Tetrarch Take The Freak Off The Leash On New Full-Length

Tetrarch at times sounds like that true middle ground between Adema and Korn but set in the year 2017. What is it with the nu-metal resurgence lately? Not that I’m complaining! It’s nostalgia but it’s not because we’re still not so far removed from that era at this point which makes it a fresh throwback? [Read more…]

Powerman 5000 Return To Rawk With New Wave

I have no fucks to give when it comes to my love for Powerman 5000.

Powerman 5000 has been on a creative roll since Anyone For Doomsday? was shelved back in 2001, like a band burdened constantly with something to prove, and continue to astound with their latest slab of spaced out rawk, New Wave. [Read more…]

My Ticket Home Bring Familiarly Surreal Sounds To Truly unReal Third Album

What’s “Unreal” here is how effortlessly My Ticket Home seemingly capture the best parts of an entire genre and made it relevant again on their third full-length. It’s 2017. Nu-metal is dead. So what comes next? Some new nu-metal? Sure, why not! Or “puke rock” as the band themselves call it. [Read more…]

Chair Warriors Breathe New Life Into Piano-Driven Rawk With Dawn of Edo

Listening to an earlier Chair Warriors song (“Liars” off their last EP) and this is what I envision a modern day version of Tears For Fears sounding like. Dawn of Edo, their latest EP, still has those TFF ideals (“So Alive” even gives a “shout” out. Heh.) but mixed with the later Muse elements (Think Black Holes and Revelations) [Read more…]

36 Crazyfists Return With A Furious Batch Of New Tunes On Lanterns

36 Crazyfists is an odd duck of a metal band. Always have been. They were emo before it was cool within the genre and lumped in with metalcore when it wasn’t. Hell, I even sold my copy of their Roadrunner Records debut because I didn’t give it a chance the first time around but feverishly sought out another copy after a chance hearing of a song or two from that album on a random compilation. [Read more…]

Grave Pleasures Deliver Impressive Gothic Rawk On Century Media Debut

Now THIS is the record I wanted as Beastmilk dissolved and Grave Pleasures rose from the ashes. Motherblood is one hell of an album as it is but knowing it shares DNA with Climax makes it that much more enjoyable. As a Century Media Records debut, it’s amazing. As the follow up to Dreamcrash, Motherblood is unrivaled in its’ excellence. [Read more…]

Eldridge Rodriguez Go Synth, Still Rawk On So Hard

I picture “So Hard”, the latest and greatest single from Boston’s Eldridge Rodriguez, in a John Hughes or some other coming of age dramedy where the main character has a great revelation about their feelings for a girl or a boy. And there’s running. And probably a montage. And maybe some rain. [Read more…]

Enter Shikari Create A Perfect Storm Of Sonic Excellence With The Spark

I liken Enter Shikari’s musical adventure and sonic growth to Pitchshifter in a way. Much like how Pitchshifter developed from this Godflesh-style beast and morphed into a techno/electro hybrid with clean vocals, Enter Shikari has taken that baton and run even further in their progression. [Read more…]