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

REVIEW: Monuments – ‘In Stasis’

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Transatlantic progressive metal band Monuments have finally released their long-awaited new LP, ‘In Stasis’. The record is the quartet’s first album in four years and the full-length debut of frontman Andy Cizek, who joined the band in 2020 following the departure of long-time vocalist and saxophonist Chris Baretto. ‘In Stasis’ is Monuments at their best, delivering […]

AVOID Drop Surprise New Singles “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)

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Fast-rising Seattle post-hardcore outfit AVOID have triumphantly returned this week with two brand new singles “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)“, released via the newly rebranded Thriller Records. The tracks showcase perfectly the band’s signature blend of catchy, melodic punk and aggressive hardcore breakdowns with the band’s fantastic sense of humor and an enjoyable atmosphere throughout.  […]

Movements Releases Surprise New Single “Barbed Wire Body”

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California emo outfit Movements have returned with a surprise new single “Barbed Wire Body“. The track feels like a continuation and natural progression from the band’s 2020 sophomore album ‘No Good Left To Give’, taking on a more high energy indie rock inspired sound as opposed to the group’s usual melancholic post-hardcore. It’s fast drum […]

Thornhill Release New Single “Hollywood”, Announce New Album ‘Heroine’

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One of the hottest bands in the metalcore scene, Australian outfit Thornhill have released the new single from their newly announced album ‘Heroine’ titled “Hollywood”. The track continues in the band’s new stylistic direction, a five minute long epic ala 2000’s era Deftones complete with a stunning music video. The new album is inspired by […]


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Virginia based metalcore act Bad Omens have returned with their third full-length studio album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’, a staggering 15 track record that seeks to redefine the band’s identity with a newfound focus on creative direction and a fresh electronic-infused sound. After amassing over one million monthly listeners on Spotify and quickly […]

As Lions and Lambs Search For “Something To Feel” On Powerful New Single (Track Analysis)

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Rising deathcore outfit As Lions and Lambs dropped a surprise new single this past weekend to close out the year titled “Something To Feel”. The track is band’s first release since their crushing EP ‘Misery Season’ that dropped earlier this past year and continues the band’s sonic evolution and sound pallet and showcases their willingness […]

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, […]