Lamb of God’s seventh studio album is by far the most cohesive, solid, and absolutely the hardest release the Richmond groove-metal masters have put out since 2004’s Ashes of the Wake.
The latest release from Anchorage/Portland rockers 36 Crazyfists is not just a masterful balance of virtuosic metal riffs, beat-em-up breakdowns and hardcore punk attitude; it is a textbook example of what I wish metalcore still was.
Antemasque paints a picture in my mind’s eye of The Strokes under the direction of Christopher Nolan – a darker, grittier, and yet fairly straightforward take on the indie-alternative genre.
Starting last month, Motion City Soundtrack has been on a ten-year anniversary tour celebrating the album, which I was lucky enough to catch on January 28th at Irving Plaza in Manhattan’s Union Square.
We spoke with Miss May I frontman/lyricist Levi Benton about their album, Rise of the Lion, current tour with August Burns Red, living off of Dave Matthews’ leftovers, and applesauce.
Produced by Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Commit This To Memory went on to become Motion City Soundtrack’s breakthrough effort, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and becoming their highest-selling album to date.
Bastard of the Deep Blue Sea, running just over thirteen minutes, is neither a step up nor a step down from the quality or sound of We Don’t Stand A Chance – it’s the exact same formula, and it’s brilliant.
While Queens-based punk quartet Bayside is no stranger to Asbury Park, New Jersey, this was the first time that lead singer Anthony Raneri, on a short solo acoustic tour, had performed at the legendary Asbury Lanes.
Liars/Bastards, the third album from the indefinable Bristol-based Hateful Abandon, plays like a ’90s Los Angeles skate competition gone horribly, horribly wrong