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Jillian Serene

Jillian Serene
Alt/Indie princess and real life Powerpuff Girl. I have opinions.

HOLDING ABSENCE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BEYOND BELIEF” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Welsh post hardcore ensemble Holding Absence have returned with the release of their latest single “Beyond Belief”. The song’s slightly darkened ethereal, but fundamentally upbeat sound is the cornerstone of the lyrically fearless, inquisitive, and introspective continuation of the band’s mission to delve deeper into the human psyche, exploring the power of love and human […]

ARCHITECTS RELEASE NEW SINGLE “ANIMALS” (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Today marks a milestone for new-age metalcore pioneers Architects with the surprise release of their latest single, “Animals”. Unorthodox and revitalizing, “Animals” doesn’t feature the brutal, aggressive screams or bone-crushing riffs listeners might typically think of when they think of Architects; the band’s first release since their 2018 album ‘Holy Hell’ throws a complete curveball […]

REVIEW: BLOODBATHER – ‘SILENCE’ EP; “SONGS THAT SEETHE WITH RAGE”

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Florida metalcore duo Bloodbather have returned with their latest EP, Silence, a collection of six songs demonstrating how the band continues to deliver a sound that sets them apart from the rest. In just under three minutes, “God” introduces listeners to a seamless fusion of industrial metal, hardcore, and deathcore in a fashion that seethes with rage. […]

PREMIERE: LIFE ITSELF RELEASE NEW SINGLE “AWAY FROM IT ALL” FEATURING BRIAN WILLE OF CURRENTS (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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New Jersey melodic hardcore band Life Itself are propagating the need for escapism and uprising with the release of their new single, “Away From It All”, premiering today exclusively on CaliberTV. The track features vocalist of Connecticut metalcore quintet Currents, Brian Wille. Everyone can agree a majority of 2020’s internet discourse has revolved around topics […]

TOP ALBUMS OF THE 10S: 2013

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2013 was a keystone year for the alternative music community for a number of reasons, and probably one of the best in the last decade. This year introduced us to albums that are arguably the Magnum Opus for a handful of artists and iconic songs in the eyes of many. Here are the 10 albums […]

REVIEW: BIG SEAN – ‘DETROIT 2’; ‘ON HEALING, HUMBLE BRAGS, AND THE CITY THAT MADE HIM

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“The Don” Big Sean returns with the release of Detroit 2, a sequel to his mixtape Detroit and a concept album that pays tribute to his personal history and the city that shaped him as a person. “Why Would I Stop?” starts the album off with confidence and pride, and in roughly a minute, shows himself having a […]

REVIEW: PVRIS – ‘USE ME’; A DARK AND DANCEABLE REINTRODUCTION

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To say a new PVRIS album was long anticipated would be a massive understatement, and today marks the awaited release of Use Me, the alternative pop-rock project’s third studio album. Use Me starts with “Gimme A Minute”. What immediately caught my attention is how this album opened with Lynn’s ghostly vocals– similar to the first […]

REVIEW: THOUSAND BELOW ‘LET GO OF YOUR LOVE’; 17 MINUTES OF HEARTBREAK AND REMINISCENCE

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San Diego post-hardcore outfit Thousand Below have released their latest project, let go of your love, an acoustic EP that features a new song by the same title as well as four reimagined versions of songs off the band’s last album, Gone In Your Wake. The EP starts with none other than the title track, […]

TOP ALBUMS OF THE 10s: 2010

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In the last decade, there have been a plethora of memorable albums we could all say we’ve grown to cherish in one way or another. Our staff (?) decided to take our recollection one step further and rank our favorites, year by year, starting with 2010: the catalyst for a golden era of music in the community […]

REVIEW: GLASS ANIMALS – ‘DREAMLAND’; BEATS, B-SIDES, AND THE BEST SINGLE OF 2020

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Since their last release, How To Be A Human Being in 2016, English pop group Glass Animals have returned to drop their third studio album, Dreamland, today. The title track starts the album off on nothing less than an ambient a-la-Zaba note that feels like both a recollection of memories in a dreamscape and a […]