ALBUM REVIEW: Architects’ newest release “For Those That Wish to Exist” is heavy, energetic, new and old all at once

An architect is a creator, artist, revolutionary–a champion of new ideas being breathed into existence. Apologies, I meant Architects, the UK-based metalcore group. Over their previous eight studio albums, the band has made a name for itself through intricate messages, powerful melodies, and inspirational lyrics. While the last album Holy Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s “evermore” feels effortlessly refined, showcases growth as an artist

For most artists, releasing new music during a pandemic would be next to impossible, and terribly daunting. For Taylor Swift, it appears a breeze, as she has now released not one, but two quarantine albums this year.  Swift’s ninth album, evermore, was announced in the early hours of Thursday, December Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Bring Me the Horizon’s new EP “Post Human: Survival Horror” merges classic and new sounds to expand their influence

  There’s no denying that 2020 has had the entire planet feeling like we’re caught on repeat, cycling through one negative event after another. Speaking as an active and passionate member of the music scene I likely share the sentiment of others when I say I can not wait to Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Nothing’s “The Great Dismal” provides calm and chaos for a rollercoaster of introspection

Dominic Palermo, the founder of Philadelphia-based shoegaze band Nothing, has always had a knack for producing a quality mixture of storytelling and emotional conveyance in his artistic efforts. The gentleman has led quite a life to wind up where he is now, as a journey full of introspection and self-discovery Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Touche Amore’s “Lament” bleeds a powerful message of progression and introspection

When people listen to music, they often find it an escape from the turmoil of modern-day events. While most music serves as a display of the artist’s emotions, current trends indicate that manufactured, “bubbly” music is what dominates a majority of listeners’ ears. Focus on the overall instrumental sound of Continue Reading

EP PREMIERE: Sideshow Cinema’s self-titled EP exhibits unbridled fury

Maryland City metalcore band Sideshow Cinema has released their new self-titled EP today on https://sideshowcinema.bandcamp.com/ and will be available on streaming services soon.   A four-song collection of chaotic dissonance and frenzied output, the group finds a sound not unlike Boundaries and Orthodox to relentlessly pummel the speakers on which Continue Reading

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