Full Devil Jacket Return 15 Years Later With Sophomore Album, Valley Of Bones

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In anticipation of Full Devil Jacket’s sophomore album, and first in almost 15 years, I recently went back to the FDJ catalog which is not only a refreshing body of solid heavy rock but also still relevant almost two decades on. Much like Valley Of Bones, the soon-to-be released follow-up. [Read more…]

Torche Get Even More Massive For Relapse Records Debut

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I could honestly write this entire review based on the massive title track which closes out Torche’s fourth full-length, the appropriately titled Restarter. The song itself wraps every single miniscule little bit of what makes this album great and amplifies it in spades. It’s heavy, it’s droning, it’s consistent, it’s a veritable beast! Much like the rest of Restarter. [Read more…]

A.D.D. Get To The Core Of Their Sound On Sophomore Album

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For you New England readers, think of Chicago’s A.D.D. (Analog Digital Disorder) as WAAF’s Mistress Carrie fronting Sevendust if you need a comparison to draw  you in. For the rest of the world, A.D.D. is quite simply a kick ass female-fronted hard rock outfit that’s on the verge of blowing your mind with their latest album. [Read more…]

Culture Abuse Reveal “Perfect Light” Video, Prepare To Release Spray Paint The Dog 7″

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You know how Every Time I Die make those fun-looking party videos that you know are fake but still look really cool? Well, in Culture Abuse’s video for “Perfect Light” you get to see what happens next as the party still rages the day after. And that’s where the comparisons end for the two bands. [Read more…]

36 Crazyfists Up The Metal Ante With Time and Trauma

CD400_inEasily their most solid effort since A Snow Capped Romance, 36 Crazyfists’ sixth album is a triumph from the moment “Vanish (We All Disappear)” bursts from the speakers. That’s not to say the Alaskan metallers have been slacking since that 2004 classic just that Time and Trauma has a newfound vigor and consistency that was seemingly lacking on recent albums. [Read more…]

Gang Of Four Answer What Happens Next With Triumphant Eighth Album

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Make no mistake, this ain’t your father’s Gang Of Four. Gone is original vocalist Jon King, replaced with John Sterry whose sexy swagger immediately sets the tone on What Happens Next opener “Where The Nightingale Sings” enticing listeners into the world of Gang Of Four 2.0. [Read more…]

All That Remains Reach A New Level With The Order of Things

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Think of All That Remains as the Testament or Exodus of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. While not necessarily getting the constant accolades like their peers in Killswitch Engage or Lamb Of God, All That Remains continually defy the odds getting greater and greater with each release. [Read more…]

GHXST Unveil Video For “No Luck”, Release Nowhere EP

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If White Zombie were born from the desert instead of NYC, they might sound like GHXST (Even though GHXST, who even covered “Dragula”, is from New York). On their latest release, Nowhere, GXHST take their brand of fuzzed out psych rock to new levels and deliver explosive results. [Read more…]

PVRIS Continue Live Domination With Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens, Debut White Noise Out Now

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If the video/song below for “My House” doesn’t immediately hook you then the full-length from Lowell, MA’s PVRIS definitely will. Released last year through Rise Records, White Noise is a glorious amalgamation of The Birthday Massacre’s female-driven synthetic rock along with some good old ’80’s style Pop in the Hall & Oates/Tears For Fears vein. [Read more…]