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Prince Daddy & The Hyena

Cosmic Thrill Seekers

Prince Daddy & The Hyena - Cosmic Thrill Seekers album cover

When pop punk and emo reached their commercial peaks in the mid 00’s, many believed the subgenres had lost their edges. Artists like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were excommunicated by their peers for (allegedly) exploiting the cultures they came from. Under the surface though, young people were ...

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Blut Aus Nord

Hallucinogen

Blut Aus Nord  - Hallucinogen album cover

Having a twenty-five year long career is an achievement in itself, yet crafting works that can stand as a whole and as a part of each other is another level of talent that many try their hardest to reach, and many fail to achieve. France’s Blut Aus Nord find no ...

Worst-rated albums this month
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William DuVall

One Alone

William DuVall - One Alone album cover
200 Words Or Less

In the 13 years that William DuVall has fronted Alice In Chains, sharing vocal duties with Jerry Cantrell he has left an indelible mark on the band’s music making AIC a band to still be reckoned with, even 35 years after their inception. Their newest album Rainier Fog being proof ...

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Uma Galera

Viva America

Uma Galera  - Viva America album cover

Every once in a while I enjoy reviewing something that is out of my comfort zone. Uma Galera is one of those bands. I selected their album for review based on the band photo (just look at them looking happy!) and the first fifteen seconds of “Wai Wai”.Uma Galera plays ...

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William DuVall

One Alone

William DuVall - One Alone album cover
200 Words Or Less

In the 13 years that William DuVall has fronted Alice In Chains, sharing vocal duties with Jerry Cantrell he has left an indelible mark on the band’s music making AIC a band to still be reckoned with, even 35 years after their inception. Their newest album Rainier Fog being proof ...

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Uma Galera

Viva America

Uma Galera  - Viva America album cover

Every once in a while I enjoy reviewing something that is out of my comfort zone. Uma Galera is one of those bands. I selected their album for review based on the band photo (just look at them looking happy!) and the first fifteen seconds of “Wai Wai”.Uma Galera plays ...

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Blut Aus Nord

Hallucinogen

Blut Aus Nord  - Hallucinogen album cover

Having a twenty-five year long career is an achievement in itself, yet crafting works that can stand as a whole and as a part of each other is another level of talent that many try their hardest to reach, and many fail to achieve. France’s Blut Aus Nord find no ...

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Prince Daddy & The Hyena

Cosmic Thrill Seekers

Prince Daddy & The Hyena - Cosmic Thrill Seekers album cover

When pop punk and emo reached their commercial peaks in the mid 00’s, many believed the subgenres had lost their edges. Artists like Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were excommunicated by their peers for (allegedly) exploiting the cultures they came from. Under the surface though, young people were ...

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Idle Hands

Mana

Idle Hands - Mana album cover

The metal scene is one that moves in cycles, with sub-genres becoming the flavour of the month before the hot new thing moves in to take over the masses for a short time. Goth rock, however, always seems to stay the course. There’s something about the sounds, the feelings, the ...

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Petty Larcenists

Stolen Chords and Lifted Riffs

Petty Larcenists - Stolen Chords and Lifted Riffs album cover

You’ve heard of no depression music? I’m coining a new term here: depression punk.Opening song “Loud and Ugly” might be a good description of vocalist Jesse Thorson’s approach in general. His songwriting has always been outspoken and focused on personal flaws, pointing to the uglier elements in life. I always ...

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Cult of Luna

A Dawn to Fear

Cult of Luna - A Dawn to Fear album cover

There is something incredibly special about Cult of Luna - no other band can touch their ability to meld weight with melancholy or aggression with melody - and the Swedish band has created many such beautiful moments on their eighth full-length (seven as Cult of Luna and one collaboration) since ...

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Malvina

Hybrid Wars

Malvina  - Hybrid Wars album cover

Hybrid warfare is a strategy that combines political -, conventional -, irregular - and cyber warfare. Thank you, Wikipedia, for this insight. Malvina uses the term to describe US imperialism. They denounce the rolling coup in their home country Brazil. In other words, this is highly political stuff.Next to politics ...

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Drakulas

Raw Wave

7.9 / 10 Drakulas - Raw Wave album cover

At this point Riverboat Gamblers have enough side projects that there’s almost an expectation of sound before listening, that unifying factor between all the different bands that have spidered from ...

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