ALBUM REVIEW: Action-Adventure – Imposter Syndrome


 

The crux of imposter syndrome is that the afflicted is tormented – haunted – by real or imagined negative feelings towards their legitimacy and ability. Be it a position of power at work or a highly regarded social standing, the notion can creep in and riddle any perceived accomplishment with doubt, uncertainty and unworthiness.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Inclination – Unaltered Perspective


If a band or artist releases a record under the Pure Noise banner, one of two things are true: it’s a towering masterclass in metallic hardcore rife with searing vocals, or it’s a provocative, introspective piece of songwriting excellence. Obvious examples include recent Fit For A King and Senses Fail.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Less Than Jake – Silver Livings Deluxe Re-Issue


 

If you ask a fan of ska to name three pioneering acts, you’ll likely find a lot of people answering with Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (RIP) and Less Than Jake. And for good reason. The staying power of the three legendary bands speaks for themselves; Reel Big Fish formed in 1991, the Bosstones were around as early as the mid-1980s, and Less Than Jake first surfaced thirty years ago.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Counterparts – A Eulogy For Those Still Here


 

When the title of an album tells a story all on its own (and it’s by a band known for upfront lyricism), you know you’re in for an emotionally moving ride. Melodic hardcore leaders Counterparts protect their respected name with their seventh record, A Eulogy For Those Still Here (Pure Noise Records). As the album title states, each song mourns the loss of someone or something that has yet to pass away or leave. Throughout the record, vocalist Brendan Murphy screams and sings of grief he knows he must prepare himself for.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Senses Fail – Hell Is In Your Head


Music is routinely used as an avenue to either express one’s feelings or to make sense of them. Oftentimes used as a crutch in our darkest of hours, it’s safe to say music has helped countless people crawl out of their lowest of lows, both through listening and writingContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: State Champs – Kings Of The New Age


For most styles of music, the word ‘generic’ gets used as a negative critique to discredit the artist’s creative ability and expression. However, in the last decade or so, the term ‘generic pop punk’ has become a shameless staple in a scene that values catchy hooks, relatable lyrics and sing-along choruses over all else. Now on their fourth album, Kings Of The New Age (Pure Noise), pop punk hotshots State Champs continue to freely put out the same kind of music they have always loved. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Moon Tooth – Phototroph


Bizarrely named Long Island quartet Moon Tooth’s new record Phototroph (Pure Noise Records) is a wonderfully eclectic one that mixes many disparate influences into one cohesive, and thoroughly absorbing, whole. From prog, rock, NWOBHM, and grunge to name but a few, Phototroph is a sprawling, unique and engaging offeringContinue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Drug Church – Hygiene


Drug Church have become somewhat of a cult band over the past few years since the release of their seminal album, Cheer back in 2018. The question on everyone’s lips is whether they can keep up their momentum with their fourth album, Hygiene (Pure Noise).

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Born Without Bones Shares “NYE” Covers EP


Massachucets rockers Born Without Bones have shared a new New Years’ Eve themed covers EP, NYE via their label Pure Noise Records. The band covered tracks by Motion City Soundtrack, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Zombies all celebrating the holiday. Buy the EP on Bandcamp and stream it now on all DSPS.

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Moon Tooth Shares a New Single and Music Video – “The Conduit”


Moon Tooth has shared another new single from their new album due in 2022 via Pure Nosie Records. Produced by Josh Wilber, “The Conduit” their second new single from the album, might be one of the coolest, heaviest songs ever by the band and you can watch the clip, and stream the track right now!

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