Lil Dre is back (for the last time?!?) with an album that brings deeply intelligent lyrics alongside some of his sharpest rapping yet, to create some of 2017’s best hip-hop.
March 28, 2017
March 24, 2017
March 17, 2017
Even the title of Anchor & Braille’s latest release conjures powerful emotions. Driving at night is certainly a mixed bag of emotions, but I’ve seen my fair share of it. Whether it’s driving through hours of open country fields or through a busy city at five in the morning, there’s a nature inclination to be pensive and introspective. Continued →
March 11, 2017
Waymaker is yet another strong release from American Arson, showcasing a blend of punk, pop-punk, alternative, and straight up rock. It’s a passionate EP ripe with self-referential treasure from the rest of the band’s discography and serves as a great starting point for new listeners to get acquainted with exactly what these two guys from Detroit can do.
March 10, 2017
The windy city during the mid 90s was a whirlwind of punk rock bands that came and went, but their reputations and influence still resonate to this day. There is one modern day street punk band that has emerged from the shadows and is currently tearing up the city of Chicago one mosh pit at a time. Continued →
March 7, 2017
Read this review of Dire’s “Volume 1”
March 4, 2017
Plenty of bands have reunited to mass appeal lately, but does the latest offering from Acceptance follow suit?
March 3, 2017
The tallest man in punk rock music, Tobin Bawinkel and his band of merry Celtic brethren have done it again. Towering at 6’10“, the gentle giant of punk rock comes out swinging with the first track, “Ty Cobb”. His signature gravelly, husky voice continues to stand tall amidst his Celtic punk rock counterparts. Continued →
March 1, 2017
February 27, 2017
Even if electronics are not quite in your listening wheelhouse, yet you like heavy music, do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this unique gem.
February 22, 2017
A member of the mighty Scribbling Idiots crew, Theory Hazit has an impressive discography to his name. He’s the artist behind underground classics like Extra Credit, Thr3e (produced by DertBeats), and Fall of the Light Bearer. If you’re familiar with his work, you already know he’s an incredible emcee. Continued →
February 20, 2017
Prior to 2015’s stunning Into the Sea, Attalus was a fairly unknown. Fronted by Seth Davey, vocalist, pianist, and lyricist, this Facedown debut made plenty best-of-the-year lists. Though Davey has since amicably parted with the band, he has nonetheless kept up with musical endeavors which come to fruition in his debut solo album, Till You’re All I See. Continued →
February 19, 2017
How many live EPs do you have? Cause you’ll want this one. Undead Metal (for those who don’t know what that means, it’s my play on Christian death metal) band, Taking the Head of Goliath has released a great live recording of their first show; the first show of one band and one of the last for the band For Today. Continued →
You don’t need to know how to pronounce Bjéar to enjoy their atmospheric folk debut. For fans of Bon Iver and The National.
February 4, 2017
It’s a descriptor that makes avid music listeners groan more often than not, even in Christian circles. While there are many people out there who are happy turning on their local Christian radio station–and more power to them!–the more picky among us are a little weary of hearing the same style of U2-influenced radio rock that Chris Tomlin and Casting Crowns have used and reused again and again. Continued →
February 3, 2017
Read this review of Hands new EP!
February 1, 2017
Read this review about Becoming Saints’ debut!
January 28, 2017
Denver’s Medic brings a blend of ambient, funk, pop, and acoustic on their 2016 LP.
January 22, 2017
Foreverlin proves some risks are meant to be taken with an EP showcasing their renditions of some of the biggest songs in worship.
January 21, 2017
January 19, 2017
“State of Mind” by Those Who Fear will be the soundtrack to my Hulk-like transformation of 2017.
January 16, 2017
The Danger of Falling channels European melodic hardcore influences on this succinct-yet-power EP.
January 15, 2017
January 11, 2017
Just as you can’t judge a book by its cover, neither should you be expecting cowboy music from Easter Teeth on Shake Hands With Danger. You can expect something oddly brilliant and challenging.
Since 2009, the Eymann brothers, Josh and Tim, have been messing with peoples ears as they mix soul into hardcore. Continued →
January 8, 2017
Grand Rapids’ Anita Ranae has unleashed a lyrical powerhouse in the form of Watercolor Sidewalks.
Airy guitars, soothing piano, and a strong knack for minimalist composition make for a great listening experience on Jon Carolino’s On New Horizons EP.
K. Gautier’s first album shows promise and skill but falls victim to feeling dichotomous and simply too long.
January 5, 2017
Anyone who’s close to me knows that I’m the unofficial president of the Andrew Peterson fan club (or a prominent cabinet member at least). In recent years, I’ve fallen in love with his extensive discography. He released his first full-length Carried Along back in 2000 and has consistently released music ever since. Continued →
January 4, 2017
Devin Shelton returns with a new eclectic album, but will he be able to detach himself from the expectations set forth from him time with Emery?