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

Kesha returns to her roots on “High Road”

Following the success of her album Rainbow, her first release since the long battle against former producer Dr. Luke, Kesha is back with her latest release High Road. An album described as “a full return to Kesha’s pop roots” and born from “unrestrained joy and wildness.” On High Road, she 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

Mac Miller’s posthumously released album, “Circles”, is a reminder of his absence and a celebration of his life.

Mac Miller’s posthumous release, Circles, is bittersweet. I had not realized that at the time of his passing, he was also working on music and enough so that it could be pulled together into a full album. So, I did not think “Circles” would ever really be something. When his family Continue Reading

Lane 8’s third studio album, “Brightest Lights”, is filled with deep house soul

Just ten days into the beginning of 2020, Lane 8 kicked off the new year with his release, Brightest Lights. This is the third studio album for the American DJ, following Little by Little in 2018 and Rise in 2015. Daniel Goldstein, aka Lane 8, started out with Anjunadeep, an English deep house 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

Northwest Indiana band The Region Close Out the Year with Newest EP “Everything I’ve Got”

  As a year of great music wraps up, Indiana emo/punk band The Region offer one last release to enjoy with their new EP “Everything I’ve Got”. A special highlight is the guest vocals of Cory Castro of Tennessee emo group Free Throw, on the opening track “Giving Up”.  The Continue Reading

Nina Nesbitt’s Offers Up an Expanded Version of Latest Record

Nina Nesbitt newest release “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change, The Flowers Will Fall” is a deluxe version of her album “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” that was released earlier this year.  This new version features acoustic versions of the album’s original tracks, Continue Reading