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: “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