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Album Review: Covet- Effloresce
9.6
12 hours ago

Album Review: Covet- Effloresce

By  •  Rock, The Latest, Reviews

Effloresce: To burst into bloom; to change throughout the surface to a powdery substance upon exposure to air, as a crystalline substance through loss of water.

The Orphean instrumentalists of …
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Album Review: Dance Gavin Dance – Artificial Selection
8.6
1 month ago

Album Review: Dance Gavin Dance – Artificial Selection

By  •  Core, The Latest, Reviews

We’ve seen California Post Hardcore ancients Dance Gavin Dance craft some of the brightest gems of the genre for years. Artificial Selection could well be the brightest.

Dance Gavin Dance
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Album Review: Hail the Sun- Secret Wars
9.8
8 months ago

Album Review: Hail the Sun- Secret Wars

By  •  Core, The Latest, Reviews

Hail the Sun’s blistering mosh power and tender lyrical truth has brought me to live loudly and speak as close to my heart as I could. Ever since they turned the upstairs venue of the Worcester Palladium into a sea of churning moshers in 2012, I’ve been smitten. I’ve been hungry and in love with the eloquent, contagious ferocity they’ve brought ever since.

The quartet of Chico California rockers gave us Secret Wars- an EP packed with such blistering intensity and such innovative emotional triggers that I will refuse look at Post Hardcore the same.

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Album Review: I The Mighty- Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go
9.3
9 months ago

Album Review: I The Mighty- Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go

By  •  Rock, The Latest, Reviews

Fasten your seatbelt and get some thought snacks ready, because you’re in for a musical journey. San Francisco’s poignant rock quartet I the Mighty has refined their high-octane instrumentation and …
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Album Review: Sea in the Sky – Everything All at Once
8.9
10 months ago

Album Review: Sea in the Sky – Everything All at Once

By  •  Rock, The Latest, Reviews

A few months back, I was lucky enough to get hints of California progressive quintet’s Sea in the Sky’s upcoming full-length. Right off the bat, I fell in love with …
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Album Review: Bearings- Nothing Here is Permanent
7.9
10 months ago

Album Review: Bearings- Nothing Here is Permanent

By  •  Rock, The Latest, Reviews

Nothing Here is Permanent is packed with dynamics across the emotional, intellectual, and instrumental spectrum.

The Ottawa-based Pop-Punk quintet Bearings has brought a lot to the table in their third …
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Album Review: Stargazer- Tui La
7.7
11 months ago

Album Review: Stargazer- Tui La

The Pennsylvania Progressive Metal Quintet’s new studio album resonates deep, with beautiful orchestral moments and vicious articulation.

As a pair of ears fresh to Prog Metal, I’m nodding my head …
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EP Review- Envy On The Coast: Ritual
8.6
12 months ago

EP Review- Envy On The Coast: Ritual

By  •  Core, The Latest, Reviews

It’s been seven years since Envy on the Coast last released music.

Now, the Long Island Post-Hardcore band is back with their gripping EP, Ritual. Envy on the Coast delivers …
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Album Review: The Chaingang of 1974 – Felt
7
1 year ago

Album Review: The Chaingang of 1974 – Felt

Dominated by sugary ambient backgrounds, drum machines, and vocal smoothness, Felt strikes similar chords to big pop contemporaries. Felt sounds similar to bands like The 1975 and Porches, but with …
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Album Review: Chon- Homey
9
1 year ago

Album Review: Chon- Homey

By  •  Rock, The Latest, Reviews

After two years since Grow, Chon has done it again.

Editors Note: We were informed that in the liner notes on the record, Brian Evans is credited with the percussion duty …
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