The world is full of grit, seriousness, and dark themes within media. Whenever something “fun” comes around, it’s a nice change of pace. The Protest’s debut album on Rockfest records, Legacy, provides a Christ-centered, lighthearted yet heavy hitting album that’s perfect for some summertime head-banging. Continued →
July 12, 2018
July 11, 2018
Archabald flirts with hardcore influences on their latest conceptual EP.
July 9, 2018
Kevin Schlereth’s newest EP is an intimate mix of Scripture-based acoustic songs.
June 26, 2018
DENS’ Facedown debut release proves that the label’s decision to expand beyond their metal foundation is truly paying off.
May 31, 2018
On their debut full length, Hostile Array tackles tough topics while providing an anthemic and rebellious soundtrack perfect to vent these injustices to.
May 19, 2018
Songs of Water sends listeners on a journey around the world on their latest EP.
May 8, 2018
“Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day of restoration.” These words echo true in our modern world and there has never been more of a time for revival than now. Check out this incredibly relevant and in your face spirit filled hardcore release from new So. Cal. band – Lifelong
May 4, 2018
Like a Chuck Norris roundhouse straight to the kisser, one might wonder, where the heck that ferocious beat down just came from. 2Minute Minor in similar fashion, lets loose a barrage of straight to your face, knock you on your butt hardcore punk tracks. Continued →
April 18, 2018
Captain the Sky’s deluxe re-release of “Lions & Foxes” blends the best of post-hardcore and math rock technicality with fun acoustic jams.
April 15, 2018
DIRE, a metal band from Quitam, GA, released an EP titled “Depths” this past November. “Depths” is the band’s first offering since being signed to Sancrosanct Records earlier that year and is an impressive label debut. “Depths”, however, is preceded by a full length the band released in 2016, titled, “Volume 1” and an earlier, self-titled ep in 2013. Continued →
April 14, 2018
Lael’s newest EP lacks artistic form and overindulges in pop clichés.
Off Road Minivan proves you can’t always judge a band by its name on their debut EP which mixes indie and post-hardcore elements.
April 11, 2018
When it was announced that Jen Ledger would be releasing her debut solo ep, it filled many with a sense of excitement, rivaled only by an insatiable curiosity as to what we could expect from it. Would it be hard rock, similar in nature to her band Skillet? Continued →
April 9, 2018
This Friday, April 13th, 2018, horror-punk band Grave Robber returns with their first album in 7 years, titled “Escaping the Grave”. How fitting is it for these guys to re-emerge after seven years of silence on a Friday the 13th? This release is an album that has been long awaited and anticipated by many, myself included. Continued →
April 7, 2018
Whale Bones’ ambitious debut EP is a refreshing, dynamic amalgamation of post-hardcore, indie, post-rock, alternative, and pop-punk that reaffirms the Indiana rock scene is still thriving.
March 18, 2018
First things first. Have you heard there’s a new Stavesacre album out? Yeah? I bet you’re wondering who played on it? This is the classic 5-member line-up:
Mark Salomon – vocals
Sam West – drums
Dirk Lemmenes- Bass
Ryan Dennee – guitar
Jeff Bellew – guitar
Besides the Against the Silence EP in 2009, this line-up hasn’t made a record together since Speakeasy. Continued →
March 17, 2018
Benjamin James’ “Change is Everything” is an explosive sleeper hit of 2017 that melds chamber pop and electronic elements into a dynamic listening experience.
March 15, 2018
Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →
March 13, 2018
“Ultraviolet” tackles big questions of faith head on with a wall of reverb, lyrical poeticism, and a fair share of experimentation.
March 7, 2018
Just because some people use a lot of words does not mean that they say a lot. This linguistic dilemma has been expressed in popular culture through numerous means, from Miss Othmar in the Peanuts cartoons, to the less specific (and pejorative) title of “chatterbox” and its synonyms. Continued →
March 4, 2018
Once in a while, I’ll come across a band that slipped beneath my radar and wonder why I hadn’t heard of them sooner, wishing that I had. In the Verse is a perfect example of that. Hailing from WI, the 5-piece band brings a lot to the table for avid hard rock fans. Continued →
March 2, 2018
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 →
February 13, 2018
Punk rock and pizza are similar in more ways than one. While the two can complement each other quite well, music – like food – requires a recipe. Unfortunately, Young Poet’s Thrive in a Modern Era tastes more like a dubious experiment than a well-made pizza pie. Continued →
The Sprinkle brothers are back! If you don’t know who that is, then stop reading. Go and find Poor Old Lu, The World Inside, Aaron Sprinkle, Paloma, Fair . . . I could go on but I’m using up valuable reviewing space (and I didn’t even mention the production credits)! Continued →
February 10, 2018
Nashville, TN is known for a number of things, but the thing that tops the list is music. If you were to walk down Broadway, each restaurant and bar you pass has live music going on, all of it diverse. It’s on street corners as buskers play their hearts out for little more than the love of the music and the heart to share it with others. Continued →
Chasing Victory’s first material in almost 11 years showcases a powerful mix of post-hardcore and southern rock that’s full of grit and energy.
The Oh Hellos have wasted no time releasing a strong follow-up to “Notos”, this time opting for a festive, autumnal mood.
February 9, 2018
If you guessed by the band name that you were about to hear some grindcore, you’d be right. However, what you might not expect from this Brazilian band is the type of grindcore they play (yes, there are multiple subgenres, but let’s not get into that)! Continued →
February 4, 2018
Tooth and Nail recently announced the signing of a band called Off Road Minivan. Now, I’m going to be brutally honest here, and it may just be a matter of opinion, but these days I really haven’t found much coming out of Tooth & Nail that I like. Continued →
January 28, 2018
Jonathan Ogden experiments with melding worship and R&B on his latest EP but fails to leave a lasting impression.