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