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Mateo Ottie

I make loud guitar noises and have unpopular opinions. If it’s underground alternative or progressive metal, I probably like it.

REVIEW: Static Dress Release Visceral Debut EP ‘Prologue’

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Rising UK post hardcore outfit Static Dress have released their debut EP ‘Prologue’, set as a soundtrack for an accompanying comic book of the same name that details the story and lore interwoven with the EP’s release and lyrical content. The EP is the precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length record set to release in […]


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Swedish alternative metalcore outfit Imminence have returned with their fourth full-length studio album ‘Heaven In Hiding’, which follows up their 2019 magnum opus ‘Turn The Light On’. After finally coming into their own and exploding onto the scene with a revamped style and newfound theatrics with that album, I was eager to hear what was […]

Static Dress Release New Single “Sober Exit(s)” + Announce Debut EP (Track Analysis)

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Rising Leeds-based post-hardcore act Static Dress have unleashed their brand new single “Sober Exit(s)”, alongside an accompanying music video, which is premiering now via Rolling Stone UK.

Seeyouspacecowboy… Finds Catharsis In ‘The Romance Of Affliction’ (Album Review)

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“The record is about how we romanticize the negative and the darkness in our lives so much, we put it into this art, and I feel like we put it out there as our own personal catharsis, but it’s also often romanticized by others. It’s romanticized as this thing where deep suffering creates great art, […]

Vacances Releases Romantic Indie-Pop Anthem “Love Collapse”

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Rising indie pop artist Vacances has released a new track “Love Collapse”, a sunny pop track filled with hooks and instrumentation similar to the likes of Bastille and Foster The People. The track is the third single released in 2021 from the upcoming EP of the same name, following the danceable “We Need You” (which […]

The Used- Heartwork (Deluxe): Album Review

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Legendary emo veterans The Used have released the deluxe edition to their 2020 album ‘Heartwork’, an incredibly experimental record focused around famous literary tales and themes of self discovery and exploration.  The album featured a wide array of musical influences and many fantastic collaborations from artists such as Travis Barker & Mark Hoppus (Blink 182), […]

Impending Doom Announces New EP ‘Hellbent’ + Releases New Single “Satanic Panic”

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Christian deathcore legends Impending Doom have finally returned with their first single in 3 years, titled “Satanic Panic”. The track comes alongside the announcement of a long-awaited 5-track EP titled ‘Hellbent’ the first of two eps that were recorded last winter, which releases via MNRK Music Group (formerly known as eOne) on January 12th, 2021. […]

Seeyouspacecowboy… Release New Single “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy” featuring Aaron Gillespie + Announce New Album

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San Diego-based “Sasscore” outfit Seeyouspacecowboy… have dropped the second single from their newly-announced sophomore full-length album ‘The Romance Of Affliction’ titled “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy”, featuring guest vocals from scene legend Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost). The track is a visceral, unrelenting full-out assault on the ears, lyrically taking on mental illness over […]

Review: Wage War – ‘Manic’

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One of the fastest-rising metalcore acts of the past half-decade, Florida’s Wage War climbed up the ranks as one of the biggest bands in the scene. ‘Manic’ is the group’s fourth full-length studio album, showcasing a newfound sense of creativity as the veterans combine the arena rock anthems of 2019’s ‘Pressure’ with the grittier screams […]

Silent Planet Release Single “Terminal/(Liminal);” + Announce New Album ‘Iridescent’ (Track Analysis)

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California progressive metalcore outfit Silent Planet have released the second single from their upcoming newly announced fourth full-length album ‘Iridescent‘ titled “Terminal“. The album, which releases November 12th via Solid State Records/UNFD begins a new chapter for the group, shifting away from the band’s signature sound and exploring new progressive sounds and heavier influences alongside […]