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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.

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 […]
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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 […]

Bring Me The Horizon Release New Single “DiE4u”

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UK-based scene legends Bring Me The Horizon are back with the long-awaited and heavily teased new track “DiE4u“. “DiE4u” is the perfect culmination of the band’s hit albums ‘That’s The Spirit‘ and ‘Amo‘, laced with high-energy electronics and pop melodies intertwined driving rock guitars and intermittent screams. The track revisits frontman Oli Sykes‘ struggles with […]

Review: Thrice – ‘Horizons/East’; “A Mesmerizing Record Full Of Inspiration And Innovation”

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Veteran California post-hardcore outfit Thrice have returned with their 11th full-length studio album ‘Horizons/East’. The record is one of the band’s finest works to date, a vessel full of artistic expression and creativity that was entirely self-produced and recorded in the band’s own New Grass Studio during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns. The record focuses […]

Review: Switchfoot – ‘Interrobang’

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To start this review, I’m going to make this clear, Switchfoot is my favorite band of all time. That said, the last decade of records from the band have been relatively hit or miss, ever since 2011’s ‘Vice Verses’, it felt like the band lost their authenticity and identity musically, putting out the commercialized pop […]

Imminence Unleash New Single “Ghost”

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Swedish alternative metalcore act Imminence have dropped their third new single of 2021 off of their upcoming yet-to-be-announced album titled “Ghost”. “Ghost” follows up “Temptation” & “Heaven In Hiding”, two singles that have both quickly become the band’s fastest growing tracks to date. “Ghost” follows in the vein of the former, a driving, brutal metalcore […]

Anberlin Return With First New Single In 7 Years “Two Graves”

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Florida-native alternative rock legends Anberlin have returned with their first new song in seven years since 2014’s farewell record ‘Lowborn’, titled “Two Graves”. “Two Graves” is Anberlin firing on all cylinders, with energizing guitars and an aggressive tone, the track is the heaviest song the band has ever released, complete with two breakdowns and an […]