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…]

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…]

Killing Joke Unleash Pylon, Album Number Fifteen From The Legendary UK Outfit (Album Review)

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Killing Joke is back. Again. Since the reformation of the original line up for 2010’s Absolute Dissent, Killing Joke has continued to impress, surprise, and grow stronger as a band which is a feat unto itself for any outfit together for almost 40 years. On Pylon, their sixteenth studio album, they complete the trilogy (With 2012’s MMXIII sandwiched in there) with perhaps their most masterfully executed album to date. [Read more…]

Turbowolf Impress On Sophomore Opus, Two Hands

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Two Hands, the latest from Turbowolf, is a fun fuckin’ record. Plain and simple. The second album from Turbowolf is sonically like The Sword meets CKY at times and doesn’t let the groove slip for a minute. Propelled by these masterfully structured fuzzed out riffs, beats to die for, and Chris Georgiadis’ unique yowl, Turbowolf epitomize all that could be great in rawk and/or roll. Two Hands will show you why. [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…]