Suspects Create A Rawkin’ Road To Recovery On Debut EP

Cool Thing Records is quickly entering the upper stratosphere when it comes to go-to labels for the good stuff. And their latest release is no exception. Suspects hail from the UK and their debut EP is a powerhouse collection of incendiary songs with poignant, biting lyrics.

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Pelican Return With Nighttime Stories, Sell Out Great Scott (Album Review)

Two years ago I had this epic night of music, fresh from a trip to Chicago and my first ever Cold Waves experience the previous week I doubled down on my Industrial live experience and caught KMFDM and Ohgr once again but bailed early to walk down the street to catch Pelican who easily won the night with this intensely savage set that was like an reintroduction to a band with this raging fire within them.

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Combichrist Fire Back At Haters With Viciously Solid One Fire

Fans of all iterations of aggro tech metallers Combichrist will surely find something to appease their blackened hearts within One Fire‘s diverse walls. And if you can’t then frankly, this isn’t the band for you anymore.

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Cubanate Enter The 21st Century With Ease On Biting Kolossus

Marc Heal and Phil Barry have not missed a beat. In their first collaborative release as Cubabnate in about twenty years, the duo propel Cubanate into the 21st Century in the most fitting way as elder statesmen of a genre showing the kids how it’s done.

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Spiritease/Jules Cohen Mash Genres, Delve Into The Worldly Side Of Electro On 48-49

The world of Spiritease/Jules Cohen is sort of indescribable and that’s the absolute beauty of it. Elements of Electro and World mesh seamlessly with Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop and forge a path towards fresh, yet to be labeled genres.

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Singles! Another Crush, “Empty Promises”

“Observers of existential horrors & everything you wish had happened”

And so it is written in the “about” section on Facebook regarding Ontario’s Another Crush and after hearing single “Empty Promises”, a song about those relationships that you give everything to yet continually are let down by, we’re going to wholeheartedly agree.

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Green Piece Put Their Hat Into Boston’s Alt Rawk Ring With Whatever

The true test of a stellar local music scene is the diversity of sounds to be found within and I might be biased because it’s my local scene but Boston is no exception. You’ve got hip-hop and an abundance of metal, folk and indie, a tiny industrial scene and even electro. Then there’s the alternative banner which covers a wide variety of local favorites.

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Cold Kingdom Is Reborn On Triumphant Into the Black Sky

Sometimes jumping into a new promo of a band I’m unfamiliar with is like jumping into the third season of Game Of Thrones without any knowledge of the previous two. This is the part where I would make some witty reference to something that happened in those seasons but I don’t watch so I can’t. You get where I’m going with that, though, right? Howzabout this: it’s like if I read Eclipse before reading Twilight (Because Eclipse is the third book in the series).

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Texas Hippie Coalition Return With Their Most Solid Collection Of Red Dirt Metal On High In The Saddle

Let’s get one thing straight: there has rarely been a time that Texas Hippie Coalition has not delivered the rawk and/or roll goods. On High In The Saddle, the Texan Titans’ sixth long player, that streak remains steady as they kick it up another notch with ten tracks of pure, unfiltered Red Dirt Metal done like only they can.

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Daniel Graves: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation

Aesthetic Perfection is back with their first new record in almost 4 years and we’re ecstatic! In fact, you can read how excited we are by clicking on our review of Into The Black here.

But I digress.

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