November 28, 2016
In writing reviews, occasionally you come across an artist or band you’re entirely unfamiliar with. There can be a number of reasons for that, but nevertheless, when I come across them, I look forward to writing the review. It’s often a great way to find and share new artists/bands to listen to and you know you’re sure to present a fresh take on the album you’re reviewing. Continued →
November 26, 2016
I’ll admit I’m far from a fan of Christmas. Radios begin playing these tunes right after Halloween, depicting a winter so far from the reality of the slushy midwest Decembers and the hysteria of holiday shoppers.
Thankfully, Vocal Few’s Snowdrift EP is a refreshingly honest take on the season. Continued →
November 25, 2016
A testament to hard work paying off, Comrades release some of their best work to date backed by Facedown Records.
November 23, 2016
Read this review for Fit For A King’s new album “Deathgrip”
In case you missed it last year, don’t let another moment go by without checking out Spoken’s powerful follow up to 2013’s “Illusion” as they get even better with “Breathe Again.”
November 22, 2016
The North Carolina rockers known as Decyfer Down came back from oblivion with “Scarecrow” in 2013. It was a surprise of an album venturing into riffs and southern hooks that took heavy influences from vocalist TJ Harris and his previous band Fighting Instinct. Continued →
November 21, 2016
Worship music has always held a troubled place in my heart and my music collection. Looking at the genre from a spiritual level, I know that I, as a believer, should have an affinity to music created to glorify God. The reality is that I find the majority worship music to be contrived, repetitive, and failing to deliver any degree of originality. Continued →
November 20, 2016
Alex Sugg’s latest release as Glowhouse is an interesting mix of R&B vocals, synth lines, and vulnerable lyrics.
November 19, 2016
Muncie, IN metalcore act Send the Advocate has released a promising debut EP, but can they move past the pitfalls of an oversaturated genre?
November 18, 2016
This New Mexico quintet’s ambitious sophomore release features lyrics on par with My Epic and everything you loved about early Thrice.
November 17, 2016
November 16, 2016
Raleigh’s Cold Comfort presents a refreshing take on grunge on their 2015 release, Join or Die.
Last summer, Bad Christian released a compilation album focused on electronic artists. Like most compilations, it proved to be a mixed bag – however, it was specifically aimed at getting exposure to a number of lesser-known artists.
Summer Sleep happened to be Black Pages’ submission to the compilation and is also the first track off his 2015 EP Where It Gets You. Continued →
November 15, 2016
Colours’ debut album stylistically diverges from their Skin and Bones EP and ultimately leaves room for improvement.
November 14, 2016
2012 saw the departure of Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf. She announced to her fans that it was her desire to take some time off and focus on her family, an admirable and noble decision for sure. In the hearts of her fans was a feeling of support for her decision, yet at the same time, those feelings were mixed with a hopeful wondering of whether or not we’d hear from Lacey again in the music arena. Continued →
While The Peace of Wild Things was a fan favorite, Paper Route’s ambitious sixteen-track return certainly holds its ground.
November 10, 2016
It’s been a very quiet handful of years for the North Carolina metal act “To Speak Of Wolves”. After releasing the thunderous “Find Your Worth, Come Home,” they vanished from the music scene with little having to say about it. Four years later, they’ve come back from the dead releasing an EP and a relentless touring schedule. Continued →
November 9, 2016
The Almighty Norma Jean simply cannot be stopped. The storied band just released their seventh record, and it’s their best yet. They’ve reunited with Solid State records, their production has never sounded better, and despite having been around over fifteen years, Polar Similar proves they haven’t lost any steam. Continued →
November 8, 2016
Over the years, the name “Memphis May Fire” has become nearly synonymous with the genre commonly referred to as metalcore. Some love metalcore, some not so much, but regardless of your preference, it’s hard to deny that Memphis May Fire is one of the best the genre has to offer. Continued →
Check out the final EP in the Detroit punk band’s Origins Trilogy.
The six-piece band continues to explore unique instrumentation on a new album that’s sure to strike a chord with fans of Sufjan Stevens.
If you liked The Force Awakens you should thoroughly enjoy Relient K’s latest record, Air For Free. Both have a hearty dose of nostalgia to welcome you back to the artistic world you originally fell in love with, whether that’s a galaxy far, far away or a playful, punk band from Ohio. Continued →
How many artists can you name with 14 studio albums? There probably aren’t too many. Jason Martin, the man behind Starflyer 59, not only has 14 LPs under his cosmic moniker, but he’s also released and contributed to numerous other projects such as Bon Voyage and Neon Horse. Continued →
Check out this review of My Heart To Fear’s “The Draft”
November 7, 2016
Check out this review of Dangerous Minds “Blood Diamonds” (On The Attack Records)
November 6, 2016
Indie worship band Rivers & Robots returns with a new chillwave-influenced album.
November 5, 2016
Everything in Slow Motion bring a shorter, but more refined collection of songs to the table with “Laid Low”