Album Review

Album Review: Skold – The Undoing

The Undoing is the highly anticipated third studio album from SKOLD that almost never saw the light of day. The album was scheduled to be released back in mid-April of 2014. Days after it’s announcement, it was cancelled “due to unforeseen developments”, and all pre-orders were refunded. On January 12, 2016, SKOLD announced The Undoing would be arriving April 22, […]

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Album Review: The Dreaming – ‘Rise Again’

If Rise Again sounds too much like Stabbing Westward, it’s because singer Christopher Hall and keyboardist/programmer Walter Flaka were original members and the key songwriters of Stabbing Westward.  They stated that their intention was to deliver an album that brought back the early Stabbing Westward sound that fans had been asking for. The Dreaming is […]

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Album Review: Hawthorne Heights – ‘Zero’

Over the years Dayton, Ohio-based band Hawthorne Heights has had its ups and downs.  The tragic loss of rhythm guitarist Casey Calvert, has still been the biggest blow they had yet to fully recover from.  With Zero, the band’s fifth full-length studio album since the Hate and Hope EPs, it feels like a new beginning for […]

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Album Review: The Birthday Massacre – ‘Hide And Seek’

Since 2002, The Birthday Massacre has been crafting a special kind of darkwave sound uniquely their own. With each release, the Canadian group paints an aural soundtrack to one’s fantasy (and fairy-tale nightmare.) With Hide and Seek, TBM’s fifth studio release from Metropolis Records, the synth-savvy sextet delves a little deeper down the dark rabbit […]

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Album Review: Just Like Vinyl – ‘Black Mass’

To those of you not in the know, Just Like Vinyl is the relatively new project of former Fall of Troy frontman Thomas Erak and friends. Their sophomore album Black Mass is here, tighter and more consistently aggressive than the band’s self titled debut. A few highlights include the crushing “Sucks To Be You,” the […]

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Album Review, New Release

Album Review: City Rain – ‘Montage EP’

Hailing from the city of brotherly love, Ben Runyan (vocalist/keyboardist/programmer) and Jarrett Zerrer (vocals, guitar) forms the electro-pop duo that is City Rain. Musically, you can hear the combined influences of New Order and The Postal Service with a splash of some surf guitar and keyboards creating an ethereal soundscape. At the heart of all […]

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