Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” After a five year hiatus, Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails is back with their ninth studio album, Hesitation Marks. Analog beats, tripping staccato vocals and lyric self-deprecation pulse through opener, “Copy of A” and set the thematic tone for the record. Hesitation Marks is a breakdow…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Avenged Sevenfold is back with a new album Hail to the King, and it’s their best work since City Of Evil. The new record is chalked full of signature Avenged Sevenfold elements, but with a twist. This album has more of a slow, death march feel to it. Songs like “This Means War…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” New Orleans rock duo Generationals deliver brilliantly on their third full studio album, Heza. Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer’s instrumental blend of original rock n’ roll with current indie sounds is not only pleasing to the ear, but the lyrics are measured and relevant.…

– By Karl Heinz – RATING: “DON’T PUSH PLAY” Bringing teenie-pop metal to the masses, Falling In Reverse has laid the foundation for a mainstream maelstrom on their newest record Fashionably Late. Singer, Ronnie Radke is a triple-threat with his aptitude for conglomerating screaming, singing, and rapping into one, scarc…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” For fans of laid back ambient music, Palms self-titled debut is a must! Although they have shared members of Deftones and Isis, the Palms amalgamation is a perfect hybrid, in that they have elements of each band, but sound like neither. The music is able to paint a very vivid…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “DON’T PUSH PLAY” From gloom-chorded indie rock to radio-ready power pop, Arizona’s The Maine wax like chameleons across so many varied musical landscapes so quickly that there is no audibly authentic pulse to their fourth full length Forever Halloween.  As standalone efforts “Run” and “Bi…

– We’rewolves by Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Eight tracks of crunchy, blues border the thin line between an overt amount of grime and just enough grease in the debut eponymous effort of Fort Worth’s We’rewolves.  The results are as singularly trippy as they are lavishly conventional. A salient mash of heavy rh…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Scottish indie pop band Camera Obscura fifth LP Desire Lines is a stellar combination of musical whimsy and chilled-to-the-max vocals.  Front-woman Tracyanne Campbell takes an endless-summer lyrical approach to her band’s sun bleached stylings; the results are stellar. The albu…