Author: Scott Swan
June 29, 2015
Formed in 2008, New Hampshire based metal outfit, Ana Sapphira, brings us their debut LP, Edge Walker. Having opened for many national touring acts including War of Ages, Wolves at the Gate, August Burns Red and Impending Doom, the group will mark it’s sixth year of playing together in 2015. Check out the full review here.
June 2, 2015
After a successful crowd funding campaign, then signing with Facedown records, alt-rock band Attalus has really delivered with their new marine themed concept album, 'Into The Sea.' Read on for the full review of this epic record.
May 27, 2015
Bill Mallonee was gracious enough to spend a little time with us recently and talk about his new record, 'Lands and Peoples.'
May 26, 2015
Former Vigilantes of Love frontman Bill Mallonee just simply continues to make good music. His latest, 'Land & Peoples,' spills out lyrical pictures of the many sights and sounds of this nation’s past and present. Check out the full review here, and get to know this truly unique artist.
May 18, 2015
Being one of several former Red Cord artists that have now migrated over to Pando Records, Foreverlin brings us their third recording project, "Still After." Read the full review here.
May 8, 2015
Creating a unique metalcore album this day and age can't be an easy task. How can a band separate itself from the mass of bands out there that all sound like each other? Well, that’s the task set before They Will Fall with their newest full release, 'On the Depths of Depravity.' Check out the full review here.
April 28, 2015
Pacific Gold manages to not only re-energize lyrics from old, but also fosters a style that reawakens musical genres from bygone eras. Check out the review here.
April 23, 2015
Indeed, it’s always sad to see a talented band call it quits, but at least they're going out with a bang. Check out my review of Exiting the Fall's latest and last release, 'Bloodline.'
April 10, 2015
Oklahoma band Naturalist is all set to release their new EP, "Friends." Check out the full review here.
March 31, 2015
Full of uplifting themes laced with heavy grooves, we take a look at Oklahoma City metalcore band The Dwelling, and their soon to be released EP, "Strive." Click here for the full review.
March 24, 2015
How about some good ol’ blues rock ’n roll? Ravenhill manages to meld music from a by-gone era into something surprisingly new and fresh with their new release "Soul" Check out the review here.
March 13, 2015
The Least of These have released a new music video for the tune "Compassion" off their recently released record 'Mere Image' that dropped Feb. 3, 2015 on Pando Records.
March 11, 2015
Frenzied grooves and uplifting messages are the calling card for this new hardcore band, Rapture. Check out this review of their debut EP, "Trials."
March 3, 2015
Backstage Royalty have released a new music video for the track 'The Advocate,' from their latest EP Stand for Something. Check out the video below.
March 2, 2015
From Fargo, ND post-hardcore band Tracings brings their newest EP, Bloodlines & Anchors. Read on for the full review.
February 20, 2015
Atrocities brings an energetic, robust hardcore sound into this short, but power packed three song demo. Read on for the review.
February 17, 2015
Tobin Bawinkel and his new project 6’10,” dropped the thrashing guitars and bagpipes of in his usual gig, Celtic Punk band Flatfoot 56, and has gone unplugged. Read on for the full review.
February 7, 2015
Mike Farris brings an amazing combination of rock/blues, Gospel, R&B, New Orleans Jazz to his latest release. But, it's really his soulful voice that does the real shining on the Grammy Nominated 'Shine for All The People.' Read on for the full review.
February 5, 2015
If you like your music raw, fast and heavy, then look no further. Read on for the review of Judgement X Days's new debut EP, 'The Altar'.
January 31, 2015
With latest release, “Mere Image,” Least of These is all set to continue their upward rise. Read on for the full review.
January 20, 2015
Released early last year, Hardcore band Of Lions (formerly Lion of Judah) has put together an impressive EP with much promise. Read on for the review.
January 10, 2015
Despite My Pride has delivered an interesting work, that never really settles into any one particular form, and there is nothing wrong with that. Here's the full review.
December 5, 2014
Screaming truth against the backdrop of blistering riffs, Memphis based What We Do in Secret bombards the ears with a brand of Spirit-filled ruckus sure to excite even a casual fan of hardcore. Read the review here.
November 26, 2014
Strongly proclaiming the Gospel message, metalcore band BoughtXBlood brings us their debut, five song EP "Restoration." Yes, the metalcore genre is saturated, but lets see if these guys from Lynchburg, Virginia can standout in the crowd.
October 27, 2014
With their debut full length, Type (A) Alert has offered up a diverse, accomplished sounding record. Let's take a look at their new record "Into Depths, First Light."
August 16, 2014
Recently independent House of Heroes have now gone the fan funded route, launching their IndieGoGo campaign earlier this month. Along with the new campaign the band will be soon releasing an EP, "Smoke," Check out the review here.
July 5, 2014
From the no-frills, organic sound, to the powerful, faith filled themes, this EP from Essentials is a home run for me. Read the entire review here.
July 3, 2014
Four Brothers from Ohio form the metalcore band Oh Tear the Veil. Check out the review of their new self titled EP here.
June 14, 2014
Chaotic Hardcore band Sound the Ruin brings us their new EP "Bloodsong." Check out the review and see what the band brings to the table with this new release,
May 29, 2014
You can always count on Southbound Fearing for some no-frills, blue collar, rock and roll, and their latest release "Undefeated" is certainly no exception.