ALBUM REVIEW: Asking Alexandria’s “Like a House on Fire” brings forth further change from their namesake

The name of an artist carries a lot of weight behind it. For some, the moniker that the members create hold a lot of pride in its meaning. For others, the releases that appear to be made for commercial purposes only seems to bring their titles a certain tastelessness when Continue Reading

SINGLE PREMIERE: Stream “Maximal” by Empty Atlas

Jackson, Mississippi alternative rock band Empty Atlas is premiering their new single “Maximal” right here on Stitched Sound! The quartet has spent the last several months working on new music, and this single is the first track to be released from their upcoming sophomore studio album Kairos. Part melancholic emo, Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery.” by Kingsmen offers a strong debut effort to modern metalcore’s trending popularity

In the wake of COVID-19, the entertainment (specifically the music) industry has been torn to shreds. Countless announcements of tours and shows being postponed crippled the local music communities, and with no sight to the end, bands and artists are now finding it harder than ever to find ways to Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: WVRM’s “Colony Collapse” brings a powerful message in the midst of chaos

I have visited Greenville, South Carolina twice now (as my best friend and podcast co-host resides there) and have seen only a glimpse of what the city has to offer. While the area seems to be booming in popularity and growing in overall appeal to the average citizen, one thing Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Silverstein’s “A Beautiful Place to Drown” revitalizes post-hardcore with some new elements

Silverstein is a band that defines the word “consistency.” Over two decades, the Ontario quintet has managed to put out several albums that hallmarked a signature emo rock/post-hardcore blend while incorporating either musical trends that were popular at the time or entirely unorthodox influences that inspired other bands to follow Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them” by The Amity Affliction is a return to form, albeit an unconventional one

A return to form is something that few bands actually deliver on when they say that they are returning to previous material. We luckily got to see it with bands such as We Came as Romans with Cold Like War, Like Moths to Flames with their most recent EP Where Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Between Life” by Typecaste offers up another solid collection of songs in the current hardcore revival

With the new wave of hardcore and metalcore that the scene has seen at the end of the last decade and the beginning of this one, there is a lot to sift through before you find some material with a shred of originality. Sure, bands are working with different elements Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “I Let It In and It Took Everything” by Loathe is a turning point in metal music (yes. I mean that.)

The shift in genre tendencies over the course of metalcore’s existence has been an interesting topic to discuss, as there are only so many bands and records in the world of metal music that can be referred to as “visionary” works. We saw it when Converge began blending hardcore and Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “The Night God Slept REDUX” by Silent Planet brings old songs back in a new light

The first song that I ever heard by Silent Planet was “Native Blood”. I remember how it captivated me; the lyrical tapestry that vocalist Garrett Russell wove in between pounding segments of metalcore and passages of atmospheric progressive metal. Noting how Silent Planet has somewhat kickstarted an entire subgenre of Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “I Disagree” by Poppy is the melting pot of alternative metal

“Variety is the spice of life.” A saying that is as old as time has a meaning that finds itself relevant in the current social atmosphere very frequently. It can be applied to a lot of different facets of life, whether it be changing a preconceived routine, disrupting typical social Continue Reading