ALBUM REVIEWS

Album Reviews “New Releases and Artist-on-Artist” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” Powerman 5000 are kicking it into overdrive with their new album “Builders of the Future.” The band seems to using the industrial elements that made them popular in 1999. PM5K has been active but relatively unheard since “Tonight the Stars Revolt,” which is sad since the band has put…

– By Danielle Longueville – “Push Play” Mikaela Kahn’s self-titled EP is a laid-back album meant for rainy days and easy Sunday mornings. Kahn has a unique timbre to her voice, somewhere between Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift (minus the perpetual lyrical whining over ex-boyfriends). Though her album offers a surprisin…

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” Hard rock band, Klogr’s sophomore album, Black Snow is a good mixture of monster riffs and melody. The tone of Black Snow is set early, and it certainly gives a glimpse of what is the be expected for the rest of the album, as the band grabs the listener’s attention with the first trac…

– By Danielle Longueville – Push Play Denton, Texas: A city known for its “keep it local” mentality, thrives on raw, unprecedented creations courtesy of their residents. From local eateries and home roasters to indie pop artists and techno fiends, there is an eclectic foliage of artisans here. However, there is a group…

– By Chris Whitehead – “Push Play” From start to finish, Anti-Mortem’s new album, New Southern, will have you banging your head and pumping your fist. Some say metal is dying, but these boys from Chickasha, OK are here to prove that theory wrong. If aggressive vocals and forceful guitar riffs are your thing; you will n…

– By Brandon Callies – “Don’t Push Play” Saliva returns with their signature sound in the form of their newest record, Rise Up. And with it, there is seemingly not much difference from one record to the next from the Saliva camp as the band has not evolved much over the years. Though the album is laced with motivating…

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” Metal supergroup, Down, are at it again with their brand of Black Sabbath inspired doom metal, Down IIII part II is swampy metal at its best. The band’s decision to make four EP’s instead of a conventional full length has given them the opportunity to really trim the fat. Past albums,…

– By Brandon Callies – “PUSH PLAY” Sinner Sinners is a breath of fresh air, and their new album, XI is nothing short of excellent! This album is dark but upbeat. The conflict of interests is what makes XI memorable and what is sure to keep the listener interested. The band starts off strong with the track “A.F.O.” and…