InVisions – Between You & Me

York natives, InVisions are Metal. InVisions are Hardcore. InVisions are outright heavy and they are coming into this year with a blistering sophomore record, Between You & Me (Stay Sick Recordings). While they may possess those familiar tendencies that are all too similar with a host of core bands throughout the scene, they are keeping things consistent with some pleasing tracks along the way—their own way. Continue reading

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Set It Off – Midnight

We’ve seen a lot of bands evolve in their discography in recent years, and it seems more and more, heavier bands are taking on the Pop side of things. But what happens when a band known for its Pop Rock tunes tries to diversify their sound? Continue reading

Cane Hill – Kill The Sun EP

When Cane Hill came onto the scene in 2014 they were classified as nu-Metal. They were introduced as a foursome from New Orleans trying to make the highly criticized genre relevant. They are staying relevant with their second EP, the stripped back Kill The Sun EP (Rise Records). Continue reading

Taking Back Sunday – Twenty

Taking Back Sunday (TBS) made dancing to heartfelt Emo music a pastime. It is crazy to think that it has been twenty years since the Long Island natives introduced us all to ‘Cute Without The E’ and the dynamic that would become one of Emo’s most beloved staple: Tell All Your Friends (Victory). To celebrate those two decades that came up so quick, the band has gathered nineteen of their repertoire and two new songs into a greatest hits album perfectly titled, Twenty (Craft). Continue reading

All Get Out – No Bouquet

All Get Out has been around for some time now; their 2011 release The Season (Favorite Gentlemen) put them on the map.  They are a duo from South Carolina that has really showcased their musicianship with their third release No Bouquet (Rude Records/Easy Vision) where they have created an infectious album that thrives on the dynamic of keeping things simple, creating their own Indie Alternative sound full of soul. Continue reading

The Wild Things – You’re Really Something

Projects led by famed individuals can be a tricky situation. Some actors turned musicians have excelled with their additional ventures like Jared Leto and Steve Martin. But when it comes to releasing a debut by already known participants, playing it safe can be a downfall.  Continue reading

Memphis May Fire – Broken

When they erupted onto the scene in 2006 as Oh Captain, My Captain, Dallas natives Memphis May Fire made quite the splash with their early releases. Critically, the last couple of efforts have not been received well, though – the band became preachy but still maintained a gritty Metalcore sound, however, the output contained nothing to really awe the audiences. Continue reading