ALBUM REVIEW: “a quiet place to die” by Alpha Wolf delivers unhinged ferocity and chaotic catharsis

The second album is one of the most important entries in an artist’s discography. The success of a debut album leads to infinitesimal scrutiny of nuance and progression, while the failure of a first record leads its follow-up into an influential moment in the artist’s lifespan. More often than not, Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “20/20” by Knuckle Puck showcases similar yet evolved tendencies for a great third record

A lot of modern pop-punk is focused on trying to push boundaries. Many are fixated on the signature “mid-2000s” influences that was a penchant of every artist’s foundation, and trying to combine those characteristics with other genres (namely indie, emo rock, and shoegaze) has become the priority for several up-and-coming Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “No Good Left to Give” by Movements builds on an emphatic debut record with poise and maturation

Growth is inevitable in every concept. In order for said concept to progress, it has to undergo critiques, analysis, and microscopic examination in order to determine what needs to be done to improve the overall product. Whether or not the product can be objectively or subjectively viewed is related to Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Internal Incarceration” by Year of the Knife: ‘Metallic Hardcore with Emphasis on Message’

The upward trend of hardcore / melodic hardcore music has seemingly come to a peak in the past several years. From genre heavyweights such as Counterparts and Stick to Your Guns releasing virtually all music to critical acclaim, to scene newcomers Knocked Loose reaching #26 on the Billboard 200 with Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: END’s “Splinters from an Ever-Changing Face” is a brutal journey into hatred and despair

Supergroups have always been an interesting topic to discuss in the realm of metal music. People have taken up to any band comprised of formerly-known musicians as a “supergroup” just because of their affiliation with other musical acts. Bands have taken to these groups more as side projects over the Continue Reading

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

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: 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