1. Home
  2. Tag "Album Reviews"

ALBUM: For Today – ‘Wake’

Matthew Powers
0
A round of applause is in order for For Today. On their latest album, ‘Wake’, they have achieved refinement, but also remained completely true to their core sound. True that as a band they have been content with playing a rather general sound when it comes to their music, but this record attempts to mix […]

ALBUM: The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

Michael Bird
0
2011 was a weird, weird year for music. Its best rock record was released by a band that wouldn’t exist fourteen months later; Adele went from recognisably gifted soul songstress to the biggest artist of the 21st century. A young man named Abel Tesfaye, meanwhile, would dub himself The Weeknd and put out three – […]

ALBUM: Miss May I – ‘Deathless’

Matthew Powers
0
2014’s Rise of The Lion was aptly named – It escalated Miss May I above & beyond the post-hardcore scene they were once associated with and into the vast heavy metal realm. Though the Ohio mostly-long-haired 5-piece have been a metal band from the beginning, their start in a smaller scene has made their growth […]

ALBUM: Being As An Ocean – ‘Being As An Ocean’

Michael Bird
0
There’s a latent statement that comes with self-titling an album. It’s an effective way for an artist or band to communicate that this is their definitive work, the yardstick to compare their other records to and the truest expression of their identity – admittedly this becomes muddled if they self-title more than one of their […]

ALBUM: From First to Last – “Dead Trees”

Michael Bird
0
Whoever chose the name “From First to Last” for the so-monikered band likely never envisaged it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy. But after a gradual decline from the top of the post-emo-hardcore mountain into a muted 2010 hiatus, the latent band has risen in a new, rather intriguing incarnation. The recruitment of Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo […]

ALBUM: Feed Her to the Sharks – ‘Fortitude’

Michael Bird
0
As controversial a label as Victory Records has become, their roster and alumni is a formidable one that stacks up against near enough any of their rivals. Feed Her to the Sharks are far from the biggest name to sign on, but that shouldn’t deter fans of metal and hardcore from taking a swim in […]