Author: Zac Zinn

Writer and musician at heart, trucker to pay the bills.

November 14, 2018

November 9, 2018

REVIEW : Emery - Eve

(Actual album cover in review. Edited Cover provided by our friends at JesusFreakHideout )

The southern emo/screamo/rock/alternative/however you decide to classify them boys have returned after three years from their last full length release. You’ve read the controversy, you’ve seen it, and so what is there to say about this album? Continued →

September 19, 2018

August 17, 2018

REVIEW : Weathered - Stranger Here

Weathered is Facedown Records newest addition and is unarguably the most anticipated release in some time in the scene. While Facedown prides itself on an always esteemed roster of metal bands, the signing of Weathered might be a head scratcher, if the album wasn’t so good. Continued →

May 31, 2018

March 2, 2018

REVIEW : LOYALS - LOYALS

LOYALS may fill the hole in your musical heart that longs for good pop music. No, we’re not talking about computer generated beats with autotune. We’re talking about real musicians that play memorable songs that are beyond catchy.

The first couple of songs offer a few glimpses of what LOYALS has to offer. Continued →

January 26, 2018

January 24, 2018

REVIEW : TAKE - The Dead Will Rise

Although TAKE has been around for some time, this review will serve as an introduction to many. In the current climate of the long standing pillars of Christian metal being slowly eroded away with time, (Sleeping Giant, Haste the Day, For Today, Hands) it is vital that new bands come and pick up where they left off. Continued →

December 5, 2017

November 15, 2017

November 8, 2017

REVIEW : Zao - Pyrrhic Victory

Zao is quite the story. They began 24 years ago and are still kicking, releasing music. And it should be said that they’re not just still kicking, they’re bashing the doors in and reminding their fans that there is more to metal than repeated breakdowns and over-produced, cookie-cutter nonsense. Continued →

REVIEW : Red - Gone

For over 10 years, Red has been a staple in the music scene rising quickly to fame from their incredible debut album. Over these years they’ve released relatively consistent solid albums. The only exception is the 2013 “Release the Panic;” a subpar and disappointing effort. Continued →

October 26, 2017

REVIEW : Rival Choir - I Believe, Help My Unbelief

“But I’m still dirtier than I thought I’d ever be. I keep hiding from the cross cause deep down I don’t want to be free. I wanna hold on to this darkness; scream it loud so I am heard. If I’m gonna be honest, it’s the same song I just rearrange the words.”

Words like these found in Empty Words, are generously scattered throughout this quietly brilliant album. Continued →

October 19, 2017

September 5, 2017

Bands That Ended Too Soon - Far-Less

RIYL: Emery, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Microwave, Kids in the Way, The Classic Crime

In 2001, before anyone in the Tooth & Nail community and crowd realized, one of the most under appreciated bands formed for an 8 year existence. Far-Less put out a total of 2 EPs, 2 full lengths, and one final EP that was never released. Continued →

July 20, 2017

July 6, 2017

June 21, 2017

June 8, 2017

What Is The Showdown Up To?

It’s been a long time since the once main-stay metal act, The Showdown put out an album. In fact, it’s nearly been 7 years since Blood In The Gears was released. Feel old yet?

Well something is going on and hopefully it means another album. Continued →

Decyfer Down To Release Acoustic EP

Decyfer Down is keeping busy with another release coming in just a few weeks. On June 23rd, they will be putting out an acoustic album, simply titled Acoustic EP. This is a very promising release considering their most recent album featured an impressive and beautiful version of Burn Back The Sun – a song from their debut album. Continued →

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