Author: Cory

Senior in the Business Management department at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Been involved with IVM since 2003.

May 2, 2009


I recently got the chance to sit down and talk with Frederick, Maryland's Aneirin about faith and music. Read on to see what they have to say.

October 2, 2008

INTERVIEW : Ready the Way

Myspace I got the chance to sit down with the boys from Ready the Way after they played their welcome home show with Solidarity and Saints Never Surrender at Living Word in Lynchburg, Virginia last weekend. We were all exhausted and I got punched in the face during Solidarity. But, nevertheless, it was an amazing show. After the show we all piled into their van and discussed faith, music, and made a ton of product placements. Here is what the had to say. *(Note: I put IVM by my name so it wouldn’t be so confusing as to who was talking because of how many people are speaking.… Continued →

September 24, 2008

INTERVIEW : All the Day Holiday

All the Day Holiday’s Website Myspace I managed to catch these guys when they were on tour with My Epic this past week. My Epic was invited to play with the Glorious Unseen at Liberty University’s Tilley Center. Unfortunately, All the Day Holiday and So Long Forgotten were not invited to play the event. Both bands managed to fit in a few acoustic songs outside after My Epic played. I got to talk to the lead singer while the Glorious Unseen was setting up to play their show.… Continued →

INTERVIEW : So Long Forgotten

So Long Forgotten’s Website It was late Friday night. It was the grand opening of the Student Union at Liberty University. My Epic had just finished playing their set and So Long Forgotten and All the Day had just finished an acoustic set outside. I managed to pull two of the guys from So Long Forgotten for an interview while the Glorious Unseen was setting up to play. Cory: Who are you and what do you do in the band? Micah: My name is Micah Boyce; I sing in So Long Forgotten.… Continued →

May 8, 2008

REVIEW : Show Review- Hot Topic Tour

Bands: The Devil Wears Prada, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, White Chapel, Gwen Stacy Location: The Canal Club Richmond, Virginia May 1, 2008 This isn’t my typical hardcore show. Usually I’m not one for metalcore and especially southern metalcore for that matter, but I had a blast at this show. So please forgive me that I don’t really know these bands songs or anything. Just pretend this review is from someone who has just discovered the hardcore scene. Anyways, Gwen Stacy was up first. They went right into a breakdown when they got on stage, which whipped the crowd into a frenzy.… Continued →

March 6, 2008

REVIEW : Saravain/Ready the Way- Split EP

Artist(s): Saravain, Ready the Way Album: Split EP Record Label: N/A Release Date: February 16, 2008 Websites: Saravain, Ready the Way Reviewed by: Cory This split EP is between Baltimore, Maryland’s Saravain and Richmond/Lynchburg, Virginia’s Ready the Way. Both bands are up and coming melodic hardcore bands, but they each take a different approach to the genre. Saravain focuses on clean vocals and catchy melodic hooks, while Ready the Way writes progressive guitar parts with screams and sporadic sung/spoken lyrics. While we normally don’t review secular bands here at IVM, it would be weird to review half of an album when both halves are equally important.… Continued →

February 13, 2008

REVIEW : Advent "Remove the Earth"

Artist: Advent Album: Remove the Earth Record Label: Solid State Records Release Date: February 12, 2008 Website I had to listen to this album quite a few times to get beyond the fact that three of the members of Advent were a part of one my all time favorite bands. (Note: This will be the first and last time Beloved is mentioned in this review.) What I found when I got past all the hype was a solid band who is looking to resurrect the Spirit-filled hardcore movement.… Continued →

December 31, 2007

REVIEW : Our City Sleeps- Wake Up!

Band: Our City Sleeps Album: “Wake Up!” Label: Unsigned Released: Fall/Winter 2007 Reviewed by: Cory Myspace   Our City Sleeps combines pop with indie rock to make a brand of catchy rock ’n’ roll all their own. Their sound is somewhere in between the artsy styling of Cool Hand Luke and the pop/rock hooks of Forever Changed.  The recording is pretty decent on this album, but I feel like it fails to capture the energy these guys have when they play live. And to be fair capturing that energy is a hard thing to accomplish.… Continued →

November 30, 2007

REVIEW : Half Life 2 The Orange Box

Game: The Orange Box Developer: Valve Publisher: Electronic Arts Genre: First Person Shooter Rating: “M” for Mature- Blood and Gore, Violence, and Some Language Website This is our first video game review here at IVM and what better way to kick it off than to review the best video game deal in history. The Orange Box is actually five complete games put into one compilation. It contains Half Life 2 and its sequels Episode One and Episode Two; it also contains a first person puzzle game called Portal which ties into the Half Life universe; and finally the multiplayer slug-fest Team Fortress 2.… Continued →

October 24, 2007

REVIEW : The Glorious Unseen- "Tonight the Stars Speak"

Band: The Glorious Unseen Album: Tonight the Stars Speak Record Label: Tooth and Nail Records/ BEC Recordings Release Date: October 23, 2007 Reviewed by: Cory Track List 1. Hear Our Prayers 2. Forever Holy 3. Meet Us Here 4. Tonight the Stars Speak 5. Wrapped Up in You 6. Oh Praise Him 7. Where Your Glory Dwells 8. Embracing the Call 9. Burn in Me 10. Close to Your Heart I’ve probably waited for this album release for a good year and a half now. Ever since The Glorious Unseen was first introduced to us at IVM, I’ve been stoked for an album to come out.… Continued →

February 1, 2007

REVIEW : Dustin Kensrue- Please Come Home

Artist: Dustin Kensrue  Album: Please Come Home  Label: Equal Vision Records      I was excited about this album ever since the song “I Knew You Before” was first posted on Myspace. I was not disappointed at all. The eight track album is nothing but pure country rock bliss. Please Come Home is a departure from Kensrue’s  post-hardcore that he’s well known for in Thrice, but I think that Thrice fans will pick up this cd and not be disappointed. I know I wasn’t.       Kensrue uses a plethora of instruments in his solo debut.Continued →

November 8, 2006

INTERVIEW : Cool Hand Luke

I had the chance to talk to Mark Nicks of Cool Hand Luke about having time off from the band and the new album that is due out January 23, 2007. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we had to correspond through email. Mark reformed Cool Hand Luke after having a year off from the band. He brought the band back with two brand new members. Mark plays drums, piano, and sings, while newcomers Joey Holman and Casey McBride play guitar and bass respectively.   CoryIVM: What is your involvement in Invisible Children?… Continued →