feb 19, 2015
Produced by Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, Commit This To Memory went on to become Motion City Soundtrack's breakthrough effort, peaking at #2 on the Billb…
By on Jan 12, 2015

8.5 / 10

Bastard of the Deep Blue Sea, running just over thirteen minutes, is neither a step up nor a step down from the quality or sound of We Don't Stand A C…
By on Jan 08, 2015
While Queens-based punk quartet Bayside is no stranger to Asbury Park, New Jersey, this was the first time that lead singer Anthony Raneri, on a shor…
By on Jan 07, 2015

5 / 10

Liars/Bastards, the third album from the indefinable Bristol-based Hateful Abandon, plays like a '90s Los Angeles skate competition gone horribly, hor…
By on Dec 19, 2014

7.5 / 10

All in all, 'Nonversations' is a terrific effort by the self-described "one-dude band from Berlin, Germany."
By on Dec 16, 2014
Christopher Lee has come out with not his first, not his second, NOT HIS THIRD, but his fourth extended play of heavy metal covers. And they're actua…
By on Dec 10, 2014

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