EP Review: The Fall of Cintra, by Hekseblad – An Intense Witcher-themed Black Metal Debut

  Atmospheric, raw, guttural. Hekseblad is a Witcher-themed American Black Metal band. Yes, you read that right. Composed of just two members, vocalist/writer, Bruxa, and multi-instrumentalist, Frosk, this Halloween the darkened duo are set to release their debut four-track EP, The Fall of the Cintra. An Ill Fated Meeting leads Continue Reading

CONCERT REVIEW: You, Me, and Everyone We Know Album Release Show // Chicago, IL // 10.09.21

Words by Tony Smith Concert poster courtesy of Reybee, Inc. and You, Me, and Everyone We Know The last time You, Me, and Everyone We Know played in Chicago was their “farewell” show right before Valentine’s Day in 2017 at REGGIE’S. This was a bittersweet holiday for their fans. I Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Swan Song, by The Plot In You – Expertly Weaves Past and Present into Emotionally Resonant Fifth Album

The Plot In You is a metalcore band fronted by Landon Tewers, and has as of late gone through some pretty drastic musical changes. The mention of Landon specificially is important, because throughout the majority of The Plot In You’s existence he was the sole writer/producer, only having the rest of Continue Reading

Phoebe Bridgers + Muna // Indianapolis, IN // 09.08.21

Phoebe Bridgers Reunion Tour w/ MUNA FCU Amphitheater at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN September 08, 2021 In the past year, Phoebe Bridgers has been the talk of the town – collaborating with artists like The 1975, Maggie Rogers, Kid Cudi, and Christian Lee Hutson, as well as making Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Replica of a Strange Love, by Wristmeetrazor – It Can’t Make You Stay, But It Won’t Let You Leave

Wristmeetrazor. A name like that clearly illustrates what they are: A modern take on an early 2000s metalcore sound with an emo twist. If their name alone doesn’t draw you in, surely their team of powerhouses will. With Justin Fornof (ex-Molotov Solution) as the lead vocalist and bassist, Jonah Thorne Continue Reading

Review: Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR debut is fierce, fun, and cuts like a knife

California native Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR is the youth-filled, energetic, emotional bedroom album that every teenage girl at heart has been longing for forever, and it is truly spotless. The album starts off with a treat for anyone who ever wished Freaky Friday’s Pink Slip was real. “Brutal,” an upbeat track Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: “Dear Lemon House…” by Kaonashi offers a bit of calmness… but mostly chaos

As a member of the Charlotte music community, there are a few underground bands from different parts of the country that garner praise when coming through the Carolinas. Whether it be the style of music, the friend connections between members, or just having an online reputation for being a fun Continue Reading

EP REVIEW: A Sure Disaster, by SeeYouSpaceCowboy & If I Die First – Worlds Literally Collide in a Chaotic Emo Masterpiece

SeeYouSpaceCowboy are a hardcore/metalcore band coming out of San Diego, California. They`ve quickly become a staple in the community, having played in the ever-growing LDB Fest, and soon playing the anticipated return of Furnace Fest. Their members range all corners of the scene, in bands such as Wristmeetrazor and Buriedbutstillbreathing. Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bloom, by Cold Hvnds – A Love Letter to Mid-2000s-2010s Post-Hardcore

Cold Hvnds’ influences are laid bare – walking on the same stones cast by alt-rock and pop-punk forefathers of a bygone era, while also marching out of step by pulling from the Rise Records run of post-hardcore styles, culminating to an honest and passionate effort in their debut album, Bloom. The Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: God’s Hate, by God’s Hate – Sophomore Slump Takes a Spin Kick to the Jaw

God’s Hate have made an absolutely legendary name for themselves in the hardcore scene, combining members of Twitching Tongues and Constrict, then throwing in pro-wrestler Brody King to top it off, they took the genre by storm with two blistering releases, Divine Injustice EP and the album Mass Murder, back Continue Reading