InVisions – Never Nothing

Is head banging your thing? Alright, then keep reading, because I’ve got the perfect album for you.

InVisions is terribly similar to so many popular hardcore/Metalcore bands it’s ridiculous. However, the undeniable truth is that each track from their newest self-released album – Never Nothing – has a little something-something that forcefully welcomes you into a jam sesh filled with passionate lyric butchering and head banging action. So, yeah, you’ll have fun with this one! Continue reading

Hundred Suns – The Prestaliis

Since 2013, these driven musicians have been determined to create something genuinely different, something that can stand out amongst every other “competing” track you might come across in the music industry and Hundred SunsThe Prestaliis (New Damage) has undeniable potential. The brand new three-piece consists of warmly familiar faces from bands Norma Jean, Dead and Divine and Every Time I Die. You’ve got Cory Brandan on vocals, Chris LeMasters on guitar and Ryan Leger on the drums – a concoction of highly skilled musicians. Continue reading

Less Art – Strangled Lights

Do you like loud sounds and overwhelming consistency? Great, then keep reading. Less Art is a group of musicians consisting of members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, and Curl Up And Die. They’ve got Mike Minnick on vocals, John Howell and Ed Breckinridge jamming away on guitar, Riley Breckenridge on the drums and Ian Miller slappin’ the bass.Continue reading

Sleep Token – Two EP

Sleep Token has a sound and an image that fully captures all who cross paths with even a single second of their music. This band of “mortal representations of the deity ‘Sleep’” is led by an “appointed Vessel” who literally just goes by “Vessel.” That’s right, it gets weird – but aren’t all things that are truly artistic a little bit wacky?Continue reading

The Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death

The Melvins formed in 1983 in Washington, and have been dishing out radical tunes since day one, but thirty-four years deep they’re pushing the envelope once more, with a double album. Disc one, Death, sees nine tracks of corkscrew, minimalistic arty alternative rock, while the second part, Love, sees the band provide the score to a short film from independent director Jesse Nieminen; a combined effort with sees a kaleidoscope of murky, temperamental and psychedelically angular musical ideas.Continue reading

Gene Loves Jezebel – Dancing Underwater

Gene Loves Jezebel is a rock band that was formed in the early 1980’s by twin brothers Jay and Michael Aston. Totally Eighties with a hint of “today,” these brothers formed the kind of band you never thought you’d listen to and actually enjoy; they’ve got some pretty wicked jams under their belt.Continue reading

Ex Eye – Ex Eye

Ex Eye’s self-titled album (Relapse) is something extraordinarily different, so hold on to your hats and brace yourself! The soon-to-be-legendary group consists of renowned, experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson, Greg Fox on drums, Shahzad Ismaily on synths and Toby Summerfield on guitar and these dudes will literally blow your mind!Continue reading

Volumes – Different Animals

Two words – Linkin Park. I’m sorry, because once you hear it there’s no un-hearing it. I will say this right off the bat, though – impressive guitar skills, and great vocals! It’s just that this is exactly the style of music that we’ve been subjected to for the past twenty years – in other words, it’s getting kind of boring! We’ve already heard it. There’s nothing wrong with being nostalgic, or having a sound all your own and remaining consistent in that – but times are changing!Continue reading