March 12, 2009
Fairgreen is great music with a great heart.
March 11, 2009
This is my review of the updated Philmont Oh Snap EP, which will soon be available on CD with an extra track.
This is my review of powerpop band Divided By Friday's Too Legit EP
January 28, 2009
A review for my vote for best new album of 2009: The Contact's "Canvas Tears"
A Review Of Nailpoint's "Falling To Pieces"
January 26, 2009
Album: Mirror of Souls Label: Ulterium Records Reviewer: Stephen M When Brandon asked me to review Theocracy I was sceptical, and for good reason too. Theocracy is a band in a genre I have yet to discover. Epic, melodic Power Metal with occasional progressive flourishes is what Theocracy is classified as.… Continued →
January 21, 2009
Artist: A Hope For Home Album: The Everlasting Man Label: Strike First Records Reviewer: Stephen M 01. The Covenant (2:11) 02. Iniquity: An Offering (3:53) 03. Affliction: The Witness, The Advocate (4:31) 04. Infidelity: Kingdom’s End (3:15) 05. The Exile (2:33) 06. Babylon: The Insatiable Thirst (6:08) 07. Absolution: Of Flight And Failure (6:28) 08.… Continued →
January 20, 2009
Artist: The Glorious Unseen Album: Cries of the Broken Label: Tooth and Nail/Bec Recordings Reviewer: Stephen M My first time hearing about The Glorious Unseen was about eight months ago when I was doing my daily check of new music right here on IVM. From the first time I heard Ben’s voice I knew I was going to like them a lot.… Continued →
January 17, 2009
Band: Becoming the Archetype Album: Dichotomy Label: Solid State Records Review by: Stephen M To begin, I would like to note that I do not claim to be an objective, professional music critic or anything of that sort. I am one who enjoys listening to music. Any reviews by me are merely my opinion on an album and are not intended to be taken as the product of a well-educated aficionado.… Continued →
November 20, 2008
Artist: Curbsquirrels Album: We Wish We Knew How To Quit This Reviewer: Tyler Hess A few years ago, there were two relatively unknown bands that came together to produce a split CD called “Composition” on the now defunct “DUG Records” Label. One of them, Last Tuesday, went on to sign with Mono Vs Stereo and record two great albums before calling it quits in early 2007, while the other faded into relative obscurity.… Continued →
Artist: Hazel and Vine Album: All Together Now Label: Ethos Records Reviewer: Tyler Hess It is time, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, for me to make a blazingly rare outlandishly stupendous statement: This is the worst music I’ve ever enjoyed so much. There. I said it.… Continued →
October 6, 2008
Artist: Relient K Album: The Nashville Tennis EP and The Bird And The Bee Sides Release Date: 7/1/2008 Label: Gotee Records Reviewer: Tyler Hess The Nashville Tennis EP 1. Where Do I Go From Here 2. The Scene And Herd 3. At Least We Made It This Far 4. The Last, The Lost, The Least 5.… Continued →
October 4, 2008
Artist: One Hot Minute album: the story so far Release date: 7/25/2008 Reviewer: Tyler Hess The title to this album sums up this album pretty well, as it seems like these guys do have a story to tell, but they could use a little bit more life to draw the story for us. … Continued →
October 2, 2008
Artist: The Classic Crime Album: The Silver Cord Label: Tooth & Nail Release Date: 7/22/2008 Review By: Tyler Hess
- The End
- Just A Man
- Grave Digging
- The Way That You Are
- Salt In The Snow
- God and Drugs
- The Ascent
- Closer Than We Think
- The Beginning
September 30, 2008
Artist: Jonezetta Album: Cruel To Be Young Label: Tooth & Nail Release Date: 9/16/2008 Review By: Tyler Hess “Cruel To Be Young”, Jonezetta’s follow up to “Popularity”, has been a much discussed album around the webzines, as everyone seems to be unsure what to do with this album, but I am here to assure you of one thing: this is going to be way underrated.